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Robin Maness
USC Gould School of Law

Robin Maness

Associate Dean of Development, Alumni Relations and Continuing Legal Education and Chief Development Officer

Telephone: (213) 821-3570
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 300

Last Updated: August 5, 2021




Robin Maness oversees the development and alumni relations team for the USC Gould School of Law. She leads all fundraising and alumni engagement efforts and is responsible for the school’s strategic goals and priorities through individual, corporate and foundation giving.  Maness also oversees the continuing legal education programs at Gould.
 
Prior to joining USC Gould, Maness served over 10 years at Southern Methodist University in a variety of roles most recently as the Executive Director of Principal Gifts overseeing all fundraising efforts of the schools and units. In addition, she held key positions planning and producing events for the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney Studios as well as lead development roles for Anaheim Memorial Hospital, Opera Pacific, and Chapman University.
 
Maness holds a BA in Communications with a minor in Music and an MS in Human Resources Management from Chapman University.   

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Bloomberg Government
June 22, 2022
Re: Franita Tolson

Franita Tolson was interviewed about how federal lawsuits from North Carolina, Alabama, and Arkansas test the limits of the Voting Rights Act, the boundaries of state government authority, and the ability of voting rights groups to file racial gerrymandering cases. “These doctrines and approaches in these cases fundamentally reset the rules of the game,” she said. “In 2030 we will live in a completely different world than we lived in in 2020, and 2020 was not favorable to minority voters at all.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Robin Craig
March, 2022

"Saltwater Sovereignty: Tribal Marine Management Authority Along the Pacific Coast.” Online Environmental Law Workshop. University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD.

Daniel Klerman
March, 2022

“Comment on Choi, Erickson, & Pritchard, ‘Coalitions among Plaintiffs’ Attorneys in Securities Class Actions’,” Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Virtual, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Robin Craig
March, 2022

“Who’s on First? The Mind-Blowing Attempt to Conceptualize Deference in the Midst of Decision Delays and Agency Repeals,” J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium for the George Washington University School of Law, Virtual, Washington, D.C.