Julie Wiley

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Julie is San Diego native with two adult children, two horses, two dogs, and one husband. She attended UC San Diego for her undergraduate work and received her juris doctorate from the University of Denver, College of law. Julie practiced law as a litigator for seven years in Colorado and California before starting work at the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). While at SANDAG, Julie has held the positions of Deputy General Counsel, General Counsel, Special Counsel, and Director and Legal Counsel, Contracts and Grants. Her areas of legal expertise include environmental, employment, contract, public agency, and civil rights law. Julie has written 13 bills that have become law on matters such as planning, housing, environment, border development, electric vehicles, and public agency procurement and public outreach. She taught law at California Western School of Law for three years and began teaching at SDSU in 2018. Julie also volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for foster children. Julie’s favorite pastimes are international travel, camping, horseback riding, glass fusing, and reading.

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