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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. 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

West Central Tribune
September 7, 2021
Re: Susan Estrich

Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the hypocrisy of certain laws in Texas. "You have to hand it to those Texans," she wrote. "On one hand, they believe in liberty — to not wear a mask. But for the victim of rape or incest to have control over her body? No way."

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Thomas D. Lyon
July, 2021

“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.

Thomas D. Lyon
July, 2021

“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.

Thomas D. Lyon
July, 2021

“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.