Scholarship Archives

Faculty Scholarship

USC Law faculty is committed to scholarship, publishing articles in a variety of journals and reviews. Faculty members also present their work at conferences and symposiums and serve on panel discussions and at workshops. Below is a list of their endeavors.

March 2015


  • Sam Erman

    “Stereotype Threat and Antidiscrimination Law: Affirmative Steps to Promote Meritocracy and Racial Equality in Education,” Southern California Law Review (with Gregory M. Walton).

  • Edward Kleinbard

    “Why Corporate Tax Reform Can Happen,” Tax Notes.

  • Yoon-Ho Alex Lee

    “The Efficiency Criterion for Securities Regulation: Investor Welfare or Total Surplus,” Arizona Law Review (Symposium).


  • Camille Gear Rich

    “Review of Marriage Markets and the Cost of Masculinity,” Texas Law Review.

  • Camille Gear Rich

    “Post Racial Hydraulics: The Hidden Dangers of the Universal Turn,” NYU Law Review (with Zev Eigen and Charlotte Alexander).

  • Wayne Sandholtz

    "Domestic Law and Human Rights Treaty Commitments: The Convention against Torture," Journal of Human Rights.

Working Papers

  • Rebecca Brown

    “'Rhetoric and Reality': Testing the Harm of Campaign Spending,” posted to SSRN and BePress.

  • Sofia Gruskin

    “HIV and Gender-Based Violence: Welcome Policies and Programmes, But is the Research Keeping Up?” posted to SSRN and BePress (with Kelly Safreed-Harmon, Chelsea L. Moore, Riley J. Steiner, and Shari L. Dworkin).

  • Simon Wilkie

    “Rules of Evidence and Liability in Contract Litigation: The Efficiency of the General Dynamics Rule, posted to SSRN and BePress (with Vlad Radoias and Michael A. Williams).


  • Sofia Gruskin

    “Quarantine: Balancing Human Rights with Medical Best Interests,” Zygo Student Lunch Time Series, USC Dornsife School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, USC.

  • Sofia Gruskin

    “Reproductive and Sexual Rights: Changing Perspectives from Cairo & Beijing (1990s) to Transgender Population & the International Classification of Diseases (2015)," Women, Gender and Health Justice and Health Seminar Series, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University.

  • Sofia Gruskin

    “Global Health Perspectives: The Evolution of Sexual Rights,” First Annual LGBT Health Conference, USC Keck School of Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Western University.

  • Sofia Gruskin

    “The Human Right to Health: How Can Law and Rights Inform an Ethical Approach to Improving Health and Well-Being?” Masters Series: Understanding Constitutional Issues, Pasadena Senior Center.

  • Yoon-Ho Alex Lee

    “Beyond Agency Core Mission,” SoCLASS Conference.

  • Wayne Sandholtz

    "Law and Politics in a Trustee Court: Amnesty Laws and the Inter-American System," Law and Globalization Seminar, Yale Law School.

  • Abby K. Wood

    "The Paradox of Agency Responsiveness: A Federal FOIA Audit Study,” Southern California Law and Social Science Forum, USC.

  • Abby K. Wood

    “Causal Challenges in the Shadows of Sunlight,” Keynote Address, 2015 Western Empirical Legal Studies Conference, UCLA.


  • Rebecca Brown

    Rebecca Brown’s paper "Rhetoric and Reality: Testing the Harm of Campaign Spending," was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for six eJournals/Topics (with Andrew Martin).

  • Hannah Garry

    Hannah Garry invited and hosted Judge Fausto Pocar, International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, to give a talk on "Mass Atrocities, the International Criminal Court and the Future of International Criminal Justice" at USC law.

  • Gillian Hadfield

    Gillian Hadfield‘s paper, “Microfoundations of the Rule Of Law", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Other Institutions & Transition Economics: Theoretical & Methodological Issues (Topic).

  • Yoon-Ho Alex Lee

    Alex Lee commented on Michael Ting’s “Politics and Administration,” SoCLASS Conference.

  • Yoon-Ho Alex Lee

    Alex Lee commented on Alex Acs’ “Uncovering Partisan Bias Toward Regulators: A Methodological Framework and an Application to Agency Politicization,” SoCLASS Conference.

  • Yoon-Ho Alex Lee

    Alex Lee’s paper “SEC Rules, Stakeholder Interests, and Cost-Benefit Analysis,” was accepted by The Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog.


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