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 rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, our invaluable experiential learning opportunities, and the breadth and depth of our specialized areas of concentration and certificate offerings.
- Student Life
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.
- Alumni and Giving
Alumni and Giving
The global Trojan network of more than 10,000 law alumni and donors include recognized leaders in numerous fields who are deeply committed to supporting student and law school success.
Undergraduate Courses and Programs
- + AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
- 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
The USC Gould School of Law, one of the nation's elite law schools, offers undergraduate courses taught by its internationally distinguished faculty. Classes are held both in the law school building and on the University Park campus of University of Southern California (USC). These courses are designed to introduce students both to the role that law plays in the world today and the ways in which lawyers participate in the continuing growth and evolution of our society.
USC Gould courses meet a variety of graduation requirements. Some courses satisfy USC General Education (GE) requirements, and others are either required or are electives in several USC majors and minors.
- LAW-101w: Law and the U.S. Constitution in Global History
- LAW-200w: Law and Society
- LAW-201: Law and Politics: Electing a President
- LAW-220: The Legal Profession
- LAW-250: Children and Law
- LAW-275p: The Origin and Evolution of American Civil Rights Law
- LAW-300: Concepts in American Law
- LAW-320p: Law, Slavery, and Race
- LAW-325: The Justice Innovation Lab
- LAW-402: Psychology and Law
- LAW-403: Mental Health Law
- LAW-404: Law and Psychology: Examining the Criminal Justice Process
- LAW-450: Law, Atrocity Crimes and Transitional Justice
Undergraduate Majors, that include LAW courses:
- Global Studies (BA)
- Law, History, and Culture (BA)
- Philosophy, Politics and Law (BA)
- Public Policy (BS)
Undergraduate Minors, that include LAW courses:
- Economics Minor
- Forensics and Criminality Minor
- Justice, Voice, and Advocacy Minor
- Health Policy Minor
- Law and Public Policy Minor
- Law and Society Minor
- Psychology and Law Minor
- Resistance to Genocide Interdisciplinary Minor
Progressive Master of Studies in Law (MSL) -
Launching in Fall 2019
USC's Progressive Degree program enables USC undergraduate students to begin work on a USC master's degree while finishing up the requirements for their USC bachelor's degree.
Undergraduate students may submit an application to our Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree program as a Junior for enrollment beginning Fall 2019. (Students must have completed at least 64 total units of undergraduate course work, but may not have not exceeded 96 total units, excluding AP, IB, or transfer units earned prior to graduation from high school).
Students must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 both at the time an application is submitted and at enrollment.
Students should complete their undergraduate degree and MSL degree in a total of five years. Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact email@example.com.
For more information on undergraduate LAW offerings, check out the USC Catalogue, talk to your advisor, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To see which courses are currently, or will be scheduled in the near future, please check out the USC Schedule of Classes.
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