Student Life

Student Experience

USC Law offers support in many areas of student life. From the moment you begin law school, you’ll have access to programs, workshops, organizations, and activities that provide personal, academic, and professional enrichment. Through USC Law’s Student Services, we offer the Academic Support Program as well as the Office of Student Affairs. We’re here to help you have the best possible law school experience.

Academic Support

It is common for first-year law students to seek guidance in learning the new language and analytic skills that confront them in law school. The Academic Support Program assists students as they learn how to study law. It also works to support students seeking to improve their academic performance throughout their studies. With the guidance of peer tutors and faculty, new students learn to hone their writing skills through periodic co-curricular workshops as well as specialized courses, myriad online resources, and individual counseling. All of these resources and approaches are designed to help students achieve success in their classes, on the Bar examination, and in law practice.

Office of Student Affairs

The USC Law School Office of Student Affairs provides personalized support for students. There are many programs and services that help students with the personal issues associated with transitioning to law school, and then thriving once here. Some things you can access through Student Affairs:

Mentorship: We offer a Peer Mentor Program that helps incoming students transition into law school by providing trusting interactions with a second-year student mentor. Mentors guide new students to social and developmental resources that help them become an integral part of the law school community as well as the Trojan Family.

Heath & Wellness: Law school involves a great investment of time and effort that can often lead to anxiety and stress. We help students maintain a healthy balance between school and life. Through on-campus counseling and medical services, students receive the assistance required to face mental and physical challenges. For students with disabilities, we work with other university services to coordinate necessary accommodations and support.

Awards: Each spring, the USC Law School presents the Edward and Eleanor Shattuck Awards, the Miller Johnson Equal Justice Award and the Mason C. Brown Award to selected graduating law students.

Student Organizations: The diversity of USC Law School’s student population is reflected in the over thirty political, religious, social, cultural and ethnic organizations. Students play an active and valued role in the day-to-day operation of the law school and are encouraged to pursue their interests through the creation of new student organizations and events.


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