Suzanne Luban joined Stanford Law School in January 2013 as the staff attorney for the Criminal Defense Clinic under the directorship of Professor Ron Tyler. Suzanne joins the CDC in the midst of a 24 year- long career as a criminal defense practitioner. She began her legal career in civil litigation, then became an assistant federal public defender with the Office of the Federal Defender for the Eastern District of California. Since 1992, Suzanne has excelled as a sole practitioner in the federal and state courts of California, dedicating the majority of her practice to representing indigent defendants and petitioners in federal trial, appellate and habeas corpus proceedings. She has mentored many law students, and has taught criminal defense lawyers in a variety of settings. Ms. Luban received her BA in Women’s Studies from University of California at Berkeley. She obtained her J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 1985 after spending her third year at U.C. Berkeley/Boalt Hall and externing for the late Justice Allen Broussard of the California Supreme Court. She served as a member of the UCLA Law Review and the Boalt Hall Industrial Relations Law Journal. She joins the CDC for a transitional period while staff attorney Galia Phillips is on leave.