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Preston Ascherin
USC Gould School of Law

Preston Ascherin

Director of Externships

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: February 23, 2022




Preston K. Ascherin is the director of externships and an adjunct associate professor of law at the USC Gould School of Law. He has previously taught legal writing to LLM students and served as administrative director with Gould's Center for Dispute Resolution.

He is a partner with Akerman LLP in its Consumer Financial Services Practice Group. Ascherin litigates in state court, district court, bankruptcy court and both state and federal appeals court. While an associate with Akerman, he was seconded as in-house counsel with Citibank managing litigation in dozens of states and in Puerto Rico.

He received his JD from UCLA and a BA in economics from USC.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Bloomberg Government
June 22, 2022
Re: Franita Tolson

Franita Tolson was interviewed about how federal lawsuits from North Carolina, Alabama, and Arkansas test the limits of the Voting Rights Act, the boundaries of state government authority, and the ability of voting rights groups to file racial gerrymandering cases. “These doctrines and approaches in these cases fundamentally reset the rules of the game,” she said. “In 2030 we will live in a completely different world than we lived in in 2020, and 2020 was not favorable to minority voters at all.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Robin Craig
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"Saltwater Sovereignty: Tribal Marine Management Authority Along the Pacific Coast.” Online Environmental Law Workshop. University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD.

Daniel Klerman
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“Comment on Choi, Erickson, & Pritchard, ‘Coalitions among Plaintiffs’ Attorneys in Securities Class Actions’,” Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Virtual, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Robin Craig
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“Who’s on First? The Mind-Blowing Attempt to Conceptualize Deference in the Midst of Decision Delays and Agency Repeals,” J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium for the George Washington University School of Law, Virtual, Washington, D.C.