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 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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- STUDENT LIFE
- STUDENT RESOURCES
- STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
- + ACADEMIC JOURNALS AND MOOT COURT
- SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW
- SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REVIEW OF LAW AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (RLSJ)
- SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INTERDISCIPLINARY LAW JOURNAL (ILJ)
- HALE MOOT COURT HONORS PROGRAM
- LIFE IN LOS ANGELES
- LIFE ON CAMPUS
- DIVERSITY AT USC
- + DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT PREVENTION AND REPORTING
- RESPONSIBLE EMPLOYEES (MANDATORY REPORTERS)
- SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT IN PARTICULAR
- REPORTING SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT AT AN EXTERNAL SITE
- SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT RESOURCES
- USC TROJAN NETWORK
- PEER SUPPORT
- + FIRST GENERATION PROFESSIONALS
On the first day of orientation, you will be assigned a peer mentor. Peer mentors are exceptional second-year law students who want to help you have a fun, successful and engaging first year. They provide continuous guidance and support throughout your first year, helping you feel welcomed, connecting you with your new environment and directing you to resources to help you become an integral part of the law school community.
You'll also have access to peer tutors — outstanding upper-division students who have prior experience teaching or mentoring students. Peer tutors host workshops and send weekly tips to you throughout your first year at USC Gould. They also are available for individual or small-group meetings to help with study skills and exam-prep techniques.
Dedicated legal writing fellows provide still further assistance to help you transition from academic writing to legal writing. Each writing fellow is paired with one of the legal writing professors. Fellows attend each writing class, teach proper legal citation form, and provide individual assistance with writing assignments during weekly office hours.
2019-20 First-Year Peer Mentors
Undergraduate: University of Southern California
Britny was born and raised in Los Angeles. She graduated magna cum laude from USC’s Marshall School of Business and feels honored to be part of the Trojan Family.
During her first year at Gould, Britny served as the 1L rep for the Business Law Society, Real Estate Law Association, and Jewish Law Students Association. As a 2L, Britny looks forward to planning the Transactional Law Dinner for the Business Law Society, being co-vice president of the Jewish Law Students Association, and most importantly, being a peer mentor!
In her free time, Britny loves trying new restaurants, binge watching shows, and attending concerts. Some of her favorite shows include “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “The Office”. She can’t wait to welcome the class of 2022! (“It’s gonna be pretty pretty pretty good.”)
Undergraduate: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
AJ is a true Michigander, born and raised in Metro Detroit within earshot of Canada. True to her maize and blue roots, she headed to Ann Arbor to attend the University of Michigan, where she studied Political Science and the History of Law and Policy.
Following undergrad, AJ ventured west and traversed 2,280 miles of wilderness to join USC Gould’s Class of 2021. At Gould, she is a member of Women’s Law Association, Law Students for Better Health, and the Sustainability Committee. She only misses Michigan winters slightly.
This summer, AJ will be working as a summer associate through the Pro Bono Scholars Program at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Century City. When she’s not “studying,” she is busy running, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and writing extensive Yelp reviews. She is very excited to meet the Class of 2022 and welcome them to the famous Trojan Family!
Undergraduate: Baylor University
This summer, Emily interned for a judge in Washington, D.C. During 2L, she will be a co-president of Gould’s First Generation Professionals Organization and will serve on the boards of Street Law and the International Law and Relations Organization.
In her free time, Emily buys plants, talks about plants or looks at pictures of plants. She is excited to be a peer mentor and cannot wait to meet the Class of 2022! Fight On!
Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Juliette is a proud Liberian-American who grew up in Maryland then moved to New York when she was 13. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2018 with a BA in American Studies and minors in Sociology and Music. In undergrad, Juliette was on the E-board of the NAACP GU chapter for all four years and served as President her senior year. She was also on the board of the B.R.A.V.E. Summit (celebrating Black women) since its inaugural year in 2015 and was the Sponsorships Director for the 2018 summit. Juliette also participated in the GU Gospel Choir, Resonant Essence Live (an a cappella group), and was an After School Kids tutor for adjudicated at-risk youth for three years. As an American Studies major, Juliette had to write a senior thesis and chose to write an 80+ page paper on Black musical resistance and Beyoncé’s political voice seen in her most recent musical works.
