Scholarship Archives

Faculty Scholarship

USC Law faculty is committed to scholarship, publishing articles in a variety of journals and reviews. Faculty members also present their work at conferences and symposiums and serve on panel discussions and at workshops. Below is a list of their endeavors.

June 2014

Awards and Honors

  • Thomas D. Lyon

    Tom Lyon received the 2014 Outstanding Research Career Achievement Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.

  • Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo was honored by the American Sociological Association for her study “Deciding to Cross: Norms and Economics of Unauthorized Migration.” Ryo won the Louis Wirth Best Article Award Honorable Mention in the International Migration section.

  • Elyn Saks

    Elyn Saks received the Harry Scoville Award for Academic Excellence from the Southern California Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. She also gave a brief talk at the ceremony.

Publications

  • Alexander Capron

    “II. Legal Issues in Pronouncing Death,” in Bioethics, 4th Edition, Macmillan Reference USA (edited by Bruce Jennings)

  • Alexander Capron

    “Law and Bioethics,” in Bioethics, 4th Edition, Macmillan Reference USA (edited by Bruce Jennings)

  • Alexander Capron

    “A needed Convention against trafficking in human organs,” The Lancet (with Marta López-Fraga, Beatriz Domínguez-Gil, Kristof Van Assche, Dominique Martin, Emanuele Cozzi and Francis L. Delmonico)

  • Sofia Gruskin

    “Climate Change and Human Rights: Roles, Responsibilities, and Action,” Human Rights Defender (with M. Ray)

  • Sofia Gruskin

    “Quality, not just Quantity: Lessons Learned from HIV Testing in Salvador, Brazil,” Global Public Health (with S. MacCarthy, J. Rasanathan, and I. Dourado)

  • Sofia Gruskin

    “Tobacco Users: To Hire or Not to Hire?” Academic Medicine (with J. Samet and H. Wipfli)

  • Sofia Gruskin

    “Realizing the ICPD 20 Years Later: Shifting the Paradigms for Research and Education,” Global Public Health (with S. Ravidran)

  • Cindy Guyer

    Book review of What the Best Law Teachers Do by Michael Hunter Schwartz, et al., Law Library Journal

  • Gregory Keating

    “The Ambiguous Standing of Suffering in Negligence Law,” in Knowing the Suffering of Others: Legal Perspectives on Pain and its Meanings, University of Alabama Press (edited by Austin Sarat)

  • Thomas D. Lyon

    “Evidence summarized in attorneys’ closing arguments predicts acquittals in criminal trials of child sexual abuse,” Child Maltreatment (with S. N. Stolzenberg)

  • Thomas D. Lyon

    “Disclosure suspicion bias and abuse disclosure: Comparisons between sexual and physical abuse,” Child Maltreatment (with E. Rush, E. C. Ahern, and J. A. Quas)

  • Alison Renteln

    “What Do We Have to Fear from the Cultural Defense?” in Criminal Law and Cultural Diversity, Oxford University Press (co-edited by Will Kymlicka,  Claes Lernestedt and Matt Matravers)

Acceptances

  • Thomas D. Lyon

    "Young Children’s Difficulty with Indirect Speech Acts: Implications for Questioning Child Witnesses," Behavioral Sciences and the Law (with A.D. Evans, S. N. Stolzenberg, and K. Lee)

  • Alison Renteln

    “Human Rights and Art,” in The Sage Handbook on Human Rights, Sage Publications Ltd. (with Michel Angela Martinez) (co-edited by Anja Mihr and Mark Gibney)

Working Papers

  • George Lefcoe

    “Redevelopment in California: The Demise of TIF-Funded Redevelopment in California and Its Aftermath,” posted to SSRN and BePress (with Charles W. Swenson)

Presentations/Lectures/Workshops

  • Alexander Capron

    "Should We Lift the Ban on Buying and Selling Human Organs for Transplantation?" Chapman Dialogue Lecture, Chapman Law School

  • Alexander Capron

    “Caring for the Patient: A Solution for the Problem of Futile Treatment,” International Ethics and Practice Symposium on Palliative (Hospice) Care, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, P. R.C.

