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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- June 4 - Gideon Parchomovsky (Fordham Law School), week-long visitor: June 4 - 7. Topic: Givings. (Click to download).
- June 18 - Edward J. McCaffery (Law School). Topic: Is There a Gender Gap in Fiscal Political Preferences?
- July 2 - Kevin J. Murphy (Marshall School of Business). Topic: Discretion in Executive Incentive Contracts: Theory and Evidence. (Click to download)
- July 16 - Jan ZÃƒ bojnÃƒÂ¬k (Marshall School of Business). Topic: Entry Deterrence vs. Buyout in a Dynamic Model: An Investigation of a Merger Mystery (with Tony Marino). (Click to download)
- July 30 - Eric Talley (Law School). Topic: A Defense of Shareholder Favoritism (with Stephen Choi). (Click to download)
- Aug. 13 - Andrew J. Wistrich (Magistrate Judge, US District Court for the Central District of CA): Topic: "Judicial Susceptibility to Cognitive Illusions."
- September 10 - Phillip Leslie (UCLA Economics Department), Topic: The Effects of Disclosure Regulation: Evidence from Restaurants
- September 17 - Jean-Jacques Laffont (Visiting USC Economics Department), Topic: Transaction Costs of Collusion and Organizational Design
- September 24 - Janet Currie (UCLA Economics Department), Topic: Accidents Will Happen? Unintentional Childhood Injuries and Child Care Policy
- October 1 - Enrico Moretti (UCLA Economics Department), Topic: The Effect of Education on Crime: Evidence from Prison Inmates, Arrests and Self Reports
- October 8 - Susanne Lohmann (UCLA Department of Political Science), Topic: "The American University: Why it Works, Where it Fails, How to Change it"
- October 15 - Eric Maskin (Institute for Advance Studies), One week visitor: October 15-19, Topic: The Politician and the Judge: Accountability in Government (with Jean Tirole)
- October 22 - Daniel Kessler (Stanford Graduate School of Business), Topic: Detecting Medicare Abuse
- October 29 - Ariel Rubinstein (Tel Aviv University (Visiting Princeton University)), Topic: Debates and Decisions, On a Rationale of Argumentation Rules (with J. Glazer).
- November 5 - Avner Greif (Stanford Economics Department), Topic: On the History of the Institutional Foundations of Impersonal Exchange: From Communal to Individual Responsibility in Pre-modern Europe
- November 12 -Philip Bond (Northwestern Economics Department), Topic: A Theory of Contractual Incompleteness Based on Judicial Agency
- November 19 - Robert Ellickson (Yale Law School), Topic: The Law and Economics of the Household
- November 26 - Orley Ashenfelter (Princeton University), One week visitor: November 26-30, Topic: Using Mandated Speed Limits to Measure the Value of a Statistical Life
- December 3 - Jonathan Levin (Stanford Economics Department), Topic: A Theory of Partnerships (with Steve Tadelis)
- January 28 - Richard Brooks (Northwestern Law School), One week visitor:: January 28 - February 1, Topic: Broken Elevators in the Cathedral: The Burden of Determining Property Rules and Liability Rules
- February 25 - Aaron Edlin (UC Berkeley Economics Department), Topic: Stopping Above-Cost Predatory Pricing
- March 4 - Luis Cabral (New York Univ. Econ. Dept.), Joint with FBE Applied Microeconomics Workshop, Topic: Does Microsoft Stifle Innovation? Dominant Firms, Imitation, and Ramp;D Incentives (with Ben Polak)
- March 18 - Colin Camerer (Caltech), Topic: Regulation for Conservatives: Behavioral Economics and the Case for "Asymmetric Paternalism" (with Sam Issacharoff, George Loewenstein, Ted O'Donoghue, and Matthew Rabin)
- March 25 - Michael Muerer (Boston University School of Law), Topic: Sharing Copyright Works and Patented Technology
- April 1 - Theodore Eisenberg (Cornell Law School), Topic: Explaining Death Row's Population and Racial Composition (graphs: Figure 1 and Figure 2)
- April 8 - Amy Farmer (University of Arkansas Economics Department), Topic: "Does the Use of Final Offer Arbitration Impede Settlement?"
- April 15 - John De Figueiredo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), One week visitor: April 15 - 19, Topic: Academic Earmarks and the Return to Lobbying
- April 22 - Josh Lerner (Harvard University), Joint with FBE Applied Microeconomics Workshop, Topic: Links and Hyperlinks: An Empirical Analysis of Internet Portal Alliances (with Dan Elfenbein)
- April 29 - David Schizer (Columbia University School of Law), Topic: Understanding Venture Capital Structure: A Tax Explanation for Convertible Preferred Stock (with Ron Gilson)
- May 13 - Milt Harris (University of Chicago), Joint with FBE Applied Microeconomics Workshop, Topic: Allocation of Decision-Making Authority
- May 20 - Bengt Holmstrom (MIT Economics Department), Joint with FBE Applied Microeconomics Workshop, Topic: Vision and Firm Scope (with Oliver Hart)
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Professor Marcela Prieto’s new book, “The Morality of the Laws of War,” argues for strengthening international law to el...