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Laura Riley

Laura Riley

Director of Experiential Learning and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law

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Telephone: (213) 821-4705
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: March 5, 2019




Laura Riley was appointed director of experiential learning and adjunct assistant professor of law in 2018. She also co-teaches the Veterans Legal Practicum. She earned a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University. She worked in New York at Time Inc. before coming to Los Angeles and earning her JD degree 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. 

 
Prior to returning to USC, 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.

 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Washington Post
December 2, 2019
Re: Jonathan Handel

Jonathan Handel was quoted on Pete Davidson's nondisclosure agreement for attending his comedy shows, barring the audience from speaking about his shows. Handel mentioned that successfully suing a random fan for $1 million would be nearly impossible. “The optics of going to court and suing one of your fans is really pretty ugly,” Handel said. “It would be foolish to do that.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Scott Altman
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"Are Boycotts, Shunning, and Shaming Corrupt?” Legal Theory Workshop, University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, VA.

Gregory Keating
October, 2019

Gregory Keating’s paper, “Is Tort Law ‘Private’?” was reviewed by Ellen Bublick as a significant work of scholarship relating to Tort Law in JOTWELL: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots), on October 15, 2019.

Dan Simon
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“Confessions True and False,” Korean Society for Criminal Law, Yonsei University Law School, Seoul, South Korea.