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Larry Simon
USC Gould School of Law

Larry Simon

Herbert W. Armstrong Professor of Constitutional Law, Emeritus

699 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)

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January 24, 2022
Re: Franita Tolson

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