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L. Song Richardson


Song Richardson is a Professor Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, with a joint appointment in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society.  She received her A.B. in Psychology from Harvard and her J.D. from Yale.  Her interdisciplinary research uses lessons from psychology to study criminal procedure, criminal law and policing. Currently, she is working on a book that examines the relationship between policing and race. Professor Richardson’s scholarship has been published by law journals at Yale, Cornell, and Southern California, among others.  Her article, “Police Efficiency and the Fourth Amendment” was selected as a “Must Read” by the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Her co-edited book, The Future of Criminal Justice in America, was published by Cambridge University Press.  Professor Richardson frequently presents her work at academic symposia, non-academic legal conferences, and conducts trainings across the country for judges, prosecutors, public defenders, police officers and private companies on the science of implicit racial bias.  She is also a member of the American Law Institute.