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Donna Pavlick

Donna Pavlick

Associate Dean for Academic Services

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

Last Updated: August 15, 2019




Donna Pavlick oversees the offices of academic and bar advising, registration and records, and undergraduate programs. Prior to joining USC Gould School of Law, she was assistant dean for academic life at Vanderbilt University Law School. 

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

The New York Times
October 15, 2019
Re: Edward McCaffery

Edward McCaffery was quoted on the proposal of having the inheritance taxes on wealthy descendants. The article argued that there has been some issues with the estate tax that the number of descendants this tax applied to has dropped 99%. McCaffery described it as being almost a “voluntary tax.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Nomi Stolzenberg
July, 2019

Nomi Stolzenberg, "Anne Dailey and the New Fictionalism," 36th Annual Congress of Law and Mental Health, Rome, Italy.

Thomas D. Lyon
July, 2019

"Effects of the Putative Confession Instruction on Perceptions of Children's True and False Statements" (with Jennifer Gongola and Nicholas Scurich), Applied Cognitive Psychology 33 (2019): 655.

Thomas D. Lyon
July, 2019

"Children’s Concealment of a Minor Transgression: The Role of Age, Maltreatment, and Executive Functioning" (with Shanna Williams and Kelly McWilliams), Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.