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.
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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.
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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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Last Updated: May 30, 2023
Akita Mungaray is the assistant dean for student affairs, diversity, inclusion, and belonging, and assistant dean of students for the JD program at the USC Gould School of Law.
Mungaray is an advocate for holistic student support, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and student wellness and success. She previously served as the director of student affairs at the University of La Verne College of Law. Her professional background encompasses more than 15 years of experience overseeing law school student affairs, career development and externships units, as well as hospitality management.
In her prior law school leadership roles, Mungaray implemented and supported both academic and personal support initiatives — from orientation to commencement. She also developed co-curricular events, advised student organizations, in addition to creating diversity and wellness pathways and programming.
Mungaray earned her JD from the University of La Verne College of Law, and her bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Jackson State University, where she was a member of their NCAA Division 1 women’s golf team.
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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).