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Herbert W. Armstrong Professor of Constitutional Law, Emeritus699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA
Last Updated: May 24, 2017
Larry Simon joined the USC Law faculty in 1975. Specializing in constitutional law and theory, he taught Constitutional Law, Legal Profession and Insurance.
Simon is the author of “The Supreme Court’s Independence: Accountability, Majoritarianism, and Justification; Comments on Seidman” (Symposium: Judicial Election, Selection, and Accountability, Southern California Law Review, 1988), “The New Republicanism: Generosity of Spirit in Search of Something to Say” (William and Mary Law Review, 1987) and “Access to Higher Education and the Law” in Access Policy and Procedures and the Law in U.S. Higher Education (Interbook, Inc., 1978).
A summa cum laude graduate of Hobart College, Simon earned his LLB from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. His graduate study was at University of Rochester. Simon clerked for Judge Edward Weinfeld, U.S. District Judge, Southern District, New York, and Chief Justice Earl Warren, U.S. Supreme Court. He taught at Yale Law School, where he was associate dean from 1990-95, prior to joining USC Gould.
Articles and Book Chapters
- "Dedication to Dean Scott H. Bice." 73 Southern California Law Review 209 (2000). - (Hein)
- "The Supreme Court's Independence: Accountability, Majoritarianism, and Justification; Comments on Seidman" (Symposium on Judicial Election, Selection, and Accountability). 61 Southern California Law Review 1607 (1988). - (Hein)
- "The New Republicanism: Generosity of Spirit in Search of Something to Say." 29 William and Mary Law Review 83 (1987). - (Hein)
- "The Authority of the Constitution and Its Meaning: A Preface to a Theory of Constitutional Interpretation" (Symposium on Interpretation). 58 Southern California Law Review 603 (1985). - (Hein)
- "The Authority of the Framers of the Constitution: Can Originalist Interpretation Be Justified?" 73 California Law Review 1482 (1985 - (Hein)
- "Introduction" (with S.H. Bice) (Symposium: Conference on Comparative Constitutional Law). 53 Southern California Law Review 401 (1980). - (Hein)
- "Access to Higher Education and the Law." In Access Policy and Procedures and the Law in U.S. Higher Education (Interbook, Inc., 1978).
- "The Constitutionality of Racially Preferential Admissions in Higher Education." In "Constitutional Aspects of Access to Higher Education." 11 Wissenschaftsrecht Wissenschaftsverwaltung Wissenschaftsforderung 277 (Beiheft 6, September 1978).
- "Racially Prejudiced Governmental Actions: A Motivation Theory of the Constitutional Ban Against Racial Discrimination" (Symposium on Legislative Motivation). 15 San Diego Law Review 1041 (1978). - (Hein)
- "Enforcing Subpoenas Against the President: The Question of Mr. Jaworski's Authority" (with L. Albert). 74 Columbia Law Review 545 (1974). - (Hein)
- "The School Finance Decisions: Collective Bargaining and Future Finance Systems." 82 Yale Law Journal 409 (1973). - (Hein)
- "Serrano Symposium--The Death Knell to Ad Valorem School Financing: Part III." 5 Urban Lawyer 104 (1973). - (Hein)
- "Twice in Jeopardy." 75 Yale Law Journal 262 (1965). - (Hein)
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Susan Estrich was interviewed about the ongoing COVID-19 vaccine debate. "Why would anyone want the 'right' to have mumps or chickenpox? Or German measles? These were things to be avoided." she wrote. "Why would anyone want the 'right' to have COVID-19?"
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“Use of global trait cues helps to explain older adults’ decrements in detecting children’s lies” (with Alison O’Connor, Micaela Wiens, & Angela D. Evans) (in press), Legal and Criminological Psychology.
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“Causal indicators for assessing the truthfulness of child speech in forensic interviews” (with Zane Durante, Victor Ardulov, Manoj Kumar, Jennifer Gongola, & Shrikanth Narayanan) (in press), Computer Speech & Language.
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“The difficulty of teaching adults to recognize referential ambiguity in children's testimony: The influence of explicit instruction and sample questions” (with Breanne Wylie, Jennifer Gongola, & Angela D. Evans) (in press), Applied Cognitive Psychology.