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USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-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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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
|Much is unknown about how the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett will affect the presidential election. (Photo/Pixabay)|
|The focus should be on how the nominee's beliefs may conflict with constitutional or civil rights, says Professor Nomi Stolzenberg.|
|The addition of a conservative judge shifts the balance of power on the court, says Professor Sam Erman.|
|Though Justices Roberts and Gorsuch joined liberal justices on recent decisions on sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination, a new majority could bring different resutls, says Professor David Cruz.|
|Will the new justice affect the presidential election? The legitimacy of the court could be in peril, says Professor Franita Tolson, vice dean for faculty and academic affairs.|
Gould alum becomes first-ever Second Gentleman
January 21, 2021
Inauguration Day was historic for VP Kamala Harris and Douglas Emhoff (JD 1990)
Over 150 law deans join effort.
A century of law and learning
January 6, 2021
Gould School celebrates accomplishments of Ruth Lavine (LLB 1943)