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 interdisciplinary curriculum, experiential learning opportunities and specialized areas.
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.
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- ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- BUSINESS LAW
- MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND TECHNOLOGY LAW
- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
- + EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
- UNDERGRADUATE COURSES AND PROGRAMS
- CORPORATE AND CUSTOM EDUCATION
- + NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS
- ACADEMIC CALENDAR
- COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
- BAR ADMISSIONS
Co-Director, Business Law
Vice Dean, Administration
Donald Scotten is a professor of the practice of law and specializes in business organizational law and business entity governance. He has chaired committees for the business law sections of both the American Bar Association and the California State Bar Association. Scotten earned his BA cum laude in economics and communications from the University of Pennsylvania and his JD, Order of the Coif, from the College of William & Mary Law School. He teaches Business Organizations, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Introduction to the U.S. Legal System, and is the faculty advisor for the student-run Business Law Society.
Director, Media, Entertainment and Technology Law
Clinical Professor of Law
Co-Director, Business Law
Director, Small Business Clinic
Academic Director, Business Law Certificate
J. Thomas McCarthy Trustee Chair in Law and Political Science
Thomas D. Griffith
John B. Milliken Professor of Taxation
Ivadelle and Theodore Johnson Professor of Law and Business
Robert C. Packard Trustee Chair in Law and Professor of Law, Economics and Political Science
Visiting Professor of Law
Three clients freed from California prisons
July 9, 2020
USC Gould's Post-Conviction Justice Project helps secure second chances for three clients serving life sentences.
A sweeping look at transgender rights
June 30, 2020
David Cruz co-writes groundbreaking casebook, Gender Identity and the Law
In Memoriam: Professor Edward Kleinbard
June 29, 2020
Prof. Kleinbard was an important member of Gould for more than a decade, one of the nation's top tax scholars