During her time at Georgetown, Juliette realized how much she loved music and that it was the career path she wanted to pursue, but through the vehicle of the law. So during her 1L year she was one of the 1L representatives for the Music Law Society (MLS). She is also a member of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), Entertainment Law Society, and the Womxn of Color Collective. During her 2L year, Juliette will be serving as the President of MLS and the Social Chair for BLSA. Additionally, she is very excited to be a peer mentor and offer advice to the Class of 2022!
Undergraduate: Indiana University, Bloomington
Kelly Butler is from Northern Michigan and graduated from Indiana University with degrees in Journalism and Communications. Before coming to law school, she took a gap year in South Lake Tahoe, where she worked as a snowboard instructor and a boat driver. Over the summer she will be in Tacoma, Wash. working as an extern for a federal district judge. Next year she will be on the IP&Tech Law Society executive board.
In her spare time, Kelly tries to find opportunities to go snowboarding or wakeboarding, but if that doesn’t work she is content playing videogames with her friends. She likes dubstep and cartoons but occasionally gets embarrassed about both of those things. If she could have an army of minks or an army of bunnies, she would choose minks, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t love bunnies. She also is looking forward to the upcoming year and meeting all the new 1Ls!
Undergraduate: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Amanda was born and raised in Northern California. She received her B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and minored in Spanish. During her undergraduate career Amanda worked on a research project on the effect of gender on school enrollment and did her senior project on the effect of Foreign Direct Investment on Sexual Trafficking. As a 1L, Amanda served as the Section K-O Representative of the Public Interest Law Foundation and will be working at the Federal Bankruptcy Court for her 1L summer.
Before starting law school, Amanda got married and went on a two-week long honeymoon on the Greek island,Santorini.. She loves the beach, reading, and spending times outdoors, but is just as happy Netflixing and ordering food in with her husband. She is so glad that she chose USC and cannot wait to welcome the new students!
Undergraduate: Loyola Marymount University
For her 1L summer, she is heading to Century City to work at Perkins Coie. In her free time, she enjoys sending her friends an obscene amount of memes, trying new restaurants, and spending too much money on a CrossFit membership. Her special skills include greeting every dog she walks by and walking through Trader Joe's just for the samples. She's looking forward to all of the great things to come next year including welcoming the new squad of 1Ls to the Trojan Family!
Undergraduate: University of California, Davis
As the first in his family to attend college, Tyler is proud to be a member of USC Gould’s First Generation Professionals program. When he has some free time away from studying, Tyler enjoys exploring Los Angeles, caring for his growing collection of house plants, and attending live music shows. This summer, he is excited to work at USC Gould's Immigration Clinic. He can’t wait to welcome the Class of 2022! Fight on!
Undergraduate: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
This past year, Kaitie was a 1L representative for Sports Law Society. During her 1L summer, she is working as a Summer Associate at Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP, a mid-sized firm in Ventura. As a 2L, Kaitie is excited to be a peer mentor as well as the treasurer for Sports Law Society, a Writing Fellow, and a Teaching Assistant for Professor Dan Klerman’s Civil Procedure I class.
In her free time Kaitie enjoys hiking, going to the gym, spending time at the beach, and cheering on Philadelphia sports teams, even though everyone yells at her that she’s from California.
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
After she graduated,and before enrolling in law school at USC, she worked for a small employment law firm in the Bay Area. During her first year at Gould, she served as a 1L Representative for the Entertainment Law Society and was active in the Music Law Society. This summer she is working for the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). Danielle is also already looking forward to next year when she will serve as the Treasurer of the Entertainment Law Society and the Diversity Chair of the Music Law Society.
