About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-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.
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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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Class of 2020 Virtual Celebration
USC Gould School of Law
- ABOUT USC GOULD
- A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
- + HISTORY OF USC GOULD
- LAW, RACE AND EQUITY
- + NEWS
- + EVENTS
- BOARD OF COUNCILORS
- CONSUMER INFORMATION (ABA REQUIRED DISCLOSURES)
- VISIT US
- SOCIAL MEDIA
- + CONTACT US
Please join us for a day of celebration to honor the Class of 2020 on Friday, May 15, 2020.
USC Conferral of Degrees and Virtual Celebration
University Celebration: Begins at 8:30 a.m. PDT.
A live broadcast kicks off at 9:00 am PDT with the President, Provost and special guests hosting the virtual conferring of degrees. For more information about the full day of festivities, visit: commencement.usc.edu.
Visit USC's interactive hub throughout the day, as it features voices from the entire Trojan community – family, deans, faculty, staff, alumni and students – honoring our graduates through videos, photos, social streams and uploaded messages, live until 8:30 pm PDT.
Gould School Celebration: Begins at 1:00 p.m. PDT
Following the university’s morning event, USC Gould will host its own virtual celebration broadcast honoring our Class of 2020 graduates and their academic achievements. Dean Andrew Guzman will be joined by student leaders, faculty, alumni and staff who will share congratulatory remarks. Please click here to join us.
Take Part on Social Media
Want to be part of the live programming? Tag your photos and videos on social media with these hashtags: #GouldGrad and #2020Trojan – a special hashtag for the Class of 2020. On Instagram, tag @USCGouldLaw in your stories so we can share them. Submissions will be compiled to view on USC’s interactive hub and in the Class of 2020 virtual memory book.
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Please note, graduates and all guests will not be on camera for this event. Therefore, attire is at your discretion.
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