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Mary Ray
USC Gould School of Law

Mary Ray

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: August 17, 2022

Mary Ray is a deputy public defender at the office of the Los Angeles County Public Defender. She is currently works in a felony trial assignment at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center. She handles many different types of cases including homicides, robberies, assaults, and domestic violence as well as sex cases. Prior to her current assignment she worked in the public defender’s training program. She joined the Public Defender’s office in 2017.

Prior to joining the public defender’s office she interned at the Los Angeles Public Law Library. Ray earned her juris doctor from Southwestern Law School in 2016 where she was president of Law Students for Reproductive Justice. Ray earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Religious Studies from San Diego State University. She currently teaches legal research at the USC Gould School of Law.


USA Today
November 28, 2022
Re: Elyn Saks

Elyn Saks was interviewed about what schizophrenia really is. "A common misconception is that we're unable to care for ourselves and that's not true," she said. "For some people it is, but not for all of us. We can have relationships –romantic and friendships. But we often don't see that (in the media) because of the emphasis on sensationalism and 'othering' us."


Mugambi Jouet
October, 2022

“Guns, Mass Incarceration, and Bipartisan Reform: Beyond Vicious Circle and Social Polarization,” Arizona State Law Journal (Forthcoming 2023).

Hannah R. Garry
October, 2022

"From Policy back to Principles? Refugee Protection under International Law & State (Non)-Compliance," introductory remarks and chair of roundtable discussion, ABILA International Law Weekend, Fordham Law School, Oct. 21, 2022.

D. Daniel Sokol
October, 2022

“Cookie Intermediaries: Does Competition Lead to More Privacy? Evidence from the Dark Web,” University of Toronto Law and Economics Workshop, Toronto, Canada, October 2022.