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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Last Updated: February 7, 2019
Sean Galliher is in-house counsel with SKECHERS USA, Inc. in Manhattan Beach, Calif. He currently serves on the board of directors for the SKECHERS Foundation, which is a charitable arm of the company. He has been an advocate in numerous arbitrations, negotiations and mediations throughout his career, covering issues such as employment law, insurance claims, personal injury, business issues and international matters.
While pursuing his law degree, Galliher interned with the counsel to New York Gov. Mario Cuomo in the capitol building in Albany, N.Y. He also spent 13 years as a trial attorney in New York, conducting jury trails and arguing appeals in New York state and federal court. Galliher was also involved in a federal court case involving Amy Fisher. In 2006, he relocated to southern California where he represented a publishing and casino business before moving on to SKECHERS.
Galliher received his JD degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992. He also received an LLM in International Business Law from Boston University School of Law and an LLM in ADR from the USC Gould School of Law. He is an active member of both the New York and California bars and a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court. Galliher is an active member with the Southern California Mediation Association and he is also a fellow to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London.
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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.