Faculty Biography

Jean Ramirez

Professor of Law

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

Areas of Expertise

Professor Ramirez teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, evidence and trial advocacy. Her primary research interest is criminal litigation.

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 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.

Key Works

Ramirez’s publications include Criminal Litigation In Action, 2nd Ed. (with Berend) (Carolina Academic Press, 2012).

Fall 2013 Classes

Spring 2014 Classes

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Contact Information

Warren Hall 216
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
(P) (619) 260-2327
ramirezj@sandiego.edu

Assistant

Perla Bleisch
(619) 260-4019
bleisch@sandiego.edu