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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2012 USC Legal Studies Working Paper Series
12-1 Mary L. Dudziak, War-Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences, reprinted from War-Time: An Idea, its History, Its Consequences (Oxford University Press, 2012).
12-2 Andrei Marmor, Farewell to Conceptual Analysis (in Jurisprudence).
12-3 John G. Matsusaka and Oguzhan Ozbas, Shareholder Empowerment: The Right to Approve and the Right to Propose.
12-4 Daniel Klerman, Personal Jurisdiction and Product Liability.
12-5 Camille Gear Rich, Innocence Interrupted: Reconstructing Fatherhood in the Shadow of Child Molestation.
12-6 Iva Bozovic and Gillian K. Hadfield, Scaffolding: Using Formal Contracts to Build Informal Relations in Support of Innovation.
12-7 Mary L. Dudziak, Law, Power, and "Rumors of War": Robert Jackson Confronts Law and Security After Nuremberg (60 Buff. L. Rev. 367 (2012)).
12-8 Andrei Marmor, Varieties of Vagueness in the Law.
12-9 Edward D. Kleinbard and Joseph Rosenberg, The Better Base Case (Tax Notes, June 4, 2012, p. 1237).
12-10 Edward J. McCaffery, What Sports Can Teach Tax Policymakers: Lessons from the Luxury Tax.
12-12 Joshua D. Blank and Nancy Staudt, Corporate Shams (forthcoming in 87 NYU Law Rev. (2012)).
12-13 Andrei Marmor, Textualism in Context.
12-14 Elizabeth Garrett, Campaign Finance in the Hybrid Realm of Recall Elections (prepared for A More Perfect Union? Democracy in the Age of Ballot Initiatives, forthcoming in Minnesota Law Rev. (2013)).
12-15 Jonathan Barnett, Hollywood Deals: Soft Contracts for Hard Markets.
12-16 Edward D. Kleinbard, Tax Fairness and Fairness in Tax Data Reporting.
12-17 Edward J. McCaffery, The Dirty Little Secret of (Estate) Tax Reform (65 Stan. L. Rev. Online 21, August 14, 2012).
12-18 Edward D. Kleinbard, Paul Ryan's Roadmap to Inequality (136 Tax Notes 1195 (2012)).
12-20 Kim S. Buchanan, Engendering Rape (59 UCLA L. Rev. 1630 (2012)).
12-21 Dennis Lu and Guofu Tan, Economics and Private Antitrust Litigation in China.
12-22 Edward D. Kleinbard, Stateless Income's Challenge to Tax Policy, Part 2 (Tax Notes, September 17, 2012, p. 1431).
12-23 Nomi Maya Stolzenberg, Political Theology With a Difference (forthcoming in U.C. Irvine Law Rev.).
12-24 David B. Cruz, Repealing Rights: Proposition 8, Perry, and Crawford Contextualized (forthcoming, NYU Review of Law and Social Change: Symposium Issue, Vol. 37, Issue 2).
12-25 Gregory C. Keating, Is the Role of Tort to Repair Wrongful Losses? (Chapter 13 in Donal Nolan and Andrew Robertson, eds., Rights and Private Law (Portland, Oregon: Hart Publishing, 2012), pp. 367-405).
12-26 Gillian K. Hadfield, The Cost of Law: Promoting Access to Justice through the Corporate Practice of Law.
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)