About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-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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- CENTER FOR LAW AND PHILOSOPHY (CLP)
- CENTER FOR LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCE (CLASS)
- CENTER FOR LAW, HISTORY AND CULTURE (CLHC)
- CENTER FOR TRANSNATIONAL LAW AND BUSINESS (CTLB)
- INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM INSTITUTE (IRI)
- PACIFIC CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY AND ETHICS
- SAKS INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH LAW, POLICY, AND ETHICS
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Last Updated: December 20, 2017
Juan Ramos teaches Contract Drafting & Strategy for USC Gould School of Law’s online programs. Ramos has experience in transactional law, including corporate, contracts, real estate, and business law. Through his experience at premier law firms, as in-house counsel, as a contracts professor, and in his private practice, Ramos has advised clients and management on business issues, legal compliance matters and strategic initiatives.
In his private practice, Ramos advises clients on business matters such as corporate governance, entity formation, and due diligence. He represents clients in connection with structuring, negotiating and documenting commercial transactions. Ramos assists clients in reviewing corporate documents and legal agreements and advises them on strategic initiatives and business compliance issues. He also assists clients with due diligence in connection with business transactions.
As in-house counsel at a private company, Ramos provided senior executive management legal advice on company matters across various departments. His law firm experience included doing corporate work and practicing real estate law at premier law firms. Through his involvement as a board member in several nonprofits serving the community in which he was raised, Ramos uses his legal skills and experience to give back to the community. He is also a trustee of the Mexican American Bar Association and was previously a trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and a City of Los Angeles commissioner.
Prior to law school, Ramos was an investment banking analyst on Wall Street in New York, where he gained an understanding of the business and finance side of transactions and combines such understanding in performing legal analysis and in making decisions that require an understanding of both law and business.
Before attending Stanford Law School, Ramos attended Harvard, where he received his BA in Economics.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
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."
Sam Erman wrote an op-ed, "Devastation Without Representation in Puerto Rico," posted to The Los Angeles Times on September 20, 2018.
"Principles of Risk Imposition and the Priority of Avoiding Harm," Revus [Online] (2018).
Jody David Armour
"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.