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Laura Riley
USC Gould School of Law

Laura Riley

Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills and Assistant Director of Academic Success

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Telephone: (213) 740-1496
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: July 7, 2020




Laura Riley joined the Academic Success faculty in 2020. She also co-teaches the Veterans Legal Practicum. She was previously appointed director of experiential learning and adjunct assistant professor of law at Gould in 2018. 

Riley practiced public interest law in Los Angeles for close to a decade working in the disability rights, gender justice, health, and veterans law fields. Riley has published many consumer and legal articles, a Rutter Guide chapter on disability rights discrimination, a textbook chapter on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum disorders, and two amicus briefs to the United States Supreme Court. She continues to volunteer in nonprofit organizations in the Los Angeles area. A graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, Riley earned her JD from USC Gould School of Law, where she was the president of the Public Interest Law Foundation and co-editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Public Interest Journal. 

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Kenosha News
January 24, 2022
Re: Franita Tolson

Franita Tolson was interviewed about Republicans' success in blocking voter rights legislation. "A lot of states have voter I.D. laws, but it's important to distinguish between types of voter I.D. laws to the extent that a state has a restrictive one," she said. "But what we saw in the wake of the Shelby County decision was states enacted more restrictive voter IDs, voter I.D. laws because they don't have to preclear with the federal government."

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