About USC Gould
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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Daniel S. Murphy
Lecturer in Law
Last Updated: Friday, June 30, 2017699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA
Appointed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2005, the Hon. Daniel Stephen Murphy is a Superior Court Judge for the County of Los Angeles. As a judge, he has been honored by the Whittier Bar Association and the Southeast Bar Association.
Previous to his appointment, Murphy was a municipal lawyer for the City of Long Beach, serving first as a deputy city prosecutor, then as a deputy city attorney, a principal deputy city attorney, and finally, as assistant city prosecutor.
Murphy attended the University of California at Los Angeles, graduating in 1984 with a BA degree in Political Science. He attended Loyola Law School and received his JD in 1987. At Loyola, he was on the Dean’s List 1984-85 and 1986-87. Murphy received the American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in Criminal Law and was a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. While attending Loyola Law School, Murphy clerked at the law firm of Chase, Rotchford, Drukker & Bogust from 1985-1987.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Niels Frenzen was quoted on how federal courts weigh the content of President Donald Trump's tweets. “We’ve never had a president tweeting like this,” Frenzen said. “You have these extreme public statements that are shedding light on the motivation of the president in regard to why he is directing Cabinet secretaries to engage in these actions. The courts are saying these are fair game.”
Edward Kleinbard wrote an op-ed, "Beware the Fine Print — a GOP Tax Cut for Small Businesses is More Like a Giveaway for the Rich", posted to The Los Angeles Times on November 13, 2017.
Gillian Hadfield's paper, "Privatizing Law: Is Rule of Law an Equilibrium Without Private Ordering?," was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for seven eJournals/topics.
Rebecca Brown attained SSRN's designation as being in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by all-time downloads.