When she is not doing schoolwork, she loves finding the best coffee and food in Los Angeles and taking advantage of all of the amazing theater and performances in the area. Danielle is incredibly excited to be a peer mentor and looks forward to welcoming the Class of 2022 to the Trojan Family!
Undergraduate: Illinois State University
Outside of law school, Julian spends most of his time on physical fitness and personal development. He enjoys weight training and dedicates many hours a week to rolling out and “becoming a supple leopard.” He also enjoys exploring new places and taking in incredible views. Overall, Julian is looking forward to welcoming the newest Trojans to USC Gould. Fight on!
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Very proud of his Mexican-American heritage, Joe is excited to serve as the Events Chair for the Latino Law Student Association during the 2019-2020 school year. Outside of law school you can find Joe bouncing around at a heavy metal concert, tracking down his poorly executed tee shot in the bushes at the local golf course, or tossing around a baseball dreaming about the Dodgers winning the World Series during his lifetime. He can’t wait to welcome the newest members of the Trojan family!
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara
During her first year of law school, she served as a 1L representative for both the Womxn of Color Collective and the Public Interest Law Foundation. In her 2L year, she will be President of the Womxn of Color Collective, Internal Events Chair for the Public Interest Law Foundation, and Faculty Selection Chair for the Student Bar Association.
This summer, Chinelo Ikem will be working at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Los Angeles. Her interests include running, reading, astrology, and basketball. Chinelo is excited to welcome the incoming Class of 2022!
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Tiffany was a 1L representative for APALSA and will continue her involvement her 2L year, serving as the co-president. She will also be on the executive board of OUTLaw and an LLM Legal Writing fellow. This summer, Tiffany will be a judicial extern for the Hon. George H. Wu in the Central District of California.
Outside of law school, you can find her frequenting art museums, binging “Terrace House” on Netflix, and running to pet dogs (her major form of exercise). Inside of law school, you can also find her running to pet dogs. She is excited to welcome the incoming 1L class!
Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University
During her 1L summer she is working as an IP-litigation intern for the Recording Industry Association of America in Washington, D.C. In her free time she will be experimenting with recipes in the kitchen, searching for new Korean skincare products and listening to a copious amount of podcasts. Roark is excited to be a peer mentor and can't wait to meet the class of 2022!
Undergraduate: Dartmouth College
After graduating, Alyssa worked as a corporate paralegal at Ropes and Gray LLP in Boston. During her 1L year, she served as a 1L Representative for the Student Bar Association (SBA) and the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA). This summer, she will be working as an extern for the Hon. Michael R. Wilner at the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
During her 2L year, Alyssa will serve as a Co-Chair of the SBA Diversity Committee, the Treasurer/Administrative Chair for the Womxn of Color Collective (WOCC), and as a teaching assistant for Professor Ariela Gross. Alyssa is very excited to be a peer mentor and looks forward to meeting the class of 2022!
Undergraduate: Villanova University
Before law school, Madeleine spent a year in St. Louis working with the students of Washington University in St. Louis. At the close of the year, she was ready to leave the long winters behind and come back home to California!
During her 1L year, Madeleine was involved with the Women’s Law Association. As a 2L, Madeleine will serve on the Board of the Sports Law Society. This summer, Madeleine is working for the Los Angeles District Attorney in the Hardcore Gang division. In her free time, she enjoys embroidery, hiking, and searching for stores that carry oat milk (which she totally recommends). Madeleine is very excited to be a peer mentor and can’t wait to meet the Class of 2022!
Undergraduate: Westmont College
As a fourth-generation Trojan and third-generation Gould student, Chandler is thrilled to be at USC. When not in the classroom or library, he enjoys trail running, reading, traveling, and sharing good food with friends and family. He will spend his 1L summer as an associate at Lagerlof, Senacal, Gosney & Kruse LLP in Pasadena.
Chandler is excited to welcome the class of 2022 to the Trojan Family. Fight on!
Undergraduate: Miami University, Oxford
Here at Gould, Olivia is excited to serve on the Executive Boards of Entertainment Law Society, as Alumni Relations Chair, and Womxn of Color Collective, as a Social Events Coordinator. Olivia is also a part of the 54th Street Elementary School mentor program.
