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.
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2006 USC Legal Studies Working Paper Series
- 06-1 Daniel Klerman, Legal Infrastructure, Judicial Independence, and Economic Development
- 06-2 Elizabeth Garrett and Adrian Vermeule, Transparency in the Budget Process
- 06-3 Terry A. Maroney, Emotional Competence, "Rational Understanding," and the Criminal Defendant
- 06-4 Mary L. Dudziak, Discrimination and Diplomacy: Recovering the Fuller National Stake in 1960s Civil Rights Reform
- 06-5 Mary L. Dudziak, Working Toward Democracy: Thurgood Marshall and the Constitution of Kenya, 56 Duke L.J. 721 (2006).
- 06-6 James C. Spindler, Conflict or Credibility: Analyst Conflicts of Interest and the Market for Underwriting Business
- 06-7 Andrei Marmor, How Law is Like Chess
- 06-8 Edward J. McCaffery, Behavioral Economics and Fundamental Tax Reform
- 06-9 Andrei Marmor, Are Constitutions Legitimate?
- 06-10 Ehud Kamar, Pinar Karaca-Mandic, and Eric Talley, Going-Private Decisions and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002: A Cross-Country Analysis
- 06-11 Mary L. Dudziak, Making Law, Making War, Making America (revised 12/6/06).
- 06-12 Dilan A. Esper and Gregory C. Keating, Abusing "Duty"(79 So. Cal. Law Rev. 265 (2006)).
- 06-13 Edward J. McCaffery, A Tale of Two Davids: Commentary on David Weisbach's "Implementing Income and Consumption Taxes: An Essay in Honor of David Bradford."
- 06-14 Elizabeth Garrett and Mathew D. McCubbins, The Dual Path Initiative Framework.
- 06-15 George Lefcoe, CEQA Analysis of Development Displaced by Rejected Projects (forthcoming in Ecology Law Quarterly, Nov. 2006).
- 06-16 James C. Spindler, Why Shareholders Want Their CEOs to Lie More after Dura Pharmaceuticals.
- 06-17 Gregory C. Keating, Strict Liability and the Mitigation of Moral Luck.
- 06-18 Thomas D. Lyon and Karen J. Saywitz, From Post-Mortems to Preventive Medicine: Next Steps for Research on Child Witnesses (forthcoming in 26 J. of Social Issues, No. 3).
- 06-19 Lindsay C. Malloy, Thomas D. Lyon, and Jodi A. Quas, Filial Dependency and Recantation of Child Sexual Abuse Allegations (forthcoming in J. of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry).
- 06-20 Ariela Gross, "The Caucasian Cloak": Mexican Americans and the Politics of Whiteness in the 20th-Century Southwest (forthcoming in 95 Georgetown L. J. (2006)).
- 06-21 Ariela Gross, Slavery, Antislavery, and the Coming of the Civil War (forthcoming in Christopher C. Tomlins & Michael Grossberg, eds., The Cambridge History of Law in America (Cambridge University Press, 2007)).
- 06-22 Mary L. Dudziak, The Case of "Death for a Dollar Ninety-Five": Miscarriages of Justice and Constructions of American Identity (in Austin Sarat and Charles Ogletree, Jr., eds., When Law Fails: Making Sense of Miscarriages of Justice (NYU Press, 2009)) .
USC Law Launches Online Human Resources Certificate
June 7, 2018
New online certificate will help professionals advance in the field.
Washington Post Publisher Challenges and Inspires
May 17, 2018
Gould alum Fred Ryan urges new lawyers to keep pace with “disruptive change”
Standout Ceremony for LLM Commencement
May 17, 2018
Representing 46 countries, Class of 2018 is Gould's most diverse ever