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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- August 28 - George Tsebelis (UCLA), Topic: "From the European Convention to the Brussels IGC and Beyond": "A Veto Players Analysis."
- September 11 - Pamela Samuelson (UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall), Topic: "Principles for Resolving Conflicts Between Trade Secrets and the First Amendment."
- September 25 - Andrew Hanssen (Montana State University), Topic: " 'Deja Vu All Over Again': Representative Government, Private Property, and the History of Eminent Domain." Co-sponsored with the USC Marshall School of Business Applied Economics Workshop
- October 9 - Andrea Prat (London School of Economics (LSE), Economics Department, Visiting NYU), Topic: "How Much Public Money Is Wasted and Why? Evidence from a Change in Procurement Law." Co-sponsored with the USC Marshall School of Business Applied Economics Workshop
- Octorber 23 - Robert Cooter (UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall), Topic: "Information, Innovation, and Poverty." Co-sponsored with the Institute for Economic Research on Civilizations: www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/ierc, and the Birnkrant Seminar in the Economic Department.
- November 6 - Lee Anne Fennell (University of Illinois College of Law),
Topic: "Property and Half-Torts."
- November 20 - Laura Beny (The University of Michigan Law School), Topic: "Why Do Firms Adopt (and Enforce) Voluntary Insider Trading Policies? Evidence From Canadian Firms"
- December 4 - Howard Shelanski (Berkeley School of Law), Topic: tba
- January 29- Laurence Iannaccone (George Mason University, Economics), Topic: "Religious Extremism: The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly."
Co-sponsored with the Institute for Economic Research on Civilizations: www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/ierc, and the Birnkrant Seminar in the Economic Department.
- February 12 - Jennifer F. Reinganum (Vanderbilt University, Economics),
- February 26 - Robert Daines (Stanford Law School), Topic: tba
- March 5 - K. Daron Acemoglu (MIT, Economics), Topic: "The Persistence of Institutions and Economic Growth." Co-sponsored with the Institute for Economic Research on Civilizations: www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/ierc, and the Birnkrant Seminar in the Economic Department, Time: 4:00-5:30 pm, Location: tba;
- March 26 - Hugo Mialon (Emory University, Economics), Topic: "The Effects of the Fourth Amendment: An Economic Analysis."
- April 9 - Philip T. Hoffman (Caltech), Topic: "Why Is It That Europeans Ended Up Conquering the Rest of the Globe? Prices, the Military Revolution, and Western Europe's Comparative Advantage in Violence." Co-sponsored with the Institute for Economic Research on Civilizations: www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/ierc, and the Birnkrant Seminar in the Economic Department.
- April 16 - Christine Jolls (Yale Law School), Topic: tba
- April 23 - Max Schanzenbach (Northwestern Law School), Topic: tba
- May 7 - Devah Pager (Princeton University, Sociology Department),
Topic: "Race at Work: Discrimination in Low Wage Labor Markets."
USC Gould Law Library showcases ‘rejuvenating power of music’
June 2, 2023
Performances feature LA Philharmonic concertmaster, saxophone quartet
‘The Best Beloved Thing is Justice’
June 1, 2023
New book by Gould alum Lisa Kloppenberg celebrates life of Judge and former Dean Dorothy W. Nelson
USC Gould Title IX trailblazer works to put more women in leadership roles
May 30, 2023
"If we can continue moving forward, the future is very bright," says Associate Dean Nickey Woods