About USC Gould
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.
Learn about our interdisciplinary curriculum, experiential learning opportunities and specialized areas.
USC Gould helps prepare you for a stellar legal career. You can pursue a JD degree, one of our numerous graduate and international offerings, or an online degree or certificate.
Participate in an unparalleled learning experience with diversity of people and thought. Get involved in the law school community and participate in activities that enhance your studies.
We work closely with students, graduates and employers to support successful career goals and outcomes. Our overall placement rate is consistently strong, with 94 percent of our JD class employed within 10 months after graduation.
Our faculty is distinguished for its scholarship, as well as for its commitment to teaching. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment.
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USC Gould School of Law
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- CENTER FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- CENTER FOR LAW AND PHILOSOPHY (CLP)
- CENTER FOR LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCE (CLASS)
- CENTER FOR LAW, HISTORY AND CULTURE (CLHC)
- CENTER FOR TRANSNATIONAL LAW AND BUSINESS (CTLB)
- INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM INSTITUTE (IRI)
- PACIFIC CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY AND ETHICS
- SAKS INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH LAW, POLICY, AND ETHICS
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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 SciencesEmail: email@example.com
Telephone: (213) 740-2101
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Personal Website: Link
Last Updated: September 4, 2019
Martin L. Levine, who is a psychoanalyst as well as a lawyer, is an expert on elder law, mental health law and criminal law. He holds joint appointments in the USC Davis School of Gerontology and the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Aging and the Law, Mediation and Dispute Resolution, and Psychoanalysis and Law.
Levine’s publications include Law and Psychology (ed., New York University Press, 1995), Legal Education (ed., New York University Press, 1993), and Age Discrimination and the Mandatory Retirement Controversy (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989).
Levine received his BA summa cum laude with distinction in Sociology from Brandeis University, his JD with Honors from Yale Law School, and the honorary degree LLD from the University of San Fernando Valley. He clerked for The Honorable J. Skelly Wright, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Levine was President of the National Senior Citizens Law Center, founding President and Executive director of the Western Center on Law and Poverty, and general counsel to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights.
- Law and Psychology (ed. and contributor) (New York University Press, 1995).
- Legal Education (New York University Press, 1993).
- Age Discrimination and the Mandatory Retirement Controversy (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989).
- Law and Aging: International Variations (edited with S. Bergman) (Israel: Brookdale Institute of Gerontology and Adult Human Development, 1988).
- The Current Status of Juvenile Law (University of Southern California, Delinquency Control Institute, 1971).
- Property as an Idea and a Process (ed.) (Columbia Law School, 1969).
- Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement (ed.) (USC Law School, 1968).
- The Process of Criminal Justice (edited with H. Solomon) (USC Law School, 1966).
- The Legitimation and Allocation of Property (edited with G. Lefcoe) (USC Law School, 1964).
Articles and Book Chapters
- "Torture." In Violence in America: An Encyclopedia (Ronald Gottesman and Richard Maxwell Brown, eds.) (Scribner, 1999).
- "Real People: On the Relevance to Law of Emotions, Mistakes and the Rest of Psychology." In Law and Psychology (New York University Press, 1995).
- "Foreword" (Symposium: The Works of Joseph Raz). 62 Southern California Law Review 731 (1989). - (Hein)
- "Aging: A New Human Rights Concern: A Policy-Oriented Perspective" (panel discussion). 1987 American Society of International Law Proceedings 169.
- "Developments in Patients' Rights Since the Mental Health Systems Act" (with M. Lyon-Levine and J. Zusman). 9 Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter 146 (1985). - (Hein)
- "Education in Law and Gerontology: Four Puzzles." 2 Noble Science (1985).
- "Rethinking Tarasoff: Beyond the Duty to Warn." 1 Legal Aspects of Psychiatric Practice (1985).
- "Clinicolegal Aspects of Treating Demented Patients" (with others). 14 Psychiatric Annals 209 (1984).
- "Ethical Conflicts at the Interface of Psychiatry and Advocacy" (with M. Lyon). 35 Hospital and Community Psychiatry 665 (1984).
- "Making Medical Decisions for the Alzheimer's Patient: Paternalism and Advocacy" (with others). 14 Psychiatric Annals 206 (1984).
- "Excuse: Duress." In 2 Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice (S.H. Kadish, ed.) (Macmillan and Free Press, 1983).
- "Excuse: Infancy." In 2 Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice (S.H. Kadish, ed.) (Macmillan and Free Press, 1983).
- "Research in Law and Aging." In Annual Editions: Aging, 1983 (Dushkin, 1983).
- "Four Models for Age/Work Policy Research." 20 Gerontologist 561 (October 1981); abstracted in 6 Aging and Work 316 (1983).
- "Introduction: The Frame of Nature, Gerontology, and Law." 56 Southern California Law Review 261 (1982). - (Hein)
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Dean Andrew Guzman was quoted about the USC Gould JD Class Of 2025. “This is an important time to be studying law, as there is no profession that is more essential to the success of democracy,” he said. “Even the smallest legal changes can affect the lives of so many.”
"Legal Positivism for Legal Officials," Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.
"Tribal Water Rights and Tribal Health: The Klamath Tribes and the Navajo Nation During the COVID-19 Pandemic," St. Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy (Forthcoming 2023).
"Remembering the Ocean in Water Law," chapter for A Research Agenda for Water Law.