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Leeanna Izuel

Leeanna Izuel

Associate Dean and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: ATT 340

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Dean Izuel plans six Continuing Legal Education programs at USC Law each year, recruiting respected speakers and designing cutting-edge curriculum focusing on topics such as Intellectual Property, Tax and Corporate Counsel.

Prior to coming to USC Law, Dean Izuel was an associate with the Corporate Transactions Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where she led more than 65 finance, securities and mergers and acquisitions transactions. She also was a municipal finance associate with two L.A. firms, where she represented clients including the Southern California Public Power Authority and the Cities of Anaheim, Tustin and Colton in connection with offerings of debt securities.

She received a B.A. magna cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles; a J.D. from UCLA School of Law; and an LL.M. in taxation from Loyola Law School. She is a member of the Los Angeles and American bar associations and the National Association of Bond Lawyers. Since 2002, she has been a pro bono attorney/corporate secretary for Harry Potter Education Fanon.

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Leeanna Izuel & Leslie Y. Park, "Tax-Exempt Organizations and Internet Commerce: The Application of the Royalty and Volunteer Exceptions to Unrelated Business Taxable Income", 2004 Tax Notes Today 97-38, May 19, 2004, reprinted in 31 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 245 (2004). - (Hein)
  • "Comment, Property Owners' Constructive Possession of Treasure Trove: Rethinking the Finders Keepers Rule", 38 UCLA L. Rev. 1659 (1991). - (Hein)
  • Abstract, Recent Development: NEC v. Intel: Breaking New Ground in the Law of Copyright, 3 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 209 (1990), 43 Fed. Comm. L.J. 108 (1990). - (Hein)

Other Activities

  • Honorable Mention, 2004 Tannenwald Writing Competition (national writing competition on tax-related topics): Rules vs. Standards: Revisiting the Dutch Boy’s Success.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

CNN
April 25, 2017
Re: Edward McCaffery

Edward McCaffery published an op-ed on President Donald Trump's tax plan, which is based on economic growth paying for large proposed tax cuts. According to McCaffery, instead of providing tax breaks for the richest Americans, Trump has the opportunity to ask them to share tax costs with all income brackets. "Unfortunately, it is exactly such a sensible reaction to rising economic inequality and mounting associated political concerns that sounds like voodoo these days," he wrote.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Hannah Garry
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Hannah Garry moderated "Humanity in War: An International Humanitarian Law Workshop," USC Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, CA.

Gillian Hadfield
February, 2017

“The Problem Of Social Order: What Should We Count As Law?” Law and Social Inquiry 42 (2017): 16.

David B. Cruz
February, 2017

David B. Cruz spoke on "Equal Protection? Current Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination" on a panel on "Challenges and Controversies in Constitutional Law," 2017 Central District of California Judicial Conference, La Quinta, CA.