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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2011 USC Legal Studies Working Paper Series
11-1 David B. Cruz, The Defense of Marriage Act and Uncategorical Federalism (forthcoming, 19 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J., March 2011).
11-2 Dan Simon, The Limited Diagnosticity of Criminal Trials (64 Vand. L. Rev. 143 (2011).
11-3 Andrei Marmor, Truth in Law.
11-4 Scott Altman, The Pursuit of Intimacy and Parental Rights (forthcoming in Andrei Marmor, ed., The Routledge Companion to Phiosophy of Law (2011)).
11-5 Elyn Saks, Informed Consent to Psychoanalysis: The Law, the Theory, and the Data.
11-6 Edward D. Kleinbard, Stateless Income (11 Florida Tax Review 699 (2011)).
11-7 Edward D. Kleinbard, The Lessons of Stateless Income (65 Tax Law Review 99 (2011)).
11-8 Gillian K. Hadfield and Stephen Macedo, Rational Reasonableness: Toward a Positive Theory of Public Reason (forthcoming in Law & Ethics of Human Rights (2011)).
11-9 Gillian K. Hadfield and Barry R. Weingast, Collective Punishment: A Coordination Account of Legal Order.
11-10 Andrei Marmor, An Institutional Conception of Authority (forthcoming in Philosophy & Public Affairs).
11-11 Gillian K. Hadfield, Equipping the Garage Guys in Law.
11-12 Nomi M. Stolzenberg, Righting the Relationship Between Race and Religion in Law (forthcoming, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (2011)).
11-13 Edward D. Kleinbard, Stateless Income's Challenge to Tax Policy (forthcoming in Tax Notes (2011)).
11-14 Rebecca L. Brown, Assisted Living for the Constitution (forthcoming in Drake Law Rev. (2011)).
11-15 Rebecca L. Brown, Will and Principle (forthcoming in 2010 Michigan State Law Rev. 569).
11-16 Daniel Klerman, Paul Mahoney, Holger Spamann, Mark Weinstein, Legal Origin or Colonial History? (forthcoming in Journal of Legal Analysis).
11-17 Dan Simon and Nicholas Scurich, Lay Judgments of Judicial Decision-Making (forthcoming in Journal of Empirical Legal Studies).
11-19 Gregory C. Keating, Nuisance as a Strict Liability Wrong (Journal of Tort Law, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Article 2, 2012).
11-20 Gregory C. Keating, The Priority of Respect over Repair (18 Legal Theory 293 (2012)).
11-21 Gregory C. Keating, Recovering Rylands: An Essay for Bob Rabin (61 DePaul L. Rev., Clifford Symposium on the work of Robert Rabin, 543 (2012)).
11-22 Assaf Hamdani and Ehud Kamar, Hidden Government Influence over Privatized Banks (13 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 567 (2012)).
11-23 Edward D. Kleinbard, The Role of Tax Reform in Deficit Reduction (published in Tax Notes, November 28, 2011, p. 1105).
11-24 Edward D. Kleinbard, Herman Cain's 9-9-9 Tax Plan (published in Tax Notes, October 24, 2011, p. 469).
11-25 Pingping Shan, Guofu Tan, Simon J. Wilkie, Michael A. Williams, China's Anti-Monopoly Law: What is the Welfare Standard? (forthcoming in Review of Industrial Organization).
11-26 Shmuel Leshem, The Benefits of a Right to Silence for the Innocent.
11-27 Kim Shayo Buchanan, E-race-ing Gender: The Racial Construction of Prison Rape (in Frank R. Cooper & Ann C McGinley, eds., Masculinities and the Law: A Multidimensional Approach (NYU Press, 2012)).
11-28 Gillian K. Hadfield and Barry R. Weingast, Endogenous Institutions: Law as a Coordinating Device.
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)