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 Law699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA
Last Updated: January 9, 2018
Anne Kiley has been practicing family law for over 25 years, and has been a certified family law specialist since 2001.
She recognizes the unique challenges presented by family law and has a unique ability to counsel clients through the complex and emotionally charged issues that arise during the proceeding.
Kiley is well known for being direct and efficient. She believes most cases can be resolved without trial, but knows when a case cannot be settled and has the skills to prepare and bring a case to resolution either way.
She believes that the relationship between a client and attorney is of paramount importance and to be successful requires trust and respect. A client deserves communication, responsiveness, guidance and an understanding of the proceeding to make educated decisions. Kiley also believes knowledge of the law and the rules of court are a critical component of proper representation and she is meticulous in her dedication to studying and understanding family law.
Her steadfast commitment to professionalism has led to numerous honors and awards. Kiley has an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell for professional excellence and ethical standards. She has also been recognized by Los Angeles Times Magazine as a Southern California “Super Lawyer” for the past 10 years, and as one of the top 50 women lawyers in Southern California since 2011. Additionally, Kiley has been named to “Best Lawyers in America” since 2007.
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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).