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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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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
Jody Armour was interviewed on the Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod Podcast on the lack of charges against the police officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death. "As a law professor I teach my students that ethics are important to lawyers... It is especially disturbing for me to see the attorney general mislead the American public that way" regarding Breonna Taylors death, he said.
"Lessons from Luckin Coffee: The Underappreciated Risks of Variable Interest Entities," Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, July 28, 2020.
"Big is not necessarily bad," The Hill, July 30, 2020.
“The Death of the Income Tax (or, The Rise of America's Universal Wage Tax),” Indiana Law Journal 95 (2020): 1233.