Adjunct Professor Teri L. Jackson is the first African-American woman to serve as a superior court judge in San Francisco. She has extensive litigation experience in civil and criminal law. Prior to becoming a judge in 2002, Jackson was as of counsel for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP where she focused on complex commercial litigation. For more than 14 years, she worked as a prosecutor for the San Francisco District Office and the San Mateo County District Attorney. While an assistant district attorney of the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, she served as the managing attorney for homicide, domestic violence, and misdemeanor trials. She has also taught Evidence and Trial Advocacy at UC Hastings. Jackson teaches Trial Practice.