About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-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.
Learn about our interdisciplinary curriculum, experiential learning opportunities and specialized areas.
USC Gould helps prepare you for a stellar legal career. You can pursue a JD degree, one of our numerous graduate and international offerings, or an online degree or certificate.
Participate in an unparalleled learning experience with diversity of people and thought. Get involved in the law school community and participate in activities that enhance your studies.
We work closely with students, graduates and employers to support successful career goals and outcomes. Our overall placement rate is consistently strong, with 94 percent of our JD class employed within 10 months after graduation.
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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USC Gould School of Law
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- CENTER FOR LAW, HISTORY AND CULTURE (CLHC)
- CENTER FOR TRANSNATIONAL LAW AND BUSINESS (CTLB)
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Assistant Dean of DevelopmentEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: (213) 821-6342
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA
Last Updated: January 4, 2021
As assistant dean of development, Margaret Anne Kean leads the major gift and annual giving efforts of the school to grow and sustain philanthropic support and engagement among USC Gould School of Law alumni and friends.
Kean has over 21 years of fundraising and nonprofit management experience, most recently as executive director of advancement at USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Prior to joining USC in 2013, she held a variety of leadership development roles in education and health services, including chief development officer for an independent school, president of the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation, executive director of Cancer Support Community Pasadena and associate director at Pomona College. Kean previously worked in non-profit and corporate public relations for 17 years, including service at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena and Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation. A native of California, Kean holds a BA in British/American Literature from Scripps College in Claremont and an MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry from Antioch University/Los Angeles.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Dean Andrew Guzman was quoted about the USC Gould JD Class Of 2025. “This is an important time to be studying law, as there is no profession that is more essential to the success of democracy,” he said. “Even the smallest legal changes can affect the lives of so many.”
"Legal Positivism for Legal Officials," Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.
"Tribal Water Rights and Tribal Health: The Klamath Tribes and the Navajo Nation During the COVID-19 Pandemic," St. Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy (Forthcoming 2023).
"Remembering the Ocean in Water Law," chapter for A Research Agenda for Water Law.