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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USC Gould helps prepare you for a stellar legal career. You can pursue a JD degree, one of our numerous graduate and international offerings, or an online degree or certificate.
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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.
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Lecturer in LawEmail: email@example.com
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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA
Last Updated: July 3, 2018
Stephan M. Ray is of counsel to the law firm of Owens & Gach Ray in Los Angeles. He was admitted to the Bar in California in 1979.
Ray attended UC Berkeley and UCLA where he received his BA in 1976. Ray graduated summa cum laude and was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Ray then attended Stanford Law School, where he received his JD in 1979. While at Stanford Law School, Ray was a member and associate editor of the Stanford Law Review (1977-1979) and served as an extern to the Honorable Stanley Mosk, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court (1978).
Ray is a Lecturer at both USC Gould School of Law (1989 – present) and at Stanford Law School (2002-2003 and 2006 – present). At USC Gould School of Law, Ray currently teaches Negotiation Skills (2016 – present), and he previously taught Corporate Reorganization (1989-2015). Ray currently teaches Corporate Reorganization at Stanford Law School.
Ray has served in several local and state Bar positions, including on the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. He has also been listed in “The Best Lawyers in America,” “Best Bankruptcy Lawyers in America,” and “California Super Lawyers.” Ray has been selected as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
May 23, 2023
Re: David B. Cruz
Professor David Cruz was recently interviewed about a controversial bill that was passed in Connecticut. "Paying even modest attention to the bill’s definitions should make it clear beyond doubt that it will not be the source of protections based upon the age of people to whom one is attracted or with whom one has sex," Cruz said.
"Fish, Whales, and a Blue Ethics for the Anthropocene: How Do We Think About the Last Wild Food in the Twenty-First Century?," 95:6 Southern California Law Review 1307-1343 (April 2023).
"California Exceptionalism in the Colorado River: A Brief History and Implications for the Future."
"Toward a Global Sustainable Development Agenda Built on Resilience" (with Murray W. Scown, Craig R. Allen, Lance Gunderson, David G. Angeler, Jorge H. Garcia, & Ahjond Garmestani), Global Sustainability (online publication April 2023).