Friday, March 25, 2005
A.B. U.C. Berkeley, 1991
J.D. UCLA, 1996
Professor Kristen Holmquist took over UCLA Law's Academic Support Program in the fall of 2002. As part of the program she teaches sections of Constitutional Law (which she loves) and Wills and Trusts (which she likes on good days). In addition to teaching, her academic support work involves conducting individual counseling and how-to workshops, and administering programs aimed at acclimating first-year students to law school. She also teaches a (nonacademic support) seminar on judicial process.
Prior to joining the School of Law, Kristen worked first in the litigation department of a large, scary firm and later transitioned to a smaller, kinder, gentler litigation boutique. Her practice focused largely on employment law, intellectual property, and appellate work. During law school, she served as comments editor for the UCLA Law Review and assistant articles editor for the Women's Law Journal. After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Robert Boochever of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Kristen's first article, "Cultural Defense or False Stereotype? What Happens When Latina Defendants Collide with the Federal Sentencing Guidelines," appeared in the Berkeley Women's Law Journal (1997). She is currently working on an article that addresses issues at the intersection of civil rights and education, specifically as they relate to LGBT students.
In her free time -- never mind. Kristen has no free time. She has two (smart, talented and beautiful) young sons. (djt)