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.
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USC Gould School of Law
- FACULTY DIRECTORY
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- SCHOLARSHIP AND PUBLICATIONS
- DISTINCTIONS AND AWARDS
- + CENTERS AND INITIATIVES
- 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)
- INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM INSTITUTE (IRI)
- PACIFIC CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY AND ETHICS
- SAKS INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH LAW, POLICY, AND ETHICS
- + WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES
Felipe Jiménez works in the areas of private law, legal theory and comparative private law. He teaches contracts, and upper-level seminars and undergraduate classes on private law, legal reasoning and legal theory.
Jiménez graduated, summa cum laude, from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and holds LLM (Legal Theory) and JSD degrees from New York University. He has also worked as a lawyer specialized in international arbitration and commercial litigation in Chile and the United States.
Jiménez has written articles on contract theory, the theory of adjudication and jurisprudence. His work in Spanish also includes articles and book chapters on Chilean private law and on legal theory. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the University of Toronto Law Journal, the Utah Law Review, the American Journal of Jurisprudence, Ratio Juris, Revista Chilena de Derecho, and Revista Chilena de Derecho Privado.
Works in Progress
- "Two Questions for Private Law Theory," (in progress) - (SSRN)
- "The Grounds of Arbitral Authority," (in progress) - (SSRN)
- "Legal Principles, Law, and Tradition," (in progress) - (SSRN)
- "Rethinking Contract Remedies," (in progress) - (SSRN)
Articles and Book Chapters
- "Law, Morality, and the One-System View: A Response to T.R.S. Allan," forthcoming The American Journal of Jurisprudence (2021).
- "Contracts, Markets, and Justice," 71 (1) University of Toronto Law Journal 144 (2021). - (www) - (SSRN)
- "A Formalist Theory of Contract Law Adjudication," 2020 (5) Utah Law Review 1121 (2020). - (PDF)
- "Against Parochialism in Contract Theory: A Response to Brian Bix," 32 (2) Ratio Juris 233 (2019). - (SSRN) - (www)
- Book Review: "La Forma del Derecho," (with Martin Hevia) 15 (2) International Journal of Constitutional Law 578 (2017). - (www)
- "Ni Función ni Estructura: Una respuesta a la idea de justicia constitucional de Fernando Atria," (with Sergio Verdugo) in Comentarios a La Forma del Derecho (J. Gallego ed., 2020). - (SSRN)
- "¿Es el enriquecimiento injustificado un principio de justicia?," in Fundamentos Filosóficos del Derecho Civil Chileno (E. Pereira ed., Rubicon, 2019).
- "Una crítica a la idea de incumplimiento eficiente desde el Derecho de Contratos," 29 Revista Chilena De Derecho Privado 99 (2017). - (Hein)
- "Comentario a la sentencia de Corte de Apelaciones de Santiago Rol No. 2259-2010, 6 de mayo de 2011," in Contratos: Jurisprudencia Civil Comentada (P. Cornejo and J. Larrocau eds., 2017).
- "La Teoría del Derecho de Contratos y su Relación con la Dogmática," 44 (2) Revista Chilena De Derecho 395 (2017). - (Hein) - (www)
- "Dos implicancias de la igualdad relacional," 144 Estudios Públicos 31 (2017). - (www)
- Book Review: "¿Por qué obligan los contratos?," 22 (2) Ius Et Praxis 531 (2016). - (www)
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Jody Armour was interviewed about Congress's approval of the bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. "The concern is that this may be just hollow symbolism, and we should not just settle for mere symbolism at the expense of substantive reform," he said.
Robert K. Rasmussen
"COVID-19 Debt and Bankruptcy Infrastructure," Yale Law Journal Forum.
Marcela Prieto participated on a panel discussion on “Constitutionalism in Latin America,” Constitutionalism and the Free Society Conference, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, CA.
Thomas D. Lyon
“Police interviewing behaviors and commercially sexually exploited adolescents' reluctance,” (with Agnieszka Nogalska, Hayden M. Henderson & Scarlet Cho) (in press). Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.