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Camille Gear Rich
Camille Gear Rich is the Associate Provost of Diversity and Inclusion of the University of Southern California (“USC”), and Professor of Law and Sociology at the USC Gould School of Law, where she has been on the faculty since 2007. Professor Rich is widely known for her research on law, discrimination and identity formation issues related to race, class, gender, and sexuality. In her Associate Provost role, Professor Rich co-founded Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Week, an education series that has grown into a 100-event program that provides a wide range of diversity-related training sessions to the USC community. Additionally, Professor Rich is the founder and director of PRYSM: The USC Initiative for the Study of Race, Gender, Sexuality and the Law, and she is the founding director of Gould's First Generation Legal Professionals program.
Prior to joining the faculty at USC Gould, Professor Rich clerked in the Southern District of New York as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton, focusing primarily on general commercial litigation, internal investigations, and pro bono matters, and she earned the Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Award in recognition of her work on prisoners’ rights claims.
Professor Rich is a graduate of Brown University and Yale Law School. She was a visiting professor at Stanford Law School (Winter/Spring 2017) and Yale Law School (Spring 2019), and she will be a visiting online professor at the University of Virginia School of Law (Spring 2021). For more insight into Professor Rich’s scholarship, please click here.