In her spare time, Olivia enjoys investing too much time in reality television shows, especially “Vanderpump Rules,” and aggressively defending the most underrated team in the NBA, her beloved Indiana Pacers. She is excited to meet the Class of 2022 and welcome them into the Trojan Family!
Undergraduate: California State University, Long Beach
During her 1L year, Lauren was involved with the Black Law Students Association, Womxn of Color Collective, and Criminal Law Society. She is also a proud member of Gould’s First Generation Professionals Program. As a 2L, Lauren looks forward to serving as the Treasurer of the Black Law Students Association.
In her free time, she loves to dance, hang out with friends, and try new foods around L.A. She is super excited to be a peer mentor this year and cannot wait to meet the Class of 2022.
Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine
At USC Gould, she is a proud member of the First Generation Professionals Program, SBA Diversity Committee, and will be on Street Law’s executive board during her 2L year.
In her spare time, Krystal enjoys going to the beach, binge watching reality TV shows, working out, and eating at restaurants around the city. She is super excited to be a peer mentor this year and cannot wait to meet the Class of 2022. Fight on!
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
In her 1L year, Gabby has been an active member in Gould's Black Law Students Association (BLSA), where she will serve as the Alumni Relations Chair for this upcoming school year. Additionally, Gabby is an Honor Scholar hoping take on a leadership role in the program in the coming year. This summer, Gabby will be working in Los Angeles at Sidley Austin LLP and Amazon Studios.
On her down time, Gabby enjoys taking a trip to the beautiful SoCal beaches and hiking different terrains with her friends. She also loves to try the many restaurants L.A. has to offer.
Gabby looks forward to welcoming and peer mentoring the incoming 1L class!
Undergraduate: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Tatum served as a 1L Rep for the Entertainment Law Society and will serve on the executive board as a 2L. She is also a member of the Women's Law Association and Jewish Law Student's Association. During her 1L summer, Tatum will be working as a judicial extern for the Hon. Dolly M. Gee in the Central District of California.
Outside of law school, Tatum enjoys going to the beach, playing with her family's French Bulldog, and always getting dessert after dinner. She is very excited to be a peer mentor and welcome the class of 2022!
Undergraduate: Santa Clara University
During her first year in law school, she made time to play with her puppy, Teddy, every day and to take multiple dance classes around L.A. every week. This summer, she will be a summer associate at Jones Day in Downtown Los Angeles as their 1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Scholar. Tyler had a very fun 1L year and is excited to help the class of 2022 have an even more amazing experience!
Undergraduate: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
As a 1L, David was able to explore a few L.A. restaurants and take a trip to Yosemite for spring break (and highly recommends to anyone interested). As a 2L, he is the executive director for the People's Tax Page and trying to determine what kind of law to practice. David also enjoys photography and running in his free time and cannot wait to meet the class of 2022!
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
As a 2L, Halina is excited to serve as one of the Social Chairs of the USC Gould Student Bar Association. Halina spends her free time doing yoga, listening to EDM, and hanging out with friends. She can’t wait to meet the incoming Class of 2022 (especially her fellow Brojans). Fight On!
Undergraduate: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
This past year, Maja was a 1L representative for the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF). This summer, she will be working as a judicial extern for the Hon. Christina Snyder in the Central District of California. In her free time, Maja enjoys spending time with friends, weightlifting, and cooking.
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Prior to attending law school, Olivia moved to Arlington, Virginia. She worked for the Committee for Economic Development of the Conference Board (CED), a small think tank. She oversaw foundations relationships and managed several of CED’s programs including the Early Childhood Education Program, the Money in Politics Program, and the Advancing Women in Corporate Leadership Initiative.
As a 2L, Olivia will work for the Post-Conviction Justice Program during the summer and throughout the school year.
Olivia is looking forward to getting know her mentees and the whole 1L class.
