About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-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 rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, our invaluable experiential learning opportunities, and the breadth and depth of our specialized areas of concentration and certificate offerings.
- Student Life
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.
- Alumni and Giving
Alumni and Giving
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
- FACULTY DIRECTORY
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- EXPERTS DIRECTORY
- FACULTY IN THE NEWS
- SCHOLARSHIP AND PUBLICATIONS
- DISTINCTIONS AND AWARDS
- + CENTERS
- CENTER FOR LAW AND PHILOSOPHY (CLP)
- CENTER FOR LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCE (CLASS)
- 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
- WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES
Location: USC Gould School of Law, Rm. 130 (unless otherwise stated)
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., every other Thursday (unless otherwise stated)
- September 08, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Faculty Lounge, Room 433) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Vic Khanna (Michigan)
Title: "CEO Connectedness and Corporate Fraud"
- September 15, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Faculty Lounge, Room 433) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Sean Griffith (Fordham University)
Title: “Dead Hand Proxy Puts and Firm Value: Efficient Contracting in the Shadow of Hedge Fund Activism”
- September 20, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Faculty Lounge, Room 433) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Steven Davidoff Solomon (UC Berkeley School of Law)
Title: “Do Takeover Laws Matter? Evidence from Five Decades of Hostile Takeovers”
- September 29, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Faculty Lounge, Room 433) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Scott Altman (USC)
Title: “Reasonable Precautions when Shaping a Child’s Values: Reinterpreting the Right to an Open Future”
Commentator: Stephen Rich (USC)
- November 10, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Andrea Cann Chandrasekher (UC Davis School of Law)
Title: “The Effect of Police Slowdowns on Crime.”
- December 01, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Eugene Volkh, (UCLA)
Title: “What Cheap Speech Has Done: The Transformation of Libel and Privacy Law”
- January 19, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Pam Karlan (Stanford)
Title: "The End of the Line: Marriage Equality, Racial Equality, and the Supreme Court”
- February 02, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Room 101) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Gillian Hadfield (USC Gould School of Law)
Title: "Is Rule of Law an Equilibrium Without Private Ordering?”
- February 16, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Bernadette Meyler (Stanford)
Title: "Liberal Constitutionalism and the Sovereign Pardon"
- March 02, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Sam Erman (USC)
Title: "The Constitutional Lion in the Path: The Fall and Rise of U.S. Expansion, 1868-1898"
- March 23, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Tom Tyler (Yale Law & Psychology)
Title: “Building Public Trust: Enhancing Police Legitimacy and Accountability”
- April 06, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Hilary Schor (English and Law)
Title: “Can You Forgive Him?: Jed Rubenfeld, Sexual Consent, and the Useful Delay of the Victorian Novel”
- April 20, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Emily Ryo (USC)
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Orin Kerr was quoted about a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that decided whether cell phone records could be obtained by the federal government without a warrant. According to Kerr, the government’s case relied on older cases stemming from the 1970s when technology was inferior to today’s wireless and heavily interconnected world.
Jonathan Barnett's original op-ed posted in The Hill "SCOTUS is About to Hear the Easiest Antitrust Case Ever" was reprinted in Competition Policy International on April 2, 2018.
George Lefcoe attained SSRN's designation as being in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by all-time downloads.
“Reputational Economies of Scale” posted to SSRN and BePress.