Paul Horton

Professor of Law

  • LLM, 1969, Yale University
  • JD, 1968, University of Southern California
  • AB, 1965, Occidental College

Areas of Expertise

Professor Horton teaches and writes in the areas of adjudication, family law, intellectual property and jurisprudence.

Professional Experience

Horton practiced law in Chicago with Sonnenschein for four years. He joined the USD School of Law faculty in 1973.

Honors and Affiliations

Horton was articles editor of the Southern California Law Review. He supervises USD's judicial internship program.

Key Works

Horton's publications include “California Alimony: Part II” in Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues (forthcoming 2015); and compiling and editing several volumes of his students' work for the Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, the most recent which are 20 Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues (2012), themed "California Alimony: Part 1," and 19 Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues (2010), themed "Development in Trademark Law".

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Contact Information

Legal Research Center 312
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
(P) (619) 260-2332


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