Faculty Distinctions & Awards

Faculty of the USC Gould School of Law have been widely recognized for their achievements in scholarship and teaching and for their contributions to the profession and the public. They are frequently invited to testify before Congress and other bodies and to deliver distinguished lectures at universities, learned societies and national and international meetings. They have also received numerous prizes and been elected to membership in important academies and institutes, including:

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Elected Member)

Institute of Medicine

Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Science
(Elected Member)

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

American Academy of Political and Social Science

Institute for Advanced Study

Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences

Radcliffe Institute

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Association of Law Libraries

American College of Bankruptcy

American College of Bankruptcy

Harvard University Society of Fellows

Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award

Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award

USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching

USC Lifetime Achievement Award

USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching

USC Associates Awards for Creativity in Research and Scholarship

USC Associates Awards for Excellence in Teaching

USC Associates Awards for Excellence in Teaching

  • 2014: Thomas Griffith
  • 1984: Stephen J. Morse
  • 1977: Robert C. Ellickson
  • 1974: Scott H. Bice
  • 1970: Gary Bellow
  • 1967: Leonard G. Ratner
  • 1962: Victor S. Netterville
  • 1961: G. Richard Wicks
Provost's Award for Mentoring

Provost's Award for Mentoring


USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching

Mellon Mentoring Award

William A. Rutter Distinguished Teaching Award

Book Awards

  • Elyn R. Saks, for THE CENTER CANNOT HOLD: MY JOURNEY THROUGH MADNESS

    • Top Ten Non-Fiction Books of the Year, 2007, Time Magazine
    • National Best Books 2008 Awards, Winner in the Health: Psychology/Mental Health Category, USA Book News Award
    • Advocacy Award, 2007, Mental Health Advocacy Services
    • Best Memoir in Inspirational Category, 2007, Books for a Better Life
    • National Alliance on Mental Illness, Outstanding Media Awards: Literary Award
    • National Alliance on Mental Illness-NYC Metro’s Kenneth Johnson Memorial Research Library, 2008 Ken Book Award
    • Jacques Brien Prize, Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
    • Mardi Arquette Spirit Award, 2008, Southern California Counseling Center
    • Distinguished Citizen Award, 2008, American College of Psychoanalysts
  • Ariela J. Gross, for WHAT BLOOD WON'T TELL: A HISTORY OF RACE ON TRIAL IN AMERICA

    • James Willard Hurst, Jr. Prize (best book in sociolegal history), 2009, Law and Society Association
    • Prize for Best Book on Race, Ethnicity and Politics, 2009, American Political Science Association
    • Lillian Smith Book Award, 2009, Southern Regional Council, University of Georgia Libraries and the DeKalb County Public Library/Georgia Center for the Book
    • CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of 2009

  • Christopher D. Stone, for WHERE THE LAW ENDS

    • Best Book Award (Social Issues in Management Division), 1992, Academy of Management

Professional Recognition

(Leadership in Scholarly Organizations; National Fellowships; etc.)

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