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.
Online Entertainment Law and Industry Certificate
- ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT LAW AND INDUSTRY CERTIFICATE
- APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
- TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID
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To apply for admission, complete an online application through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). After you create your LSAC account, follow the instructions for applying to USC Gould.
Even though you are not applying to our LLM degree, you must still create an LLM account through LSAC, as LSAC does not issue alternate accounts. After you create an LLM account, you will be able to select your certificate of choice and the corresponding USC Gould online application form.
Before You Start:
Please download our step-by-step instructions for completing your application to help you during the application process.
Among the required information and documents you will submit through LSAC are:
- Transcripts and degree verification
- A two- to three-page statement that describes your personal, academic and professional background, and your reasons for applying
- A résumé or curriculum vitae
- TOEFL or IELTS report (no minimum score is required)
- USC's TOEFL institutional code is 4852 and the department code is 03.
- Test scores are valid for two years from the date taken.
We do not require work experience or an LSAT score to be considered for admission to any of our graduate degrees or certificates. In addition, we do not require letters of recommendation for our online Entertainment Law and Industry certificate.
For your convenience and to streamline the application process, USC Gould requires prospective students to use LSAC's Document Assembly Service and International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service, which allows you to apply to multiple law schools while submitting only one set of materials.
USC Gould requires a $75 application fee. If you apply by the priority deadline, you will receive a fee waiver.
In addition, admitted applicants will receive a $220 credit for LSAC fees, which will be applied toward tuition upon enrollment.
To be considered for admission, you must apply by the deadline. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for start in the spring (January), summer (May) or fall (September) semesters.
Application Status Check
After you submit your application through LSAC, we will send you a confirmation email that provides you with a username and password for the LSAC Online Status Check system. Then you may log in and create a new, personalized password, and periodically check your application status.
Admission decisions are normally released within four weeks of application submission. You will be notified via email and postal mail. No admissions decisions will be released over the phone. We will contact you if the Admissions Committee feels that a telephone or an in-person interview is necessary.