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Ben Barnett
USC Gould School of Law

Ben Barnett

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: January 11, 2023

Ben Barnett is a senior staff attorney at Inner City Law Center, a nonprofit law firm that serves the most vulnerable individuals and families in Los Angeles County. In that capacity, he works as a trial attorney for indigent tenants facing eviction.

Before taking on this role, Barnett clerked for the Hon. Anthony W. Ishii of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. He also previously practiced civil litigation at a law firm in Chicago, and served as a judicial law clerk at both the Idaho Supreme Court and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Barnett received a JD and an MBA from Loyola University Chicago, and a BA in psychology and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

As a lecturer in law at the USC Gould School of Law, Barnett teaches a course introducing the structure, operation and methodology of the U.S. legal system.


Politi Fact
May 23, 2023
Re: David B. Cruz

Professor David Cruz was recently interviewed about a controversial bill that was passed in Connecticut. "Paying even modest attention to the bill’s definitions should make it clear beyond doubt that it will not be the source of protections based upon the age of people to whom one is attracted or with whom one has sex," Cruz said.


Robin Craig
April, 2023

"Marine Biodiversity: Trends, Targets, and the BBNJ," Lewis and Clark School of Law 2023 Environmental Law Symposium: Protecting Biodiversity: Five Decades of Progress but an Uncertain Future, Portland, OR, April 7, 2023.

Jonathan Barnett
April, 2023

Comment Letter from Law Professors, Economists, and Business School Professors to the Federal Trade Commission on Proposed Non-Compete Clause Rule, Jonathan Barnett (co-lead author, with Adam Mossoff and Ted Sichelman), April 19, 2023.

Robin Craig
April, 2023

"Survival Equity and Climate Change Triage: How to Decide Who Lives and Who Dies," presentation as part of Adapting to a Warming World: Perspectives from the Environmental Law Collaborative, Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative, University of Iowa School of Law, Iowa City, IA, April 14, 2023.