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Civil Rights Watch Dog
Friday, Jan 13, 2017
Mauro Morales '91 on politics, policy, and public service
Since graduating from USC Gould in 1991, Mauro Morales has combined his legal skills with political acumen, ultimately landing a coveted appointment by President Barack Obama in April 2015 as staff director for the bipartisan U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
“This has been a dream job for me and a thrill of a lifetime,” says Morales. “We’re known as the ‘Civil Rights Watch Dog’ because we’re responsible for making sure the government is enforcing civil rights laws fairly.”
|Mauro Morales '91, pictured at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. “Working on the Hill can be very challenging,” he says.|
“I reached a point where I knew that I would need a law degree to make a difference in our nation and our community.”
USC Law Launches Online Human Resources Certificate
June 7, 2018
New online certificate will help professionals advance in the field.
Washington Post Publisher Challenges and Inspires
May 17, 2018
Gould alum Fred Ryan urges new lawyers to keep pace with “disruptive change”
Standout Ceremony for LLM Commencement
May 17, 2018
Representing 46 countries, Class of 2018 is Gould's most diverse ever