Camille Gear Rich

Visiting Professor of Law

(spring term)


Camille Gear Rich is Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. She joined the USC Gould School of Law faculty in 2007 following five years of private practice. At USC, she is Associate Provost for Faculty and Student Initiatives in the Social Sciences, and Professor of Law and Sociology.

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Camille Gear Rich

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Faculty Assistant


Kelly Hernandez

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Yale Law School, 1998

B.A., Brown University, 1993

Courses Taught


  • Racial Regulation and America's Racial Ambiguity Blues

Camille Gear Rich is Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. She joined the USC Gould School of Law faculty in 2007 following five years of private practice. At USC, she is Associate Provost for Faculty and Student Initiatives in the Social Sciences, and Professor of Law and Sociology. Rich was a visiting professor at Stanford Law School in Winter/Spring of 2017.

Her research and teaching interests include constitutional law, feminist legal theory, family law, children and the law and the First Amendment. She is the founder and director of PRISM: The USC Initiative for the Study of Race, Gender, Sexuality and the Law. She is also the founding director of Gould’s First Generation Legal Professionals program.

She holds degrees from Brown University and Yale Law School. While at the Law School, she was a senior editor on the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. She was awarded a postgraduate research fellowship at the Law School, researching ways that antidiscrimination laws can better accommodate the shifting contingent nature of racial and ethnic identity.