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USC Gould School of Law faculty are available to talk with members of the news media on a variety of topics. You can search by name, title, or area of expertise; if you need further assistance, please contact Gilien Silsby, Director of Media Relations, at 213-740-9690 (office), 213-500-8673 (cell) or gsilsby@law.usc.edu.

To view a complete list of all experts, click here. You may also search by name, title, or area of expertise.


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Daria Roithmayr

Daria Roithmayr

George T. and Harriet E. Pfleger Chair in Law


Specialization: An expert on hate crimes, affirmative action and immigration reform

Phone: (213) 740-6228


Areas of Expertise:

  • hate speech and hate crimes
  • affirmative action
  • feminist issues
  • racial discrimination
  • sexual harassment
  • immigration reform
  • race in politics
  • education and urban development
  • presidential and congressional politics
  • Supreme Court nominations
  • civil litigation
  • white-collar crime
  • evidence questions at trial
  • tobacco litigation

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Elyn Saks

Elyn Saks

Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences


Specialization: Holder of Orrin B. Evans Professorship in Law and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences Professor of Law

Phone: (213) 740-7572


Areas of Expertise:

  • use of mechanical restraints in psychiatric hospitals
  • right to refuse treatment
  • competency to refuse treatment
  • multiple personality disorder and the insanity defense
  • mental health law
  • children and the law
  • ethical dimensions of psychiatric research
  • forensic psychiatry
  • criminal behavior
  • criminal law
  • mental health and civil law
  • mental health law and the criminal justice system

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Edward Kleinbard

Edward Kleinbard

Ivadelle and Theodore Johnson Professor of Law and Business


Specialization: Expert in federal tax policy, tax aspects of health care and financial markets, and international taxation

Phone: (213) 740-4582


Areas of Expertise:

  • federal corporate taxation
  • international taxation
  • federal tax policy
  • tax aspects of health care
  • taxation of financial markets and instruments
  • federal tax legislative process
  • including its intersection with budget process

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Directory Search

USC Gould School of Law faculty are available to talk with members of the news media on a variety of topics. You can search by name, title, or area of expertise; if you need further assistance, please contact Gilien Silsby, Director of Media Relations, at 213-740-9690 (office), 213-500-8673 (cell) or gsilsby@law.usc.edu.

To view a complete list of all experts, click here. You may also search by name, title, or area of expertise.


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