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.
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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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"Our objective is to help people with mental illness lead fulfilling and productive lives."
-- Elyn Saks
The Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics is a think tank dedicated to interdisciplinary and collaborative research among scholars and policymakers around issues of mental illness and mental health. As a research institute, the goal is to study issues at the intersection of law, mental health, and ethics as well as influence policy reform and advocacy actions for improved treatment of people with mental illness. Ultimately, an interdisciplinary approach to these important issues will promote a society of well-rounded persons who work with deep satisfaction and integrity and enjoy a clear mind.
USC Gould's Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics presents
Fall 2021 Distinguished Lecture:
COVID and Mental Health/Illness
Thursday, November 18, 2021
12:15 - 1:30 p.m (PST)
Answering the Role Call
November 12, 2021
LaVonda Reed inspires as first African American dean of Georgia State University College of Law
The USC Gould School of Law honors and thanks members of the law school community who have served in the military
Guiding the fight for human rights
November 8, 2021
Q&A with Henna Pithia (JD 2015), visiting clinical assistant professor of law