Mridula Raman is joining Berkeley Law’s Death Penalty Clinic after five years as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Capital Habeas Unit of the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Arizona. During her time with the Federal Public Defender’s Office, she represented death-sentenced prisoners in Arizona and Texas in federal habeas and state post-conviction proceedings, including litigation under warrant of execution.
Before joining the Federal Public Defender’s Office, Raman clerked for the Honorable Mary H. Murguia of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Neil V. Wake of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. She graduated from Yale Law School in 2012 and from Harvard College with an A.B. in economics, focused on applied microeconomics.