USC Gould Search


Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall

Director of Graduate & International Programs and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law

Last Updated: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Telephone: (213) 740-9868
Fax: (213) 821-5915
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 16

Download vCard

Sarah Hall is director of the Graduate & International Programs office. She also teaches Presentation Skills for International Lawyers and Academic and Professional Skills for U.S. Law Studies II as part of the Two-Year LLM. Hall earned her JD degree from USC Gould in 2010, where she served as a board member on the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal. She previously earned her BA in Economics from Swarthmore College.

Hall also manages the career development program for the LLM, MDR, and MSL students. In this role, she counsels current students and alumni on how to navigate the U.S. legal market, as well as how to prepare for and apply to a U.S. bar exam. She holds several workshops over the course of the year to teach students how to create a U.S.-style resume and cover letter, as well as how to effectively present themselves in interviews and networking events. In addition to her work with current students, Hall is involved with the planning, development, marketing, and recruiting process for other graduate law programs.

Prior to returning to USC, Hall practiced securities litigation at O’Melveny and Myers LLP for almost four years. In her time at O’Melveny, Hall handled a variety of complex civil litigation matters, focusing on securities, class actions, and breach of contract claims. As an associate, she gained experience in developing case strategies, drafting motions, attending depositions, and preparing matters for trial and mediation.


Buzzfeed News
March 18, 2018
Re: Niels W. Frenzen

Niels Frenzen was quoted on the lower evidentiary standard for arresting someone based on immigration status instead of a criminal act. The majority of immigration arrests in the United States are warrantless arrests, Frenzen said. "I don’t know if that is the case with this recent arrest in San Diego, but if CBP really had evidence that she was involved in a transnational human smuggling operation of some kind, that would definitely be a case where CBP would seek to criminally prosecute first and deport second," Frenzen said. "So the fact that CBP has arrested her on the civil law violations suggests that CBP does not have enough evidence to convince a judge to issue a criminal arrest warrant."


Robert K. Rasmussen
January, 2018

"Puerto Rico and the Netherworld of Sovereign Debt Restructuring," Workshop, Duke Law School, Durham, NC. 

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas participated on a panel on "Effective Assessment:  Measuring Your Law Library's Impact" at the Association of American Law School's Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas concluded her year-year term on the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law School's Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information.