Deirdre Lanning joins UCLA School of Law as a Lecturer in the Lawyering Skills program. She received her J.D. from UCLA Law School where she served as a Senior Editor of the UCLA Law Review, a Senior Editor of the UCLA Women's Law Journal, and a Writing Advisor to first year law students. She graduated magna cum laude, with honors, from Colgate University with a B.A. in Philosophy and a minor in English.
Following law school, Ms. Lanning obtained substantial legal writing and analytical experience, first as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Valerie Fairbank of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, and then as an associate in the Litigation and Labor & Employment Departments at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
Ms. Lanning is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and is admitted to practice law in the State of California, the United States District Court, Central District of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.