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USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-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.
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Justice for Two Teenagers: 150 Hours to Asylum
Monday, Jun 5, 2017
Students in the Immigration Clinic win case for persecuted Tanzanian sisters
Six years ago, two young girls were brutally hunted down in their tiny African village – machetes flailing as bounty trackers battled for their “magical” albinism body parts.
The Mashamba sisters at USC Gould, flanked by Jean Reisz '05 (left) and Elena Babakhanyan '18 (right). With them are African Millennium Foundation leader Malena Ruth.
Stern and fellow law student Elena Babakhanyan ‘18 logged more than 150 pro bono hours, gathering details of their case to present at an asylum hearing last spring.
|The Mashamba sisters in Tanzania, after the gruesome attack in 2010.|
“We are enjoying a happy ending,” Bibiana said.
“The law has always interested me, and now I want to make sure these kinds of human rights abuses end,” Tindi added.
Getting a Foundation in U.S. Law
July 28, 2017
Students from around the globe join USC Gould for legal education this summer
Remaking Our Legal System for a Better Tomorrow
July 25, 2017
Prof. Gillian Hadfield’s “Rules for a Flat World” takes on the future of law
Addressing the Refugee Crisis in Los Angeles
June 29, 2017
Panelists raise awareness of legal and public health consequences of new federal policies