Welcome to Gould! Fight on!
Undergraduate: California State University, Long Beach
Before starting law school, Riley was a professional musician, high school teacher, and water polo coach. In his free time, Riley enjoys watching and playing sports and is an avid fan of the Lakers and USC Football. He also loves live music, surfing, and scuba diving. Riley is looking forward to meeting the Class of 2022 and welcoming them into the Trojan Family!
Transfer Peer Mentors
Undergraduate: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Catherine is from the South Shore of Boston. After majoring in Hospitality Management, she worked in fine dining restaurants and performed stand-up comedy before her broken toes led her to law school.
That’s right, broken toes. Her personal injury attorney-turned-mentor had a previous career in hospitality and helped inspire Catherine's decision to apply to law school. Catherine's first year at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego was spent almost entirely at the library, escaping only for aggressive workouts and tacos. For her 1L summer, she joined the HIV/AIDS Project with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, working on civil matters for indigent clients with chronic illnesses.
This year, Catherine clerked at the Los Angeles Public Defender and served as a staff member on the Southern California Law Review. Catherine will be a 2L summer associate at Manatt, Phelps, and Phillips. Next year, she’s excited to continue on Law Review as a Senior Editor. Catherine couldn't be happier with her decision to become a Trojan—USC has exceeded her expectations from the very start. She can't wait to meet this year's transfer students!
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
Amanda was raised in Dallas. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Radio-TV-Film and a double minor in English and History. After her time at UT, Amanda moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the film industry. Amanda realized she enjoyed the contracts and negotiation more than the creative side, and began working at a law firm before applying to law school.
Amanda started her law school career at Pepperdine University School of Law. After earning top grades her 1L year, she transferred to Gould, where she earned a spot on Southern California Law Review and will be serving on its executive board as a 3L. She hopes to help future transfers have a smooth transition to Gould, and is eager to help in any way she can.
In her free time, Amanda enjoys travelling, Netflix, and reading. She is very excited to be a peer mentor and looks forward to meeting you!
Undergraduate: University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado
Tasha was born and raised in Orange County. As a So-Cal native, she is addicted to the beach and any water-related activity. Prior to her return to California, she attended the land-locked CU Boulder (SKOOO BUFFS) and graduated with a Psychology and Sociology degree. During undergrad, she studied abroad in Greece and came home with an even bigger love for strong coffee. After graduation, she left Colorado winters behind and moved to Thailand to teach English. She still pretends to know how to speak Thai and Greek when she goes to restaurants.
After returning to the U.S., she worked in an IP litigation firm and raced sailboats as much as possible. During her 1L summer, she worked as a federal judicial extern for the Hon. David O. Carter in Orange County. During her 2L summer, she worked as a summer associate in downtown L.A. for the law firm White & Case. On campus she is involved with the Southern California Law Review, serving as a senior submissions editor, and the Academic Support Office as a peer thautor. Outside of law school, she enjoys traveling, petting every dog she sees, sailing, scuba diving, trying trendy workout classes that kill her and then cooking something unhealthy from Chrissy Teigen's cookbook. She is so excited to welcome the class of 2022!
Undergraduate: University of San Diego, California
Kelsey is a 3L at Gould. She was born in Los Angeles but grew up mostly in Lake Tahoe. She traded the lake for the ocean and headed back down to Southern California for college at the University of San Diego, where she majored in International Relations. Upon graduation in 2015, she worked for a criminal defense firm in San Diego for a year, and then ventured back up north to work at a law firm in San Francisco. After a very rainy, foggy year in the Bay Area, she was ecstatic to return to Southern California for law school at USC Gould.
Outside of law school Kelsey enjoys running, spin classes and pizza, mostly pizza. She has also gotten into cooking and baking lately, or as she likes to call it “procrastibaking.” She dreams of one day having a Golden Retriever to call her own, but as of now she just lives vicariously through cute Instagrams and classmates’ puppies. If you have a dog, please don’t hesitate to contact her or show her pictures.
