Lynn Freeman began studying Criminal Law and the Criminal Justice System at Sacramento State University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. At Sacramento State she gained a basic understanding of investigative protocols through Sacramento State’s Crime Lab and investigation course. Further, her studies of Constitutional Law, Search and Seizure, and Evidence at Sacramento State provided the bedrock of knowledge involving criminal law and procedure that allowed her to succeed in law school.

During her time at McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Ms. Freeman expanded her knowledge of criminal law through various courses involving criminal law, including practical courses where she participated in mock trials and pretrial litigation, allowing her to develop courtroom litigation skills for trials and pretrial motions in the criminal sector. While in law school, Lynn worked in the legal field as a Certified Law Student, providing legal services to elderly clients at McGeorge School of Law’s Legal Services Clinic. Additionally, Lynn gained experience drafting criminal appeals when working as a Certified Law Student for the California Attorney General’s Office, in the Appeals, Writs and Trial division.

After graduating from McGeorge School of Law, with a concentration in Trial and Appellate Advocacy in 2019, Lynn began working as a Graduate Legal Assistant for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations, Board of Parole Hearings, in the Legal Division before joining the California Bar in 2020. Lynn’s work for the Board provided her with a firm understanding of the parole process, factors relevant to obtaining a grant of parole, and programs that provide certain inmates early eligibility to receive a parole hearing.