I decided to attend USC Gould because of its collegial environment. Before applying, I contacted a few first-year students who, despite their hectic studying schedules, answered all of my questions. Everyone I spoke to said they truly enjoy being USC law students. Their positive attitudes, passion for the school, and gracious welcome solidified my decision to attend USC Gould. Professionally and academically, my law school experience has improved my critical thinking, writing style, and networking skills. I felt prepared for the various legal research and writing assignments given to me while working as an extern, and I feel confident that USC Gould has me ready for my post-graduation legal career.