Jean Ramirez

Jean Ramirez
Phone: (619) 260-2327
Office: Warren Hall 216

Marina Gonzalez-Hernandez
(619) 260-4125

Professor of Law

  • JD 1985, University of California, Los Angeles
  • AB 1982, Princeton University

Areas of Expertise

Evidence, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure

Professional Experience

Ramirez was an associate with Irell & Manella in Los Angeles and a deputy public defender with the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office. She spent an early sabbatical leave interning at the Family Protection Unit of the San Diego District Attorney’s Office. In recent years she has engaged in pro bono post conviction work. Ramirez’s current projects include developing trial videos for use in criminal law and evidence classes. She joined the USD School of Law faculty in 1990.

Honors and Affiliations

Ramirez was the 2013-14 recipient of USD’s Thorsnes Prize for Excellence in Teaching. She has served on the board of directors of Appellate Defenders, Inc. and Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. since 2002. She was the board president from 2006-09.

Scholarly Work

Criminal Litigation in Action, no. 3rd (with Berend) (Carolina Academic Press, forthcoming 2015); Criminal Litigation In Action, no. 2nd (with Berend) (California Academic Press, 2002); and State v. Johnson: An Acquaintance Rape Case File and Problem Set (National Institute for Trial Advocacy Publishing, 2000).

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