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.
Learn about our rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, our invaluable experiential learning opportunities, and the breadth and depth of our specialized areas of concentration and certificate offerings.
- Student Life
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.
- Alumni and Giving
Alumni and Giving
The global Trojan network of more than 10,000 law alumni and donors include recognized leaders in numerous fields who are deeply committed to supporting student and law school success.
Center for Law and Social Science (CLASS)
- CENTER FOR LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCE (CLASS)
- CLASS WORKSHOPS
- CLEO WORKSHOPS
- WORKING PAPER SERIES
- MAILING LIST
Location: USC Gould School of Law, Faculty Lounge, Room 433 (unless otherwise stated)
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Lunch served at 11:50 a.m.; Talk begins promptly at 12:00 p.m.)
Hard copies of all CLASS papers are available in room 461.
Online copies can be downloaded by clicking the title of the paper below as they become available. When not available for download, copies will be emailed to members of the CLASS email list. To join the list, please click here.
(Please note that some topics are to be announced)
- January 08 - Edward Morrison (Columbia Law School)
Title: Race and Bankruptcy
- January 22 - William Thompson (UC Irvine)
Title: "A New Crisis in Forensic Science: How Should Experts Present Source Conclusions?"
Jointly sponsored by Social Psychology Brown Bag Series.
- February 05 - Emily Ryo (USC)
Title: "Representing Immigrants: The Role of Lawyers in Immigration Bond Hearings"
- February 12 - Margaret Tankard (RAND)
Title: "The Effect of a Supreme Court Decision Regarding Gay Marriage on Social Norms and Personal Attitudes"
- February 26 - Alec Stone Sweet (National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law)
Title: “Arbitral Lawmaking and State Power: An Empirical Analysis of Investor-State Arbitration.”
- March 05 - Norbert Schwarz (USC Psychology)
Title: "How does the gut know truth? Intuitions of truth and their implications for fake news."
- March 19 - Dan Klerman & Eric Helland
Title: “Contingent Fees and Access to Justice“
Lunch will be provided.
- March 26 - Margaret Boittin (Osgoode Hall Law School, York University)
Title: "The Unintended Consequences of Mass-Media Anti-Trafficking Campaigns: Evidence from an Experimental Test in Nepal"
- April 09 - Hazel Markus (Stanford University, Dept. of Psychology)
Title: “American = Independent?”
- April 16 - Gillian Hadfield (USC)
Title: “Incomplete Contracting and AI Alignment”
Download: Hadfield Paper
- April 30 - Morgan Kousser (Caltech)
Title: "Do The Facts of Voting Rights Support Chief Justice Roberts’s Opinion in Shelby County?"
Download: Kousser Paper
- August 21 - Christian Grose (USC Political Science)
Title: “Public Officials' Private Financial Interests and Lawmaking”
- August 28 - John Matsusaka (USC Marshall)
Title: "When do Legislators Follow Constituent Opinion? Evidence from Matched Roll Call and Referendum Votes"
- September 11 - Pam McCann (USC Price School of Public Policy)
Title: "Congress and Judicidal Review of Agency Actions"
co-authored work with Charles R. Shipan, University of Michigan and Yuhua Wang, Harvard University
- September 18 - Jed Stiglitz
Title: "Reason-Giving and Statutory Fidelity"
- September 25 - Tom Dishion (ASU, Dept. of Psychology)
Title: “Scientific and Ethical Frontiers in Scaling up Family-based Interventions: The Family-checkup as a Case Example”
- October 02 - Frank Nagle (USC Marshall)
Title: "The Value of Crowds"
- October 09 - Deirdre Brown (Victoria University of Wellington)
Title: “There and back again: Interviewing Techniques and Memory Processes in Field and Laboratory-Based Settings”
Jointly sponsored by Social Psychology Brown Bag Series
- October 11 - Ron Harris (Tel Aviv University, The Buckmann Faculty of Law, Visiting at Stanford)
Title: “Three Trade Institutions, Three Paths of Migration: Sea Loan, Funduq/Caravanserai, and Commenda”
Jointly sponsored by the Social Psychology Brown Bag Series.
- October 16 - Andrew Coe (USC Marshall)
Title: "The Tragedy of Arming"
- October 23 - Jason Doctor (USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics)
Title: "Use of Behavioral Insights to Improve Healthcare Quality"
- October 30 - Joel Watson (UCSD Economics)
Title: "Statistical Evidence and the Problem of Robust Litigation"
- November 06 - Crystal Yang (Harvard Law School)
Title: "Racial Bias in Bail Decisions"
- November 20 - Paige Skiba (Vanderbilt University Law School)
Title: “The Consequences of Online Payday Lending”
- December 04 - David Herzig (Valparaiso University Law, visiting at Loyola Law School)
Title: "Structural Inequities between Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds"
Hollywood Comes to USC Gould
April 11, 2018
Screening of Shonda Rhimes series "For The People" draws more than 100 law students
Judges Rule: Gould Students Poised and Prepared
April 5, 2018
Moot court finalists shine in annual competition
Follow the Need
April 3, 2018
Children’s rights pioneer Marian Wright Edelman inspires at USC Gould