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Leeanna Izuel

Leeanna Izuel

Associate Dean and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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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 Gould School of 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 Gould, 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 BA, magna cum laude, from the UCLA; a JD from UCLA School of Law; and an LLM 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

Bloomberg BNA
July 19, 2017
Re: John Matsusaka

John Matsusaka, director of the Initiative and Referendum Institute, was quoted on the effectiveness of ballot measures for enacting conceptual issues compared to regulatory issues. “In my mind, ballot propositions are good for conceptual issues—do you want to limit your property taxes, or do you want to have the death penalty or not,” Matsusaka said. “I don’t think it’s good for detailed regulatory structures.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Gillian Hadfield
May, 2017

Gillian Hadfield was appointed to serve on the ABA's new Commission on the Future of Legal Education.

Gillian Hadfield
May, 2017

"Silly Rules," Workshop of the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence, University of California, Berkeley, CA.

Gillian Hadfield
May, 2017

Gillian Hadfield moderated "Hyperloop One and Autonomous Transportation:  A Test Case for Innovative Governance," Governance of Emerging Technologies Conference, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ.