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.
Participate in an unparalleled learning experience with diversity of people and thought. Get involved in the law school community and participate in activities that enhance your studies.
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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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Last Updated: August 16, 2022
Andrew J. Starrels is an attorney in Holland & Knight LLP's Century City and Los Angeles offices and a member of the firm's West Coast land use and environmental group. Starrels focuses his transactional practice on issues surrounding the development and operation of real estate. His practice includes entitlements, zoning analyses and securing land use approvals for all manner of development projects, in addition to the documentation and closing of acquisition, disposition, finance and leasing transactions, as well as questions related to property operations, compliance and permitting issues. His clients include developers and property owners on an institutional as well as individual scale, and lenders, investors and agents.
Starrels has spent three decades navigating the transactional and regulatory challenges pertinent to real estate development and investment from the perspectives of private practice as well as in-house and business roles. He served as the general counsel of a prominent Southern California real estate development company, as well as the principal of his own law firm and real estate consulting company, in addition to national real estate investment companies and law firms. Starrels has overseen the development and entitlement of multifamily, mixed-use and office developments, and directed property and asset management functions nationwide. He has supervised evaluative and diligence assessments of individual assets, development platforms, property portfolios and real estate related management and operating companies, including hospitality and transportation assets and several professional sports franchises. His experience includes site evaluation, feasibility analysis, due diligence, repositioning and renovation plans, loan structuring, construction management and supervision, development and operations.
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June 5, 2023
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Law schools have been adapting to the increase in technological advancements, especially with the increased need for attorneys with the creation of AI. “Attorneys work on the front end, conducting threat assessments to ensure that their clients’ systems and data are protected, and on the back end, to navigate any legal issues that may arise as a result of the attacks," Gruzas said.
"Fish, Whales, and a Blue Ethics for the Anthropocene: How Do We Think About the Last Wild Food in the Twenty-First Century?," 95:6 Southern California Law Review 1307-1343 (April 2023).
"California Exceptionalism in the Colorado River: A Brief History and Implications for the Future."
"Toward a Global Sustainable Development Agenda Built on Resilience" (with Murray W. Scown, Craig R. Allen, Lance Gunderson, David G. Angeler, Jorge H. Garcia, & Ahjond Garmestani), Global Sustainability (online publication April 2023).