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Andrea Russi

Title: Managing Director, Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy
Tel: 510-643-2003
Fax: 510-643-7095
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Andrea Russi is the Managing Director and Director of Criminal Justice for the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law & Social Policy, and a Lecturer in Residence at Berkeley Law. Prior to joining the Warren Institute, Russi was the Executive Director for the Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice. Prior to coming to the law school, Russi spent nearly eight years as a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles. She handled both trial and appellate work in a wide variety of criminal cases, with a focus on child exploitation cases. Russi argued more than twenty cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and worked on numerous high profile appeals, including the first major prosecution of the Mexican Mafia prison gang. Prior to her work as a federal prosecutor, she was an associate at the law firm of Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles. Russi clerked for the Honorable William D. Keller of the United States District Court for the Central District of California and for the Honorable David R. Thompson of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. During law school, Russi served as Editor-in-Chief of the UCLA Law Review.

Russi has been an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, teaching appellate advocacy and advanced legal writing. At Berkeley Law, Russi teaches courses in criminal procedure and writing.

Russi graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley in 1992 and received her law degree from UCLA Law School in 1996.


B.A., UC Berkeley (1992)
J.D., UCLA Law School (1996)

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