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.
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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.
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USC National Moot Court Team
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Each year, up to 10 students from the Hale Moot Court Honors Program are selected to join USC's National Moot Court team during their 3L year. Members of the National Moot Court team represent USC in national moot court competitions across the country. Teams have participated in competitions that involve a wide variety of complex issues involving constitutional law, criminal law, evidence, international business law, national security, and even space law. The team regularly sends competitors to the largest and most prestigious competitions, including the ABA Appellate Advocacy Competition, the New York Bar Association Moot Court Competition, the Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition, and the Federal Bar Association Moot Court Competition.
Teams from USC have had success in all of those competitions, regularly advancing to the semifinal and final rounds. Most recently, Zoe Steinberg and Rachel Yang had the honor of placing second overall in the national finals of the New York City Bar Association Competition in 2018.
This year's teams will compete in the New York City Bar Association Moot Court Competition, the Chicago Bar Association Competition, and one other competition.
2019-20 National Moot Court Team
- Kelsey Falkenberg
- Ronald Gomez
- Philip Hwang
- Adam Korn
- Andrew Park
- Joshua Stillman
Phone: 213 740-5599
Rachel Pressman Baldino
Phone: 818 231-0680
Three clients freed from California prisons
July 9, 2020
USC Gould's Post-Conviction Justice Project helps secure second chances for three clients serving life sentences.
A sweeping look at transgender rights
June 30, 2020
David Cruz co-writes groundbreaking casebook, Gender Identity and the Law
In Memoriam: Professor Edward Kleinbard
June 29, 2020
Prof. Kleinbard was an important member of Gould for more than a decade, one of the nation's top tax scholars