USC Law Faculty
The USC 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.
October 18, 2014
re: Edward Kleinbard
Edward Kleinbard and his new book, "We Are Better Than This” were featured. Kleinbard's perspective was called "moral and farsighted." The story cited a New York Times op-ed by Kleinbard asserting that the U.S. needs to spend its revenue more progressively rather than focus on collecting taxes more progressively. "Fiscal policy is an exercise in applied moral philosophy as well as economics," Kleinbard said.
October 17, 2014
re: Gillian Hadfield
Gillian Hadfield was interviewed about the need for change in the legal field. Lawyers need to leverage new technology to increase accessibility to advising and services, she said. "Lawyers are the ones that should be living within the context of 'what is it that people really need?'" Hadfield said. What’s missing is a platform to help connect lawyers with people who need legal help. Hadfield says that currently, “the only way those platforms can emerge in a really robust way is if lawyers build them themselves, finance them themselves, and run them themselves. They can’t share their profits with anybody else, like a software developer who has a great idea.”