L. Song Richardson

L. Song Richardson

Position: 

Professor of Law

Biographical Information

Professor Richardson received her BA from Harvard College and her JD from The Yale Law School. Immediately upon graduation from law school, Professor Richardson was a Skadden Arps Public Interest Fellow with the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles and the Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Unit in Brooklyn, NY. Her legal career has included partnership at a boutique criminal law firm and work as a state and federal public defender in Seattle, Washington. She was also an Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. She joined the faculty at the University of Iowa College of Law in 2012. 

Professor Richardson’s research uses the science of implicit social cognition to study criminal procedure, criminal law and policing. Her scholarship has been published by law journals at Cornell University, the University of California, Duke, Iowa, Northwestern University, the University of Minnesota, and Indiana (Bloomington), among others. Professor Richardson has been featured in numerous local and national news programs, including 48 Hours.

Professor Richardson joined the law faculty at the University of California - Irvine in 2014.

 

Publications

Books

L. Song Richardson, The Constitution and the Future of Criminal Justice in America, with John T. Parry. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013, xi, 338 pages.

Book Chapters

L. Song Richardson, “Criminal Policing of Human Experimentation,” in The Global Body Market: Altruism’s Limits, edited by Michele Goodwin. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013, at 160, 23 pages.
L. Song, Richardson, “Implicit Racial Bias and the Fourth Amendment,” in The Constitution and the Future of Criminal Justice in America, edited by John T. Parry and L. Song Richardson. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013, at 59, 18 pages.
L. Song Richardson, “Introduction,” with John T. Parry, in The Constitution and the Future of Criminal Justice in America, edited by John T. Parry and L. Song Richardson. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013, at 1, 10 pages.

Articles

L. Song Richardson, “Implicit Racial Bias in Public Defender Triage,” with Phillip Atiba Goff, 122 Yale Law Journal 2626 (2013), 24 pages.
L. Song Richardson, “Self-Defense and the Suspicion Heuristic,” with Phillip Atiba Goff, 98 Iowa Law Review 293 (2012), 44 pages.
L. Song Richardson, “Police Efficiency and the Fourth Amendment,” 87 Indiana Law Journal 1143 (2012), 40 pages.
L. Song Richardson, “Cognitive Bias, Police Character, and the Fourth Amendment (Race & Immigration Symposium),” 44 Arizona State Law Journal 267 (2012), 37 pages.
L. Song Richardson, “Arrest Efficiency and the Fourth Amendment,” 39 Search and Seizure Law Report 21 (2012), 8 pages; adapted from 95 Minnesota Law Review 2035 (2011), 64 pages.
L. Song Richardson, “Arrest Efficiency and the Fourth Amendment,” 95 Minnesota Law Review 2035 (2011), 64 pages; adapted in 39 Search and Seizure Law Report 21 (2012), 8 pages.
L. Song Richardson, “Patient Negligence (Symposium: Race and Socioeconomic Class: Examining an Increasingly Complex Tapestry),” with Michele Goodwin, 72 Law and Contemporary Problems 223 (2009), 28 pages.
L. Song Richardson, “When Human Experimentation Is Criminal,” 99 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 89 (2009), 45 pages.
L. Song Richardson, “Due Process for the Global Crime Age: A Proposal,” 41 Cornell International Law Journal 347 (2008), 36 pages.
L. Song Richardson, “Convicting the Innocent in Transnational Criminal Cases: A Comparative Institutional Analysis Approach to the Problem,” 26 Berkeley Journal of International Law 62 (2008), 49 pages.

Book Reviews

L. Song Richardson, “From Interraciality to Racial Realism,” with Phillip Atiba Goff, review of According to Our Hearts: Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multracial Family, by Angela Onwauchi-Willig. 92 Texas Law Review 669 (2014), 19 pages.