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Suzanne E. Mounts

Professor Emerita

Professor Emerita Suzanne E. Mounts was the founding director of the law school's Intensive Advocacy Program and was a co-director of the Criminal Law Clinic. While on leave she was a senior trial attorney in the Criminal Section, Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Mounts has served as the law school's associate dean and as a visiting professor at UC Berkeley.

Education
  • BA, UC Berkeley
  • JD, UC Berkeley
Prior Experience
  • Director, University of San Francisco Intensive Advocacy Program
  • Associate Dean, University of San Francisco
  • Senior Trial Attorney, Criminal Section, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice
  • Clinical Professor, University of San Francisco
  • Deputy Public Defender, Contra Costa Public Defender Office
    TitleOutletsDate
    "Jury Doesn't Buy Provocative Theory"The Recorder08/13/08
    Books
      Law Review and Journal Articles
      • "Premeditation and Deliberation in California: Returning to a Distinction Without a Difference," 36 University of San Francisco Law Review 261 (2002).
      • "Malice Aforethought in California: A History of Legislative Abdication and Judicial Vacillation," 33 University of San Francisco Law Review 313 (1999).
      • "Systems for Providing Indigent Defense: An Introduction," 14 New York University Review of Law & Social Change 193 (1986). (The symposium issue: "Effective Assistance of Counsel for the Indigent Criminal Defendant: Has the Promise Been Fulfilled?," New York University, was written with Richard J. Wilson.)
      • "The Right to Counsel and the Indigent Defense System," 14 New York University Review of Law & Social Change 221 (1986). (Symposium issue: "Effective Assistance of Counsel for the Indigent Criminal Defendant: Has the Promise Been Fulfilled?," New York University)
      • "Public Defender Programs, Professional Responsibility, and Competent Representation," Wisconsin Law Review 473 (1982).
      Book Contributions
        Opinion Pieces and Blog Posts
          Other Publications
            Briefs
              Court Citation of Research
                Presentations
                • Panelist, "Evidentiary Foundations: Proven Strategies and Techniques," Multi-Media CD-ROM, Practising Law Institute, (1998).
                • Presenter, "California Continuing Education of the Bar Conference," Monterey, Yosemite (1979, 1991, 1994).
                Testimony and Hearings
                  Written Testimony and Commentary
                    Advisor or Consultant
                      Counsel
                        Symposia Organization
                          Professional Membership
                            Fellowships
                              Other Service