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Naomi Harlin Goodno, J.D.
Co-Director, Byrne Judicial Clerkship Institute and Associate Professor of Law

Office: School of Law (SOL)

  • J.D., Boalt Law School, Univeristy of California, Berkeley, 1999
  • A.B., Princeton University, 1995

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After focusing on history and teaching as an undergraduate at Princeton University, Professor Goodno attended Boalt Law School for the first two years and spent her third year studying at Harvard Law School. While at Boalt, Professor Goodno served as an articles editor for the California Law Review. At Harvard, she was an active member of the Mediation Program. She also interned at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of California, and the Alameda District Attorney's Office.

After law school, Professor Goodno joined the downtown Los Angeles firm of Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart & Sullivan, where she litigated numerous complex civil litigation cases, including white collar crime, class actions, bankruptcy, breach of contract, fraud, and property and employment disputes. She then clerked for the Honorable Arthur L. Alarcon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.



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Book Chapters

  • Naomi Harlin Goodno, The Hague: An Endless Balancing Act of Preventing Intercountry Adoption Abuses and Finding Permanent Homes for Orphans, in THE INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION DEBATE: DIALOGUES ACROSS DISCIPLINES (Ballard et al. eds., Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2015). WorldCat
  • Naomi Harlin Goodno, California "Three Strikes" Law Alleviates Crime, in MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCING (Gale Cengage Learning, 2010) . WorldCat
  • Naomi Harlin Goodno, Please Remain Silent, in THE DIVERSITY HOAX: LAW STUDENTS REPORT FROM BERKELEY (David Wienir & Marc Berley eds., Foundation for Academic Standards & Tradition 1999) .

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