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William Enger
USC Gould School of Law

William Enger

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: August 27, 2021




William Enger teaches the fundamentals of objective legal writing and analysis to international students in the Master of Laws (LLM) program at the USC Gould School of Law. This course is an exercise in cross-cultural communication and writing techniques, using both on-site and on-line resources.

Enger has more than 30 years’ experience practicing law with emphases in business, general liability, insurance coverage and marine and transportation litigation, including first chair jury trial experience.

He served on the California State Bar Advisory Commission on Admiralty and Maritime Law from 2009 to 2015, focusing on the qualification of certified legal specialists. He was president of the Marine Underwriters of Southern California for the 2013-14 term and was selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America (Admiralty and Maritime Law 2019-20).

Enger received his JD in 1989 from UCLA School of Law. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1985 with a BA in Political Economy. He is a native of Southern California but has traveled extensively and lived abroad in Japan and the in Republic of Korea.  

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West Central Tribune
September 7, 2021
Re: Susan Estrich

Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the hypocrisy of certain laws in Texas. "You have to hand it to those Texans," she wrote. "On one hand, they believe in liberty — to not wear a mask. But for the victim of rape or incest to have control over her body? No way."

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