About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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Our faculty is distinguished for its scholarship, as well as for its commitment to teaching. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment.
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Dorothy S. Lund
- FACULTY DIRECTORY
- LECTURERS IN LAW DIRECTORY
- EXPERTS DIRECTORY
- FACULTY IN THE NEWS
- SCHOLARSHIP AND PUBLICATIONS
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- CENTER FOR LAW AND PHILOSOPHY (CLP)
- CENTER FOR LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCE (CLASS)
- CENTER FOR LAW, HISTORY AND CULTURE (CLHC)
- CENTER FOR TRANSNATIONAL LAW AND BUSINESS (CTLB)
- IMMIGRANTS AND GLOBAL MIGRATION INITIATIVE (IGMI)
- INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM INSTITUTE (IRI)
- PACIFIC CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY AND ETHICS
- SAKS INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH LAW, POLICY, AND ETHICS
- WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES
Dorothy Lund focuses her scholarship and teaching in the areas of corporate law, corporate governance, securities regulation, contracts, and mergers and acquisitions. Her research has appeared or is forthcoming in the Stanford Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Journal of Corporation Law, the Delaware Journal of Corporation Law, and the Stanford Journal of Law, Business, and Finance.
After earning a BA from Pomona College, Lund received a JD from Harvard Law School, where she was an Olin Fellow in Law and Economics. She then clerked for Chief Justice Leo E. Strine Jr. of the Delaware Supreme Court and Judge Joel M. Flaum of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Lund also practiced corporate law as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Before joining USC Gould in 2018, Lund was a Bigelow Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School.
Articles and Book Chapters
- "Toward a Mission Statement for Mutual Funds in Shareholder Litigation," 87 University of Chicago Law Review (forthcoming 2020) (with Sean J. Griffith). - (SSRN)
- "Conflicted Mutual Fund Voting in Corporate Law," 99 Boston University Law Review 1151 (2019) (with Sean J. Griffith). - (SSRN) - (Hein)
- "Nonvoting Shares and Efficient Corporate Governance," 71 Stanford Law Review 687 (2019). - (SSRN) - (Hein)
- "Sexual Harassment and Corporate Law," (with Daniel Jacob Hemel) 118 Columbia Law Review 1583 (2018) - (SSRN) - (www)
- “The Case Against Passive Shareholder Voting,” 43 Journal of Corporation Law 493 (2018) - (SSRN) - (Hein)
- “Lessons from SEC v. Citigroup: The Optimal Scope for Judicial Review of Agency Consent Decrees,” 15 Journal of Business & Securities Law 63 (2014). - (Hein) - (SSRN)
- "Time to Amend the Delaware Takeover Law," 39 Delaware Journal of Corporation Law 77 (2014) (with Stephen M. Shapiro). - (Hein)
- "A Competition Act by India, for India: The First Three Years of Enforcement," 5 Indian Journal of International Economic Law 59 (2012). - (Hein)
- "Federalizing Fiduciary Duty: The Altered Scope of Officer Fiduciary Duty Following Orderly Liquidation Under Dodd-Frank," 17 Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance 223 (2012). - (Hein)
- “Kiobel and Corporate Immunity Under the Alien Tort Statute,” 52 Harvard International Law Journal 209 (2011) (online comment). - (PDF)
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Wayne Sandholtz, a faculty member part of both USC Gould and USC Dornsife, wrote an op-ed discussing how Trump is “a few steps from becoming a new kind of autocrat –an elected one.” He analyzes how Trump’s strategies and actions mirror those of other elected autocrats, naming Viktor Orban, Vladimir Putin, and Rodrigo Duterte as examples.
Ariela Gross has been elected as the new Chair of the Legal History Section of the American Association of Law Schools.
“Legal Origin from Outer Space,” Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Claremont-McKenna College, Claremont, CA.
Thomas D. Lyon
Thomas Lyon commented on Roseanna Sommers’, “Commonsense Consent,” at the 14th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Claremont-McKenna College.