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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Last Updated: June 30, 2017
Appointed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2005, the Hon. Daniel Stephen Murphy is a Superior Court Judge for the County of Los Angeles. As a judge, he has been honored by the Whittier Bar Association and the Southeast Bar Association.
Previous to his appointment, Murphy was a municipal lawyer for the City of Long Beach, serving first as a deputy city prosecutor, then as a deputy city attorney, a principal deputy city attorney, and finally, as assistant city prosecutor.
Murphy attended the University of California at Los Angeles, graduating in 1984 with a BA degree in Political Science. He attended Loyola Law School and received his JD in 1987. At Loyola, he was on the Dean’s List 1984-85 and 1986-87. Murphy received the American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in Criminal Law and was a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. While attending Loyola Law School, Murphy clerked at the law firm of Chase, Rotchford, Drukker & Bogust from 1985-1987.
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Robin Craig was cited in an article about Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency, in which the Sacketts are challenging the EPA's authority to regulate the use of their land under the Clean Water Act. Even if a given parcel (such as the Sackett's property) is not part of the "waters of the United States," activities on that parcel that result in pollution reaching regulated waters could be sufficient to subject such activities to federal regulation, she said. Please note this is a citation of a blog post by Craig on the American College of Environmental Lawyers website.
"The Institution of Contract," International Philosophy of Contract Law Seminar, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile.
"Water Judges in Utah," 2022 Annual Utah Judges Conference, Midway, Utah.
Moderator, “A Changing Environment: Exploring the Impacts of Climate Change on Communities and Natural Resources.” 30th Annual Fall Conference on Environmental, Energy, and Resources Law, American Bar Association Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources, Nashville, Tenn.