Stories by Maria Iacobo:
Tom Lyon: a teacher twice honored
Mentoring and teaching come naturally to USC Gould professor.
Law team negotiates advancement to national finals
Fourteen schools are headed to the finals in April.
Pastore awarded for her inspirational teaching
USC Professor Clare Pastore will be honored with the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award at a ceremony in Atlanta.
Larry Summers talks tax at USC Gould
Should the United States government raise taxes on things that society as a whole discourages (think alcohol consumption, sugary soda pop, highway travel) as a means of increasing tax coffers?
In memoriam: Albert Brecht, 65
Albert Brecht, former associate dean, chief information officer and John Stauffer Professor of Law at the USC Gould School of Law, died at his home in Los Angeles on March 26. He was 65.
USC Gould dean inducted Into American College of Bankruptcy
Robert K. Rasmussen, dean of the USC Gould School of Law, was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy in Washington, D.C. The ceremony took place in the Great Hall at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Professor’s analysis followed in Proposition 8 court ruling
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Proposition 8, California’s ban on gay marriage this week in an opinion that closely followed a line of analysis put forward by USC Gould School of Law professor Rebecca Brown in June 2010.
USC professor reflects on War Time
USC Gould School of Law professor Mary L. Dudziak has written War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences (Oxford University Press, Feb. 9), a reflection on war and the laws enacted during conflict.
Epstein Installed as First Holder of Rader Family Chair in Law
The USC Gould School of Law formally installed professor Lee Epstein as the inaugural holder of the Rader Family Trustee Chair in Law, formally welcoming the internationally recognized scholar of law and judicial politics to the university.
Rader Family Is Steeped in USC Lineage
Stephen P. Rader ’81 figures that the idea of funding a chair for the USC Gould School of Law goes back as far as 60 years – to the year his parents met as undergraduates at UCLA.
Kleinbard Testifies Before Senate Committee on Finance
Outlining his proposals for tax reform, USC Gould School of Law professor Edward Kleinbard testified before a subcommittee of the United States Senate Committee on Finance on Sept. 13.
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Professor weighs in on historical legacy of 9/11
USC Gould School of Law Professor Mary Dudziak recently joined a panel of historians who reflected on the effect the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks have had on American foreign policy and how the “war on terror” has changed evaluations of history.
Dean Rasmussen to Serve Second Term at USC Gould
Robert K. Rasmussen, dean of the USC Gould School of Law, has accepted a second five-year term in his post offered by USC president C. L. Max Nikias.
Professor to Pursue Research on Maltreated Children
The National Institute of Child Health and Development has awarded USC Gould School of Law professor Thomas Lyon a $2 million grant to refine and test the protocol he developed to interview maltreated children about their abuse – a method he developed with the previous support of a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Irmas Teaching Fellowship Established at USC Gould
The USC Gould School of Law has received funding to initiate the Audrey Irmas Clinical Teaching Fellowship, which will begin this summer.
Play 21 on the 21st
Wine tasting in Malibu. Bottle service for an unlimited number of guests at a Hollywood nightclub. A private box for a Los Angeles Clippers game.
A Lyon’s Share of the Accolades
USC Gould School of Law professor Thomas Lyon was doubly honored this month: Two undergraduates working under his guidance were awarded first place in the annual USC Undergraduate Symposium for Creative and Scholarly Work, and he was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Provost’s Initiative on Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Diversity in Legal Profession Examined
USC School of Law plans a symposium featuring an address by dean Robert Rasmussen. Guests must RSVP by March 4.
Law Faculty Earn Endowed Appointments
Gross, Klerman and Lyon focus on their respective fields of race and slavery, English legal history and psychology.