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News for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Gould Admissions Expands Outreach Efforts
Gould Admissions Expands Outreach Efforts
May 17, 2019
Law school exploration workshop opportunities extended to high school students

Fifth Annual Wellness Week Features Panels and Puppies
Fifth Annual Wellness Week Features Panels and Puppies
May 17, 2019
Student Support Office, with Graduate and International Programs, promote wellness

Advice for Navigating Summer Networking Receptions
Advice for Navigating Summer Networking Receptions
May 16, 2019
Ten tips, plus a bonus!

Awards Ceremony Recognizes Contributions of Faculty, Students, Staff
Awards Ceremony Recognizes Contributions of Faculty, Students, Staff
May 7, 2019
Spring tradition celebrates Gould community

Kiki Carson (JD 2019) on Challenges, College and California
Kiki Carson (JD 2019) on Challenges, College and California
May 7, 2019
Get to know an impressive soon-to-be grad

First Fellow
First Fellow
April 30, 2019
Immigrant Justice Corps selects its first Gould student for prestigious fellowship

Gould Professors Honored at Chair Installation Ceremony
Gould Professors Honored at Chair Installation Ceremony
April 24, 2019
Innovation, personal passion motivate Profs Jonathan Barnett and David Cruz

Sunny Skies Ahead
Sunny Skies Ahead
April 23, 2019
Meet Karine Akopchikyan (JD 2015), who chairs the L.A. committee of the USC Gould Alumni Association

Prof. George Lefcoe Retires from USC Gould
Prof. George Lefcoe Retires from USC Gould
April 19, 2019
Over five decades, Lefcoe shepherded the real estate careers of countless Gould students

At Symposium, Scholars and Advocates Delve Into Sanctuary City Policies
At Symposium, Scholars and Advocates Delve Into Sanctuary City Policies
April 17, 2019
Interdisciplinary Law Journal hosts panels on sanctuary laws.

Office of Experiential Learning Offers Students Inspiration for Pro Bono Work
Office of Experiential Learning Offers Students Inspiration for Pro Bono Work
April 10, 2019
Two efforts over spring break encourage public service.

Saks Institute Explores Living and Working with Mental Illness
Saks Institute Explores Living and Working with Mental Illness
April 10, 2019
Comedian Maria Bamford and former NBA star Metta World Peace joined the Symposium.

Does Patent Reform Need Reforming?
Does Patent Reform Need Reforming?
April 3, 2019
Gould hosts its first-ever conference for scholars, attorneys and policymakers to discuss U.S. patent system.

Pioneer and Public Servant
Pioneer and Public Servant
March 25, 2019
Judge Dorothy W. Nelson Lecture announced at Gould ADR symposium.

At 70, Moot Court Offers High Drama
At 70, Moot Court Offers High Drama
March 19, 2019
This year's competition marked the 70th anniversary of the honors program

Oh, the Places You’ll Go
Oh, the Places You’ll Go
March 20, 2019
Profile of USC Gould alumna, Nicole Gates JD 2013

A Focus on Modern-Day Civil Rights
A Focus on Modern-Day Civil Rights
March 19, 2019
Attorney and advocate Vanita Gupta joins Q&A spanning her democracy work

Message from the Dean: 2019 U.S. News Rankings
Message from the Dean: 2019 U.S. News Rankings
March 12, 2019
While Gould has risen to No. 17 nationally, we are also proud of the many examples that illustrate our excellence.

