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Civic Engagement

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Summer 2020 issue of the USC Law magazine focuses on the myriad ways in which the USC Gould School of Law – through the efforts of its faculty, alumni and students – contributes to public service and discourse. Download the full issue »

Featured Stories

USC Gould law professors lend their expertise to national, international court decisions.
Prof. Franita Tolson tapped by Facebook as consultant to identify voter suppression activities. 
$2 million estate gift supports Gould’s commitment to public interest law.
Gould’s Media, Entertainment & Technology (MET) program adds new ‘Legal Tech’ courses that integrate technology into the practice of law.

USC Law Family

USC Gould alumni boost civic participation with Rock the Vote and I am a voter.
From federal to state posts, triple Trojan Michael L. Williams has built a legacy as a pioneering public servant.
Three students earn fellowships to help women and children in L.A. and immigrants at the border. 
Trope and Trope Fellowship milestone marks commitment of Sorrell Trope (JD 1949) to family law and public interest work.
Amy Forbes (JD 1984) uses creative thinking inspired by USC Gould to bring SoFi Stadium into reality.

Faculty Focus

USC Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics supports scholars with mental health challenges by partnering with national mentorship program.
Prof. Jody Armour publishes new book, N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law.
Prof. David Cruz co-writes groundbreaking casebook, Gender Identity and the Law.
Gould celebrates Thomas Griffith, John B. Milliken Professor of Taxation, for more than 30 years of leadership and commitment to students.

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Dean Guzman joins law deans nationwide in statement on 2020 election and events at the Capitol
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Over 150 law deans join effort.


A century of law and learning
January 6, 2021

Gould School celebrates accomplishments of Ruth Lavine (LLB 1943)