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Stephen V. Elzie

Stephen V. Elzie

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: August 15, 2017




Stephen V. Elzie (JD 2012) has been a lecturer in law at USC Gould School of Law school since 2015, where he co-teaches USC’s Jessup International Law Moot Court Program (with Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, COO and General Counsel of SAG-AFTRA). Elzie’s research interests include security, human rights, and the development of international law, and he has been published in novel areas of law related to the travel ban.

In addition to his academic work, Elzie is active in political and legislative issues. He was appointed as a LACBA Delegate to the California Conference of Bar Associations (the lobbying arm of the State Bar) in 2015. Elzie is also a founding member and an organizer with the movement to recall California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, launched in response to Speaker Rendon’s decision to shelve SB 562, which would begin the process of establishing a single-payer healthcare system in the state.

Elzie received his BA with majors in philosophy and politics from UC Santa Cruz in 2009, and received his JD from USC in 2012. At USC, Elzie received American Jurisprudence Awards in criminal law and torts, and was a member of the USC Interdisciplinary Law Journal and the USC Jessup International Law Moot Court Team. Elzie served as a judicial extern to Judge Dolly M. Gee of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, as well as Judge Michael E. Pastor of the Los Angeles Superior Court. In private practice, Elzie has experience litigated an extensive array of matters, including employment, real estate, and business litigation.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Los Angeles Times
December 12, 2018
Re: Rob Saltzman

Rob Saltzman was interviewed on the necessity of public trust of the police, saying that "It is important people have confidence in the system that police are acting constitutionally."

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Sam Erman
September, 2018

Sam Erman wrote an op-ed, "Devastation Without Representation in Puerto Rico," posted to The Los Angeles Times on September 20, 2018.

Gregory Keating
September, 2018

"Principles of Risk Imposition and the Priority of Avoiding Harm," Revus [Online] (2018).

Jody David Armour
September, 2018

"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.