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Public Interest Law
USC Gould School of Law

USC Gould pioneered the concept of public interest legal education with our establishment in 1929 of the Legal Clinic at USC, which served as a model for other law schools. That leadership continues today with a broad range of opportunities for our students to deeply engage in the delivery of direct services to those in need.


Overview and Faculty

Overview and Faculty

Learn about the benefits of this area of concentration in our public interest law overview and meet our dedicated public interest law faculty.

Curriculum and Degrees

Curriculum and Degrees

Degrees

Certificates

Organizations and Events

Organizations and Events

Students have numerous opportunities to attend professional conferences and speaker series, where they can learn from leading practitioners. A wide variety of student organizations also focus on public interest law and related areas.

Student Organizations (JD)

RECENT NEWS

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Professor Franita Tolson testifies at hearing calling for restoration of Voting Rights Act
October 18, 2021

Senate hearing follows appearances by Tolson before House of Representatives committees


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Key cases spotlighted at Supreme Court Preview
October 14, 2021

Professor Rebecca Brown moderates discussion with UC Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky


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Record-setting JD admissions trajectory continues with USC Gould Class of 2024
September 10, 2021

JD Class of 2024 sets new academic milestones and is one of the most diverse classes ever