USC Gould School of Law Faculty
The USC Gould School of Law faculty is nationally recognized for its scholarship in many fields including administrative law, constitutional law, bankruptcy and corporate law, intellectual property, law and race, and taxation. Interdisciplinary scholarship in law and economics, law and history, law and philosophy, law and politics, and law and psychology has long been a signature of the school. Many USC faculty members have doctorates in other academic disciplines, and hold joint appointments in other USC departments and at the California Institute of Technology. USC's small faculty-student ratio enables students to work closely with top scholars and practitioners in both classroom and clinical settings.
June 30, 2015
re: USC Gould School of Law
The Initiative and Referendum Institute was mentioned in a story about a Supreme Court decision that would allow independent commissions to draw congressional district lines. The story cited data from the institute on the number of statewide ballot initiatives regarding legislative boundaries from 1904 to 2001.
June 29, 2015
re: Abby K. Wood
Abby Wood was interviewed about the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to uphold Arizona's system for redistricting. "The majority read it broadly, relying on the history and purpose of the Election Clause," Wood said. "This case was significant for the California Citizens Redistricting Commission because the creation of our commission could have been declared unconstitutional today. I'm sure they were watching the case with great interest."