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Jurist-in-Residence Program

Launched in 2018 by Dean Andrew Guzman, the USC Gould School of Law's Jurist-in-Residence Program brings prominent judges from across the country to its Los Angeles campus to share their expertise and create exceptional multi-day learning experiences that reach beyond the classroom.

Among the range of activities typically involved, the Jurist-in-Residence Program offers participating judges the chance to deliver presentations to the broader law school community, as well as opportunities to meet with smaller groups of students to discuss a breadth of topics, from careers and clerkships, to legal education and practice.

"The Jurist-in-Residence program allows students to hear firsthand from those who are interpreting and applying the law, providing a uniquely substantive point of view."
- Dean Andrew T. Guzman

Judge Moore with students

Judge Karen Nelson Moore speaks with USC Gould students.

Upcoming Jurist

  • Hon. Adalberto Jordan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Past Jurists

  • Hon. Rhesa H. Barksdale, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Hon. Diana Gribbon Motz, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Hon. David F. Hamilton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Hon. Kermit V. Lipez, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Hon. Jon O. Newman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Hon. Karen Nelson Moore, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

"It was a privilege to meet Judge Moore during her visit to Gould. The way in which she spoke about her career on the court was inspiring and reaffirmed my decision to complete a clerkship."
- Abigail Sellers, JD Class of 2021, Editor-in-Chief, Southern California Law Review; will clerk for the Hon. Kent A. Jordan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 2021-22

Contact Us

For questions about the program or to find out more information, please contact Prof. Laura Riley at lriley@law.usc.edu.

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