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.
Learn about our interdisciplinary curriculum, experiential learning opportunities and specialized areas.
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.
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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Lecturer in Law699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA
Last Updated: August 17, 2022
Mary Ray is a deputy public defender at the office of the Los Angeles County Public Defender. She is currently works in a felony trial assignment at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center. She handles many different types of cases including homicides, robberies, assaults, and domestic violence as well as sex cases. Prior to her current assignment she worked in the public defender’s training program. She joined the Public Defender’s office in 2017.
Prior to joining the public defender’s office she interned at the Los Angeles Public Law Library. Ray earned her juris doctor from Southwestern Law School in 2016 where she was president of Law Students for Reproductive Justice. Ray earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Religious Studies from San Diego State University. She currently teaches legal research at the USC Gould School of Law.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Clare Pastore was interviewed about how elite law schools push students onto a 'conveyor belt' to Big Law firms. "It certainly can appear to students that everyone is getting on that conveyor belt," she said. "And they think, 'I don't know what else is out there. I think I should get on, too.'"
D. Daniel Sokol
“The UK Can Be Start-Up Nation 2.0,” Kings College, United Kingdom.
D. Daniel Sokol
"The UK Can Be Start-Up Nation 2.0 if it Regulates Wisely," Op-Ed in NASDAQ, May 2, 2022.
Dorothy S. Lund
"Asset Managers as Regulators," University of Chicago Law School Faculty Workshop.