Lara A. Bazelon

Visiting Associate Clinical Professor
Director, Loyola Project for the Innocent

BA, cum laude, Columbia University
JD, cum laude, NYU School of Law


Before coming to Loyola Law School, Lara Bazelon was a Clinical Teaching Fellow at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.  Previously, she worked for more than seven years as a Deputy Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles, where she tried felony cases and handled habeas appeals.  Prior to that, she was a law clerk to the Honorable Harry Pregerson on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Ms. Bazelon writes extensively about criminal law and ethics, both in law reviews and in opinion pieces that have been published in the Daily Journal, the Houston Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, the National Law Journal, and the San Francisco Recorder.  Her pro bono projects include co-authoring an amicus brief on behalf of forty law professors in support of a petition for certiorari in United States v. Shalom Rubashkin.  In 2012, she was selected as a fellow by the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism, a consortium of seven nationally recognized law school centers on the teaching of ethics and professionalism. In 2014, Bazelon was appointed to be the co-chair of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section's Ethics Gideon & Professionalism Committee.

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Professional Associations

  • Member of the California State Bar, United States Supreme Court Bar, the Central District of California Bar, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Bar, the BASF, and the ABA.  Co-Chair of the ABA’s Gideon & Professionalism Committee.  Member of the BASF Ethics Committee.