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Public Interest 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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USC Gould receives $1M scholarship endowment to enhance diversity efforts, support law students
July 29, 2020

The gift establishes the Rosalie and Harold Rae Brown Scholarship at the law school


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USC Gould’s Access to Justice Practicum plays key role in lawsuit ruling
July 20, 2020

Students gain important career experience working on Hernandez v. DMV


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USC Gould launches 1L reading group program
July 15, 2020

Goal to help students build community with each other and faculty