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Ramirez, Jean


  • California Criminal Litigation In Action, Third Ed. (with Laura Berend) (Carolina Academic Press, 2016)
  • Criminal Litigation in Action, 3rd Ed. (with Berend) (Carolina Academic Press, forthcoming 2015)
  • Criminal Litigation In Action, 2nd Ed. (with Berend) (California Academic Press, 2002)
  • State v. Johnson: An Acquaintance Rape Case File and Problem Set (National Institute for Trial Advocacy Publishing, 2000)

Chapters of Books or Articles within Books

  • “Something Not So Funny Happened on the Way to Conviction: The Pretrial Interrogation of Child Witnesses” in Criminal Courts for the 21st Century, 2nd Ed. (Prentice Hall, 2002)

Journal Articles

  • “The University of San Diego Criminal Clinic: It's All in the Mix” in 74 Mississippi Law Journal 1021 (2005)
  • “Child Witness Policy: Law Interfacing with Social Science” in 65 Law and Contemporary Problems 209 (with Graham, Marsil, and Ross) (2002)
  • Child Hearsay Statutes: At Once Over-Inclusive and Under-Inclusive” in 5 Psychology, Public Policy, and Law 304 (1999)
  • “"What's So Magical About Black Women?" Peremptory Challenges at the Intersection of Race and Gender” in 3 Michigan Journal of Gender and Law 369 (1996)
  • “The Future of the Post-Batson Peremptory Challenge” in 29 Michigan Journal of Law Reform 981 (1996)
  • “A Theory of Compulsory Process Clause Discovery Rights” in 70 Indiana Law Journal 845 (1995)
  • “Lessons from Akiki and Michaels on Shielding Child Witnesses” in 1 Psychology, Public Policy, and Law 340 (1995)
  • “Something Not So Funny Happened on the Way to Conviction: The Pretrial Interrogation of Child Witnesses” in 35 Arizona Law Review 927 (1993)
  • “On Truth and Shielding in Child Abuse Trials” in 43 Hastings Law Journal 1259 (1992)