Education & Honors

  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 2020; magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, Managing Articles Editor
  • University of Miami, B.A., 2017; summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • Law Clerk, Hon. Richard C. Tallman, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2021-2022

Government Service

  • Judicial Extern, Edmond E. Chang, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2018


  • Riley E. Clafton, A Material Change to Brady: Rethinking Brady v. Maryland, Materiality, and Criminal Discovery, 110 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 307 (2020).
  • Tonja Jacobi & Riley E. Clafton, The Law of Disposable Children: Searches in Schools, 13 U.C. Irvine L. Rev. 205 (2022).
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