Desmund Wu

Legal Writing Lecturer

Wu, Desmund

Room 4373A, Law School


M.S., Keck Graduate Institute
B.A., Biology, B.S., Economics, University of California, Riverside


Before joining the legal writing faculty, Professor Wu taught legal writing at USC Gould School of Law, practiced as a litigator at large law firms in Los Angeles and at Lambda Legal, an LGBT civil rights non-profit, and worked in law school admissions.  As an attorney, he worked on matters ranging from suing the state of Arizona on behalf of same-sex couples to defending scientists and their start-up lithium-ion battery company against allegations of trade secret misappropriation.  As an admissions officer, he improved student diversity by collaborating with law student and alumni organizations to develop outreach programs for underrepresented minority students.  

Professor Wu graduated from UCLA School of Law in 2009 with a specialization in public interest law and policy.  He also has a Master of Applied Biosciences from the Keck Graduate Institute and a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Biology from the University of California, Riverside.  He currently serves on the Law School Admissions Council’s Subcommittee on Misconduct and Irregularities in the Admission Process.  

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