Gilien Silsby is director of media relations for USC Gould School of Law, and was previously associate director of USC News Service. Before joining USC, Gilien worked as a reporter for 12 years at the Daily Breeze, Copley News and the Pasadena Star-News. She also is USC News’ beat editor for undergraduate stories.
Stories by Gilien Silsby:
Law grad awarded unique opportunity with Lebanon tribunal
Standout work by an alum paves the way for a graduate of USC’s International Human Rights Clinic.
Online Master of Laws program engages global students
New program is tailored for foreign attorneys and law grads who want a LL.M. degree.
Kleinbard named Johnson Professor in Law and Business
The legal adviser is lauded as one of the leading tax scholars in academia.
Emily Ryo honored for migration study
Expert on immigration law excels at explaining why people obey the law.
New program puts undergrads on a fast track to law school
The 3+3 program allows select Trojans to complete their undergraduate and law school studies in a total of six years.
Garrett elected to American Law Institute’s council
USC Gould professor is the only university provost now sitting on the institute’s governing body.
Why innocent people plead guilty
Accepting a deal from prosecutors has become a common choice for individuals accused of a crime.
Human rights legislation fought for in D.C.
A panel addresses more than 100 delegates on transitional justice mechanisms.
‘Mother Mary’ wins freedom via Post-Conviction Project
“I am ecstatic and incredibly grateful to USC law school and the Post-Conviction Justice Project,” said Jones’ daughter, Denitra Jones-Goodie.
Saks Institute to hold symposium on campus mental health
A two-day conference for USC administrators will focus on mental health issues.
Chairman sets aggressive agenda to change tax code
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden has jurisdiction over the tax code, which he calls a “dysfunctional mess.”
USC Gould launches $150 million fundraising initiative
USC President Nikias opened the evening’s festivities by pointing to the law school’s stellar reputation and commitment to legal innovation.
Sen. Wyden to headline tax policy conference at USC
Leading experts will join Sen. Wyden to assess issues in measuring income inequality and analyze how tax policy both fosters and mitigates inequality.
Human trafficking victims gain legal status with law clinic’s help
Students worked in partnership with the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking to gain legal residency for a Filipino man and a Mexican woman.
Racial inequality becomes self-reinforcing, USC author says
“It’s really a racial ‘rich get richer’ story,” Daria Roithmayr said. “It’s all about the power of networks.”
USC justice project client receives resentencing
The first resentencing under the newly enacted California Fair Sentencing for Youth Act was secured for Edel Gonzalez, who was advised by the Post-Conviction Justice Project at USC.
USC screening alive with memories of Iraq
Retired Gen. David Petraeus recently spoke at the USC Gould School of Law, where he introduced the screening of a film featuring interviews with Iraq war veterans.
USC Gould offers online master’s with business, entertainment focus
The USC Gould School of Law is launching a new online Master of Laws program that will enable foreign attorneys and law graduates to learn about the United States legal system from anywhere in the world.
USC Gould previews Supreme Court’s upcoming term
The U.S. Supreme Court’s forthcoming term was the subject of the USC Gould School of Law’s sixth annual Supreme Court preview.
Conference examines USC Provost Professor’s book on jurists
The University of Chicago hosted a conference highlighting a book cowritten by USC Provost Professor Lee Epstein.
USC Gould recognizes new California Bar president
USC Gould honored Luis Rodriguez, the newly elected president of the State Bar of California, during a special reception on Oct. 2.
Parole bill co-sponsored by USC project may help juveniles
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill co-sponsored by the Post-Conviction Justice Project at the USC Gould School of Law.
Patrick Kennedy advocates for end to stigma of mental illness
After decades of discrimination, stigma and silence, it is time to eliminate prejudice and put a face on mental illness, former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy told a packed audience at the USC Gould School of Law.
USC Gould to host annual Supreme Court Preview
The USC Gould School of Law will present its sixth annual “U.S. Supreme Court: A Preview” Sept. 24 at Town & Gown on the University Park Campus.