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Donna Pavlick
USC Gould School of Law

Donna Pavlick

Dean for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Telephone: (213) 740- 5709
Fax: (213) 740-5502
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 100

Last Updated: August 18, 2021




Donna Pavlick provides oversight and management of academic and student services, including academic and bar advising, accommodations, externships, journals, student care, and registration and records. Prior to joining USC Gould School of Law, she was the assistant dean for academic life at Vanderbilt University Law School, and served as the assistant dean for admissions, financial aid and student services at the University of Missouri School of Law.  

As an attorney, Pavlick clerked and then served as a private contractor for the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Administrative Law Judges, and worked as a legal advisor for the AARP hotline. She continues to practice as a community mediator and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitrator. 

She received her JD and BS from the University of Pittsburgh, a PhD in educational leadership and policy analysis and LLM in dispute resolution from the University of Missouri, a master’s in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and a master’s in liberal arts and sciences from Vanderbilt University.

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.