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.
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- CENTER FOR LAW AND PHILOSOPHY (CLP)
- CENTER FOR LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCE (CLASS)
- CENTER FOR LAW, HISTORY AND CULTURE (CLHC)
- CENTER FOR TRANSNATIONAL LAW AND BUSINESS (CTLB)
- INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM INSTITUTE (IRI)
- PACIFIC CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY AND ETHICS
- SAKS INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH LAW, POLICY, AND ETHICS
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Lecturer in Law699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 338
Last Updated: November 8, 2017
Paul Zimmerman is an attorney and writer who has helped shape the messaging strategies and provided written content and supporting visuals for dozens of corporate clients, including Bolthouse Farms (a leading producer of good-for-you-products that has revolutionized healthy food marketing), Caruso Affiliated (recognized as one of the country’s most innovative and successful developers of retail complexes), Fly On The Wall Entertainment (producers of the highly acclaimed Big Brother reality series), KKR & Co. L.P. (the global investment firm formerly known as Kohlberg Kravis Roberts), TGen (the world leader in genomics research and application), and Sesame Workshop (the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street). He also writes for a prominent Los Angeles-based law firm, and has crafted speeches for former First Lady Michelle Obama as well as several powerhouse CEO’s.
Zimmerman has worked in partnership with award-winning television producers/storytellers to create a slate of docuseries centered on the world of sports. In addition, he has, for years, enjoyed his position as a lecturer in law at the USC Gould School of Law, where he teaches Legal Writing. In a prior life (or so it seems), Zimmerman practiced law, primarily serving a business and entertainment clientele.
A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (BA) and University of Southern California (JD), Zimmerman is a devoted husband and the father of identical twin teenage boys. Given the time, he surfs, plays tennis, and rarely passes up a game of Scrabble.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Elyn Saks was quoted in an article exploring the economic and social costs that occur due to the mistreatment of persons suffering from mental illness. "Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of Schizophrenia," she said. "My prognosis was ‘grave’: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, or get married. My home would be a board-and-care facility, my days spent watching TV in a day room with other people debilitated by mental illness.” The author of the article went on to discuss the ways that people dealing with mental health issues should be cared for, arguing that they "have the right to live with dignity just as anyone with diabetes or hypertension or heart disease. Mental illness, after all, is an illness like any other."
Sam Erman wrote an op-ed, "Devastation Without Representation in Puerto Rico," posted to The Los Angeles Times on September 20, 2018.
"Principles of Risk Imposition and the Priority of Avoiding Harm," Revus [Online] (2018).
Jody David Armour
"Where Bias Lives in the Criminal Law and its Processes: How Judges and Jurors Socially Construct Black Criminals," American Journal of Criminal Law 45 (2018): 203.