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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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Visiting Assistant Professor of LawEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA
Last Updated: August 10, 2022
Ángel Díaz is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law. His scholarship and teaching focus on the intersection of emerging technology and racial discrimination. He has written on a range of topics, including police surveillance, the regulation of social media companies and the deployment of automated decision systems.
Díaz has authored or coauthored numerous reports and resources, including Double Standards in Social Media Content Moderation (2021), Law Enforcement Access to Smart Devices (2020), Automatic License Plate Readers: Legal Status and Policy Recommendations for Law Enforcement Use (2020), New York City Police Department Surveillance Technology (2019), among others. His work and commentary have been featured in outlets such as the Associated Press, NPR, the Washington Post, the Intercept, Bloomberg Law, Just Security, Brookings Tech Stream and Univision.
Prior to joining USC, he was a Lecturer in Law at UCLA School of Law. He was previously counsel in the Liberty & National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice and an adjunct professor of clinical law at NYU School of Law.
Díaz received his BA and JD from the University of California, Berkeley. During law school, he was book reviews and essays editor of the California Law Review, annual review editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, and a legal research and writing teaching assistant. As an undergraduate, he taught a course on Cormac McCarthy, the Coen Brothers, and the Neo-Western.
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June 5, 2023
Re: USC Gould School of Law
Law schools have been adapting to the increase in technological advancements, especially with the increased need for attorneys with the creation of AI. “Attorneys work on the front end, conducting threat assessments to ensure that their clients’ systems and data are protected, and on the back end, to navigate any legal issues that may arise as a result of the attacks," Gruzas said.
"Fish, Whales, and a Blue Ethics for the Anthropocene: How Do We Think About the Last Wild Food in the Twenty-First Century?," 95:6 Southern California Law Review 1307-1343 (April 2023).
"California Exceptionalism in the Colorado River: A Brief History and Implications for the Future."
"Toward a Global Sustainable Development Agenda Built on Resilience" (with Murray W. Scown, Craig R. Allen, Lance Gunderson, David G. Angeler, Jorge H. Garcia, & Ahjond Garmestani), Global Sustainability (online publication April 2023).