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Faculty Distinctions and Awards

Faculty of the USC Gould School of Law have been widely recognized for their achievements in scholarship and teaching and for their contributions to the profession and the public. They are frequently invited to testify before Congress and other bodies and to deliver distinguished lectures at universities, learned societies and national and international meetings. They have also received numerous prizes and been elected to membership in important academies and institutes, including:

American Law Institute

American Bar Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Elected Member)

National Academy of Medicine (Elected Member)

National Academy of Medicine (Elected Member)

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Carnegie Corporation of New York

  • Emily Ryo [Andrew Carnegie Fellow, 2017-19]
Fulbright Scholar

Council for International Exchange of Scholars

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar


Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust

Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust

  • Elyn Saks [Beckman Award, 2018, for a teacher who has inspired former students to create an organization which has demonstrably conferred a benefit on the community at large]
  • Clare Pastore [Beckman Award, 2013, for a teacher who has inspired former students to make a significant contribution to society]

Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences

Harvard University Society of Fellows

Institute for Advanced Study

Radcliffe Institute

Rockefeller Foundation

Stanford Humanities Center

The Justice Collaborative Institute

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American College of Bankruptcy

American College of Bankruptcy

International Academy of Mediators

Society of American Historians

Society for Empirical Legal Studies

American Association of Law Libraries

American Bar Foundation

  • Emily Ryo [JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholar, 2020]

American Law Institute

Association of American Law Schools

  • Elyn Saks [Law and Mental Disability Distinguished Service Award, 2020]
Outstanding Contributions to the LGBT Community (California State Assembly Resolution No 1420)

California State Assembly

  • Clare Pastore [Outstanding Advocacy on Behalf of the Poor in California, 2004, Resolution No. 2638]
  • David Cruz [Outstanding Contributions to the LGBT Community, 2010, Resolution No.1420]

Who's Who in America

  • Elyn R. Saks [Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award]
Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award

Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award

USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching

USC Lifetime Achievement Award

USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching

USC Associates Awards for Creativity in Research and Scholarship

USC Associates Awards for Excellence in Teaching

USC Associates Awards for Excellence in Teaching

  • 2014: Thomas Griffith
  • 1984: Stephen J. Morse
  • 1977: Robert C. Ellickson
  • 1974: Scott H. Bice
  • 1970: Gary Bellow
  • 1967: Leonard G. Ratner
  • 1962: Victor S. Netterville
  • 1961: G. Richard Wicks
Provost's Award for Mentoring

Provost's Award for Mentoring

USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching

Mellon Mentoring Award

William A. Rutter Distinguished Teaching Award

Walter Wolf Award for Defense of Academic Freedom (USC Academic Senate)

Walter Wolf Award for Defense of Academic Freedom (USC Academic Senate)

Distinguished Faculty Service Award (USC Academic Senate)

Distinguished Faculty Service Award (USC Academic Senate)

Book and Article Awards

  • Sam Erman, for ALMOST CITIZENS: PUERTO RICO, THE U.S. CONSTITUTION, AND EMPIRE

    • William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Book Prize (best book in American legal history by an early career scholar) 2019, American Society for Legal History
  • Ariela J. Gross, for WHAT BLOOD WON'T TELL: A HISTORY OF RACE ON TRIAL IN AMERICA

    • James Willard Hurst, Jr. Prize (best book in sociolegal history), 2009, Law and Society Association
    • Prize for Best Book on Race, Ethnicity and Politics, 2009, American Political Science Association
    • Lillian Smith Book Award, 2009, Southern Regional Council, University of Georgia Libraries and the DeKalb County Public Library/Georgia Center for the Book
    • CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of 2009

  • Elyn R. Saks, for THE CENTER CANNOT HOLD: MY JOURNEY THROUGH MADNESS

    • Top Ten Non-Fiction Books of the Year, 2007, Time Magazine
    • National Best Books 2008 Awards, Winner in the Health: Psychology/Mental Health Category, USA Book News Award
    • Advocacy Award, 2007, Mental Health Advocacy Services
    • Best Memoir in Inspirational Category, 2007, Books for a Better Life
    • National Alliance on Mental Illness, Outstanding Media Awards: Literary Award
    • National Alliance on Mental Illness-NYC Metro's Kenneth Johnson Memorial Research Library, 2008 Ken Book Award
    • Jacques Brien Prize, Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
    • Mardi Arquette Spirit Award, 2008, Southern California Counseling Center
    • Distinguished Citizen Award, 2008, American College of Psychoanalysts

  • Dan Simon, for IN DOUBT: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS

    • Book Award for Authored Book, 2015, American Psychology-Law Society

  • Christopher D. Stone, for WHERE THE LAW ENDS

    • Best Book Award (Social Issues in Management Division), 1992, Academy of Management

  • Daniel Klerman, for Was the Jury Ever Self-Informing?

    • Sutherland Prize (best article in English legal history), 2004, American Society for Legal History

  • Daniel Klerman, for Settlement and the Decline of Private Prosecution in Thirteenth Century England

    • David Yale Prize (distinguished contribution to the history of the laws and legal institutions of England and Wales), 2001, Selden Society

  • Michael Simkovic, for Competition and Crisis in Mortgage Securitization

    • Best Professional Article, 2012, American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers

Professional Recognition

(Leadership in Scholarly Organizations; National Fellowships; etc.)

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

CNN
April 7, 2021
Re: Edward McCaffery

Edward McCaffery wrote and op-ed in favor of the Biden administration's plan to increase the corporate tax rate. "There's a time for everything, including to tax and spend," he wrote. "Jeff Bezos gets it."

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Michael Simkovic
February, 2021

"Income Taxes and Work Hours," University of Virginia Law and Economics Workshop, University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, VA.

Dorothy S. Lund
February, 2021

“The Corporate Governance Machine” (with Elizabeth Pollman), 122 Columbia Law Review (forthcoming 2022)

Michael Simkovic
February, 2021

“Income Taxes & Work Hours,” Florida Tax Review.