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Lecturers in Law

With its proximity to downtown Los Angeles—home to major law firms, public interest groups and courthouses—and to the region's many entertainment, media and technology companies, USC Gould is able to draw on a wealth of legal talent. More than 100 Lecturers in Law bring to our classrooms their specialized legal knowledge and years of experience on the bench and bar, in business, and throughout government agencies to enrich the education of our JD, graduate and undergraduate students. In addition to being judges, prosecutors and law firm partners, our part-time faculty members have served as CEOs of motion picture studios, Supreme Court advocates, attorneys representing athletes and major sports teams, and counselors guiding biotech and internet entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Learning the law from such seasoned practitioners provides students with a nuanced appreciation of the connections between legal theory and real-world problem-solving.


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FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Washington Post
November 26, 2020
Re: Franita Tolson

Franita Tolson was interviewed about President Trump's continuing legal challenge against the election results. “Zombies are dead people walking among the living — this litigation is the same thing,” she said. “In terms of litigation that could change the election, all these cases are basically dead men walking.” She was also interviewed in U.S. News. The article originally appeared in AP News.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Thomas D. Lyon
October, 2020

“Understanding expert testimony on child sexual abuse denial after New Jersey v. J.L.G.: Ground truth, disclosure suspicion bias, and disclosure substantiation bias,” (with Shanna Williams & Stacia N. Stolzenberg) (in press). Behavioral Sciences & the Law.

Thomas D. Lyon
October, 2020

“Commentary on Tess Wilkinson-Ryan, Justifying Bad Deals,” Experimental Methods in Legal Scholarship Workshop, Zurich, Switzerland.

Dorothy S. Lund
October, 2020

Dorothy Lund participated on a panel discussion entitled “Index Fund Stewardship,” Rethinking Stewardship Conference, ECGI and Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership, Columbia Law School.