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Around the World in Weighty Ways

USC School of Law faculty are pursuing their legal studies around the globe and bringing their students an international perspective on important issues.

David Linnan


Associate Professor David Linnan has been named a senior associate of the University of Melbourne Law School’s Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society.


Josh Eagle


Professor Josh Eagle recently returned from Queen’s University Marine Laboratory in Portaferry, Northern Ireland, where he worked on a variety of policy-driven marine and coastal research projects as a Fulbright Scholar.


Duncan Alford


Associate Dean Duncan Alford travelled to Shenzhen and Shanghai, China, consulting with the Peking University School of Transnational Law on the development of their law library. Additionally, Alford was appointed a visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome, where he conducted research on two Renaissance bankers using the Vatican archives and other libraries.


Joel Samuels


Associate Professor Joel Samuels recently visited Cambodia as part of an ABA delegation focused on helping rebuild that country’s judicial system.


Martin McWilliams


Professor Martin McWilliams celebrated the 10th anniversary of the London Maymester program in 2013 with another crop of USC Law students attending classes at Gray’s Inn. McWilliams was also honored to be one of fewer than 30 — and the only non-Englishman — to be named a Fellow of Gray’s Inn.


Thomas Crocker


Associate Professor Thomas Crocker, named a 2013 Breakthrough Star by the USC Office of Research, spent the summer as a fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, where he worked on a book to be published by Yale University Press.