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 2009-2010
Center for Law and Social Science (CLASS)
- CENTER FOR LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCE (CLASS)
- CLASS WORKSHOPS
- CLEO WORKSHOPS
- WORKING PAPER SERIES
- MAILING LIST
- August 24 - Max Schanzenbach (Northwestern University School of Law), Topic: "Do Standards of Review Matter? The Case of Federal Criminal Sentencing."
- August 31 - James Spindler (USC Gould School of Law), Topic: "Endogenous Compensation in a Firm with Disclosure and Moral Hazard."
- September 14 - Bart Kosko (University of Southern California), Topic:"Fuzzy Logic: An Introduction."
- September 21 - Ralph Winter (University of British Columbia), Topic: tba.
- October 5 - Rajiv Sethi (Columbia University), Topic: "Homicide in Black and White."
- October 19 - Jesse Fried (Harvard Law), Topic: tba.
- October 26 - A. Mitchell Polinsky (Stanford Law School), Topic: "The Uneasy Case for Product Liability."
- November 2 - Scott Baker (Washington University School of Law), Topic: "A Theory of Optimal Jurisprudence." (w/C. Mezzetti)
- November 9 - Shmuel Leshem (University of Southern California), Topic: "Sequential versus Simultaneous Law Enforcements Games."
- November 16 - Steven Tadelis (University of California Berkeley): Topic: tba.
- November 23 - Harrison Cheng (University of Southern California ): Topic: tba.
- November 30 - Naomi Lamoreaux (University of California, Los Angeles), Topic: "Beyond Monopoly: Patents, Inventors, and the Market for Technology in U.S. History."
- December 7 - Ricardo Alonso (University of Southern California), Topic: "Organize to Compete."
- December 14- Barak Richman (Duke University School of Law), Topic: "Mental Health Care Consumption and Outcomes: Considering Preventative Strategies Across Race and Class."
- January 25 - Speaker: Nicholas Weller (University of Southern California), Topic: "Good Edge, Bad Edge: Connectivity, Constraint and Coordination in Networks."
- February 1 - Antoinette Schoar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Topic: "Judge Specific Differences in Chapter 11 and Firm Outcomes."
- February 22- Anthony Marino (University of Southern California), Topic: "Aggressive versus Deferential Enforcement of the Single Subject Rule on Initiatives."
- March 1 - Shane Greenstein (Northwestern University), Topic: "Glimmers and Signs of Innovative Health in the Commercial Internet."
- March 8 -Speaker: Peter Rosendorff (New York University), Topic: "Why Do Authoritarian Regimes Sign the Convention Against Torture? Signaling, Domestic Politics and Non-compliance."
- March 29 - Pedro Matos (University of Southern California), Topic: "Does Governance Travel Around the World? Evidence from Institutional Investors."
- April 5 -George Triantis (Harvard University), Topic: "The Evolution of Contract Remedies (and why do contracts professors teach remedies first?)."
- April 12 -Ted Sichelman (UC Berkeley), Topic: "Quantum Game Theory and Cooperation in Intellectual Property."
- April 26 -Kyle Mayer (University of Southern California), Topic: "Distance & Contract Design: Inter-firm and Intra-firm Effects."
- May 3 -Heikki Rantakari (University of Southern California), Topic: "Employee Initiative and Managerial Control."
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)