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.
Learn about our interdisciplinary curriculum, experiential learning opportunities and specialized areas.
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.
Participate in an unparalleled learning experience with diversity of people and thought. Get involved in the law school community and participate in activities that enhance your studies.
We work closely with students, graduates and employers to support successful career goals and outcomes. Our overall placement rate is consistently strong, with 94 percent of our JD class employed within 10 months after graduation.
Our faculty is distinguished for its scholarship, as well as for its commitment to teaching. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment.
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Last Updated: August 16, 2018
Yaphett Powell is a senior international business affairs attorney and deal lawyer at The Walt Disney Company’s corporate headquarters, where he specializes in international and domestic distribution deals and strategy for Disney’s full portfolio of film & TV studios and networks, including Disney, Pixar, ABC, ESPN, Marvel and Lucasfilm.
He has extensive experience with all forms of entertainment and media distribution business models such as Over-the-Top streaming (OTT), Direct-to-Consumer Digital Distribution (DTC), Digital Download/Streaming rights (EHVL/EST), Digital Locker rights (Movies Anywhere), Video-on-Demand (VOD), Pay-per-View (PPV), TV Everywhere authentication rights (TVE), linear television (free and pay), physical home video media (Blu-ray/DVD), and film/TV content applications (Apps) for consumer electronics devices such as Smartphones, Tablets, PCs/Macs, Game Consoles, Connected TVs, and Streaming Boxes/Sticks.
Prior to joining Disney, Yaphett held dual roles as a TV network executive and entertainment attorney at FOX Networks Group and also served as a Vice President attorney at a leading global digital distribution company. Before entering his career as in-house entertainment counsel, he spent 8 years as outside counsel at national and international law firms, where his practice focused on corporate law, M&A, finance, and international corporate transactions.
Powell holds a MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management, a JD from the University of Miami School of Law, and a BS from the University of Florida. He is admitted to practice in California and Florida.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Dean Andrew Guzman was quoted about the USC Gould JD Class Of 2025. “This is an important time to be studying law, as there is no profession that is more essential to the success of democracy,” he said. “Even the smallest legal changes can affect the lives of so many.”
"Legal Positivism for Legal Officials," Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.
"Tribal Water Rights and Tribal Health: The Klamath Tribes and the Navajo Nation During the COVID-19 Pandemic," St. Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy (Forthcoming 2023).
"Remembering the Ocean in Water Law," chapter for A Research Agenda for Water Law.