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Saturday, August 3, 2019
The Spring/Summer 2019 issue of the USC Law magazine highlights the ways that Gould is not only a school of law, but a school of justice — dedicated to the service and advancement of the public good.
Prof. Clare Pastore’s winning approach to public interest law.
Each spring, Prof. Pastore and her Access to Justice Practicum students work with nonprofit advocates on issues of civil rights, poverty, disability and access.
USC Gould alumni have played a key role at Mental Health Advocacy Services for the past 40 years and will continue to lead it into the future.
Wende Nichols-Julien (JD 2009), CEO of CASA-LA, works to improve the lives of foster children in L.A. County.
Gould alumnus John Molina (JD 1989) endows First Generation Professionals Program, named after Molina’s father.
Maria Hall (JD 2003) aims to improve access to justice not just one case at a time, but by changing the system. And she’s working to achieve that through the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium.
Michelle Brathwaite (JD 1998) advocates for human rights in role with the United Nations.
Trial attorney James Burgess (JD 1990), board president of Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, preaches the value of giving back.
Attorney and advocate Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, joins Q&A spanning her democracy work.
Allegations are numerous, according to USC Gould study
Gould alumni reflect on high points, challenges, and opportunities.
Tolson testifies on Voting Rights Act before Congress
October 8, 2019
Vice Dean presented research on voting access to House Judiciary Committee.
1Ls hear advice, encouragement at orientation.