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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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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Milene C. Apanian
USC Gould School of Law
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Last Updated: October 25, 2019
Milene C. Apanian is a partner at Abdulaziz, Grossbart & Rudman, where she assists contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, sureties, owners and developers prevent and resolve disputes on all types of public and private construction projects.
She counsels clients throughout the construction process, starting with contract drafting and negotiations. She negotiates and litigates business and construction transactions and disputes, breach of contract/termination lawsuits, mechanic’s lien and stop notice actions, change orders, delay, disruption, acceleration, extra work and changed conditions claims. She represents clients in administrative hearings, including Contractors’ State License Board disciplinary actions and complaints, public agency bid disputes and challenges, contractor responsibility and bid responsiveness issues, subcontractor listing law issues and substitutions, sole-sourcing, or-equal approvals and petitions for writ of mandate/prohibition. She routinely handles mediations, arbitrations and litigation from inception to settlement or trial.
Prior to practicing law, Apanian worked for local architectural firms and construction companies, and gained valuable knowledge and experience regarding the construction industry.
She is a frequent guest speaker for various construction trade associations, and periodically publishes construction law-related articles. Apanian has also taught construction law and contract drafting at Southwestern Law School.
Apanian obtained her bachelor’s degree in architecture from University of Southern California and her JD from Southwestern University School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in the State of California, Nevada and the Court of Federal Claims. Apanian’s California Architect Registration is currently pending.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Jean Reisz wrote an op-ed explaining why Ron DeSantis dropping migrants off on Martha’s Vineyard may be illegal. "Certain factors – like DeSantis’ intent and knowledge of the migrants’ immigration status – could create potential civil and criminal liability," she wrote.
"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.