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Wednesday, December 9, 2020  By Richard Erhard, USC Gould Center for Dispute Resolution Lecturer in Law Since last spring, many public schools across our nation have either been shuttered, partially open, preparing to open, or in a state of open today, closed tomorrow limbo. Parents, students, teachers, administrators and communities are faced with myriad untenable issues surrounding the implementation of compulsory education laws on one hand, while concurrently struggling with the implementation of service delivery…
Monday, December 7, 2020 After graduating in May, USC Gould alumnae Yankun Gao (LLM 2020) and Chuhong Qian (LLM in ADR 2020) spent their summer interning with the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC). Both had learned about the internship at the UCLA LLM Internship Program early in the spring term, and looked forward to improving their mediation skills and assisting APADRC’s clients. Instead of working alongside colleagues and learning from supervisors in the…
Friday, October 16, 2020 Broadcast news anchor Nick Ciletti wanted to pursue a master’s degree, and he knew a legal education could help him guide viewers through the increasingly complex daily headlines. USC Gould’s online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program is helping him gain a foundational knowledge of important legal concepts, while allowing him the flexibility to study as he reports from all over the world. Even when that alarm is blaring in…
Thursday, October 8, 2020 An essential element of the USC Gould School of Law’s success is the supportive community fostered among its students around the world. These strong bonds which tie together the Gould Trojan Family fuel the impact and influence of the school’s programs online and on campus. Meet Joseph Jeong (LLM in ADR ’18). In the Q&A below, he shares what drove his passion for dispute resolution and his advice for using USC’s…
Friday, October 2, 2020  Apul Bhalani, MDR Class of 2021 An essential element of the USC Gould School of Law’s success is the supportive community fostered among its students around the world. These strong bonds which tie together the Gould Trojan Family fuel the impact and influence of the school’s programs online and on campus. Meet Apul Bhalani (MDR Class of 2021). In the Q&A below, he shares what drove him to pursue a legal…
Monday, September 28, 2020 For journalist Ava-joye Burnett, MSL Class of 2020, legal education means better reporting. Broadcast news reporter Ava-joye Burnett wanted to go to law school to better understand the stories she covered, but she feared putting her passion for journalism on hold for a JD. USC Gould’s Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree offered the perfect solution to deepen her knowledge of government systems while allowing her to continue her work…
Thursday, September 24, 2020 by Nathan O’Malley Nathan O’Malley, USC Gould Lecturer in Law In the ADR world the term “carve-out” refers to an exception within an alternative. Arbitration is a popular alternative tocourt litigation, but contracting parties may not wish to commit all potential disputes to that forum. Frequently, negotiations over the choice for litigation or arbitration will lead contractual parties to draft a court litigation exception, or “carve-out”, within an arbitration clause. Advocates…
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 An essential element of the USC Gould School of Law’s success is the supportive community fostered among its students around the world. These strong bonds which tie together the Gould Trojan Family fuel the impact and influence of the school’s programs online and on campus. Meet Flora Mweseli (LLM in ADR ’20). In the Q&A below, she shares what drove her to pursue a legal education in dispute resolution and how…
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 By S. Balasubramanya, LLM Student, Gould School of Law, USC, Los Angeles In a time when most of our daily processes have gone digital — from socializing, to banking, to ordering pizza — issues around information privacy have become more acute and complex. We constantly exchange our personal information, including names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passwords and more. Third parties can easily gain access to this information, which is a…
Thursday, April 2, 2020 An essential element of the USC Gould School of Law’s success is the supportive community fostered among its students around the world. These strong bonds which tie together the Gould Trojan Family fuel the impact and influence of the school’s programs online and on campus. Meet Rakesh Reddy Rajammagari (LLM in ADR ’20). In the Q&A below, he shares the reasons behind his interest in dispute resolution and how USC has…