About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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USC Gould helps prepare you for a stellar legal career. You can pursue a JD degree, one of our numerous graduate and international offerings, or an online degree or certificate.
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We work closely with students, graduates and employers to support successful career goals and outcomes. Our overall placement rate is consistently strong, with 94 percent of our JD class employed within 10 months after graduation.
Our faculty is distinguished for its scholarship, as well as for its commitment to teaching. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment.
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D. Daniel Sokol
USC Gould School of Law
- FACULTY DIRECTORY
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- FACULTY IN THE NEWS
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- CENTER FOR LAW AND PHILOSOPHY (CLP)
- CENTER FOR LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCE (CLASS)
- CENTER FOR LAW, HISTORY AND CULTURE (CLHC)
- CENTER FOR TRANSNATIONAL LAW AND BUSINESS (CTLB)
- INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM INSTITUTE (IRI)
- PACIFIC CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY AND ETHICS
- SAKS INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH LAW, POLICY, AND ETHICS
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D. Daniel Sokol is the Carolyn Craig Franklin Chair in Law and Business at the USC Gould School of Law and an Affiliate Professor of Business at the Marshall School of Business, where he teaches in the marketing department. He serves as faculty director of the Center for Transnational Law and Business and the co-director of the USC Marshall Initiative on Digital Competition. Additionally, in a part time capacity, he serves as Senior Advisor at White & Case LLP.
Professor Sokol is among the top 10 most cited antitrust law professors in the past five years. He focuses his teaching and scholarship on complex business issues from early stage start-ups to multinational businesses and the issues that businesses face regarding competition: antitrust, data breaches, corporate governance, compliance, innovation, M&A, digital transformation, and global business regulation.
He is a member of the American Law Institute. He also serves as academic advisor to the United States Chamber of Commerce and as a non-governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network. His work has appeared in a variety of journals: Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Law and Economics, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Michigan Law Review and Northwestern Law Review, among others.
- The Cambridge Handbook of Compliance (Cambridge University Press, 2021). - (www)
- Antitrust Procedural Fairness (Oxford University Press, 2019). - (www)
- Patent Assertion Entities and Competition Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2017). - (www)
- The Cambridge Handbook of Antitrust, Intellectual Property, and High Tech (Cambridge University Press, 2017). - (www)
- The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics, Volume 1 (Oxford University Press, 2014). - (www)
- The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics, Volume 2 (Oxford University Press, 2014). - (www)
- Global Antitrust Compliance Handbook (Oxford University Press, 2014). - (www)
- Competition and the State (Stanford University Press, 2014). - (www)
- Competition Law and Development (Stanford University Press, 2013). - (www)
- The Global Limits of Competition Law (Stanford University Press, 2012). - (www)
Articles and Book Chapters
- "How incumbents respond to competition from innovative disruptors in the sharing economy—The impact of Airbnb on hotel performance," Strategic Management Journal (with Hung-Hao Chang) (forthcoming). - (PDF)
- "Debt, Control, and Collusion," Emory Law Journal (forthcoming). - (SSRN)
- "Medical Malpractice Reform and its Impact on Lawsuits and Damages Payments," 30 Harvard Public Health Review (2021) (with Vivek Ghosal & Guaming Chen). - (www)
- "Non-Profit Corporate Governance in an Age of Compliance," 62 Boston College Law Review 1497 (2021) (with Peter Molk). - (SSRN)
- Antitrust's "Curse of Bigness" Problem, 118 Michigan Law Review 1259 (2020). - (SSRN)
- "Rethinking the Efficiency of Common Law," Notre Dame Law Review (2019). - (SSRN)
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
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.”
"Saltwater Sovereignty: Tribal Marine Management Authority Along the Pacific Coast.” Online Environmental Law Workshop. University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD.
“Comment on Choi, Erickson, & Pritchard, ‘Coalitions among Plaintiffs’ Attorneys in Securities Class Actions’,” Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Virtual, Toronto, ON, Canada.
“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.