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USC Gould School of Law faculty are available to talk with members of the news media on a variety of topics. You can search by name, title, or area of expertise; if you need further assistance, please contact Gilien Silsby, Director of Media Relations, at 213-740-9690 (office), 213-500-8673 (cell) or gsilsby@law.usc.edu.

To view a complete list of all experts, click here. You may also search by name, title, or area of expertise.


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Daria Roithmayr

Daria Roithmayr

George T. and Harriet E. Pfleger Chair in Law


Specialization: An expert on hate crimes, affirmative action and immigration reform

Phone: (213) 740-6228


Areas of Expertise:

  • hate speech and hate crimes
  • affirmative action
  • feminist issues
  • racial discrimination
  • sexual harassment
  • immigration reform
  • race in politics
  • education and urban development
  • presidential and congressional politics
  • Supreme Court nominations
  • civil litigation
  • white-collar crime
  • evidence questions at trial
  • tobacco litigation

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David Cruz

David Cruz

Professor of Law


Specialization: Constitutional law expert focusing on same-sex marriage, civil rights and hate crimes

Phone: (213) 740-2551


Areas of Expertise:

  • discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • sexual orientation and the law
  • law and religion
  • gay
  • lesbian
  • transgender and bisexual issues
  • same-sex marriage
  • Prop. 8
  • reparative therapy and sexual conversion efforts
  • civil rights
  • constitutional law
  • civil liberties
  • First Amendment
  • debate
  • criminal procedure
  • gay and lesbian marriage
  • school vouchers
  • faith based initiative
  • U.S. flag code

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Nancy Staudt

Nancy Staudt

Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs
Edward G. Lewis Chair in Law and Public Policy
Academic Director, The Schwarzenegger Institute


Specialization: An expert on tax law and policy, including corporate and federal taxation

Phone: (213) 740-9281


Areas of Expertise:

  • tax law and policy
  • corporate taxation
  • federal taxation
  • law and social science

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Directory Search

USC Gould School of Law faculty are available to talk with members of the news media on a variety of topics. You can search by name, title, or area of expertise; if you need further assistance, please contact Gilien Silsby, Director of Media Relations, at 213-740-9690 (office), 213-500-8673 (cell) or gsilsby@law.usc.edu.

To view a complete list of all experts, click here. You may also search by name, title, or area of expertise.


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