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Susan Seager

Susan Seager

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Monday, October 30, 2017

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA




Susan Seager is a sole practitioner providing legal review and opinion letters on documentaries, books, television productions, films, news stories and an independent contractor for law firms in media defense and First Amendment litigation. She teaches Intellectual Property at USC Gould School of Law, and has taught Mass Communication Law to undergraduate and graduate students at the USC Annenberg School for Journalism for over 15 years. Seager also serves as a part-time columnist for The Wrap, where she writes about the First Amendment, voter rights, immigration and other legal issues. In prior years, Seager was a vice president in the litigation team at Fox Entertainment Group for a decade, and before that she was an associate in the Media Law Practice group at Davis Write Tremaine LLP for seven years. Seager earned her BA degree from Stanford University and her JD degree from Yale Law School.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The New York Times
December 14, 2017
Re: Abby K. Wood

Abby Wood was quoted about the standard of acceptable behavior established by the Democratic Party. “I’m struck by where the Democrats drew this line. Suppose they had drawn it somewhere between the allegations against Rep. John Conyers and those against Sen. Franken,” Wood explained. “By requesting retirement from Conyers but continuing to work with Franken, the message would have been that women should simply learn to live with some level of sexual harassment and assault. Instead, they seem to have drawn a bold line: no unwanted touching of any kind is permissible, full stop.”

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Ariela Gross
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“Does Colorblind Conservative Constitutionalism Have A Grassroots History?” Law and Social Inquiry

George Lefcoe
October, 2017

George Lefcoe attained SSRN's designation as being in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by all-time downloads.

Edward Kleinbard
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Edward Kleinbard (with Kimberly Clausing) wrote an op-ed, “Trump’s Economists Say a Corporate Tax Cut will Raise Wages by $4,000. It Doesn’t Add Up: The UK Cut Corporate Rates and Wages Still Dropped," posted to Vox - The Big Idea on October 20, 2017.