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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Daniel S. Murphy
Lecturer in Law
Last Updated: Friday, June 30, 2017699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA
Appointed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2005, the Hon. Daniel Stephen Murphy is a Superior Court Judge for the County of Los Angeles. As a judge, he has been honored by the Whittier Bar Association and the Southeast Bar Association.
Previous to his appointment, Murphy was a municipal lawyer for the City of Long Beach, serving first as a deputy city prosecutor, then as a deputy city attorney, a principal deputy city attorney, and finally, as assistant city prosecutor.
Murphy attended the University of California at Los Angeles, graduating in 1984 with a BA degree in Political Science. He attended Loyola Law School and received his JD in 1987. At Loyola, he was on the Dean’s List 1984-85 and 1986-87. Murphy received the American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in Criminal Law and was a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. While attending Loyola Law School, Murphy clerked at the law firm of Chase, Rotchford, Drukker & Bogust from 1985-1987.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
John Matsusaka, director of the Initiative and Referendum Institute, was quoted on the effectiveness of ballot measures for enacting conceptual issues compared to regulatory issues. “In my mind, ballot propositions are good for conceptual issues—do you want to limit your property taxes, or do you want to have the death penalty or not,” Matsusaka said. “I don’t think it’s good for detailed regulatory structures.”
Gillian Hadfield was appointed to serve on the ABA's new Commission on the Future of Legal Education.
"Silly Rules," Workshop of the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
Gillian Hadfield moderated "Hyperloop One and Autonomous Transportation: A Test Case for Innovative Governance," Governance of Emerging Technologies Conference, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ.