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Andrea Olson

Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law


Andrea Olson
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Andrea Olson’s scholarship focuses on civil procedure, remedies, and structural constitutional law.  Her research explores the extent to which Congress can affect federal and state procedural, remedial, and substantive law through its exercise of control over federal court jurisdiction, and the federalism and separation of powers implications when it does so.  Her scholarship exposes tensions and inconsistencies in discrete areas of law and offers solutions to reconcile incompatible rules.  In a current project, she suggests that traditional equitable principles should be treated as limitations on federal court subject matter jurisdiction to satisfy Erie’s demands.  Andrea received her B.A, cum laude, in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.  After several years working in California state government and health care regulatory consulting, she returned to U.C. Berkeley, where she received her J.D. with distinction.  Andrea clerked for the Honorable Andrew D. Hurwitz on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Jon S. Tigar of the U.S. District Court for the District of Northern California.  Andrea also practiced with Latham & Watkins in San Francisco and is an admitted member of the California State Bar.