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.
Learn about our rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, our invaluable experiential learning opportunities, and the breadth and depth of our specialized areas of concentration and certificate offerings.
- Student Life
Participate in an unparalleled learning experience with diversity of people and thought. Get involved in the law school community and participate in activities that enhance your studies.
We work closely with students, graduates and employers to support successful career goals and outcomes. Our overall placement rate is consistently strong, with 94 percent of our JD class employed within 10 months after graduation.
Our faculty is distinguished for its scholarship, as well as for its commitment to teaching. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment.
- Alumni and Giving
Alumni and Giving
The global Trojan network of more than 10,000 law alumni and donors include recognized leaders in numerous fields who are deeply committed to supporting student and law school success.
CLEO Workshops 2002-2003
Center for Law and Social Science (CLASS)
- CENTER FOR LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCE (CLASS)
- CLASS WORKSHOPS
- CLEO WORKSHOPS
- WORKING PAPER SERIES
- MAILING LIST
- July 9 - Gerd Muehlheuser (University of Bonn, Economics Department), six weeks CLEO Fellow June 20 - July 31, Topic: When Bidding More is Not Enough: All-Pay Auctions with Handicaps, (with Eberhanrd Feess and Markus Walzl)
- July 24 - Emerson Tiller (University of Texas at Austin), two-weeks visitor July 15 - July 26, Topic: Internet Patents, Policy, and (maybe) Politics (with John R. Allison)
- July 29 - Kate Litvak, eight weeks CLEO Fellow June 10 - August 9, Topic: Hard Budget Constraints and the Structure of Venture Funds
- August 7 - Jacob Gersen (University of Chicago), two weeks visitor July 28 - August 9, Topic: Law, Economics, and Variance in Transition Economies
- August 26 - Mathew McCubbins (UC San Diego, Department of Political Science), Topic: "Agenda Power in the U.S. House of Representatives and Agenda Power in the U.S. Senate, 1877 to 1986"
- September 9 - Jan Zabojnik (USC Marshall School of Business), Topic: "The Employment Contract as a Lottery"
- September 17 - Jim Rossi (Univ. of North Carolina, School of Law), Topic: Revisiting the Filed Tariff Doctrine
- September 23 - Stergios Skaperdas (UC Irvine, Department of Economics), Topic: Costly Enforcement of Property Rights and the Coase Theorem (with Alexander R.W. Robson)
- September 30 - Ken Binmore (University College in London, Visiting Caltech), Topic: Evolution of Fairness Norms
- October 7 - Patrick Francois (University of British Columbia, Department of Economics), Topic: Competing Non and For - Profit Firms
- October 14 - Aaron Edlin (UC Berkeley, Department of Economics), Topic: "The Accident Externality from Driving"
- October 21 - Evelyn Brody (Chicago - Kent College of Law), Topic: "The State Attorney General as Super Director: Parochialism and Paternalism in Charity Law Administration."
- October 28 - Leeat Yariv (UCLA, Department of Economics), Topic: "Putting Your Ballot Where Your Mouth Is - An Analysis of Collective Choice with Communication"
- November 4 - Sandra Black (UCLA, Department of Economics), Topic: Who Goes to College? - Differential Enrollment by Race and Family Background
- November 11 - Ron Harris (Tel Aviv University), (co - sponsored by CLHC), One week visitor, Topic: "The Uses of History in Law and Economics".
- November 18 - Michael Suk - Young Chwe (UCLA Department of Political Science), Topic: "Rationally Constructing the Dimensions of the Political Sphere"
- November 25 - Russell Korobkin (UCLA Law School), Topic: "Bounded Rationality and Unconscionability: A Behavioral Theory of Policing Form Contracts"
- December 2 - Daniel Friedman (UC Santa Cruz, Department of Economics), Topic: "Equilibrium Vengeance"
- February 3 - Christopher D. Stone (USC Law School), Topic: "Common But Differentiated Responsibilities A Legal, Economic and Ethical Critique"
- February 10 - Jacob Goeree (Univ. of Amsterdam, Visiting Caltech), Topic: "Costly Voting with Correlated Preferences"
- February 24 - Curtis Milhaupt (Columbia University, School of Law), Topic:"Nonprofit Organizations as Investor Protection: Theory and Evidence from Corporate Law Enforcement in East Asia"
- March 3 - Jesse Fried (UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law), Topic: "The Case Against Share Repurchases"
- March 5 - Jared Diamond (UCLA, Geography Department), Joint with the USC Center for Interdisciplinary Research, the Birnkrant Economic Development Seminar and CLHC, Topic: "Why are Some Countries Rich, and Others Poor?" (Flyer)
- March 10 - Omri Ben - Shahar (Univ. of Michigan Law School), One week visitor, Topic: "Contracts without Consent: Exploring A New Basis for Contractual Liability."
- March 24 - Jonathan Macey (Cornell Law School), Topic: "Regulatory Globalization as a Response to Regulatory Competition"
- March 31 - William Sandholm (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, Economics Department), Topic: "Cultural Integration and its Discontents" (with Timur Kuran)
- April 7 - Joel Sobel (UC San Diego, Economics Department), Topic: "For Better or Forever: Formal versus Informal Enforcement"
- April 14 - Leonardo Felli (Univ. of London, London School of Economics), Topic: "How to Sell a (Bankrupt) Company", with Francesca Cornelli (London Business School)
- April 21 - Warren Schwartz (Georgetown University, Law School), Topic: "Can Suits With Negative Expected Value Really Be Profitable? : Defendants Can Play Games Too"
- April 28 - Tracy Lewis (Duke University, Economics Department), Joint with FBE, Topic: tba.
- May 5 - Preston McAfee (University of Texas, Austin, Economics Department), Joint with FBE, Topic: "Capacity Choice Counters the Coase Conjecture"
A Memorable 2017
December 20, 2017
With 2018 approaching, we look back at our exceptional year
Ready for Whatever Comes His Way
December 18, 2017
Top music lawyer Jason Karlov (JD 1995) takes holistic approach representing iconic talent
Largest Named Scholarship Established by a Law Firm at USC Gould
December 15, 2017
Generous $500,000 gift honors Phillip R. Nicholson (JD 1961)