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.
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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: December 8, 2022
Brett Meyerhoff is a co-instructor for LAW 874: Advanced Supreme Court Advocacy, which will be taught during the Spring 2023 semester. Meyerhoff is an associate in the Los Angeles office of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is a part of the firm’s litigation group. As a member of McDermott, Meyerhoff represents clients at both the trial and appellate level. His cases have covered many areas of law, including antitrust exclusive dealing and monopolization, trade secret misappropriation and constitutional criminal procedure.
At the trial level, Meyerhoff has won numerous dispositive motions, second-chaired a bench trial, and successfully defended clients in both state and federal court. At the appellate level, Meyerhoff has filed briefs and petitions with the U.S. Supreme Court and state courts of appeals, and successfully argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Meyerhoff also maintains a very active pro bono practice and participates in the firm’s Pro Bono & Community Service committee. His pro bono practice includes the representation of individuals in immigration proceedings before the Board of Immigration Appeals and federal appellate courts.
Meyerhoff previously served as a law clerk to the Hon. Johnnie B. Rawlinson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. During his clerkship, Meyerhoff had the opportunity to assist the Court with the resolution of approximately 50 cases and assisted with the drafting of 15 opinions and memorandum dispositions.
Meyerhoff received his BA, summa cum laude, from the University of California, Irvine, and his JD from the UCLA School of Law.
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Michael Simkovic recently discussed how many crypto firms are working to reorganize after the economic market downturns. “Cryptocurrency firms basically have to answer the question, ‘What is the value that they provide that existing financial institutions cannot provide just as well,’” Simkovic said.
"Climate Adaptation in the United States," 9 Frontiers in Marine Science, Special Topic: Ocean Governance and Climate Adaptation: Comparing Responses, Charting Future Courses (2022).
"Why Parents' Interests Matter," 133 Ethics 271 (Forthcoming 2023).
"The China Innovation Challenge," Center for Strategic & International Studies, Washington, D.C., December 9, 2022.