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.
Learn about our rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, our invaluable experiential learning opportunities, and the breadth and depth of our specialized areas of concentration and certificate offerings.
- Student Life
Participate in an unparalleled learning experience with diversity of people and thought. Get involved in the law school community and participate in activities that enhance your studies.
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.
- Alumni and Giving
Alumni and Giving
The global Trojan network of more than 10,000 law alumni and donors include recognized leaders in numerous fields who are deeply committed to supporting student and law school success.
- FACULTY DIRECTORY
- LECTURERS IN LAW DIRECTORY
- EXPERTS DIRECTORY
- FACULTY IN THE NEWS
- SCHOLARSHIP AND PUBLICATIONS
- DISTINCTIONS AND AWARDS
- + CENTERS
- 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
- WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES
Lecturer in Law699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA
Last Updated: August 31, 2017
Barbara K. Siegel was a supervising and managing attorney at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) from 1997 to 2011. She was the original supervising attorney involved in establishing and implementing the Health Consumer Center, a NLSLA project funded by The California Endowment. The Health Consumer Center (HCC) operates a multi-lingual health rights hotline and advocacy program for low-income residents of Los Angeles County, offering everything from telephone assistance to representation at administrative and court proceedings. In addition, HCC offers outreach and education on health benefit programs and does health policy work at the local, state and federal levels. While at NLSLA Siegel supervised the initiation of NLSLA’s Medical Legal Community Partnerships at the Northeast Valley Health Corporation’s Sun Valley Health Center, St. John’s Well Child & Family Center, and Clinica Oscar Romero.
Now retired from NLSLA, Siegel currently teaches two courses at Gould School of Law and Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California (USC): (1) Legal and Social Determinants of Health in Vulnerable Populations, and (2) Medical Legal Partnership Seminar and Practicum. The courses, which are both clinical and academic, teaches law and medical students to identify unmet legal needs that impact health and to work collaboratively to improve individual and community health status.
Siegel currently serves on Los Angeles County’s Hospital and Health Care Delivery Commission as well as the Los Angeles Department of Health Services Ambulatory Care Advisory Board.
Prior to joining Neighborhood Legal Services, Siegel worked at the law firm of Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O'Keefe & Nichols. Before attending law school, Siegel worked as a physical therapist specializing in the care of persons with chronic disabilities. In addition to her degree in physical therapy, Siegel has a MPH from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Public Health and a JD from Southwestern University School of Law.
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.