Noel Ragsdale

Clinical Professor of Law, EmeritusUSC Gould School of Law

Noel Ragsdale
Work: (213) 740-2530
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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 454

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last updated Mon, Jan 28, 2013

Noel M. Ragsdale teaches Employment Law and Trial Advocacy and directs the Employer Legal Advice Clinic. Her scholarly interests focus on issues concerning employment, including discrimination, wrongful termination and gender bias.

Prior to joining the USC Law faculty in 1983, Professor Ragsdale was a journalist, clerked for the Honorable Charles E. Stewart Jr., Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and practiced law in Los Angeles. She completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard University and earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Professor Ragsdale is the Pac-10 representative to the NCAA Division I Cabinet for Academics, Eligibility and Compliance, and is a member of the NCAA Infraction Appeals Committee.

  • "Emotional Distress Damages for Breach of Employment Contracts." 8(1) LACBA Litigation Section Newsletter (Summer 1991).
  • "The McMartin Bombshell: Necessary, Fair--and Brave." Los Angeles Times, June 16, 1985.
  • "Comments on Proposals to Amend the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure" (with others). Submitted to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, January 1984.
  • "Comments on Proposals to Amend the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure" (with others). Submitted to the Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules, February 1984.
  • "Comments on Proposals to Amend the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States District Courts, and Rules Governing Section 2255 Proceedings in the United States District Courts" (with others). Submitted to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, January 1984.