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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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Edwin Smith

Edwin Smith

Leon Benwell Professor of Law, International Relations and Political Science


Specialization: International law expert focusing on arms control, the Patriot Act, the United Nations and ethics

Phone: (213) 740-2563


Areas of Expertise:

  • international law
  • constitutional law and foreign relations
  • role of Congress in defense and intelligence policy
  • arms control
  • prevention and management of international crises
  • democracy and national security
  • ethics and international relations
  • constitutional checks and balances in U.S. federal government relating to foreign policy
  • separation of powers relating to foreign policy
  • United Nations
  • senate and treaty ratification
  • war powers
  • international organizations
  • arms
  • security and defense
  • disarmament
  • proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
  • peacekeeping

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Edward McCaffery

Edward McCaffery

Robert C. Packard Trustee Chair in Law and Professor of Law, Economics and Political Science


Specialization: Expert on tax law, election and voting reform, and estate taxes

Phone: (213) 740-2567


Areas of Expertise:

  • tax law
  • tax matters affecting women or families
  • child care credits
  • comprehensive tax reform
  • flat tax
  • national sales tax
  • gift and estate taxes and the argument for their repeal
  • election/voting reform
  • marriage penalty tax
  • tax exempt status of churches and non-profit organizations

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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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