Jonathan Shapiro

Lecturer in Law

  • B.A. Harvard University, 1985
  • M.A. Harvard University, 1985
  • M.St. Oxford University, 1987
  • J.D. UC Berkeley, 1990

Jonathan Shapiro teaches Heroes and Villains: The Lawyer’s Narrative in Fact and Fiction as a January Term course at UCLA School of Law. He is currently creator, writer, and producer of Amazon Prime’s Goliath starring Billy Bob Thornton who won a Golden Globe for this role. Shapiro has been a writer on many famous legal TV series, including The Practice, Boston Legal, and The Blacklist. He was also of counsel at Kirkland & Ellis, and assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California.

Shapiro is the author of Deadly Force: A Lizzie Scott Novel (Ankerwycke Press, 2015), and Lawyers, Liars and the Art of Storytelling (ABA Publishing, 2014).

Shapiro earned his B.A. and M.A from Harvard University, his M.St. at Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and his J.D. from UC Berkeley Boalt School of Law.