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Lucas Quass

Lucas Quass

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: May 22, 2017




Lucas Quass is an associate in the Environment, Land & Resources Department of Latham & Watkins. Quass’ practice area is environmental law, with a particular focus on California water law and policy, major infrastructure improvements and state court writ of mandamus and similar litigation. He provides advice to private developers, corporations, government entities and nonprofit organizations regarding water rights in groundwater and surface water systems and environmental matters related to the California Environmental Quality Act. Quass has authored several articles and many client alerts on new developments in land use, water and environmental law. 

Quass received his BA from the UC Davis in 2005 and his JD from USC Gould School of Law in 2011, where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif. While in law school, he was the executive senior editor of the Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice and a USC Law and Mental Health Scholar at the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics. Quass is also a recipient of the Edward & Eleanor Shattuck Award for Outstanding Service to USC Gould.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Tribune
December 6, 2018
Re: Elyn Saks

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."

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.