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.
Learn about our interdisciplinary curriculum, experiential learning opportunities and specialized areas.
Student Quick Links:
USC Gould helps prepare you for a stellar legal career. You can pursue a JD degree, one of our numerous graduate and international offerings, or an online degree or certificate.
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.
Student Quick Links:
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
Visit Us - Directions & Tours
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
We encourage you to experience USC Gould's intellectually stimulating and collegial atmosphere firsthand by scheduling a visit. Beginning in Summer 2022, we will welcome prospective applicants to visit campus. Please click the links below to view upcoming visiting options for both virtual and in person events.
Health and Safety
COVID-19 Symptoms and Testing
All visitors should monitor themselves for symptoms daily when accessing campus. If you develop any of the symptoms listed by the CDC related to COVID-19 or other transmissible illnesses, please stay home and arrange to have a COVID-19 test as soon as possible.
Currently, masks are no longer required indoors but are highly recommended. Prior to arriving on campus, please review the USC COVID-19 Resource Center for updated information and guidelines.
Prospective JD Students
Prospective JD students can schedule an in-person tour, register for upcoming events, or review recorded sessions on the nuts and bolts of the admissions process below.
- Schedule a Class Visit
- Schedule a Law School Tour
- Recruitment Events
- Annual Diversity Workshop
- Southern California - Law Pathways Day
- Self-Guided Walking Tour
- Video Resources
Prospective Graduate & International Program Students
Prospective Graduate & International Program students may schedule a classroom visit and law school tour by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 213-821-5916 to speak with a staff member. They are also invited to use the following links:
- View the Virtual Law School Tour
- Meet Us at an Upcoming Event
- Schedule a Tour and Admissions Meeting
Prospective Undergraduate Students
View USC's central admissions virtual tour and on campus tours.
Getting to USC Gould
The University Park Campus — home to USC Gould — is located two miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles and one mile from the intersection of the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10) and the Harbor Freeway (I-110). The nearest freeway exit for USC Gould is from I-110 onto Exposition Boulevard.
Metro Expo Line
The Expo Park/USC stop on the Metro Expo Line takes rail passengers within a block of USC Gould. Other Metro routes connect with the Expo Line in Downtown Los Angeles. For additional information, visit USC Transportation.
The most convenient parking garage for USC Gould is the Figueroa Street Parking Structure. Enter from Figueroa Street immediately north of the USC Hotel, located at 3540 South Figueroa Street. For a fee, you can obtain an all-day parking permit from the attendant at the parking kiosk. The garage has an elevator.
From the Figueroa Street Parking Structure, walk to Figueroa Street and turn left. In approximately one block, you will be at the intersection of Exposition Boulevard and Figueroa Street. The University Park Campus is across Figueroa Street. Once you cross the street, keep walking along Exposition Boulevard until you come to the stoplight at Pardee Way with its circular driveway. Enter campus here and then bear left. The Musick Law Building — home to USC Gould — will be immediately ahead of you on the left at 699 Exposition Boulevard.
Campus and Building Maps
‘The Best Beloved Thing is Justice’
June 1, 2023
New book by Gould alum Lisa Kloppenberg celebrates life of Judge and former Dean Dorothy W. Nelson
USC Gould Title IX trailblazer works to put more women in leadership roles
May 30, 2023
"If we can continue moving forward, the future is very bright," says Associate Dean Nickey Woods
USC Gould Commencement Day 2023 - Ceremony Videos
May 12, 2023
Join the USC Gould School of Law in celebrating the accomplishments of the Class of 2023!
FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM
Follow us at: @uscgouldadmissions