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Julia Reese
USC Gould School of Law

Julia Reese

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: January 8, 2020




Julia L. Reese is currently an assistant United States attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. As a member of the Criminal Appeals Section, Reese drafts and reviews briefs filed with, and argues before, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Her practice covers a broad range of substantive and procedural issues, with a particular focus on the Fourth and Sixth amendments. Reese has also tried several cases to verdict.

Before becoming a prosecutor, Reese was an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. While there, Reese worked on a number of criminal and civil investigations initiated by state and federal government agencies. Before joining Gibson, Reese clerked for the Hon. Beverly B. Martin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Reese received her BA degree in mathematics and economics from Grinnell College, where she graduated with honors. She received her law degree from Stanford Law School, where she was managing editor of the Stanford Law Review. She also served as a student attorney in the Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic and worked on the team that successfully petitioned the United States Supreme Court to hear Riley v. California, a landmark Fourth Amendment case regarding the constitutionality of warrantless searches and seizures of a cell phone's digital contents. 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Bloomberg Government
June 22, 2022
Re: Franita Tolson

Franita Tolson was interviewed about how federal lawsuits from North Carolina, Alabama, and Arkansas test the limits of the Voting Rights Act, the boundaries of state government authority, and the ability of voting rights groups to file racial gerrymandering cases. “These doctrines and approaches in these cases fundamentally reset the rules of the game,” she said. “In 2030 we will live in a completely different world than we lived in in 2020, and 2020 was not favorable to minority voters at all.”

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"Saltwater Sovereignty: Tribal Marine Management Authority Along the Pacific Coast.” Online Environmental Law Workshop. University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD.

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“Comment on Choi, Erickson, & Pritchard, ‘Coalitions among Plaintiffs’ Attorneys in Securities Class Actions’,” Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Virtual, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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“Who’s on First? The Mind-Blowing Attempt to Conceptualize Deference in the Midst of Decision Delays and Agency Repeals,” J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium for the George Washington University School of Law, Virtual, Washington, D.C.