USC Gould School of Law Faculty

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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.

  • Emily Ryo


    August 24, 2015

    re: Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo was interviewed on "Take Two" about the California TRUST Act, which outlines when a suspect can be turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "The key change that was brought about by the TRUST Act is that local law enforcement agencies' handling of immigration detainers is no longer discretionary because the TRUST Act limits who may be held by state and local agencies at the request of ICE, narrowing it to people with serious criminal records," Ryo said.

  • Dan Simon

    The Los Angeles Times

    August 24, 2015

    re: Dan Simon

    Dan Simon co-authored an op-ed on police body camera policies. Despite opposition to allowing police officers to review body camera footage prior to filing their reports, doing so would be beneficial because the human memory is often faulty, Simon and his co-author wrote. "The heightened accountability might also nudge officers with violent dispositions out of the force, and thus make way for more amenable candidates," they wrote.


USC Gould and Lateral Link Launch Scholarship

Lateral Link donates commission to student scholarships more

PILF Recognizes Students, Alums for Pro Bono Work

Students log more than 1,900 hours of volunteer time more

Andrew Guzman Named New Dean of USC Gould

Guzman is professor and associate dean of Berkeley Law more