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Yasmine McMorrin
USC Gould School of Law

Yasmine McMorrin

Associate Director, Student Affairs


Student Affairs Email:
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: August 5, 2021




Yasmine-Imani McMorrin is honored to serve USC Gould School of Law as the interim dean of students and director of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She works in partnership with the Gould community to cultivate an environment where wellness, diversity, equity and inclusion are present so that our students are able to thrive. McMorrin also manages disability accommodations, student organizations, and she addresses any student and faculty issues that might arise.

McMorrin serves as the vice-chair of the Culver City General Plan Advisory Committee, is a member of the Culver City Unified School District’s Equity Advisory Committee, and is on the Governing Board of New Leaders Council- Los Angeles Chapter. She is also graduate of the Los Angeles African American Women's Public Policy Institute (LAAAWPPI). McMorrin earned a JD from Rutgers School of Law and BA in economics from Spelman College. She is admitted to the New York Bar.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

CNN
September 22, 2021
Re: Franita Tolson

Franita Tolson was mentioned as a participant in a Senate hearing on voting rights. "Apologies Mr. Cruz, your state of Texas, perhaps," she said, when Cruz asked which voter ID laws are racist. "The fact that the voter ID law was put into place to diminish the political power of Latinos with racist intent." Tolson was also quoted in The Washington Post, USA TODAY, Independant, The Hill and Yahoo! News.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Thomas D. Lyon
July, 2021

“Use of global trait cues helps to explain older adults’ decrements in detecting children’s lies” (with Alison O’Connor, Micaela Wiens, & Angela D. Evans) (in press), Legal and Criminological Psychology.

Thomas D. Lyon
July, 2021

“Causal indicators for assessing the truthfulness of child speech in forensic interviews” (with Zane Durante, Victor Ardulov, Manoj Kumar, Jennifer Gongola, & Shrikanth Narayanan) (in press), Computer Speech & Language.

Thomas D. Lyon
July, 2021

“The difficulty of teaching adults to recognize referential ambiguity in children's testimony: The influence of explicit instruction and sample questions” (with Breanne Wylie, Jennifer Gongola, & Angela D. Evans) (in press), Applied Cognitive Psychology.