Clay Tanaka is the Director of Legal Research and Writing at UC Davis School of Law.
Tanaka received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis, and his J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law. He practiced criminal law at the Office of the California Attorney General for twenty-seven years. During his career, he represented the State of California, primarily on direct appeals, capital litigation, and writs in California state and federal courts. He was also responsible for criminal investigations, trials, evidentiary hearings, review, and assignment of cases and special projects.