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Naomi Harlin Goodno

Professor of Law
Caruso School of Law
Deans' Suite


After focusing on history and teaching as an undergraduate at Princeton University, Professor Goodno attended Berkeley Law, University of California for the first two years and spent her third year studying at Harvard Law School. While at Berkeley, 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.

Professor Goodno served five years in the Deans’ Suite, acting as the Academic Dean, Dean of Students, and Vice Dean. Professor Goodno teaches Civil Procedure, Evidence, Trial Practice, Human Rights and International Criminal Law, and Advanced Criminal Procedure. Her research interests focus on justice for children and the vulnerable which include the intersection of cyberspace, law and technology, criminal law, evidence, constitutional law, and global justice. She is also active in working with international human rights organizations.


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




Book Chapters




  • Civil Procedure
  • Criminal Law and Procedure