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.
Faculty Workshops and Conferences
- FACULTY DIRECTORY
- LECTURERS IN LAW DIRECTORY
- EXPERTS DIRECTORY
- FACULTY IN THE NEWS
- SCHOLARSHIP AND PUBLICATIONS
- DISTINCTIONS AND AWARDS
- + CENTERS
- CENTER FOR LAW AND PHILOSOPHY (CLP)
- CENTER FOR LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCE (CLASS)
- CENTER FOR LAW, HISTORY AND CULTURE (CLHC)
- CENTER FOR TRANSNATIONAL LAW AND BUSINESS (CTLB)
- INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM INSTITUTE (IRI)
- PACIFIC CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY AND ETHICS
- SAKS INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH LAW, POLICY, AND ETHICS
- WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES
Location: USC Gould School of Law, Rm. 130 (unless otherwise stated)
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., every other Thursday (unless otherwise stated)
- February 01, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Susan Silbey (MIT, Anthropology)
Title: "Looking for Hegemony in All the Wrong Places: Critique, Context and Collectivities in Studies of Legal Consciousness"
- February 22, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Law School, Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Michael Simkovic (USC Law and Accounting)
Title: “The Limited Liability Tax”
Download: Simkovic Paper
- March 01, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Douglas Massey (Princeton University)
- March 08, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: John Witt (Yale University)
- March 22, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Law School, Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Orin Kerr (USC Law)
Title: “Cross-Enforcement of the Fourth Amendment”
- April 05, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Minor Myers (Brooklyn Law School)
- April 12, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Law School, Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Franita Tolson (USC)
- August 31, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Sharmila Sohoni (University of San Diego, School of Law)
Title: "Trump as Rights: Presidential Lochnerism and Constitutional Culture."
- September 14- 21, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Alexandra Natapoff (UCI School of Law)
Title: "Misdemeanor Wrongful Convictions"
- October 19, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Room 130) (Faculty Workshop)
Speaker: Dov Fox (University of San Diego School of Law)
Title: "Subversive Science"
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Orin Kerr had comments cited about a possible payment President Donald Trump's lawyer made to an adult-film star to remain silent about a sexual relationship with Trump. “All Cohen says is that he used his personal funds to ‘facilitate a payment of $130,000,'” Kerr writes. “To ‘facilitate’, the dictionary tells us, means to assist with or to make something easier. Given that, I would think that the most literal reading of Cohen’s statement is just that he used his own funds to arrange the payment.” MSNBC also cited the comments.
"The Costs of Free: Commoditization, Bundling and Concentration," Journal of Institutional Economics.
Edward Kleinbard wrote an op-ed, “Tax Bill Demonstrates our Nation's Upside Down Fiscal Priorities," posted to The Hill on December 21, 2017.
Jonathan Barnett participated in a panel discussion on “Supreme Court Patent Cases: Oil States and SAS Industries”, Patent Disputes Forum South, Beverly Hills, CA.