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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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Inspired to serve
September 28, 2022

Deepika Sharma launches Housing Law and Policy Clinic with expertise, passion for community lawyering, housing justice


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Q&A with Kelsey McGregor (JD 2015)
September 27, 2022

Kelsey McGregor, counsel at WilmerHale, is working for six months as a senior supervising attorney for USC Gould's IHRC


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USC Gould welcomes JD Class of 2025, setting new marks in academic excellence
September 22, 2022

Diverse, talented class continues trend of scholarly achievement and professional impact