About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
Learn about our rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, our invaluable experiential learning opportunities, and the breadth and depth of our specialized areas of concentration and certificate offerings.
- Student Life
Participate in an unparalleled learning experience with diversity of people and thought. Get involved in the law school community and participate in activities that enhance your studies.
We work closely with students, graduates and employers to support successful career goals and outcomes. Our overall placement rate is consistently strong, with 94 percent of our JD class employed within 10 months after graduation.
Our faculty is distinguished for its scholarship, as well as for its commitment to teaching. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment.
- Alumni and Giving
Alumni and Giving
The global Trojan network of more than 10,000 law alumni and donors include recognized leaders in numerous fields who are deeply committed to supporting student and law school success.
CLEO Workshops 2014-2015
Center for Law and Social Science (CLASS)
- CENTER FOR LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCE (CLASS)
- CLASS WORKSHOPS
- CLEO WORKSHOPS
- WORKING PAPER SERIES
- MAILING LIST
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- August 25- Mila Versteeg (University of Virginia School of Law), Topic: "Do Constitutional Rights Make a Difference?" Co-authored by Adam Chilton
- September 8 - Gillian Hadfield (USC), Topic: "Markets for Laws"
- September 15 - Christopher Robertson (University of Arizona College of Law), Topic: "Randomized Experimentation as an Unbiased and Transparent Method for Harmless Error Analysis"
- September 22 - Itiel Dror (University College in London), Topic: "Experts in the Courtroom: Problems and Suggested Solutions"
- September 29 - Cecilia Menjivar (Arizona State University), Topic: "The Transformative Effects of Immigration Law"
- October 13 - Maya Sen (Harvard), Topic: "The Political Legacy of American Slavery" Jointly sponsored by CLASS and SCELS Workshops
- October 20 - Carolyn Sissoko (USC), Topic: "The Plight of Modern Markets: How Universal Banking Undermines Capital Markets"
- October 27 - Stephen Choi (NYU School of Law) & Mitu Gulati (Duke University School of Law), Topic: "From Pigs to Hogs" Jointly sponsored by CLASS and SCELS Workshops
- November 3 - Jennifer Arlen (NYU School of Law), Topic: "Does the Endowment Effect Justify Legal Intervention? The Debiasing Effect of Institutions"
- November 10-Yun-chien Chang (Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica), Topic: "Pain and Suffering damages in Personal Injury Cases: An Empirical Study" Co-authored with Theodore Eisenberg, Tsung Hsien Li, Martin T. Wells Jointly sponsored by CLASS and SCELS Workshops
- November 17-Sam Erman (USC), Topic: "Constitutional Storm Rising: U.S. Expansion Resumes, 1898-1900"
- November 24 - Eric Helland (Claremont McKenna),Topic: "Estimating Effects of English Rule on Litigation Outcomes" Co-authored by Jungmo Yoon
- December 1 - Eric Talley (UC Berkeley School of Law), Topic: "Corporate Inversions and the Unbundling of Regulatory Competition"
- January 12 - Emily Ryo (USC Gould School of Law & Philosophy), Topic: "Expressive Functions of Immigration Law: Do Immigration Laws Shape Our Attitudes Toward Latinos?"
- January 26 - Brian Broughman (Indiana University/ Visiting Professor Spring 2015), Topic:"After the Override: an Empirical Analysis of Shadow Precedent" Jointly sponsored by CLASS and SCELS Workshops
- February 2- Emilie Hafner-Burton (University of California, San Diego), Topic:"Predictability Versus Flexibility: Secrecy in International Investment Arbitration" Sponsored by CLASS, SCELS Workshops and the School of International Relations
- February 9- Noel Johnston (Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford), Topic: "How Taking from Foreigners Affects Domestic Human Rights" Jointly sponsored by SCELS Workshops and the Center of International Studies
- March 2 - Saule Omarova (Cornell University Law School), Topic: "Rethinking the Public-Private Divide in Finance"
- March 9 - Alison Morantz (Stanford Law School), Topic: "Which Injuries Go Unreported to Worker Protection Agencies, and Why"
- March 30 - Douglas Spencer (University of Connecticut), Topic: "Administering Section 2 of the VRA After Shelby County"
- April 6- Eric Allen (USC Marshall School of Business), Topic: "Tax Savings for U.S.- Headquartered, Non-U.S. Incorporated Multinational Firms" Jointly sponsored by CLASS and SCELS Workshops
- April 13 - Jonathan Macey (Yale Law School), Topic: "Vertical and Horizontal Problems in Financial Regulation and Corporate Governance” Co-authored by Maureen O’Hara (Cornell)
- April 27 - Damon Centola (University of Pennsylvania), Topic:"The Spontaneous Emergence of Conventions: An Experimental Study of Cultural Evolution" Jointly sponsored by CLASS and SCELS Workshops
- May 4 - Cindy Alexander (Securities and Exchange Commission), Topic: "The Evolution of Corporate Criminal Settlements: An Empirical Perspective on Non-Prosecution, Deferred Prosecution, and Plea Agreements" Jointly sponsored by CLASS and SCELS Workshops
USC Gould Graduates Celebrate Passing the Bar
December 8, 2017
New lawyers take their oath after passing the nation’s most difficult bar exam
Start with “Yes”
November 27, 2017
During “Conversation with the Dean,” alumnus Paul Richardson (JD1990) shares career insights
Saks Institute Holds Discussion on Involuntary Commitment
November 20, 2017
Judge Jim Bianco ’87 discusses mental health court