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Juris Doctor Degree Requirements

To receive the Juris Doctor degree from the USC Gould School of Law students must successfully complete all of the following:

  1. the first-year Curriculum including Legal Profession, Constitutional Law: Structure and Constitutional Law: Rights
  2. 88 total units
  3. 35 upper-division graded units
  4. Six semesters of full-time attendance
  5. the Upper-Division Writing Requirement
  6. the Practical Skills Course Requirement
  7. 65 units in "Regularly Scheduled Class Sessions"
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