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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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2013 USC Legal Studies Working Paper Series
13-1 Edward Kleinbard, Why Tax Revenues Must Rise.
13-2 Edward J. McCaffery, Distracted from Distraction by Distraction: Reimagining Estate Tax Reform (forthcoming in 40 Pepperdine Law Rev.).
13-3 Edward J. McCaffery, A Progressive's Silver Linings Playbook: Repeal Stepped-up Basis (in Tax Notes, February 25, 2013, p. 969).
13-4 Jonathan Barnett, Dynamic Analysis of Intellectual Property: Theory, Evidence and Policy.
13-5 Edward D. Kleinbard, Corporate Capital and Labor Stuffing in the New Tax Rate Environment.
13-6 Victor Fleischer and Nancy Staudt, The Supercharged IPO (Vanderbilt Law Review, forthcoming, 2014).
13-7 Jonathan Barnett, Copyright Without Creators.
13-8 Kevin J. Murphy, Regulating Banking Bonuses in the European Union: A Case Study in Unintended Consequences.
13-9 Daniel Klerman, Reading, Writing, and Questions in Advance: Teaching English Legal History.
13-10 Edward D. Kleinbard, Through a Latte, Darkly: Starbucks's Stateless Income Planning (in Tax Notes, June 24, 2013, pp. 1515-1535).
13-11 Gillian K. Hadfield and Barry R. Weingast, Law without the State: Legal Attributes and the Coordination of Decentralized Collective Punishment (in 1 Journal of Law and Courts 3-34 (March 2013)).
13-12 Gillian K. Hadfield and Dan Ryan, Democracy, Courts and the Information Order (in European Journal of Sociology 54 (2013), pp. 67-95).
13-13 Anthony M. Bertelli, Dyana P. Mason, Jennifer M. Connolly, David A. Gastwirth, Measuring Agency Attributes with Attitudes Across Time: A Method and Examples Using Large-Scale Federal Surveys (forthcoming in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory).
13-14 Meehan Rasch and David A. Rasch, Understanding the Procrastination Cycle (in The Learning Curve, Winter 2013).
13-15 David A. Rasch and Meehan Rasch, Overcoming Writer's Block and Procrastination for Attorneys, Law Students, and Law Professors (43 New Mexico Law Rev. 193 (2013)).
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