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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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Rebecca Lonergan

Rebecca Lonergan

Associate Professor of Legal Writing and Advocacy, and Associate Director of Legal Writing and Advocacy Program


Specialization: Expert in public corruption, fraud offenses and national security law

Phone: (213) 740-5599


Areas of Expertise:

  • fraud against government agencies
  • corporate fraud
  • environmental crimes
  • tax evasion
  • police and public corruption
  • civil rights offenses including slavery
  • prostitution and excessive police force
  • trial advocacy including courtroom techniques
  • cross examination
  • United States Attorney's Offices
  • Department of Justice and FBI
  • wiretaps and search warrants
  • electronic surveillance and subpoenas
  • grand jury investigations narcotics
  • Organized crime and RICO
  • Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) medical marijuana
  • national security law including classified information
  • homeland security and espionage laws foreign intelligence
  • international crimes and extraditions
  • counter-terrorism prosecutions
  • the Mann Act
  • WikiLeaks

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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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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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