Raphaella Friedman

Remington Center Fellow

Pronouns: she/her


Room 4318H, Law School


B.A., Yale University
J.D., U.C. Berkeley School of Law


Raffi is a Clinical Teaching Fellow at the Frank J. Remington Center, where she co-teaches the Federal Appeals Project seminar and works with law students to litigate clients' criminal appeals in the 7th Circuit and secure other federal post-conviction relief. 

Raffi previously worked as a trial attorney at the Federal Defenders of San Diego. She provided client-centered representation to people charged with immigration violations, drug trafficking, firearm possession, wire fraud, and other federal offenses. Raffi also has experience litigating complex class actions as a plaintiff's attorney in private practice, and throughout law school at the ACLU of Southern California's Immigrants' Rights Project. Her research and projects concern the criminalization of immigration, policing in the digital age, and youth in the criminal legal system.

Raffi obtained her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from U.C. Berkeley School of Law. Following law school, Raffi clerked for the Honorable Justice Daniel E. Winfree of the Alaska Supreme Court and the Honorable Barry Ted Moskowitz, then Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of California.

Admissions: California, Wisconsin, Alaska (inactive), N.D. Cal, S.D. Cal, S.D. Tex, 7th Cir., and 9th Cir. 

Research Interests

  • Criminalization of immigration, policing and surveillance in the digital age, youth in the criminal legal system.


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Teaching Areas

  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Immigration Law
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