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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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.
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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.
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March 16, 2023
Re: Robin Craig
Professor Robin Craig was interviewed about the Navajo nation's water issues in a drought-stricken area. "Craig said the 9th Circuit’s approach comes from a 1908 Supreme Court case that found tribes had some water rights where they were not explicitly granted."
"Legal Dimensions of Coastal Adaptation Planning," AdaptLA webinar, USC Sea Grant, February 23, 2023.
“Legal Aspects of Coastal Adaptation,” Online Public Lecture, AdaptLA Lecture Series, USC Sea Grant, February 23, 2023.
Comments on Joanna Langille, "The Subjects of Tort Law, North American Workshop of Private Law Theory," UCLA School of Law.