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Erica Zunkel : Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
JD, May 2003 

  • Berkeley Law Foundation Grant Recipient
  • Pride Law Fund Grant Recipient
  • 2003 National Association of Women Lawyers Honoree
  • Prosser Prizes – Community Law Practice, Death Penalty Seminar
  • Projects editor, California Law Review
  • Co-projects editor, Berkeley Women’s Law Journal
  • Co-director, East Bay Community Law Center HIV/Homeless Clinical Outreach Program
  • Student board member, East Bay Community Law Center

Cornell University College of Arts & Sciences
BA, summa cum laude in American studies with distinction in all subjects, May 1999

  • Thesis: "Silence in the Face of 'Shocking Barbarism': Bennie W. Brooks and the Prisoners’ Movement"
  • Dean’s List
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Associate managing editor, Cornell Daily Sun

EXPERIENCE

The University of Chicago Law School, Federal Criminal Justice Clinic          
Fellow, 2012-2013
Clinical Instructor, 2013-present

  • Supervise second and third-year law students in all aspects of representing indigent criminal defendants in district court and the Seventh Circuit
  • Draft, review, and edit legal briefs and motions
  • Teach intensive seminar on federal criminal law and federal criminal practice
  • Conduct trainings and seminars for federal criminal defense community

Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.
Trial Attorney, October 2005-February 2012

Chambers of the Honorable Martha Vázquez, United States District Court Santa Fe, NM    
Judicial Clerk, September 2004-September 2005

Contra Costa County Public Defender Martinez, CA
Graduate Law Clerk, September 2003-June 2004

Boalt Death Penalty Clinic Berkeley, CA
Legal Intern, January 2001-May 2003

Public Defender Service Washington, D.C.
Law Clerk, July 2002-August 2002

East Bay Community Law Center Berkeley, CA
Legal Intern, August 2001-December 2001

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children San Francisco, CA
Law Clerk, June 2001-August 2001

Public Defender Service Washington, D.C.
Intern-Investigator, September 1997-December 1997