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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

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.