Kristen Holmquist comes to Berkeley Law after six years as the Director of Academic Support at UCLA School of Law, where she received recognition for both teaching and service from multiple student organizations as well as from the school at large. She teaches courses on constitutional law and wills and trusts.
After graduating from the law school at UCLA in 1996, Holmquist clerked for Judge Robert Boochever of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. As an associate at Irell & Manella and then at Caldwell, Leslie Newcombe and Pettit, she litigated primarily labor and employment and municipal matters. She speaks frequently on issues related to law school pedagogy and is currently on the executive board of the American Association of Law Schools’ Academic Support Section.