  • Alexander Capron

    “Mobile Devices, Small Data, and Personal Healthcare Decisions: Behavioral Economics’ New Frontier,” 2014 Annual Conference: Behavioral Economics, Law, and Health Policy, The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School (with Donna Spruijt-Metz)

  • Alexander Capron

    “Actividades en la frontera entre investigación y práctica médica,” HIV/SIDA, investigación y salud pública (Seminario intensivo), Fogarty Center-FLACSO Programa de capacitación en ética de la investigación, Buenos Aires

  • Alexander Capron

    “Towards a Global Consensus on an Ethical Framework for Medical Products of Human Origin,” 12th World Congress of Bioethics, Mexico City

  • Alexander Capron

    “Data from Mobile Devices and Clinical Healthcare Decisions: A New Paradigm?” 12th World Congress of Bioethics

  • Alexander Capron

    “La erosión del consentimiento informado en investigación bajo la supervisión de Comités de Ética de Investigación,” HIV/SIDA, investigación y salud pública (Seminario intensivo), Fogarty Center-FLACSO Programa de capacitación en ética de la investigación, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Alexander Capron

    “Current Controversies in end-of-life ethics,” 12th World Congress of Bioethics

  • Alexander Capron

    “Advanced Directives,” Seminar on Bioethics (Prof. Zhu Wei) Department of Social Science, Fudan University, Shanghai

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    “U.S. Response to Boat Migration,” Conference on Boat Refugees and Migrants at Sea: a Comprehensive Approach Integrating Maritime Security with Human Rights, Queen Mary, Law Department, University of London and Refugee Law Initiative, University of London

  • Sofia Gruskin

    “Contraception and Human Rights,” 27th meeting of the Policy and Coordination Committee of the UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

  • Yoon-Ho Alex Lee

    "The Efficiency Criterion of Securities Regulation: Investor Welfare or Total Surplus?" Midyear AALS Workshop on the Blurring Boundary of Corporate and Financial Regulation

  • Yoon-Ho Alex Lee

    "The Efficiency Criterion of Securities Regulation: Investor Welfare or Total Surplus?" National Business Law Scholars Conference

  • Thomas D. Lyon

    “Child Interviewing and the Law in the United States,” Plenary presentation at the 2014 Summer Forum: Establishing Forensic Interviews in the Justice System, National Taiwan University Children and Family Research Center, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Thomas D. Lyon

    “Child Sexual Exploitation Victims,” National Advocacy Center, U.S. Department of Justice, Columbia, South Carolina

  • Thomas D. Lyon

    “Children’s Ability to Accurately Recall Prior Conversations with Alleged Suspects and Prior Disclosure Recipients,” International Investigative Interviewing Research Group, 7th Annual Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland (with S. N. Stolzenberg)

  • Thomas D. Lyon

    “Were your clothes on, off, or something else? Young children’s competencies and potential difficulties with prepositions in forensic, criminal and laboratory interviews,” International Investigative Interviewing Research Group, 7th Annual Conference (with S.N. Stolzenberg)

  • Thomas D. Lyon

    “Questioning Children,” Children's Law Center, Monterey Park, CA

  • Alison Renteln

    "The Human Right to Identity: The Legal Regulation of Personal Names," Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford University

  • Alison Renteln

    "Cultural Rights in Theory and Practice," Morrell Centre for Toleration, York University

  • Elyn Saks

    “The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness,” Featured Speaker, 55th Annual San Diego Psychiatric Society Installation and Dinner

Other

  • Jonathan Barnett

    Jonathan Barnett’s paper "From Patent Thickets to Patent Networks: The Legal Infrastructure of the Digital Economy," was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for the Economics of Networks eJournal.

  • Alexander Capron

    Alex Capron participated in the Litvak Public Lecture panel discussion on “Death: Why the Brain Matters” at the UCLA Health System Ethics Center, Geffen School of Medicine (with James Hynds and Paul Vespa)

  • Elizabeth Garrett

    Beth Garrett was elected to the governing body of the American Law Institute. She is the only university provost to currently sit on the council.

  • Sofia Gruskin

    Sofia Gruskin selected to be a New Champion Leader for the United Nations Foundation’s  ‘Why We Care’ campaign: www.why-we-care.org/new-champions/sofia-gruskin

  • Gregory Keating

    Greg Keating was a referee and commentator for the Jurisprudence Section of the Harvard-Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Forum at Stanford. He was a commentator on two papers: Julia Kerr Simon’s “Systemic Lying” and Dov Waisman’s “Reasonable Precaution for the Individual.”

  • Thomas D. Lyon

    Tom Lyon assisted in researching and writing an amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court in Ohio v. Clark, a case in which the Ohio Supreme Court held that admission of a 3-year-olds' hearsay statements to a teacher about physical abuse violated the Confrontation Clause. USC Law students Jessica Culpepper, Sam Brown, and Trey Chiriboga assisted in research. Jeremy Lawrence, Munger Tolles & Olson, a USC law grad, is counsel of record on the brief.

  • Gary Watson

    Gary Watson has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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