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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- 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)
- February 01, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Susan Silbey (MIT, Anthropology)
Title: "Looking for Hegemony in All the Wrong Places: Critique, Context and Collectivities in Studies of Legal Consciousness"
- February 22, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Law School, Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Michael Simkovic (USC Law and Accounting)
Title: “The Limited Liability Tax”
- March 01, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Douglas Massey (Princeton University)
Title: “Why Border Enforcement Backfired”
- March 22, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Law School, Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Orin Kerr (USC Law)
Title: “Cross-Enforcement of the Fourth Amendment”
- April 05, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM (Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Minor Myers (Brooklyn Law School)
Title: Dell, DFC Global & the Use and Abuse of Corporate Finance
- April 12, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Law School, Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Franita Tolson (USC)
Title: “The Spectrum of Congressional Authority over Elections”. Professor Rebecca Brown will be her commentator.
Professor Rebecca Brown will be the commentator.
- August 31, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Sharmila Sohoni (University of San Diego, School of Law)
Title: "Trump as Rights: Presidential Lochnerism and Constitutional Culture."
- September 14- 21, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Alexandra Natapoff (UCI School of Law)
Title: "Misdemeanor Wrongful Convictions"
- October 19, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Dov Fox (University of San Diego School of Law)
Title: "Subversive Science"
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
April 19, 2018
Re: USC Gould School of Law
Thomas Lenz was quoted on how the NFL's refusal to hire quarterback Colin Kaepernick, as well as safety Eric Reid may bolster Kaepernick's case against the NFL for conspiring to keep him out of the league because of his political views. “To the extent that someone else has some parallel activity, some similar involvement, it certainly cast suspicion [on what’s occurring in the NFL]," said Lenz. “It’s the sort of thing that, as the facts bear out, you have to wonder if there’s some sort of pattern going on. … It definitely warrants some inquiry.”
Robert K. Rasmussen
"Puerto Rico and the Netherworld of Sovereign Debt Restructuring," Workshop, Duke Law School, Durham, NC.
"The Right Tax at the Right Time," Florida Tax Review 21 (2017): 208.
“The Perversion of the Tax Policy Process,” Keynote Address at the USC Tax Institute, Los Angeles, CA.