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:
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.
‘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.
Patrick Kennedy to discuss students with mental illness
Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, who has struggled with bipolar disorder and addiction, will kick off USC’s Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics discussion this fall.
Glenn Close joins Saks Institute board
Actress Glenn Close has joined the board of directors of USC’s Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics.
Threat of punishment doesn’t dissuade illegal immigration, new study shows
Neither the threat of arrest nor punishment may significantly deter Mexicans from trying to enter the United States illegally, according to a new USC Gould study published in American Sociological Review.
USC Gould students win parole for terminally ill inmate
After spending more than a decade fighting for the release of domestic abuse victim Glenda Virgil, USC Gould School of Law’s Post-Conviction Justice Project scored an important victory when Gov. Jerry Brown granted her parole.
USC professor to testify on corporate tax havens
USC Gould Professor Edward Kleinbard will outline his proposals for international tax reform on June 13 before the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee.
USC Gould professor testifies on making justice more accessible
Professor Gillian Hadfield of the USC Gould School of Law recently testified before the State Bar of California on making justice more accessible by licensing independent paralegals.
Saks Institute evaluates the criminalization of mental illness
Rikers Island Correctional Facility. Los Angeles County Jail. Texas State Penitentiary. Today they are considered the largest psychiatric facilities in the country.
Saks joins mental health center’s national advisory council
The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services has appointed Professor Elyn Saks of the USC Gould School of Law to a three-year term on the Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council.
USC Gould professor tapped as Scholar in Residence
University Professor Alex Capron of the USC Gould School of Law has been appointed a Scholar in Residence in a new fellowship program launched by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Network for Public Health Law.
Garrett named fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
In recognition for her extensive work on direct democracy, tax reform and statutory interpretation, USC Provost Elizabeth Garrett has been named a 2013 Harold Lasswell Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
Not quite business as usual for Supreme Court justices
The U.S. Supreme Court’s current assemblage of justices is more business-friendly than any Supreme Court since World War II, according to a new study by USC Provost Professor Lee Epstein.
USC professor Lee Epstein awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
Lee Epstein, a nationally renowned law and politics scholar, has been awarded a coveted fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Online music archive moves to USC Gould
The Music Copyright Infringement Resource, a meticulously curated online archive of hundreds of music copyright infringement cases, is moving to the USC Gould School of Law.
USC professor to advise international court
USC Gould School of Law Professor Hannah Garry has accepted a prestigious position as visiting legal adviser with the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
The ruminations behind the robe
From gun control and same-sex marriage to affirmative action and voting rights, federal courts are gearing up this year to hear cases that will have dramatic repercussions for the nation.