Kelsey worked at a law firm in downtown Los Angeles this summer. She loved being a peer mentor during her 2L year. She is very excited to serve on this year’s executive board and welcome the class of 2022!
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Desiree Sulzmann was born and raised in Chicago. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with high honors as a Political Science major after transferring from Santa Barbara City College, where she graduated valedictorian with four associate’s degrees. At Berkeley, she participated in the "100-strong" mentorship program with a mission to combat the lack of female leadership in society; and wrote her senior thesis on higher education programs in correctional facilities. Desiree formerly worked as a stagehand in Chicago with IATSE Local 2, as well as for the Prison University Project in San Quentin; she formerly served as a member of Gavin Newsom's criminal justice policy platform committee and spent her 1L Summer working for the State's Attorney's criminal appeals division in Cook County, Ill., and doing research for Professor Camille Rich on First Amendment rights to protest.
As a first-generation high school graduate on her father's side and a first-generation college graduate on mother's side, Desiree is a proud member of Gould's First Generation Professionals Program, as well as an active member of the Public Interest Law Foundation, the peer mentor executive board, and a Saks Scholar with the Saks Institute for Mental Health, Law and Policy. Desiree will spend her 2L Summer as a law clerk at Weinberg, Roger, and Rosenfeld; as well as in-house with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. In her spare time, Desiree enjoys cooking, weightlifting, boxing, and finding the best desserts in L.A.! She is very excited to meet the class of 2022 and extends a warm welcome to the new members of the Trojan family!
2020-21 Peer Tutors
Genevieve is a Berkeley, California native and graduated from UCLA in 2017 (Go Bruins!) with a major in World Arts & Cultures and Communications Studies. She then worked in San Francisco for two years at a digital marketing firm. After traveling for three months throughout Israel, Greece, and Thailand, Genevieve was excited to come back to LA to start 1L at Gould. During her 1L summer, Genevieve was a public service fellow with the New York Attorney General's Office's Public Integrity Bureau. In her free time, Genevieve enjoys yoga, throwing ceramics on the wheel, going to concerts, and hiking with friends. Since staying at home, she has started baking sourdough bread and trying to take her cat on walks (bread has been successful, but cat walking not so much). She is excited to welcome the Class of 2023 to the Trojan Family!
Undergraduate: California Lutheran University
Tia grew up in Palos Verdes, California. She graduated magna cum laude from California Lutheran University in 2019 with a major in Political Science and minor in Legal Studies. During her time at CLU, she played volleyball, worked at a family law office, and studied “abroad” in Australia and Washington D.C., where she interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. She spent the month before law school road-tripping California and living in her truck. During her 1L summer, Tia was a summer associate with Dorsey & Whitney. This past year, she was on the Public Interest Law Foundation Board, played with her pet bunny, and finished her first marathon in under four hours. Outside of law school, she enjoys hiking, camping, playing sports, dying at Orange Theory, and being at the beach. She is so excited to welcome the Class of 2023 to the Trojan Family!
Undergraduate: Arizona State University
Abby is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and loves living in Los Angeles where you can’t fry an egg on the hood of a car. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2018 where she studied Biochemistry and Spanish Linguistics. She is a 3L and Editor-in-Chief of Law Review. During her time at USC, Abby was a summer associate at Stoel Rives in Salt Lake City and a summer associate at Irell & Manella in Los Angeles. After finishing law school, she will be clerking on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. In her free time, Abby enjoys doing jigsaw and crossword puzzles and bingeing the latest show on Netflix. She is excited to welcome the Class of 2023 to the Trojan Family!
Three clients freed from California prisons
July 9, 2020
USC Gould's Post-Conviction Justice Project helps secure second chances for three clients serving life sentences.
A sweeping look at transgender rights
June 30, 2020
David Cruz co-writes groundbreaking casebook, Gender Identity and the Law
In Memoriam: Professor Edward Kleinbard
June 29, 2020
Prof. Kleinbard was an important member of Gould for more than a decade, one of the nation's top tax scholars