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.
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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The global Trojan network of more than 10,000 law alumni and donors include recognized leaders in numerous fields who are deeply committed to supporting student and law school success.
Faculty Workshops and Conferences
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- CENTER FOR LAW, HISTORY AND CULTURE (CLHC)
- CENTER FOR TRANSNATIONAL LAW AND BUSINESS (CTLB)
- INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM INSTITUTE (IRI)
- PACIFIC CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY AND ETHICS
- SAKS INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH LAW, POLICY, AND ETHICS
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Location: USC Gould School of Law, Rm. 130 (unless otherwise stated)
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., every other Thursday (unless otherwise stated)
- February 11, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Anita Krishnakumar (St. John's University)
- March 11, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Robin Craig
- March 25, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Dan Klerman (USC)
Title: The Transformation of the Art World: Choice of Law, Norms, and Institutions (with Anja Shortland)
- April 15, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Dan Simon (USC)
- April 22, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Marcela Prieto (USC)
- September 03, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: John Matsusaka (USC)
Title: “Let the People Rule: How Direct Democracy Can Meet the Challenge of Populism”
- September 17, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Guy Charles (Duke)
Title: “Race, Political Power, and American Democracy: Voting Rights Law and Policy for a Divided America.”
- September 24, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Greg Keating (USC)
Title: “Form and Substance in the ‘Private Law’ of Torts”
Commentator: Gary Watson
- October 15, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Wayne Sandholtz (USC)
Title: Constructing a Regional Human Rights Legal Order: The Inter-American Court, National Courts, and Judicial Dialogue, 1988 - 2014
Commentator: Marcela Prieto Rudolphy
- October 22, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Jody Armour
Title: “N*GGA THEORY: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law”
- October 28, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Jasmine Harris (UC Davis)
Title: “Taking Disability Public”
Commentator: Ed McCaffery
- November 05, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Craig Konnoth (Colorado University)
Title: “Preemption through Privatization, 134 Harvard Law Review (forthcoming 2021)”
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Jean Reisz was interviewed about President Joe Biden's plans to introduce comprehensive immigration reform. "It seems to grant a pathway to citizenship for people who are here without legal status as of Jan. 1, 2021," she said. "It would allow people to presumably get some temporary status."
"Rethinking Contract Remedies," Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.
“Mourning, Memory, and Metahistory,” English Language Notes (forthcoming 2021).
“Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana,” Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale University Annual Conference on Cuban Slavery, Yale University, New Haven, CT.