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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2008 USC Legal Studies Working Paper Series
- 08-1 Gregory C. Keating, Personal Inviolability and "Private Law."
- 08-2 Thomas D. Lyon, Lindsay C. Malloy, Jodi A. Quas, Victoria A. Talwar, Coaching, Truth Induction, and Young Maltreated Children's False Allegations and False Denials.
- 08-3 Thomas D. Lyon and Joyce S. Dorado, Truth Induction in Young Maltreated Children: The Effects of Oath-Taking and Reassurance on True and False Disclosures (32 Child Abuse & Neglect 738 (2008)).
- 08-4 Dan Simon, Daniel C. Krawczyk, Airom Bleicher, and Keith J. Holyoak, The Transience of Constructed Preferences (forthcoming in J. of Behavioral Decision Making (2008)).
- 08-5 George Lefcoe, Redevelopment Takings After Kelo: What's Blight Got to Do With It?
- 08-6 Andrei Marmor, The Ideal of the Rule of Law (forthcoming in the Blackwell Companion to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory).
- 08-7 George Lefcoe, After Kelo, Opportunistic TIF-Driven Economic Development: Forgoing Ineffectual Blight Tests; Empowering Property Owners and School Districts.
- 08-8 Gillian K. Hadfield, Legal Barriers to Innovation: The Growing Economic Cost of Professional Control over Corporate Legal Markets.
- 08-9 Gillian K. Hadfield, Framing the Choice between Cash and the Courthouse: Experiences with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (forthcoming in Law and Society Review).
- 08-10 Gillian K. Hadfield, The levers of legal design: Institutional determinants of the quality of law (in press, Journal of Comparative Economics).
- 08-11 Andrei Marmor, The Pragmatics of Legal Language.
- 08-12 Mary L. Dudziak, Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall's African Journey (forthcoming, Oxford University Press, 2008).
- 08-13 Mary L. Dudziak, Thurgood Marshall's Bill of Rights for Kenya (forthcoming in 11 Green Bag 2d 307 (Spring 2008)).
- 08-14 Mary L. Dudziak, Desegregation as a Cold War Imperative (41 Stanford Law Review 61 (1988)).
- 08-15 Dilan A. Esper and Gregory C. Keating, Putting "Duty" in its Place: A Reply to Professors Goldberg & Zipursky (41 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, August 2008).
- 08-16 Edward McCaffery, A Consumed Income Tax: A Fair and Simple Plan for Tax Reform.
- 08-17 Edward McCaffery, Behavioral Public Finance.
- 08-18 Edward McCaffery, Comments on Liebman and Zeckhauser, Simple Humans, Complex Insurance, Subtle Subsidies.
- 08-19 Edward McCaffery, Ten Facts About Fundamental Tax Reform (Tax Notes, December 2003).
- 08-20 Elizabeth Garrett, Direct Democracy and Public Choice (forthcoming in The Elgar Handbook on Public Law and Public Choice).
- 08-21 Jonathan M. Barnett, Gilles Grolleau, Sana El Harbi, The Fashion Lottery: Cooperative Innovation in Stochastic Markets.
- 08-22 Mary L. Dudziak, Mark Tushnet's Thurgood Marshall and the Rule of Law (26 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 711 (2008)).
- 08-23 Elizabeth Garrett, New Voices in Politics: Justice Marshall's Jurisprudence on Law and Politics (forthcoming in Howard L.J.).
- 08-24 Daniel Klerman, The Emergence of English Commercial Law: Analysis Inspired by the Ottoman Experience.
- 08-25 Matthew L. Spitzer, Television Duopoly in Small Markets and Diversity of the Airwaves.
- 08-26 Jonathan M. Barnett, Property as Process: How Innovation Markets Select Innovation Regimes (119 Yale L.J. 384 (2009)).
- 08-27 Dan Simon, In Praise of Pedantic Eclecticism: Pitfalls and Opportunities in the Psychology of Judging (in David E. Klein & Gregory Mitchell, eds., The Psychology of Judicial Decision Making, Oxford University Press (forthcoming)).
- 08-28 Ehud Kamar, The Story of Paramount Communications v. QVC Network: Everything Is Personal (forthcoming in J. Mark Ramseyer, Corporate Stories, Foundation Press, 2009).
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
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