Katharine Tinto

Clinical Professor of Law
Katharine Tinto

Expertise:

Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Defense, Crimmigration

Background:

Professor Tinto teaches, practices, and researches in the areas of criminal law, criminal justice, the intersection of criminal law and immigration law, and indigent criminal defense. Her interests and experience also include federal and state clemency, policing reform, and reentry services. Before joining UCI Law in July 2016, Professor Tinto taught at Cardozo School of Law and NYU School of Law.

Prior to entering academia, Professor Tinto worked for over seven years as a public defender in Los Angeles County and prior to law school she was the founder of a family violence prevention program in the East Palo Alto Police Department. Professor Tinto attended NYU School of Law where she was a Root Tilden Kern Scholar. After graduating, she clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Current Courses:

Criminal Justice ClinicAdvanced Criminal Justice ClinicAdvanced Criminal Justice Clinic WCC

Prior Courses:

Criminal Justice Clinic, Advanced Criminal Justice Clinic, Advanced Criminal Justice Clinic WCC, Federal Sentencing

  • Eda K. Tinto, Policing the Immigrant Identity, 68 Fla. L. Rev.  (2016).
    • Selected as a "Must Read" by Getting Scholarship into Court Project, NACDL
  • Eda K. Tinto, Finding Rights Among the Wreckage, Crim. Justice Ethics (2016)(book review).
  • Katharine Tinto, Fighting the Stash House Sting, The Champion (NACDL 2014).
  • Andrew E. Taslitz, Lenese C. Herbert, Eda Katharine Tinto, SKILLS & VALUES: CRIMINAL LAW (2014).
  • Eda K. Tinto, Undercover Policing, Overstated Culpability, 34 Cardozo L. Rev. 1401 (2013).
  • Dec. 6, 2018
    Trainer/Presenter, Motions to Vacate: The What, Where, When, and Hows of California Post-Conviction Relief, Immigration Legal Resource Center, Webinar 
  • Oct. 10, 2018
    Trainer/Presenter, Never Say Die: Post-Conviction Relief in Removal Proceedings, Removal Defense Project, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Sept. 20, 2018
    Panelist, Excessive Force and Police Brutality from the Minority Perspective, Thurgood Marshall Bar Association, Orange, CA
  • Sept. 18, 2018
    Presenter, Criminal Defense and the Justice System, UC Irvine History Project, Irvine, CA
  • May 1, 2016
    Panelist, “Out of the Ivory Tower and into the Community!” Academic Writing for Social Justice, concurrent session, AALS Clinical Conference, Baltimore, MD
  • Dec. 4, 2014
    Moderator, “Broken Windows, Shattered Lives,” Symposium: Misdemeanor Practice in the Era of Broken Windows and Saturation Policing, Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY
  • Sept. 27, 2014
    “Policing the Immigrant Identity,” Clinical Law Review Writers’ Workshop, NYU School of Law, New York, NY