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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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Last Updated: August 30, 2021
Nadine Tan is a former judicial law clerk to the Hon. S. James Otero (Ret.) of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. After her clerkship, she practiced general and employment litigation and counseling at Parker, Milliken, Clark, O’Hara & Samuelian, where she was also active in recruiting associates and serving on the firm’s diversity and inclusion committee.
Tan is the treasurer and communications co-chair of the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association. She is passionate about community service, mentorship and advancing the interests and representation of Chinese and Asian American legal professionals. She was selected to the 2020 and 2021 Super Lawyers Southern California “Rising Stars” lists and was recognized by the Los Angeles County Bar Association as an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month honoree.
Tan is a double Trojan. She received her BS, magna cum laude, from the USC Marshall School of Business and minored in psychology. She received her JD from the USC Gould School of Law, where she was a peer mentor to incoming 1Ls and the alumni relations chair of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. She is a member of the California State Bar.
Nadine teaches Legal Profession to USC Gould LLM students.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
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."
Thomas D. Lyon
“Use of global trait cues helps to explain older adults’ decrements in detecting children’s lies” (with Alison O’Connor, Micaela Wiens, & Angela D. Evans) (in press), Legal and Criminological Psychology.
Thomas D. Lyon
“Causal indicators for assessing the truthfulness of child speech in forensic interviews” (with Zane Durante, Victor Ardulov, Manoj Kumar, Jennifer Gongola, & Shrikanth Narayanan) (in press), Computer Speech & Language.
Thomas D. Lyon
“The difficulty of teaching adults to recognize referential ambiguity in children's testimony: The influence of explicit instruction and sample questions” (with Breanne Wylie, Jennifer Gongola, & Angela D. Evans) (in press), Applied Cognitive Psychology.