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 27 - Michal Barzuza (University of Virginia Law School) Topic: "Lemon Signaling in Cross-Listing."
- September 10 - Barry Weingart (Stanford University, Dept. of Political Science), Topic: "Self-Enforcing Constitutions: With an Application to Democratic Stability in America's First Century."
- September 17 - Alexander "Sasha" Volokh (Georgetown University Law Center), Topic: "Choosing Interpretive Methods: A Positive Theory of Judges and Everyone Else." Room change! - Faculty Lounge, Room 433.
- September 24 - Joanna Shepherd (Emory Law School), Topic: "Finger to the Wind: The Influence of Retention Politics on Judges' Decisions."
- October 22 - Glynn Lunney (Tulane University Law School), Topic: "Copyright's Price Discrimination Panacea."
- November 5 - Alessandro Lizzeri (NYU, Dept. of Economics), Topic: "Transparency and Economic Policy."
- November 19 - Jenna Bednar (University of Michigan Dept. of Political Science, Hoover Institution at Stanford University), Topic: "Behavioral Spillovers with Interdependent Institutions: An Experimental Study."
- December 3 - Ken Ayotte (Visiting Northwestern University School of Law), Topic: "Optimal Property Rights in Financial Contracting."
- December 10 - Abraham Bell (Visiting Fordham Law School), Topic: "Private Takings."
- December 17 - Bernard Black (University of Texas School of Law), Topic: "Defense Costs and Insurer Reserves in Medical Malpractice and Other Personal Injury Cases: Evidence from Texas, 1988-2004."
- January 14 - Joshua Fischman (Tufts University Dept. of Economics), Topic: "Decision-Making Under a Norm of Consensus: A Structural Analysis of Three-Judge Panels." Room change! - Faculty Lounge, Room 433.
- February 4 - William Henderson (Indiana University School of Law), Topic: The Elastic Tournament: A Second Transformation of the Big Law Firm.
- February 11 - James Spindler (USC Gould School of Law), Topic: "Are We Wrong About 10b-5? Insights from a Signaling Model of Fraud-on-the-Market."
- February 25 - Anita Anand (University of Toronto, Faculty of Law), Topic: "An Empirical Examination of the Governance Choices of Income Trusts."
- March 3 - Edward R. Morrison (Columbia Law School), Topic: "Creditor Control and Conflict in Chapter 11."
- March 10 - Tom Ginsburg (University of Illinois, College of Law), Topic: "Guarding the Guardians: Judicial Councils and Judicial Independence"
- March 31 - Josh Lerner (Harvard Business School), Topic: "Inducement Prizes and Innovation."
- April 14 - Devah Pager (Princeton University, Dept. of Sociology), Topic: "Race at Work: A Field Experiment of Discrimination in Low-Wage Labor Markets"
- April 21 - Henrik Lando (Copenhagen Business School), Topic: "On Contract, Ownership and Other Mechanisms for Allocating Goods over Time."
- April 28 - Kevin Quinn (Harvard University Dept. of Government and The Institute for Quantitative Social Science), Topic: "Viewpoint Diversity and Media Consolidation: An Empirical Study of National Newspapers."
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