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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Alumni and Giving
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Designated Employees (Mandatory Reporters)
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- DESIGNATED EMPLOYEES (MANDATORY REPORTERS)
- SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT IN PARTICULAR
- REPORTING SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT AT AN EXTERNAL SITE
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Definition of Designated Employees
According to USC policy:
Designated University employees are required to report Prohibited Conduct to the VP of EEOTIX to ensure that the University has a comprehensive process for centralized reporting and responding appropriately to notice of sex discrimination. Employees with reporting responsibilities include: faculty, academic advisors, and staff employees, including student employees who hold supervisory positions. In addition, teaching assistants, research assistants, and residential assistants, although not employees, are required to report Prohibited Conduct to the VP of EEO-TIX. A designated employee who is informed of a report of Prohibited Conduct is required to immediately share the report with the VP of EEO-TIX. This duty applies no matter how the information is learned, whether from direct report from a Reporting Party, from social media, or from a concerned third party. The failure by a designated employee to make a timely report of Prohibited Conduct may subject the employee to discipline, up to and including termination and notation in their personnel file. Questions regarding reporting responsibilities should be directed to the VP of EEO-TIX at email@example.com or (213) 740-5086. (Source: https://policy.usc.edu/discrimination/)
Additional information about providing a safe educational and work environment can be found in USC's Faculty Handbook, Chapter 6.
Additional information and other resources can be found on the USC Office of Equity, Equal Opportunity & Title IX website.
Your Responsibilities to Gould
As a Responsible Employee, you must always report known information about suspected prohibited conduct to the Title IX Office. Simultaneously, you should also advise the following people at Gould so that they may ensure that all the involved parties are receiving support and have access to all available resources:
- Yasmine McMorrin, firstname.lastname@example.org (JD students)
- Misa Shimotsu, email@example.com (non-JD students)
- Malissa Barnwell-Scott, firstname.lastname@example.org (JD students)
Continuum of Care
November 24, 2020
Boyd Rutherford, JD 1990, focuses on state health issues as Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
Paying it forward
November 24, 2020
Karine Akopchikyan, JD 2015, VP of Gould's Alumni Association, speaks to the importance of building and keeping relation...
University honors Gould faculty
November 24, 2020
Ron Garet receives Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award, while Tom Griffith and Pauline Aranas named emeriti faculty