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Faculty Profiles

Margery Melvin, JD

Margery Melvin holds a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School and currently serves as a Lead Faculty Area Chair for the College of Security and Criminal Justice. In addition to her formal education, Margery completed specialized training in state and federal administrative law adjudication at The National Judicial College. She is licensed to practice in the State of California and is a member of the California State Bar. She is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the California Supreme Court.

Margery is presently an Administrative Law Judge in the Disability Hearings Bureau for the Department of Social Services. She previously served as a Deputy Commissioner with the California Board of Parole Hearings where she conducted quasi-judicial hearings concerning parole revocation, mentally disordered offender and lifer inmate matters. Prior to that, she ran her own law firm where she conducted arbitration hearings, performed pretrial duties and conducted trials in juvenile jurisdiction, criminal, civil and parole revocation matters.

Her areas of expertise include state administrative law adjudication, parole revocation proceedings, cultural diversity in criminal justice, balancing motherhood and career, and leadership in criminal justice agencies in the 21st century.

Margery is a member of the Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles and the Richard T. Fields Bar Association. She is a former board member of the Girl Scouts Spanish Trails Council and a current member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Eta Theta Chapter of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society.

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