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David Kirschner

David Kirschner

Associate Dean and Dean of Admissions

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Telephone: 213-740-2523
Fax: 213-740-4570
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 124

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David Kirschner is the associate dean and dean of admissions at the USC Gould School of Law. As dean of admissions, Kirschner is responsible for setting and implementing strategic goals and targets for each admissions cycle along with the day-to-day operations to ensure that the goals are met. Kirschner is a leader in the law school admissions community and frequent presenter at Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) meetings and conferences. He has served two terms on the Services and Programs Committee and chaired the Forums Ad Hoc Work Group for one term. Dean Kirschner also recently completed an appointment on the LSAC Information Services Division Advisory Group (ISDAG) and is currently a member of the Test Development & Research Committee.

Kirschner earned his BA in film production, cum laude, from the USC and his JD, cum laude, from California Western School of Law.

While in law school, Kirschner served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Barbara L. Major, Magistrate Judge, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. Kirschner began his career in law school admissions as an alumni recruiter at California Western School of Law before becoming assistant and then associate director of admissions at Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.


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