About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-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.
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.
- Alumni and Giving
Alumni and Giving
The global Trojan network of more than 10,000 law alumni and donors include recognized leaders in numerous fields who are deeply committed to supporting student and law school success.
CLEO Workshops 2003-2004
Center for Law and Social Science (CLASS)
- CENTER FOR LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCE (CLASS)
- CLASS WORKSHOPS
- CLEO WORKSHOPS
- WORKING PAPER SERIES
- MAILING LIST
- July 24 - Samuel Fraidin and Michael Guttentag (USC Law School), Topic: "An Experimental Test of Interventions Intended to Reduce Fraudulent Group Behavior".
- August 25 - Paul Zak (Claremont Graduate University, Department of Economics) , Topic: "The Neurobiology of Trust"
- September 8 - Andrei Shleifer (Harvard University, Department of Economics), Topic: "The New Comparative Economics" with Simeon Djankov, Edward Glaeser, Rafael La Porta, and Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes
- September 15 - Philip Hoffman (California Institute of Technology), Topic: "What is Trust: Historical Evidence from Credit Markets in France"
- September 22 - David Schkade (University of Texas, McCombs School of Bus, Department of Management), Topic: "Ideological Voting on Federal Courts of Appeals: A Preliminary Investigation", with Cass R. Sunstein and Lisa Michelle Ellman, Location: Room 7
- September 29 - Steven Shavell (Harvard Law School), Topic: "On the Interpretation of Contracts"
- October 13 - Anup Malani (Probable - joint with RAND) Topic: "Testing for Placebo Effects using Data from Medical Trials"
- October 20 - Daniel Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin, Economy Department), Topic: "The Economics of Beauty", (Based on papers available at: http://www.eco.utexas.edu/faculty/Hamermesh) - Postpone for later date
- October 27 - Dan Kahan (Yale Law School), Topic: "The Logic of Reciprocity: A Theory of Collective Action and Law"
- November 3 - Robert Frank (Cornell University), Topic: "Expenditure Cascades", Location: Room 7
- November 10 - David Loughran (RAND Corporation, Institute for Civil Justice), Topic: "Deterring Fraud: The Role of General Damage Awards in Automobile Insurance Settlements"
- November 17 - Robert Keohane (Duke University, Department of Political Science), Topic: "The Preventive Use of Force: A Cosmopolitan Institutional Proposal", with Allen Buchanan; Center of International Studies (co-organizer), Location: Room 7
- November 24 - Marcel Boyer (CIRANO et University of Montreal), Topic: "Choosing Between Liability and Regulation in Terms of Social Welfare"
- December 1 - Eric Posner (University of Chicago, Law School) - one week visitor, Topic: "A Theory of International Law" with Jack L. Goldsmith
- December 8 - Ivo Welch (Yale University, School of Management) - one week visitor, Topic: "Who Should Pay for Bankruptcy Cost" with Arturo Bris and Alan Schwartz
- February 23 - W. Kip Viscusi (Harvard Law School) - Three day visitor, Topic: "Punitive Damages: How Judges and Juries Perform", with Joni Hersch
- March 1 - Richard McAdams (University of Illinois College of Law), Topic: "Testing the Focal Point Theory of Legal Compliance: Expressive Influence in an Experimental Hawk/Dove Game"
- March 8 - Gregory Clark (University of California, Davis, Dept. of Economics), Topic: "Can Institutions Shape Preferences? The Long Run Implications of Property Rights in the Malthusian Era"
- March 12 (Friday) - W. Bentley MacLeod (USC), Joint with Faculty Workshop, Topic: "On the Efficiency and Enforcement of Standard Form Contracts: The Case of Construction", with Surajeet Chakravorty, Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Location: USC Law School, Room 130
- March 22 - Jonathan Katz (California Institute of Technology), Joint with CSLP, Topic: "A New Approach to Measuring the Racial Impact of Redistricting" joint work with Gary King (Department of Government, Harvard University) and Andrew Gelman (Department of Statistics, Columbia University).
- March 29 - Jennifer Reinganum (Vanderbilt University, Department of Economics), Topic: "Secrecy and Safety", co-authored with Andrew F. Daughety
- April 5 - Justin Wolfers (Stanford Graduate School of Business), Topic: "Effects of Unilateral Divorce Laws on Household Bargaining", (Paper2)
- April 12 - Abhijit Banerjee (MIT Department of Economics): Joint workshop with Birnkrant Development Seminar, Topic: “History, Institutions and Economic Performance”
- April 19 - Barbara Koremenos (UCLA, Department of Political Science), Topic: "International Law for an Uncertain Environment"
- April 29 (Thursday) - Timothy Guinnane (Yale Department of Economics), Joint workshop with Birnkrant Development Seminar, Topic: "Diversification and Liquidity for Small Financial Institutions: German Credit Cooperatives in the 19th century" (No PAPER)
- May 3 - Robert Scott (University of Virginia Law School), Topic: “Embedded Options and the Irrelevance of the Compensation Principle in Contract Remedies”
The 1L class boasts the strongest median GPA to date, 3.82.
$1 million gift from USC Gould alum provides scholarship support
September 15, 2020
Generous gift from "Triple Trojan" David Howard (JD 1970) and his wife Susan
How social justice protests could affect the 2020 election
September 4, 2020
Prof. Jody Armour and USC experts discuss Presidential candidates' strategies