About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
Learn about our rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, our invaluable experiential learning opportunities, and the breadth and depth of our specialized areas of concentration and certificate offerings.
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We work closely with students, graduates and employers to support successful career goals and outcomes. Our overall placement rate is consistently strong, with 94 percent of our JD class employed within 10 months after graduation.
Our faculty is distinguished for its scholarship, as well as for its commitment to teaching. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment.
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Curriculum on the Cutting-Edge
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Business Planning: Structuring and Financing the New Enterprise
Led by Alan Levine ’71, former President and Chief Operating Officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment, this course examines the legal and business concepts, financial and operational structures, economic models and distribution platforms encountered in the formation, structuring and financing of a new media enterprise.
Entertainment Law in Practice
Led by Corey Field, Of Counsel at Ballard Spahr, this new course uses oral and written exercises to expose students to the diverse transactions and dispute-resolution scenarios that can arise in real world entertainment practice.
Patent Litigation Workshop
Led by Wayne Barsky, partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and National Co-Chairman of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, this course uses oral and written assignments, culminating in a moot court exercise, to simulate the experience of a junior associate in the patent litigation group at a major national law firm.
Technology Transactions Workshop
Led by Rich Friedman, of counsel at DLA Piper, this course exposes students to the legal and business skills required to represent clients in licensing, financing and acquisition transactions in technology markets, through a series of exercises and simulated work experiences.
Venture Capital Law and Finance
Led by William D'Angelo '97, General Counsel & Managing Director at Forbes Capital Solutions, Inc., this course uses role play, negotiation and other exercises to provide students with the legal and financial knowledge and skills needed to represent entrepreneurs and venture capital investors.
At USC Gould, we stay ahead of market trends, challenging and preparing our students to enter an everchanging legal landscape being disrupted by new technologies and the business models of a digital economy.
USC Gould Graduates Celebrate Passing the Bar
December 8, 2017
New lawyers take their oath after passing the nation’s most difficult bar exam
Start with “Yes”
November 27, 2017
During “Conversation with the Dean,” alumnus Paul Richardson (JD1990) shares career insights
Saks Institute Holds Discussion on Involuntary Commitment
November 20, 2017
Judge Jim Bianco ’87 discusses mental health court