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Susan Seager

Susan Seager

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: July 9, 2019




Susan Seager is an attorney at Davis Wright Tremaine providing legal review and opinion letters on documentaries, books, television productions, films and news stories. She teaches Intellectual Property and First Amendment at USC Gould School of Law, and has taught Mass Communication Law to undergraduate and graduate students at the USC Annenberg School for Journalism for over 15 years. Seager also served as a part-time columnist for The Wrap, where she wrote about the First Amendment, voter rights, immigration and other legal issues. In prior years, Seager was a vice president in the litigation team at Fox Entertainment Group for a decade. Seager earned her BA degree from Stanford University and her JD degree from Yale Law School.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Los Angeles Times
January 15, 2020
Re: Wayne Sandholtz

Wayne Sandholtz, a faculty member part of both USC Gould and USC Dornsife, wrote an op-ed discussing how Trump is “a few steps from becoming a new kind of autocrat –an elected one.” He analyzes how Trump’s strategies and actions mirror those of other elected autocrats, naming Viktor Orban, Vladimir Putin, and Rodrigo Duterte as examples.

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Ariela Gross
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Thomas D. Lyon
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Thomas Lyon commented on Roseanna Sommers’, “Commonsense Consent,” at the 14th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Claremont-McKenna College.