Gillian Hadfield

Richard L. and Antoinette S. Kirtland Professor of Law and Professor of Economics

The rise of globalization, a web-based networked economy and the transition from socialism to market democracy for so many countries, has created a demand for innovation in law. My work—which combines legal and institutional analysis with economics—focuses on the problems of legal design: how can we create legal institutions and markets that do a better job of structuring and regulating the kind of economy and democracy we want? This work ranges from studies of the 9-11 Victim Compensation Fund to economic analysis of the role of judges in improving the law to the need to change the way we train and regulate lawyers. For students this means a focus on problem-based learning that teaches not just what the law 'is' but how to be a creative and innovative producer of law—to better serve clients, institutions and the public.

USC Legal Expert Available: Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision

USC Legal Expert Available: Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Legal scholar David Cruz will be in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, 4/28 to hear oral arguments.

USC OUTLaw Endowment Celebrates Milestones

USC OUTLaw Endowment Celebrates Milestones

USC Gould student group raises money for an endowed scholarship benefiting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studen...

Gould Alumnus Honored by USC

Gould Alumnus Honored by USC

Dickran M. Tevrizian Jr. ’65 will receive Alumni Merit Award

Gould Commencement 2015

Gould Commencement 2015

May 15, 2015 at 3:30 PM

USC Gould Reunion 2015

USC Gould Reunion 2015

Jun 13, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Half Century Trojans Lunch

Half Century Trojans Lunch

Sep 22, 2015 at 10:30 AM

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David Walsh

David Walsh '85
Partner, Morrison Foerster
The Trojan network has had and continues to have a significant impact on my practice.