Rm. 2310A King Hall
- A.B. English, University of California at Davis
- J.D., Hastings College of the Law
Director of Legal Writing
Clay Tanaka received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis and his J.D. from Hastings College of the Law. He practiced criminal law at the Office of the California Attorney General for twenty-seven years. During his career, he represented the State of California, primarily on direct appeals, capital litigation, and writs in California state and federal courts. He was also responsible for criminal investigations, trials, evidentiary hearings, review, and assignment of cases and special projects.
Special InterestsCriminal Law And Procedure, Legal Research, Legal Writing
Selected Career Highlights
- Argued cases in numerous Northern California counties, the 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Districts of the California Court of Appeal, the California Supreme Court, the United States Eastern District Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.