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.
- Student Life
Participate in an unparalleled learning experience with diversity of people and thought. Get involved in the law school community and participate in activities that enhance your studies.
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.
- Alumni and Giving
Alumni and Giving
The global Trojan network of more than 10,000 law alumni and donors include recognized leaders in numerous fields who are deeply committed to supporting student and law school success.
Hale Moot Court Honors Program
- HALE MOOT COURT HONORS PROGRAM
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Administrative Vice Chair
Advocacy Vice Chair
Executive Board Responsibilities
The Chair oversees all aspects of the Program, including the development of the competition record, scoring participants' briefs, and working closely with the Faculty Advisor. The Chair is also in charge of coordinating work among the rest of the board members.
The Administrative Chair is responsible for the procedural aspects of the Program. His/her chief responsibility is securing judges for all rounds, but other duties include creating the oral argument schedule and scheduling Program events. He/she works in conjunction with the Advocacy Chair for all other administrative aspects of the Program.
The Advocacy Chair serves as the central reference point for questions regarding the competition case, grades the blue-booking and technical portions of the competition briefs, and updates the Program's website. He/she works in conjunction with the Administrative Chair for all other administrative aspects of the Program. He/she is also primarily responsible for the coordination of the First Year Qualifying Program.
The primary responsibility of the two Topic Editors is to develop the competition case and write the Record and the Bench Brief. During the fall, each Topic Editor serves as an expert on his/her topic, assisting participants in the brief writing process and in preparation for oral arguments.
During the summer, the Editors assist the Topic Editors in selecting, developing, and researching the competition case issues. The Editors meet one-on-one with participants to help craft their arguments for both the briefs and the oral arguments, and also score the final competition briefs.
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With 2018 approaching, we look back at our exceptional year