Stories by Leslie Ridgeway:
Students in USC Gould’s International Human Rights Clinic help Ukrainian family escape war
“Our client was always unsure if he could make the meetings because he was often in bomb shelters with no electricity or Zoom connection,” says law student Uma Fry Demetria.
After finding success in an NFL front office, alum helps student athletes on their own career paths
Sean Kundu, vice president of corporate development for the San Francisco 49ers, didn’t see himself working in sports when he was a USC Gould student.
USC Gould specialists share expertise with World Trade Organization forum in Geneva
It’s the second time in three years that members of the law school’s Center for Transnational Law and Business spoke to the trade organization.
Crypto’s reckoning: Bankruptcies, congressional inquiry this week come in wake of FTX’s collapse
USC experts forecast the future of cryptocurrency ahead of congressional hearings on FTX debacle.
Returning to Los Angeles at pivotal time for criminal justice research and reform
Mugambi Jouet joins after traveling, working and studying the history and application of criminal justice around the world.
Trojans address trade and environmental measures at World Trade Organization forum
Center for Transnational Law and Business panel sparks lively discussion on inclusive measures and mechanisms.
National Science Foundation grant will support immigration and criminal justice research
USC Gould Professor Emily Ryo’s project will also create a unique dataset of immigration courts and judges.
USC Gould Professor Franita Tolson elected to American Law Institute
Her election brings to 13 the number of USC Gould School of Law professors who are institute members.
USC Gould School of Law announces new Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies
Innovative undergraduate degree provides comprehensive foundation in law and legal infrastructure.
USC Gould professor testifies before Senate committee about ‘dark money’ and disclosures
Abby Wood provides expert testimony on transparency and accountability in the courts.
USC Gould announces $13 million contribution from alumnus Richard Chernick
The gift — the largest single contribution in the law school’s 122-year history — will support the school’s building fund endowment.
Barbara Bice celebrated for transformative $2 million estate gift
Event at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum honors the educator, philanthropist and community leader.
Southern California law collaborative wins statewide diversity award
The joint project by USC Gould and partner schools is recognized for outstanding efforts in supporting diversity, equity and inclusion within the law field.
Data study uncovers inequities in U.S. citizenship process
USC Gould Professor Emily Ryo shines light on how race, gender and religion affect the naturalization process.
USC Gould students’ work influences formation of UN panel examining systemic racism
The students’ submission included more than 40 recommendations for dealing with systemic racism in U.S. law enforcement.
Joyous celebration marks law students’ bar admission ceremony
Results indicated a 94% pass rate for USC Gould alums taking the California bar exam, placing the law school in the top three in the state.
New assistant dean of diversity, equity and inclusion at USC Gould envisions a path to healing
Nickey Woods brings a background in educational psychology to the new position.
USC Gould sets records for diversity and quality of incoming law students
Women continue to make up a growing portion of 1L students at the law school, which marked its most selective acceptance rate ever in 2021.
As Raiders CEO-turned-TV analyst, Amy Trask leans on lessons learned at USC
The USC Gould alum and first female CEO in NFL history now finds herself raising formal objections on CBS Sports.
International Human Rights Clinic students win prestigious fellowships
Nicholas Maisel and Morgan Brock-Smith have been invited as judicial fellows by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Appeals Chamber/Presidency, starting in August.
USC Gould to offer unique course focused on race in the legal system
“Race, Racism and the Law” is a first-of-its-kind required course among top law schools.
$1 million gift from USC Gould alum provides scholarship support
David Howard and his wife, Susan, have established a new scholarship primarily for students who self-identify as the first in their family to graduate from college and pursue an advanced degree.
USC Gould’s Post-Conviction Justice Project inspires — and gets results
After 40 years, the influential program has led the way in parole reform, shaped legislation and policies, and created second chances for incarcerated women and youths.
USC Gould’s Access to Justice Practicum plays key role in DMV ruling
Students gain important career experience working on a high-profile case involving suspended driver licenses.