About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-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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After practicing with the law firm of Knapp, Petersen & Clarke for several years, Deborah Weiss began her own law practice in Century City, California in 1991 with an emphasis in business and real estate litigation, entertainment and appellate practice. Weiss represents various lending institutions, real estate developers, landlords, tenants, property managers, brokers and principals.
Prior to joining the faculty at the USC Gould School of Law, Weiss taught various legal writing and skills courses at Loyola Law School and has been a frequent guest lecturer in real estate law at the UCLA School of Business and Management Extension Program.
Weiss has argued cases before state and federal courts of appeal and the California Supreme Court. In addition, she has authored several book reviews published in various law journals and serves as an article editor and issue editor for the California State Bar Real Property Journal.
With a passion for promoting education, Weiss became involved with the Habele Outer Island Education Foundation. In partnership with Habele in 2011, Weiss implemented the only high school robotics league in the Federated States of Micronesia.
Weiss earned a BA in History and MA in Medieval History from UCLA and a JD from Loyola Law School.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Orin Kerr was cited for his recent editorial on his experience taking the California bar exam much later in life in order to practice law in another state. "It’s not like you can test lawyerly competence among 20 topics any better than with 10 topics," Kerr commented. "It just requires more time memorizing, and it’s not obvious what that has to do with lawyerly ability.”
"Blindspot: Faith-Based Discrimination and the Misinterpretation of Sherbert v. Verner," Conference on Law, Religion and Complicity, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
"The Great Patent Grab", The Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
"Parental Control Rights." In Philosophical Foundations of Children's and Family Law, edited by Elizabeth Brake & Lucinda Ferguson. New York: Oxford Univerity Press, 2018.