About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-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 rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, our invaluable experiential learning opportunities, and the breadth and depth of our specialized areas of concentration and certificate offerings.
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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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The global Trojan network of more than 10,000 law alumni and donors include recognized leaders in numerous fields who are deeply committed to supporting student and law school success.
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Lecturer in Law
Last Updated: Friday, November 3, 2017699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA
Christopher Shoff is a partner at Latham & Watkins where he is a leading advisor to entrepreneurs, companies, venture capital investors, private equity firms and strategic acquirors in a broad range of corporate transactions with a particular emphasis on venture capital financings and mergers and acquisitions. Shoff regularly represent high growth companies throughout their entire lifecycle from startup to exit. His clients are primarily in the technology space as well as other high growth industries, including software, digital media and entertainment, artificial intelligence, virtual reality/augmented reality, mobile, consumer Internet, clean tech, medical device, pharmaceutical and healthcare services. Shoff is a valuable asset to their teams providing them with practical business and legal advice as they navigate the challenges that face high-growth businesses.
Shoff graduated summa cum laude in 1999 from Weber State University with a BS in Economics and received his JD in 2002 from Harvard University.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Emily Ryo was cited for her research on the typical bail amounts for detained undocumented immigrants. Bond amounts could be as high as $80,500 on Central District of California immigration bonds, according to a study Ryo conducted in 2015.
Jonathan Barnett's original op-ed posted in The Hill "SCOTUS is About to Hear the Easiest Antitrust Case Ever" was reprinted in Competition Policy International on April 2, 2018.
George Lefcoe attained SSRN's designation as being in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by all-time downloads.
“Reputational Economies of Scale” posted to SSRN and BePress.