Making Connections That Last
Making Connections That Last
March 11, 2019
More than 300 alumni and students attended this year’s Mentor Lunch

USC Gould Receives $3 Million Gift to Endow C. David Molina First Generation Professionals Program
Developing Future Leaders
Developing Future Leaders
February 28, 2019
Interim USC President Wanda Austin in Conversation with Dean Guzman

The Next Chapter
The Next Chapter
February 28, 2019
Jenny Farrell (JD 2011) takes the helm at Mental Health Advocacy Services

Pulitzer Prize Winner Annette Gordon-Reed On Race and Reality
Pulitzer Prize Winner Annette Gordon-Reed On Race and Reality
February 27, 2019
Gordon-Reed delivers 17th Annual Law and Humanities Distinguished Lecture

For Maximum Security Inmates, USC’s Post-Conviction Justice Project Sparks Hope
For Maximum Security Inmates, USC’s Post-Conviction Justice Project Sparks Hope
February 26, 2019
Gould students join team to counsel life-term youth

Making Human Connections
Making Human Connections
February 19, 2019
USC Gould's Student Support office leads a conversation on diversity and wellness

Meet the Lawyer-Turned-Professor Behind Gould’s Small Business Clinic
Meet the Lawyer-Turned-Professor Behind Gould’s Small Business Clinic
February 14, 2019
Prof. Chasalow and the SBC have helped nearly 3,000 clients

Providing Powerful Insight and Perspective
Providing Powerful Insight and Perspective
January 24, 2019
IHRC students toured and reported on violations at Southern California detention centers

The Luxe Life in Paris
The Luxe Life in Paris
January 18, 2019
Independent journalist Nazanin Lankarani ’90 considers her law degree and experience vital assets

Law School for All
Law School for All
December 20, 2018
Diversifying the legal profession

Highlights from 2018
Highlights from 2018
December 20, 2018
As the year quickly comes to a close, we look back at Gould’s most notable moments

Welcome to the Legal Profession
Welcome to the Legal Profession
December 20, 2018
Recent Gould grads reunite to celebrate passing the bar exam

Prof. Ryo Leads Study on Alleged Civil and Human Rights Violations in Detention Facilities
Prof. Ryo Leads Study on Alleged Civil and Human Rights Violations in Detention Facilities
December 12, 2018
Allegations are numerous, according to USC Gould study

Transforming Criminal Justice
Transforming Criminal Justice
December 3, 2018
Philadelphia D.A. Larry Krasner, a former defense and civil rights attorney, talks reform

New Horizons
New Horizons
December 1, 2018
Tech Believers Take on the Future of Law

Meet Future Trojan Lawyer Elena Sakova
Meet Future Trojan Lawyer Elena Sakova
November 29, 2018
Learn some quick facts about one of our current LLM students

Meet Future Trojan Lawyer Chris Pineda
Meet Future Trojan Lawyer Chris Pineda
November 29, 2018
Learn some quick facts about one of our current first-year JD students

She Makes the Impossible Possible
She Makes the Impossible Possible
November 21, 2018
At X, Ashley Hu (JD 2007) applies her tech and legal skills to solve unprecedented challenges

Time Tracker
Time Tracker
November 21, 2018
With his award-winning startup, Ryan Alshak (JD 2013) seeks to transform the way lawyers work

More Than a Power Lawyer
More Than a Power Lawyer
November 21, 2018
Entrepreneur Dorna Moini (JD 2012) deploys tech to close the justice gap

Game Changer Boosts Value of New Industry
Game Changer Boosts Value of New Industry
November 21, 2018
Sam Goldberg (JD 2006) transcends the noise to create a bonafide blockchain startup

Encouraging Innovation
Encouraging Innovation
November 21, 2018
Prof. Jonathan Barnett keeps a bird's eye view on media, entertainment, and technology law trends

A Lawyer Who Can Code
A Lawyer Who Can Code
November 21, 2018
Jef Pearlman, interim director of the IP Clinic, brings a background in tech to his teaching

Her Curiosity Runs Deep
Her Curiosity Runs Deep
November 21, 2018
Professor Dorothy Lund explores untapped topics in corporate law

Where Creativity Meets Order
Where Creativity Meets Order
November 20, 2018
A cybersecurity and privacy attorney chairs the OC regional USC Gould Alumni Association Committee

