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USC Gould School of Law

The faculty at USC Gould is nationally recognized for scholarship in many fields, including administrative law, constitutional law, bankruptcy and corporate law, intellectual property, international law, taxation, and law and race. Our interdisciplinary focus is a longstanding strength of the school, with faculty working at the intersections of law and economics, law and history, law and philosophy, law and politics, law and psychology, and numerous other areas. Our faculty members are renowned for their significant contributions to the profession and the public. They are equally dedicated to their role as teachers and mentors for new generations of lawyers, public servants and leaders.

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  • Barnett, Jonathan: Torrey H. Webb Professor of Law
  • Barry, Jordan: John B. Milliken Professor of Law and Taxation
  • Bice, Scott: Dean Emeritus of Law and Robert C. and Nanette T. Packard Professor Emeritus of Law
  • Brennan, Michael: Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Post-Conviction Justice Project
  • Brown, Rebecca: The Rader Family Trustee Chair in Law

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  • Cadambi, Anitha: Associate Director of Graduate Curriculum & Instruction and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law
  • Call, Deborah: Associate Dean and Chief Programs Officer
  • Campbell, Lee: Clinical Professor Emerita of Law
  • Capron, Alexander: University Professor, Scott H. Bice Chair in Healthcare Law, Policy and Ethics, Professor of Law and Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Co-Director, Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics
  • Carroll, Elizabeth: Vice Dean for Curriculum, Professor of Lawyering Skills, and Director of Legal Writing and Advocacy Program
  • Chasalow, Michael: Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Small Business Clinic
  • Cohen, Marshall: University Professor Emeritus, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Law, and Dean Emeritus, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Cowan, Geoffrey: University Professor of Communication and Law
  • Craig, Robin: Robert C. Packard Trustee Chair in Law
  • Cruz, David B.: Newton Professor of Constitutional Law

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  • Danner, Bryant: Visiting Professor of Law
  • Davis, Judy: Senior Law Librarian, Head of Access Services and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law
  • Díaz, Ángel: Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
  • Dimapindan, Ben: Associate Dean of Communications Strategy and Digital Media

E

  • Ellis, Diane: Law Librarian, Research Services, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law
  • Epstein, Lee: University Professor of Law & Political Science; and Charles L. and Ramona I. Hilliard Distinguished Professor of Law

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  • Finegan, Edward: Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Law
  • Flores, Raymond: Associate Dean and Chief Information Officer
  • Frenzen, Niels W.: Sidney M. and Audrey M. Irmas Endowed Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Immigration Clinic

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  • Garet, Ronald: Carolyn Craig Franklin Chair Emeritus in Law and Religion
  • Garry, Hannah R.: Clinical Professor of Law and Director, International Human Rights Clinic (she/her/hers)
  • Griffith, Thomas D.: John B. Milliken Professor Emeritus of Law and Taxation
  • Gross, Ariela: John B. and Alice R. Sharp Professor of Law and History
  • Gruskin, Sofia: Professor of Law and Preventive Medicine, Director, Institute on Inequalities in Global Health
  • Gruzas, Sarah: Director of Graduate & International Programs and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law
  • Guyer, Cindy: Senior Law Librarian, Research Services, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law
  • Guzman, Andrew T.: Dean and Carl Mason Franklin Chair in Law, and Professor of Law and Political Science

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  • Kean, Margaret: Assistant Dean of Development
  • Keating, Gregory: William T. Dalessi Professor of Law and Philosophy
  • Kirschner, David: Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Klerman, Daniel: Edward G. Lewis Chair in Law and History, and Director, Center of Law & Social Science (CLASS)
  • Klerman, Lisa: Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Mediation Clinic
  • Kosko, Bart: Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Law

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  • Larson, Rakel P: Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
  • Lefcoe, George: Ervin and Florine Yoder Chair Emeritus in Real Estate Law
  • Levine, Martin: USC Vice Provost and Senior Advisor to the Provost; Of Counsel, USC Office of the General Counsel; UPS Foundation Chair in Law and Gerontology, and Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences
  • Lloyd, Sharon: Professor of Philosophy, Law and Political Science
  • Lonergan, Rebecca: Professor of Lawyering Skills, and Associate Director of Legal Writing and Advocacy Program
  • Lund, Dorothy S.: Associate Professor of Law
  • Lyon, Thomas D.: Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, and Judge Edward J. and Ruey L. Guirado Chair in Law and Psychology

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  • Madole, Amber Kennedy: Law Librarian, Research Services, Indigenous Law and Policy, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law
  • Maness, Robin: Associate Dean of Development, Alumni Relations and Continuing Legal Education and Chief Development Officer
  • Marglin, Jessica: Associate Professor of Religion and Law
  • Matsusaka, John: Professor of Business, Law and Political Science
  • McCaffery, Edward: Robert C. Packard Trustee Chair in Law and Professor of Law, Economics and Political Science
  • Miller, Erin: Assistant Professor of Law
  • Moatti, Claudia: Adjunct Professor of Classics and Law
  • Moorman, Paul: Senior Law Librarian, Research Services/Foreign and International Law and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law
  • Murphy, Kevin: Professor of Business, Economics and Law

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  • Pastore, Clare: Professor of the Practice of Law
  • Pearlman, Jeffrey: Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Director, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Clinic
  • Peck, Brian: Executive Director of the Center for Transnational Law and Business and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law
  • Perl-Rosenthal, Nathan: Associate Professor of History, Spatial Sciences, and Law
  • Peterson, Richard: Director of the USC Gould School of Law Center for Dispute Resolution and Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Pithia, Henna: Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
  • Prieto, Marcela: Assistant Professor of Law

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  • Saks, Elyn: Orrin B. Evans Distinguished Professor of Law, and Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences
  • Saltzman, Rob: Professor Emeritus of Lawyering Skills
  • Sandholtz, Wayne: Professor of International Relations and Law
  • Schor, Hilary: Professor of English, Comparative Literature, Gender Studies and Law
  • Scotten, Donald M.: Vice Dean for Administration, and Professor of the Practice of Law
  • Shapiro, Michael H.: Dorothy W. Nelson Professor Emeritus of Law
  • Sharma, Deepika: Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, and Director, Housing Law and Policy Clinic
  • Shimotsu-Kim, Misa: Associate Dean and Dean of Students for Graduate and International Programs
  • Simkovic, Michael: Leon Benwell Professor of Law and Accounting
  • Simon, Dan: Richard L. and Maria B. Crutcher Professor of Law and Psychology
  • Simon, Larry: Herbert W. Armstrong Professor Emeritus of Constitutional Law
  • Skinner, Karen: Senior Law Librarian, Research Services, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law
  • Slawson, David: Torrey H. Webb Professor Emeritus of Law
  • Sokol, D. Daniel: Carolyn Craig Franklin Chair in Law and Business; Affiliate Professor of Business, Marshall School of Business
  • Stolzenberg, Nomi: Nathan and Lilly Shapell Chair in Law
  • Stone, Christopher D.: J. Thomas McCarthy Trustee Chair Emeritus in Law (decd.)

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  • Watson, Gary: Provost Professor Emeritus of Law and Philosophy
  • Williams, Leonette: Law Librarian Emerita
  • Wood, Abby K.: Professor of Law, Political Science and Public Policy
  • Wood, Ian: Associate Dean of Finance and Strategic Planning
  • Woods, Nickey: Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Dean of Students for the JD Program
  • Wright, Susan C.: Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director of Academic Success

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