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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2020 awards honor students, faculty, staff
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Friday, May 8, 2020
Each year, USC Gould academic programs and the Student Bar Association bestow distinguished awards to students, faculty and staff for their exceptional abilities both in and out of the classroom. Congratulations to this year’s honorees.
William A. Rutter Distinguished Teaching Award
Professor Clare Pastore
Class of 2020 JD Awards
C. David Molina First Generation Professionals Program Student of the Year
Dean Dorothy Nelson Commemorative Prize
Mason C. Brown Award
Miller-Johnson Equal Justice Prize
Edward & Eleanor Shattuck Awards
Ida Ayu "Sabrina" Putri
Class of 2020 Graduate & International Programs Awards
Congratulations to the following LLM students:
Alvaro Ruso Gonzalez
Learn more about the above awards and award recipients:
Student Bar Association Awards
Staff Member of the Year
Director, Career Development, Graduate & International Programs
Adjunct Professor of the Year
Lecturer in Law
Faculty Member of the Year
Vice Dean for Administration, and Professor of the Practice of Law Assistant
USC honors Class of 2020 with virtual celebration
May 15, 2020
Dean Guzman joined by student leaders, faculty, alumni and staff in congratulating grads.
Invested in Public Interest
May 12, 2020
Class of 2020 grads win fellowships in public interest work
Samantha Rifkin takes Edward G. Lewis Champion Award