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Business Law Program Faculty

Permanent Professors


Jonathan Barnett

Prof. Jonathan Barnett specializes in intellectual property, contracts, antitrust, and corporate law. He teaches intellectual property, contracts, antitrust and deals. Prof. Barnett is academic director of the law school's Media, Entertainment and Technology Law Program.

Full biography and contact information available at: http://gould.usc.edu/faculty/contactinfo.cfm?detailID=397


Michael Chasalow

Michael Chasalow directs the USC Small Business Clinic, where students gain hands-on experience handling transactional legal problems and providing basic corporate legal assistance to small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations. He also teaches Counseling the Start-up Company, Partnerships & Limited Liability Companies and Business Organizations. Prof. Chasalow's scholarly interests involve the development and structure of business ventures as well as corporate governance issues and issues relating to the governance of partnerships and LLCs.

Full biography and contact information available at: http://gould.usc.edu/faculty/contactinfo.cfm?detailID=328


Thomas D. Griffith

Thomas D. Griffith specializes in studies of income tax and in criminal law. He teaches Contracts, Corporate Taxation, Criminal Law, Topics in Criminology and Federal Income Taxation. Professor Griffith is the author of Federal Income Tax: Examples and Explanations (with Joseph Bankman and Katherine Pratt, Aspen Law & Business, 2002); "Gangs, Schools and Stereotypes" (with Linda S. Beres, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, 2004); and "Progressive Taxation and Happiness" ("The State of Federal Income Tax Symposium: Rates, Progressivitiy, and Budget Processes," Boston College Law Review, 2004).

Full biography and contact information available at: http://gould.usc.edu/faculty/contactinfo.cfm?detailID=218


Gillian Hadfield

Gillian Hadfield is the Richard L. and Antoinette Kirtland professor of law and professor of economics at the University of Southern California. She studies the design of legal and dispute resolution systems in advanced and developing market economies; the markets for law, lawyers and dispute resolution; contract law and theory; and economic analysis of law; and regulation of legal markets and legal profession. She is the director of the Southern California Innovation Project and co-director of the Center in Law, Economics, and Organization. She teaches Contracts; Advanced Contracts: Strategic Analysis and Advice; and Legal Design.

Full biography and contact information available at: http://gould.usc.edu/faculty/contactinfo.cfm?detailID=220


Edward Kleinbard

Edward D. Kleinbard is the Ivadelle and Theodore Johnson Professor of Law and Business at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, and a fellow at The Century Foundation. Professor Kleinbard joined USC Gould in 2009. Prior to his appointment to the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, Kleinbard was for over 20 years a partner in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Professor Kleinbard received his J.D. from Yale Law School, and his M.A. in History and B.A. in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from Brown University.

Full biography and contact information available at: http://gould.usc.edu/faculty/contactinfo.cfm?detailID=68912


Alex Lee

Professor Lee teaches Securities Regulation, Administrative Law and Regulatory Policy, and Regulated Industries at USC Gould. His interests include law and economics, securities regulation, administrative law, corporations, consumer protection law, antitrust, and litigation and settlements.

Full biography and contact information available at: http://gould.usc.edu/faculty/contactinfo.cfm?detailID=70774


Edward McCaffery

An internationally recognized expert in tax law, Professor McCaffery studies tax policy, tax structures, public finance theory including behavioral public finance, as well as property law and theory, intellectual property, and law and economics. He teaches Federal Income Taxation, Property, Intellectual Property, and Tax Law and Policy at USC, Law and Economics and Law and Technology at the California Institute of Technology.

Full biography and contact information available at: http://gould.usc.edu/faculty/contactinfo.cfm?detailID=237


Donald Scotten

Donald Scotten serves as associate academic director, Graduate & International Programs, and is an adjunct assistant professor of law. Scotten specializes in business organizational law and business entity governance. He teaches Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Introduction to the U.S. Legal System, and is the faculty advisor for the student-run Business Law Society.

Full biography and contact information available at: http://gould.usc.edu/faculty/contactinfo.cfm?detailID=68390

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