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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Amber Kennedy Madole
USC Gould School of Law
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Law Librarian, Research Services, Indigenous Law and Policy, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of LawEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 203B
Last Updated: August 8, 2022
Amber Madole serves as law librarian for research services and Indigenous law and policy and adjunct assistant professor of law at the USC Gould School of Law. In these roles, she teaches legal research courses and assists faculty and students with their legal research endeavors.
Madole earned her undergraduate degree at Georgetown University in immigration policy and regional studies at the Walsh School of Foreign Service. While at Georgetown, she worked for U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman in both the D.C. and New Mexico offices and established a book sharing program between the Library of Congress and rural New Mexico libraries.
During law school, Madole was the managing editor of the Indigenous Peoples’ Journal of Law, Culture & Resistance. She spent time at a midsize immigration law firm and clerked for the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Madole is active in the Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL), having served on the executive board and chairing the Speakers Committee for the annual SCALL Institute.
Madole has a special dedication to the study of Indigenous law and policy issues. She is the author of California Tribal Law in Henke's California Law Guide. Her joint proposal promoting the inclusion of tribal codes in the Bluebook was sponsored by ALL-SIS, the academic special interest section for the American Association of Law Libraries. She is a citizen of the Chiricahua Fort Sill Apache Tribe and a member of the State Bar of California.
Articles and Book Chapters
- "California Tribal Law," in Henke's California Law Guide (Daniel W. Martin, ed.) (Matthew Bender, 2006).
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.