Heather Pickerell

Adjunct Lecturer
Heather Pickerell
Pronouns She / Her / Hers Email pickerel@usc.edu


Heather Pickerell is an Adjunct Lecturer with the USC Dornsife Department of Political Science and International Relations, where she teaches a class in civil rights, political rights, and civil liberties. She serves as a Deputy Federal Public Defender in the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Public Defender, Central District of California. 


  • J.D. Harvard Law School, 2020
  • A.B. Harvard College, 2015
    • (Spring 2024) POSC 444. Civil and Political Rights and Liberties, M 05:30pm – 08:20pm,
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