Adjunct Assistant Professor, Co-Founder of Agents of Change, Director of Trial Advocacy Program
Olu K. Orange is the Director of the USC Dornsife Trial Advocacy Program. The Program consists of three components: the USC Mock Trial Team; the POSC 398, “Trial Advocacy: Theory and Practice” class; and the Pro Bono Program supported by the Jack Harding and Mohammad Usman Chaudhry endowed funds.
Orange also founded and serves as the Director of the USC Dornsife Agents of Change: Civil Rights Advocacy Initiative (“AoC”). Created in 2020, AoC is the first undergraduate civil rights clinic in the nation. Both AoC and the Dornsife Trial Advocacy Program are academic programs within Dornsife’s Office of Experiential and Applied Learning. In January of 2021, Mr. Orange was one of 17 lawyers (of the 266,000 in California) selected by the Daily Journal, to be honored with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California as a Top Lawyer of the Decade. Mr. Orange was recognized for his decade-defining civil rights work.
Orange has thrice been selected as a recipient of the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award — first in 2015, again in 2017, and yet again in 2021 for his civil rights work. In 2016, Orange was selected as one of the Daily Journal’s Top 100 lawyers in California in recognition of his civil rights and entertainment law practices at his firm, Orange Law Offices, P.C. Orange is also consistently selected by Thomson Reuters as a ‘Super Lawyer’ in his firm’s practice areas. Orange began practicing law in California as a Deputy Public Defender in Orange County.