UCI Law Students Assist ACLU of San Diego and Win an Opposition to a Motion for Summary Judgment


Our pro bono program students helped the ACLU of San Diego win an opposition to a motion for summary judgment last week in the class action lawsuit Jones v. Ray. The ACLU is co-counsel for the plaintiffs in the case against the San Diego County Sheriff challenging its handling of COVID in county jails.

Alum and ACLU attorney Jonathan Markovitz (’14) supervised 22 UCI Law students on the case, and third-year student Rachel Iida served as student leader for the litigation, coordinating the students through an extensive and important document review.

Last week, the San Diego Tribune featured the win and Jonathan Markovitz, and you can read the ACLU's brief in opposition to the motion for summary judgment here. More about the case in the ACLU’s media advisory is here.

Congratulations everyone!