Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Andrew T. Guzman has been appointed USC’s next provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, starting July 1, 2023. He holds the Shelly and Ofer Nemirovsky Provost’s Chair and is a Law and Political Science Professor.
A noted expert in international law and economics, Guzman has written extensively on international trade, international regulatory matters, foreign direct investment, and public international law. His work has addressed international tribunals, soft law, the safety of imported products, and climate change. In addition, his interdisciplinary research examines problems across public and private international law.
An interdisciplinary scholar, Guzman has served on the boards of leading academic journals, including the Journal of International Economic Law, where he currently sits on the Editorial Advisory Board. He also served as a member of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and as an international arbitrator. He is the author of Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change, How International Law Works and International Trade Law.
Under his leadership, USC Gould has made significant strides, educationally and institutionally. Guzman has focused on strengthening the quality of the J.D. program, expanding academic offerings, and growing the law school’s faculty expertise. He has committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives school-wide. Guzman has prioritized and invested in student support, wellness, and career development. Further, he has broadened the impact of Gould’s teaching mission through undergraduate education, specialized master’s degrees, and certificates and has launched innovative programs that enrich the student experience at Gould.
Before joining USC, Guzman was a professor of law and associate dean at UC Berkeley, where he directed the International and Executive Legal Education Program. He has also taught as a visiting professor at numerous law schools in the U.S. and across the globe, including Harvard, the University of Chicago, the University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, the University of Hamburg, and the National University Law School in Bangalore, India.
Guzman earned his J.D. and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, where he was the Books & Commentaries Editor for the Harvard Law Review.