Richard L. Jolly
Associate
Los Angeles Office Phone: (310) 789-3126 Email Download vCard Print Bio to PDF
Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2014     

London School of Economics and Political Science, M.Sc., merit, Political Sociology, 2010

University of California, Berkeley, B.A., highest honors, Mass Communications & Pol. Science, 2009

 

Judicial Clerkship

Law Clerk to the Honorable Deborah Cook, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Richard Lorren Jolly represents plaintiffs and defendants in all types of commercial litigation in federal courts, state courts, and arbitrations. He joined Susman Godfrey after working at New York University School of Law as a research fellow for the Civil Jury Project. Before that, he clerked for Judge Deborah L. Cook on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Richard received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Prior to attending law school, he earned a master’s degree in political sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science, with his research focusing on contemporary social movements in the United States. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley where he double-majored in mass communications and political science.

Honors and Distinctions

American Constitution Society, President

Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition, Executive Board

Order of the Coif

Research Assistant to Professor J.J. Prescott

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Contributing Editor

Academic Publications

The New Impartial Jury Mandate, 117 Mich. L. Rev. _ (forthcoming 2019). 

Toward a Civil Jury-Trial Default Rule, 67 DePaul L. Rev. 685 (2018). 

Expanding the Search for America’s Missing Jury, 116 Mich. L. Rev. 925 (2018).

Judges as Politicians: The Enduring Tension of Judicial Elections in the 21st Century, 92 Notre Dame L. Rev. Online 71 (2016).

Think of the Children: Using IIED to Reformulate Disturbing Speech Restrictions, 49 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 495 (2016).

Between the Ceiling and the Floor: Making the Case for Required Disclosure of High-Low Agreements to Juries, 48 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 813 (2015).

Professional Associations and Memberships

California State Bar

United States District Court for the Central District of California

United States District Court for the Northern District of California

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit