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Lecturers in Law

With its proximity to downtown Los Angeles—home to major law firms, public interest groups and courthouses—and to the region's many entertainment, media and technology companies, USC Gould is able to draw on a wealth of legal talent. More than 100 Lecturers in Law bring to our classrooms their specialized legal knowledge and years of experience on the bench and bar, in business, and throughout government agencies to enrich the education of our JD, graduate and undergraduate students. In addition to being judges, prosecutors and law firm partners, our part-time faculty members have served as CEOs of motion picture studios, Supreme Court advocates, attorneys representing athletes and major sports teams, and counselors guiding biotech and internet entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Learning the law from such seasoned practitioners provides students with a nuanced appreciation of the connections between legal theory and real-world problem-solving.


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FACULTY IN THE NEWS

CNN
March 31, 2020
Re: Edward McCaffery

Edward McCaffery wrote an op-ed about how the new stimulus bill includes a tax break for the 1%. He said, "Under the change, our rich taxpayer couple... can now deduct an unlimited amount of 'excess losses' in real estate against income from other sources. So now real estate moguls with lucrative day jobs or bountiful capital gains from other investments can go back to living tax-free."

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Dan Simon
February, 2020

“The Adversarial Mindset,” Beasley School of Law, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Dan Simon
February, 2020

“The Psychology of False Confessions — And True Ones, Too,” Phi Beta Kappa Society Lecture, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Rebecca Brown
February, 2020

Rebecca Brown presented and commented on Lawrence Lessig’s book, Fidelity & Constraint: How the Supreme Court Has Read the American Consitution, 2020 Publius Symposium, Stanford Law School.