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 was a writing producer on HBO's The Undoing, ABC's Big Sky, and creator and writer of Amazon Prime’s Goliath. Shapiro has been a writer on many famous legal TV series, including The Practice, Boston Legal, and The Blacklist. His first play, Sisters in Law, about the relationship between Supreme Court Associate Justices SOG RBG, premiered at The Wallis in Los Angeles and is scheduled to move to Broadway when possible. He was 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.