Search Advisory Committee for the New Dean of the USC Gould School of Law

To: USC Gould School of Law Faculty, Staff, and Students

From: Andrew T. Guzman
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Date: September 7, 2023

Subject: Search Advisory Committee for the New Dean of the USC Gould School of Law

I am pleased to announce that we have appointed a search advisory committee to identify and recruit the next dean to lead the USC Gould School of Law. The search advisory committee will be co-chaired by Geoff Garrett, Dean of the USC Marshall School of Business, and Robin Romans, Associate Vice Provost. The complete committee roster follows this memo.

This committee is assembled to help us select the best candidate for Gould. As Southern California’s first law school, USC Gould has grown with the Los Angeles area, offering an environment that fosters a wide range of perspectives and experiences while maintaining a faculty that is nationally recognized for its scholarship, interdisciplinary focus, public service, and leadership in the profession. The school holds a central position in our university community, so we are pleased to begin the process of selecting the next dean.

We will follow the same procedures observed in other dean searches as the search progresses. The committee will review nominations, conduct interviews, and advise me on finalists. Finalists invited to visit campus will meet with multiple constituencies. Members of the USC and Gould community asked to interview final candidates will be invited to send their comments regarding the strengths and possible weaknesses of these candidates to me directly and confidentially.

We have engaged the search firm Korn Ferry to assist us in this important search. You will be invited to nominate possible candidates for the deanship, attend open fora with finalists, and share your thoughts, which you can submit confidentially. We will keep you informed of the Search Advisory Committee’s progress. You can also follow updates at our dean search website.

Thank you for your participation and support as we work together to seek our next leader to advance Gould’s academic excellence and global leadership.

cc: Dana Goldman, Dean of the USC Marshall School of Business
Robin Romans, Associate Vice Provost

USC Gould School of Law
Dean Search Advisory Committee

Co-chair: Geoffrey Garrett, Dean, Robert R. Dockson Dean’s Chair in Business Administration, and Professor of Management and Organization

Co-chair: Robin Romans, Associate Vice Provost

Anet Tomaskesis, Director, Budget and Accounting

Deepika Sharma, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Housing Law and Policy Clinic

Jonathan “Jon” Choi, Professor of Law

Jonathan Quong, Professor of Philosophy and Law

Jordan Michael Barry, John B. Milliken Professor of Law and Taxation

Lee Epstein, University Professor of Law and Political Science, and Charles L. and Ramona I. Hilliard Distinguished Professor of Law 

Melanee Vicedo, Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning and Research Engagement, and Associate University Librarian

Mugambi Jouet, Associate Professor of Law

Robert “Bob” Rasmussen, J. Thomas McCarthy Trustee Chair in Law and Political Science

Soleil Montemurro, President of the Student Bar Association, 3rd-year law student

Tom Larkins, JD 1986; Chair of Gould Board of Councilors; Former SVP & General Counsel at Applied Materials