Family First
Family First
November 20, 2018
Rothman Scholars come together to honor benefactor

Career Changers
Career Changers
November 15, 2018
Annual career fair offers students opportunity to meet with a wide range of local public interest organizations

On-the Job and Living with Mental Health Disorders
On-the Job and Living with Mental Health Disorders
November 14, 2018
Prof. Elyn Saks leads discussion on reducing stigma in the workplace

Prof. Lisa Klerman Honored by the SCMA
Prof. Lisa Klerman Honored by the SCMA
November 9, 2018
Klerman is a renowned expert in alternative dispute resolution

Teamwork, Trust and Personal Disputes
Teamwork, Trust and Personal Disputes
October 29, 2018
In a collaboration with the LAFD, the Mediation Clinic helps resolve conflicts between firefighters

Head of Amazon Studios Opens Up About Inclusion and Competition
Head of Amazon Studios Opens Up About Inclusion and Competition
October 24, 2018
Jen Salke discussed the future of entertainment media at annual Gould Institute

Justice and Redemption
Justice and Redemption
October 22, 2018
PCJP clients share stories of life sentences

Who in the World Was Isabel Gonzalez?
Who in the World Was Isabel Gonzalez?
October 17, 2018
In his new book, Prof. Sam Erman considers Puerto Rican Citizenship

The Real Estate Coach
The Real Estate Coach
October 1, 2018
Danny Guggenheim (JD 2004) brings his expertise back to campus

USC Gould Launches On-Campus Master of Studies in Law Degree
USC Gould Launches On-Campus Master of Studies in Law Degree
September 19, 2018
The residential master’s degree is designed for non-lawyer professionals

USC Gould Prof. Dan Simon Named Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar
USC Gould Prof. Dan Simon Named Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar
September 19, 2018
Simon is one of the nation’s 15 distinguished scholars chosen this year

USC Gould Raises the Bar in Record-Breaking Year
USC Gould Raises the Bar in Record-Breaking Year
August 30, 2018
The law school enjoys surge of applications and highest median GPA in history

Tough Negotiator, Encouraging Mentor
Tough Negotiator, Encouraging Mentor
September 4, 2018
Ted Russell ’94 practices at Fox what he learned at Gould

Striving for Juvenile Justice
Striving for Juvenile Justice
February 6, 2018
PCJP’s first juvenile LWOP resentencing client released from prison.

She Judges in Paradise
She Judges in Paradise
July 26, 2018
Maritime litigator Elyze Iriarte (JD 2001) reflects on the pleasures of serving on the bench in her native Guam

Prof. Orin Kerr is the Most-Cited Criminal Law and Procedure Faculty Member in the U.S.
Prof. Orin Kerr is the Most-Cited Criminal Law and Procedure Faculty Member in the U.S.
August 22, 2018
Kerr’s scholarship was cited 1,300 times

Professionals with an Edge in Law
Professionals with an Edge in Law
July 19, 2018
MSL graduates bring to the business world a better understanding of legal issues

USC Gould Launches Online Certificates in Health Care and Financial Compliance
USC Gould Launches Online Certificates in Health Care and Financial Compliance
July 18, 2018
The new certificates are available in the fall

Confronting Brutality: Human Rights Law as Life-Saving Work
Confronting Brutality: Human Rights Law as Life-Saving Work
July 18, 2018
Prof. Hannah Garry is dedicated to fighting for ideals of justice and reconciliation

Meet the Trojan Trio Behind an L.A. Real Estate Empire
Meet the Trojan Trio Behind an L.A. Real Estate Empire
July 10, 2018
Each sibling runs a division of the family-owned company

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Fifth Annual Wellness Week Features Panels and Puppies
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Gould Admissions Expands Outreach Efforts
May 17, 2019

Law school exploration workshop opportunities extended to high school students


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Advice for Navigating Summer Networking Receptions
May 16, 2019

Ten tips, plus a bonus!