Gillian Hadfield

Richard L. and Antoinette S. Kirtland Professor of Law and Professor of Economics

The rise of globalization, a web-based networked economy and the transition from socialism to market democracy for so many countries, has created a demand for innovation in law. My work—which combines legal and institutional analysis with economics—focuses on the problems of legal design: how can we create legal institutions and markets that do a better job of structuring and regulating the kind of economy and democracy we want? This work ranges from studies of the 9-11 Victim Compensation Fund to economic analysis of the role of judges in improving the law to the need to change the way we train and regulate lawyers. For students this means a focus on problem-based learning that teaches not just what the law 'is' but how to be a creative and innovative producer of law—to better serve clients, institutions and the public.

Law Students Advocate for Human Rights Legislation

Law Students Advocate for Human Rights Legislation

Students travel to Washington, D.C. to address mass atrocities in Sudan and the Congo

Prof. Stone Honored

Prof. Stone Honored

USC Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award

Appealing Visit for 1Ls

Appealing Visit for 1Ls

CA Court of Appeal hears cases at USC Gould

Law Day 2014

Law Day 2014

Apr 18, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Gould Commencement 2014

Gould Commencement 2014

May 16, 2014 at 3:30 PM

USC Gould Reunion 2014

USC Gould Reunion 2014

Jun 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM

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David Walsh

David Walsh '85
Partner, Morrison Foerster
The Trojan network has had and continues to have a significant impact on my practice.