USC Gould School of Law Faculty

Professor Kim Buchanan Professor Alexander Capron Professor David Cruz Professor Jonathan Barnett

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.

  • Edward McCaffery


    April 15, 2015

    re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery published the op-ed, "Admit It! You Love Tax Day." He argues that although there's a fundamental unfairness to U.S. tax laws, Americans don't care because most get a refund on Tax Day, and that makes us happy. "The once dreaded Tax Day has become a happy spending spree for most Americans. This state of short-term bliss follows from some deep trends in our tax laws. In brief, the U.S. income tax system is increasingly a wage tax, with limited taxes on capital (what the rich have) and limited deductions for most of us," he wrote.

  • Edward McCaffery


    April 15, 2015

    re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery was quoted in a story on the rationale behind the deadline to pay taxes.


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