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Laura Riley

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

Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod
September 24, 2020
Re: Jody David Armour

Jody Armour was interviewed on the Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod Podcast on the lack of charges against the police officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death. "As a law professor I teach my students that ethics are important to lawyers... It is especially disturbing for me to see the attorney general mislead the American public that way" regarding Breonna Taylors death, he said.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Jonathan Barnett
July, 2020

"Lessons from Luckin Coffee: The Underappreciated Risks of Variable Interest Entities," Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, July 28, 2020.

Jonathan Barnett
July, 2020

"Big is not necessarily bad," The Hill, July 30, 2020.

Edward McCaffery
July, 2020

“The Death of the Income Tax (or, The Rise of America's Universal Wage Tax),” Indiana Law Journal  95 (2020): 1233.