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Adam Sieff

Adam Sieff

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: January 18, 2018




Adam Sieff is a commercial and constitutional litigator in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins LLP. He represents entertainment and technology companies in civil antitrust and intellectual property cases, as well as non-profit civil rights organizations like Equality California and the NAACP in impact constitutional litigation. Outside of his practice, he serves as vice chair of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy in Los Angeles, and on the boards of various civic organizations.

Sieff received his JD with distinction from Stanford Law School, where he was editor of the Stanford Law & Policy Review and awarded the John Hart Ely Prize for legal scholarship on the intersection of jurisprudence and democratic theory. He received his AB summa cum laude from Columbia University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, awarded the Charles A. Beard Prize for his thesis (Between Global Citizenship and Empire: A Political Concept for International Order, 22 J. Pol. & Soc. 2 (2011)) and given the Edwin M. Robbins Prize for public service. He lives in Silver Lake.

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.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Ariela Gross
November, 2019

Ariela Gross has been elected as the new Chair of the Legal History Section of the American Association of Law Schools. 

Daniel Klerman
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“Legal Origin from Outer Space,” Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Claremont-McKenna College, Claremont, CA.

Thomas D. Lyon
November, 2019

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