About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
Learn about our interdisciplinary curriculum, experiential learning opportunities and specialized areas.
Participate in an unparalleled learning experience with diversity of people and thought. Get involved in the law school community and participate in activities that enhance your studies.
We work closely with students, graduates and employers to support successful career goals and outcomes. Our overall placement rate is consistently strong, with 94 percent of our JD class employed within 10 months after graduation.
Our faculty is distinguished for its scholarship, as well as for its commitment to teaching. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment.
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USC Gould School of Law
- FACULTY DIRECTORY
- LECTURERS IN LAW DIRECTORY
- EXPERTS DIRECTORY
- FACULTY IN THE NEWS
- SCHOLARSHIP AND PUBLICATIONS
- DISTINCTIONS AND AWARDS
- + CENTERS AND INITIATIVES
- CENTER FOR LAW AND PHILOSOPHY (CLP)
- CENTER FOR LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCE (CLASS)
- CENTER FOR LAW, HISTORY AND CULTURE (CLHC)
- CENTER FOR TRANSNATIONAL LAW AND BUSINESS (CTLB)
- INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM INSTITUTE (IRI)
- PACIFIC CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY AND ETHICS
- SAKS INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH LAW, POLICY, AND ETHICS
- + WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES
Location: USC Gould School of Law, Rm. 130 (unless otherwise stated)
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., every other Thursday (unless otherwise stated)
- January 20, 12:10 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Conferencing (only)) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Jeesoo Nam (USC)
Title: "Lenity and the Meaning of Statutes”
Moderator: Scott Altman (USC)
- January 27, 12:10 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Michele Goodwin (UCI)
Title: "Complicit Bias"
- February 10, 12:10 PM - 1:15 PM (Faculty Lounge) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Aziza Ahmed (UCI)
- February 24, 12:10 PM - 1:15 PM (Faculty Lounge, Rm 433 and Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Vincent Lloyd (Villanova University)
Title: “Revisiting the ‘Abuse Excuse’ in the Age of Black Lives Matter”
Co-sponsored with CLHC & Nova Forum.
- April 07, 12:10 PM - 1:15 PM (Faculty Lounge) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Felipe Jimenez (USC)
Title: "Leaving the State of Nature Behind."
- April 21, 12:10 PM - 1:15 PM (Faculty Lounge) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Sara Greene (Duke)
- September 23- 23, 12:10 PM - 1:15 PM (Faculty Lounge, Rm 433) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Sharon Jacobs (Colorado)
Title: “Structural Deregulation”
- September 30, 12:10 PM - 1:15 PM (Faculty Lounge, Rm 433) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Veronica Martinez (Notre Dame)
Title: “Monitors as Informers”
- October 07, 12:10 PM - 1:15 PM (Faculty Lounge) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Eleanor Wilking (Cornell)
Title: “Does it matter who remits? Evidence from U.S. states' Voluntary Collection Agreements”
- October 14, 12:10 PM - 1:15 PM (Faculty Lounge, Rm 433) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Rick Hasen (UCI)
Title: “Cheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons our Politics and How to Cure it”
- November 04, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Lee Epstein (Washington University in St. Louis)
Title: "The Ever-Evolving Field of Judicial Behavior"
- November 11, 12:10 PM - 1:15 PM (Faculty Lounge) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Dorothy Lund (USC)
Title: “Shareholders as Regulators”
Commentator: Jordan Barry
- November 18, 12:10 PM - 1:15 PM (Faculty Lounge, Rm 433) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Yesha Yadav (Vanderbilt)
- December 02- 10, 12:10 PM - 1:15 PM (Faculty Lounge, Rm 433) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Adam Badawi (UC Berkeley)
Title: “Evolutionary Learning in Complex Contracts”
- December 06, 12:10 PM - 1:15 PM (Faculty Lounge, Rm 433 - In person and via zoom) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Karen Bradshaw (Arizona)
Title: “Using Collaborative Governance to Create More Equitable and Inclusive Environmental Law”
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Franita Tolson was interviewed about where election-denying candidates are running to control voting. "The reasons why Trump's attempt to overturn the 2020 election failed is because there were state officials who refused to substantiate his claims of fraud," she said.
D. Daniel Sokol
D. Daniel Sokol posted an Op-ed to the National Post titled “Competition law reforms not needed to meet the challenges of Big Tech,” November 17, 2021.
"Environmental Law, Disrupted by COVID-19" (with Rebecca Bratspies, Vanessa Casado Perez, Lissa Griffin, Keith Hirokawa, Sarah Krakoff, Katrina Kuh, Jessica Owley, Melissa Powers, Shannon Roesler, Jonathan Rosenbloom, J.B. Ruhl, Erin Ryan, & David Takacs). In Environmental Law, Disrupted, edited by K. Hirokawa & J. Owley. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Law Institute, 2021.
Robert K. Rasmussen
“COVID-19 Debt and Bankruptcy Infrastructure,” Yale Law Journal Forum 131 (2021): 337.