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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Amy M. Pellman, is a Superior Court Judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court. She was elected a commissioner in 2005 and appointed Judge in 2008. Pellman currently presides over a family law trial court and handles all surrogacy cases in Los Angeles County. Pellman also presided over a specialized court at the Edelman’s Children’s court where she heard dependency cases, case involving the ICWA, adoptions, contested private adoption cases and surrogacy.
Pellman is a featured speaker at numerous conferences and law schools, and was awarded the Adjunct Excellence in Teaching Award by Southwestern Law School. Pellman also has written extensively on legal issues related to children and families
Prior to joining the bench, Pellman was a nationally recognized advocate for children’s rights and received the highly coveted Child Advocacy Law Award from the American Bar Association, a national award that recognizes outstanding work and achievement on behalf of children. Pellman served as the legal director for The Alliance for Children’s Rights, a non-profit legal organization devoted to providing free legal services to children living in poverty. While at the Alliance, Pellman oversaw the legal services for The Alliance, directing impact litigation and individual legal services for children in foster care, children requiring medical assistance, and children with physical, mental and educational disabilities. Prior to joining the Alliance, Pellman served as a senior trial and appellate counsel for Dependency Court Legal Services representing children in foster care.
Pellman received her BA from Mount Holyoke College and law degree from City University of New York School of Law. She was a member of both the New York and California bars and practiced civil litigation in New York and served as a federal clerk for the Second Circuit of New York.
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.