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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- August 22 - Eric Helland (Claremont McKenna University), Topic: "How Much Should Judges be Paid? An Empirical Study on the Effect of Judicial Pay," with James Anderson.
- August 29 - Jonathan Masur (University of Chicago), Topic: "Patent Inflation."
- September 19 - Kathryn Zeiler (Georgetown University), Topic: "Are Medical Malpractice Damages Cap Study Results Method-Dependent?"
- October 3 - Benjamin Hermalin (University of California, Berkeley), Topic: "The Welfare Consequences of Legal System Improvement."
- October 10 - Justin Wolfers (University of Pennsylvania), Topic: "Forecasting Elections: Voter Intentions versus Expectations."
- October 17 - William Hubbard (University of Chicago), Topic:   "The Problem of Measuring Legal Change, with Application to Bell Atlantic v. Twombly"
- October 31 - Yehonatan Givati (Harvard Law School), Topic: "The Optimal Structure of Tax Policymaking: Rulemaking, Adjudication, Advance Ruling and Licensing ."
- November 14 - Frank Partnoy (University of San Diego), Topic: "Disclosure Strategies and Shareholder Litigation Risk: Evidence from earnings restatements."
- November 28 - Gary Charness (University of California, Santa Barbara), Topic: "How Communication Affects Flexibility: An Experimental Study of Formal and Informal Contracting."
- January 9 - Abraham Wickelgren (University of Texas), Topic: "Admissible Third Party Litigation Funding Contracts as a Way to Constrain the Exploitation of Plaintiffs." with Ronen Avraham.
- January 23 - Richard Epstein (New York University), Topic: "The Constitutional Paradox of the Durbin Amendment: How Monopolies are Offered Constitutional Protections Denied To Competitive Firms."
- February 6 - Vikramaditya Khanna (University of Michigan Law School), Topic: "CEO Connectedness within Executive Suites and Corporate Frauds."
- February 27 - Andrew Daughety & Jennifer Reinganum (Vanderbilt University), Topic: "Divided Responsibilities and Resilient Policy Regimes: Imperfect Competition and Products Liability When Harm is Cumulative."
- March 5 - Giuseppe Dari-Mattiaci (University of Amsterdam, Visiting Professor at University of Chicago), Topic: "The Good-Faith Purchaser: Markets, Culture, and the Legal System."
- March 19 - Zorina Khan (Bowdoin College), Topic: "Promoting the Useful Arts: Technological Innovation Outside the Patent System, 1790-1890."
- April 2 - Ronald Mann (Columbia Law School), Topic: "Patent Examiners and Patent Quality."
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Professor Marcela Prieto’s new book, “The Morality of the Laws of War,” argues for strengthening international law to el...