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Ronald Gibson

Ronald Gibson

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: January 16, 2020




Ronald Gibson is an experienced trial attorney, having litigated numerous cases in federal and state court to decision or verdict, and through appeals, including class action employment cases, administrative proceedings before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the North Carolina and South Carolina utility regulatory commissions and the North Carolina Property Tax Commission. His diverse professional career involves legal and management experience, including private law practice, in-house counsel, officer level management and external management consulting. In addition, Gibson led the confidential review of management of a collegiate athletic conference, which led significant operational reforms.

He has held significant leadership positions in the legal profession, including election in 2015 as president of the North Carolina State Bar. He is currently a member of the Board of Law Examiners, which oversees the North Carolina Bar Exam. In 2012, he was elected director of Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of North Carolina and continues to serve as a member of the governance, claims and finance and audit committees. In January 2019, he was presented with the Chief Justice’s Professionalism Award by the Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court for “dedication and commitment to the principles of professionalism in the legal community in North Carolina.”

His current law practice involves civil litigation in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies, as well as representing various agencies and departments of North Carolina’s largest county, including the Tax Assessor and the Board of Elections. He has served as counsel to Livingstone College in North Carolina since 2005, handling a broad range of matters. 

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.

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

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