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Stephen V. Elzie
Lecturer in Law
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 15, 2017699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA
Stephen V. Elzie (JD 2012) has been a lecturer in law at USC Gould School of Law school since 2015, where he co-teaches USC’s Jessup International Law Moot Court Program (with Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, COO and General Counsel of SAG-AFTRA). Elzie’s research interests include security, human rights, and the development of international law, and he has been published in novel areas of law related to the travel ban.
In addition to his academic work, Elzie is active in political and legislative issues. He was appointed as a LACBA Delegate to the California Conference of Bar Associations (the lobbying arm of the State Bar) in 2015. Elzie is also a founding member and an organizer with the movement to recall California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, launched in response to Speaker Rendon’s decision to shelve SB 562, which would begin the process of establishing a single-payer healthcare system in the state.
Elzie received his BA with majors in philosophy and politics from UC Santa Cruz in 2009, and received his JD from USC in 2012. At USC, Elzie received American Jurisprudence Awards in criminal law and torts, and was a member of the USC Interdisciplinary Law Journal and the USC Jessup International Law Moot Court Team. Elzie served as a judicial extern to Judge Dolly M. Gee of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, as well as Judge Michael E. Pastor of the Los Angeles Superior Court. In private practice, Elzie has experience litigated an extensive array of matters, including employment, real estate, and business litigation.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Edward Kleinbard was interviewed about President Donald Trump's tax plan on how it will impact America's middle class. "It's not a very coherent philosophical document other than let's cut taxes on the most affluent Americans," Kleinbard said.
Gillian Hadfield attained SSRN's designation as being in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by all-time downloads.
Abby K. Wood
Abby Wood's paper, "To See or Not to See? Campaign Finance Disclosure and Voter Competence" was accepted to the 2017 Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (after peer review).
"Does the Supreme Court Understand the Innovation Economy?" (with Ted Sichelman). Forbes Magazine Opinion (July 2017).