About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-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.
USC Gould helps prepare you for a stellar legal career. You can pursue a JD degree, one of our numerous graduate and international offerings, or an online degree or certificate.
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
USC Gould School of Law
- STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE
- STUDENT LIFE
- STUDENT RESOURCES
- STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
- + ACADEMIC JOURNALS AND MOOT COURT
- SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW
- SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REVIEW OF LAW AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (RLSJ)
- SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INTERDISCIPLINARY LAW JOURNAL (ILJ)
- HALE MOOT COURT HONORS PROGRAM
- OTHER ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS
- LIFE IN LOS ANGELES
- LIFE ON CAMPUS
- DIVERSITY AT USC
- USC TROJAN NETWORK
- PEER SUPPORT
- + FIRST GENERATION PROFESSIONALS
From your first day on campus, you'll notice USC Gould is different.
It's small enough to be a community in the real sense of the word, even though USC is one the country's largest research universities, located in the second largest city in the United States. People know your name here, faculty and administration are accessible, and your success is everyone's priority — all of which makes for an unparalleled student experience.
You'll also find a strong support system, including extensive peer mentoring and tutoring available to all first-year students, as well as specialized, intensive guidance and mentorship for first-generation professionals. The university offers a host of other cultural, social and support services for all students, making life on campus rewarding and exciting.
USC Gould is known for the diversity of our people, our openness to a wide range of experiences and thought, and our vast and dedicated global Trojan network. You'll also discover a breadth of student organizations to suit every interest as well as numerous academic journals and moot court experiences to enrich your time at the law school.
Inspired to serve
September 28, 2022
Deepika Sharma launches Housing Law and Policy Clinic with expertise, passion for community lawyering, housing justice
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
Diverse, talented class continues trend of scholarly achievement and professional impact