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Building on Excellence

USC Gould School of Law • December 9, 2022
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This fall has been a time of exciting and extraordinary change at the USC Gould School of Law. Yet while so much around us has changed, our shared commitment to advancing the educational and scholarly mission of USC Gould has remained steadfast.

The Winter 2021 issue of the USC Law Magazine showcases our newest professors, the impact of scholarships, the value of mentorships, and the thought leadership of our faculty, among other noteworthy stories.

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Featured Stories
BarryTeaching adds up to success for Barry
Jordan Barry researches a wide range of topics related to business law, tax law, and law and economics.

CraigUnique career path combines humanities, environmental law
USC Gould presents ideal opportunity for Robin Craig to study and teach ocean and coastal law.

MillerDeep dive into free speech rights
Erin Miller brings expertise in First Amendment, criminal procedure, legal theory.

NamTeaching the fun in tax law’s complexities
Jeesoo Nam studies the intersection between philosophy and issues in tax law, criminal law and statutory interpretation.

Sokol‘Citizen of the world’ lands at USC Gould
D. Daniel Sokol is one of the top 10 most-cited law professors in antitrust in the past five years.

WoodsInaugural Assistant Dean of DEI envisions a path to healing
Nickey Woods brings her background in educational psychology to new role.

Scholarship Impact
TabaieFull circle to opportunity
Abraham Tabaie (JD 2008) never met Frank Rothman (JD 1951). But when Tabaie recently made partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, it was Gould’s Rothman Scholarship that helped pave the way.

AtleeScholarship endowment supports Latino students
For alumni Elizabeth (JD 1993) and Steve Atlee (JD 1990), giving back has always been a shared goal.

ChoiScholarship Spotlight: William Choi, JD 1985
Gould alum reflects on his ‘life-changing’ decision — and his rewarding practice with nonprofits.

Faculty Focus
TolsonHelping democracy achieve its potential
Vice Dean Franita Tolson provided expert testimony to Congress three times in a span of 10 weeks.

SaksElyn Saks honored by Harvard Medical School
Prof. Saks awarded David Mahoney Prize for raising awareness about brain science and disorders.

RyoExploring the migrant experience
Prof. Emily Ryo’s new research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and UCLA Law Review aims to guide immigration policy.

McCaffery‘Buy, Borrow, Die’ gains new life
National media amplification renews interest in Prof. Ed McCaffery’s phrase and tax website.

StoneHonoring the legacy of Prof. Christopher D. Stone, renowned environmental scholar
Author of Should Trees Have Standing? remembered for his far-reaching ideas, sense of justice and generosity to peers.

PithiaGuiding the fight for human rights
Q&A with Henna Pithia (JD 2015), visiting clinical assistant professor of law.

PrietoMarcela Prieto wins NYU Outstanding Dissertation Award
Prieto’s JSD dissertation, “The Laws of War: The Fragility in Regulating Killing,” is a study of the morality of war.

GrossAriela Gross selected as Harvard Radcliffe Institute fellow
Gross will work on new book about slavery during her year-long fellowship.

USC Law Family
1L classRecord-setting JD admissions trajectory continues with Class of 2024
1L class sets new academic milestones and is one of the most diverse cohorts ever.

SaltzmanEffecting change through civic engagement
Professor of Lawyering Skills Emeritus and former Associate Dean Rob Saltzman influences through civilian oversight.

Adams DossThe value of mentorship
Jean Murrell Adams (JD 1986) and her mentee Tara Doss (JD 2003) share a commitment for helping others to succeed.

WattsA far greater gift
For Daron Watts (JD 1994), mentorship is a deep-rooted passion.

Japan LLM alumniTrojan Family Values
Japanese LLM alumni support new students with guidance, activities.

ReedAnswering the role call
Alum LaVonda Reed (JD 1997) inspires as first African American dean of Georgia State University College of Law.

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