Song Richardson

Interim Dean
Professor of Law
UC Irvine School of Law

Song Richardson is the Interim Dean and Professor of 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 AB from Harvard College and her JD from Yale Law School. Her interdisciplinary research uses lessons from cognitive and social psychology to decision-making and judgment in a variety of contexts, and she is leading expert on implicit racial and gender bias. Her scholarship has been published by law journals at Yale, Cornell, Duke and Northwestern, among others. Currently, she is working on a book that examines the legal and moral implications of mind sciences research on policing and criminal procedure. She is a member of the American Law Institute.

Her legal career has included partnership at a boutique criminal law firm and work as a state and federal public defender in Seattle, Washington. She was also an Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. Immediately upon graduation from law school, Professor Richardson was a Skadden Arps Public Interest Fellow with the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles and the Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Unit in Brooklyn, NY.