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Board of Councilors

The Board of Councilors for the USC Gould School of Law is composed of professional, business and community leaders. This prestigious board provides counsel to the deans and faculty as well as the provost and president of USC.

Councilors are appointed by the president of the university for three-year terms which may be renewed once. Councilors advocate for the outstanding research, education and public service programs at USC Gould, serve as an ambassador for the school to the greater community and assist the school in securing financial support such as gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations.

Chair

  • Richard Chernick, JD 1970, JAMS

Members

  • Susan B. Bayh, JD 1984
  • Brian E. Cabrera, JD 1990, NVIDIA
  • The Honorable Candace D. Cooper, Ret., JD 1973, JAMS (Lifetime Member)
  • Kenneth M. Doran, JD 1981, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
  • Max Factor III, Factor Mediation
  • Larry S. Flax, LLB 1967, Co-founder of California Pizza Kitchen
  • Stanley P. Gold, LLB 1967, Shamrock Holdings, Inc. (Lifetime Member)
  • Jefferson W. Gross, JD 1993, Burbridge, Mitchell & Gross
  • Andrew T. Guzman, USC Gould School of Law
  • Laurie F. Hasencamp, JD 1985 (Lifetime Member)
  • Karen L. Heilman, JD 1982
  • John M. Iino, JD 1987, Reed Smith
  • Bruce E. Karatz, JD 1970, BK Capital (Lifetime Member)
  • Thomas F. Larkins, JD 1986, Applied Materials, Inc.
  • Edward G. Lewis, JD 1970
  • Charles T. Munger, Berkshire Hathaway
  • Benjamin Nazarian, JD 1997, Omninet Capital
  • Stephen P. Rader, JD 1981, Clarity Partners (Lifetime Member)
  • Bruce M. Ramer, Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown (Lifetime Member)
  • Robert S. Roth, World Oil Corporation
  • Bruce H. Rothman, JD 1982, KOAR Institutional Advisors, LLC
  • Kathryn A. Sanders, JD 1985, O'Melveny & Myers
  • Michael J. Schroeder, JD 1982, Allied Professionals Insurance Company
  • Robert L. Skinner, JD 1990, Montecito Bank & Trust
  • Jeffrey H. Smulyan, JD 1972, Emmis Communications (Lifetime Member)
  • Glenn A. Sonnenberg, JD 1980, Latitude Management Real Estate Investor
  • Sorrell Trope, LLB 1949, Trope & Trope (Lifetime Member)
  • Perry J. Viscounty, JD 1987, Latham & Watkins
  • Liza Wachter, JD 1984, RWSG Literary Agency
  • David M. Walsh, JD 1985, Morrison Foerster
  • Mark S. Wapnick, JD 1972, CourtCall
  • Robert S. Warren, LLB 1956, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (Lifetime Member)
  • Daron Watts, JD 1994, Sidley Austin
  • Karen B. Wong, JD 1986, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Emeritus

  • C. Neil Ash, LLB 1950
  • Charles G. Bakaly, LLB 1952, JAMS
  • Hodge L. Dolle, Jr., LLB 1961, Dolle & Dolle
  • Susan L. Harris, JD 1981
  • Shari N. Leinwand, JD 1976
  • The Honorable Nora M. Manella, JD 1975, California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District
  • Gary C. Ottoson, JD 1968, Bacalski Ottoson & Dube
  • Richard L. Stack, The Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation

Recent News

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Showing Up for Veterans
November 10, 2017

Gould students and alumni team up to offer legal assistance to former military personnel


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USC Gould Hosts Tax Symposium
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Experts with Tax Analysts, the American Bar Foundation and USC discuss tax reform


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Top International Arbitration Judge Shares Global Insights
November 7, 2017

The Hon. Charles N. Brower delivers annual Roth Lecture