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 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.
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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: July 27, 2023
Jeffrey Haas is a leading authority on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities law, mutual fund regulation, business organizations and contracts. He comes to USC Gould School of Law from New York Law School (NYLS), where he has been a tenured professor since 2000. Prior to joining the faculty at NYLS in 1996, Haas practiced corporate and securities law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and later at Latham & Watkins.
Haas has served on boards of directors of public companies for over 24 years, including most recently as chair of the Board of Trustees of the Uncommon Investment Funds mutual fund family. Haas also served for many years as chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Independence mutual fund family and as a board member of the HSBC mutual fund family. As a result, Haas has substantial experience on audit, compensation and nominating committees of boards of directors.
Haas brings into the classroom experiences he garners through the consulting work he performs for a select group of clients. A drummer by background, much of Haas’s consulting work stems from his passion for rock and roll music and memorabilia collecting. Through his work with Gotta Have Rock and Roll.com, LLC and its affiliated companies, Haas has advised on deals involving Bruce Springsteen, the Estate of Tupac Shakur, Lady Gaga, Jason Derulo, Eminem, The Eagles, The Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Def Leppard, Derek and the Dominos, The Recording Academy and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Haas has been quoted in over 75 different publications worldwide, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and has appeared on the CBS Evening News, CNBC, Nightly Business Report, CNN fn, The Wall Street Journal Television Report and National Public Radio.
Haas received his bachelor’s degrees in finance and classical civilizations summa cum laude from Florida State University and his JD cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was a comment editor on the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Haas also studied econometrics at the University of Melbourne in Australia as a Rotary Foundation Scholar.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Thomas Lenz was quoted by Annenberg Media about the United Automobile Workers union ready to go on strike. "Strikes affect the livelihoods of those who choose to stop working. To the extent those persons aren’t earning money to spend that means stores, restaurants, and other businesses might not be as busy. If a strike lasts a long time bills might not get paid as easily, if at all," Lenz wrote.
“Guns, Mass Incarceration, and Bipartisan Reform: Beyond Vicious Circle and Social Polarization,” 55 Arizona State Law Journal 239 (2023).
"The Curiouser and Curiouser Case of Carried Interest" (with Darryll K. Jones), Arizona Law Review (Spring 2024).
"Are Parents Fiduciaries," 42 Law and Philosophy 431 (2023).