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Celebrating 120 Years at the Forefront

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Fall/Winter 2019 issue of the USC Law Magazine honors the USC Gould School of Law’s 120-year legacy of educating future leaders, advancing legal scholarship and helping shape policy and dialogue. Download the full issue »

Featured Stories

Guzman focuses on the law school's future, while staying true to its core.
Six Gould deans gather to discuss school's impact, history and legacy. 
New class hits high marks in diversity, selectivity and median GPA.
Unique partnership at Gould’s Small Business Clinic benefits both law students and students from the Master of Business for Veterans program at USC Marshall School.
Veterans Law Practicum immerses students in issues affecting vulnerable veteran communities.
Externship course inspires law students to learn the skills to advocate for people who are homeless or those at risk.
Record of successes brings clinic, students to attention of international human rights community.
Advancing research and scholarship, while decreasing mental health stigma.

USC Law Family

You Chung (Y.C.) Hong (LLB 1924, LLM 1925) helped thousands of families, becoming the nation’s foremost Chinese attorney.
The Black Law Students Association celebrates more than 50 years of building diversity and community at Gould.
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles enjoys a long and fruitful connection with USC Gould. 
For Karen Grant-Selma (JD 1994), the road to entertainment law leads to executive role at The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).

Faculty Focus

Vice Dean Franita Tolson presented her research on voting access to members of the House Judiciary Committee.
Prof. Ariela Gross coauthors new book, Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom and Law in Cuba, Virginia and Louisiana, exploring law's role in creating regimes of race.
Western Center on Law & Poverty bestows Prof. Clare Pastore with Earl Johnson Equal Justice Award.
Unique course teaches law students to resolve disputes with school programs.




Three clients freed from California prisons
July 9, 2020

USC Gould's Post-Conviction Justice Project helps secure second chances for three clients serving life sentences.


A sweeping look at transgender rights
June 30, 2020

David Cruz co-writes groundbreaking casebook, Gender Identity and the Law


In Memoriam: Professor Edward Kleinbard
June 29, 2020

Prof. Kleinbard was an important member of Gould for more than a decade, one of the nation's top tax scholars