Raphaella Friedman

Remington Center Fellow


Room 4318H, Law School


B.A., Yale University
J.D., U.C. Berkeley School of Law


Raffi is a Clinical Teaching Fellow at the Frank J. Remington Center, where she co-teaches a seminar and works alongside law students to litigate clients' federal criminal appeals in the 7th Circuit. 

Raffi previously worked as a trial attorney at the Federal Defenders of San Diego. She provided client-centered representation to people charged with immigration offenses, drug trafficking, illegal firearm possession, wire fraud, and other federal crimes. Raffi also has experience litigating complex class actions as a plaintiff's attorney in private practice, as well as during law school, with the ACLU of Southern California's Immigrants' Rights Project. Her research and projects concern the criminalization of immigration, policing in the digital age, and youth in the criminal legal system.

Raffi obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and her Juris Doctor degree from U.C. Berkeley School of Law. Following law school, Raffi clerked for the Honorable Barry Ted Moskowitz at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California and Justice Daniel E. Winfree of the Alaska Supreme Court. 

Research Interests

  • Criminalization of immigration, policing and surveillance in the digital age, youth in the criminal legal system.

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Teaching Areas

  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Immigration Law
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