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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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Monday, April 26, 2021
Each year, USC Gould academic programs and the Student Bar Association bestow distinguished awards to students and faculty for their exceptional abilities both in and out of the classroom. Congratulations to this year’s honorees.
William A. Rutter Distinguished Teaching Award
Class of 2021 JD Awards
C. David Molina First Generation Professionals Program Student of the Year
- Emily Bratt
Dean Dorothy Nelson Commemorative Prize
- Sophie Sylla
Mason C. Brown Award
- Nina Rosser
Miller-Johnson Equal Justice Prize
- Mirelle Raza
Edward & Eleanor Shattuck Awards
- Amanda Clark
- Tyler Dobberstein
- Danielle Luchetta
- Qianru Kara Du
- Forest Lieberman
- Sara Zollner
Class of 2021 Graduate & International Programs Awards
- Itzel De La Torre
- Abdulrahman Hamdi
Learn more about the above awards and award recipients:
2020-2021 Student Bar Association EDI Fellowship & Faculty and Staff of the Year Awards
Congratulations to the Student Bar Association Awards winners!
EDI Fellowship Awards
- Martina Fouquet
- Chinelo Ikem
- Tomi Johnson
- Kelly Larios
- Tammi Matsukiyo
- Steven Perkins
- Ravneet Purewal
- Dimiana Saad
Staff Member of the Year
- Amy Cheung, Chief of Staff
Adjunct Professor of the Year
- Robert Webster, Lecturer in Law
Faculty Member of the Year
- Jeffrey Pearlman, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and Director, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Clinic
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