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Paloma Wu


Paloma received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and is currently a third year law student at the University of San Francisco School of Law.  While in law school, Paloma has worked as a summer associate at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett and she served as a judicial extern for United States District Court Judge Howard D. McKibben (District of Nevada).  She worked as a research assistant for Professor Peter Jan Honigsberg on the Witness to Guantanamo project and she conducted research for Professor Tim Iglesias on his book, The Legal Guide to Affordable Housing Development.  She looks forward to working with Professor Julie Nice on her First Amendment scholarship.  Paloma is also a USF Law Review senior staff member and she served as Co-President for USF’s Pride Law Association.

Outside of law school, Paloma served as Secretary on the Board of Directors of the California Wilderness Coalition, a statewide non-profit the lobbies state and federal government for wilderness legislation and protection.  Before beginning law school, Paloma worked as a capital habeas investigator at the Habeas Corpus Resource Center, a state agency representing indigent people on California’s death row.  She also worked at Rosen, Bien & Glavan on the Coleman v. Schwarzenegger case, a class action representing the over 30,000 prisoners receiving mental health care in California’s department of corrections.  Paloma lives in San Francisco with her wife.

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