Michael Brennan is an authority on the three-strikes law and the death penalty, as well as criminal defense and appeals. He is chair of the Federal Indigent Defense Panel and member of the Federal Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association (including Judicial Evaluation Commission). He previously consulted for the National Legal Services Training Program and was a member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
A specialist in clinical legal education, Professor Brennan supervises the Post-Conviction Justice Project and teaches Trial Advocacy. In addition to working at USC Law, Professor Brennan has worked as the Directing Attorney for California Rural Legal Assistance, a Deputy Federal Public Defender, and a partner at Balaban, Stern, and Brennan.
Professor Brennan received his B.A. and LL.B. from the University of California, Berkeley.