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 andoutcomes. 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.
- + AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
- ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- BUSINESS LAW
- MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND TECHNOLOGY LAW
- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
- + EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
- + NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS
- ACADEMIC CALENDAR
- COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Juris Doctor (JD)
Our JD empowers you with a strong grasp of the foundations of law and enables you to make a seamless transition into practice, no matter what your career interests.
Two-Year Extended Master of Laws (LLM)
Our Two-Year Extended LLM allows you to spend one year learning about the U.S. legal system and mastering legal English prior to enrolling in the yearlong, comprehensive LLM curriculum.
Master of Comparative Law (MCL)
Our MCL is ideal for international LLM graduates who want to continue their studies of U.S. and comparative laws.
Master of Studies in Law (MSL)
Our MSL helps meet the growing demand for non-lawyers to be familiar with the numerous ways that law and policy influence business and industry.
LLM in Alternative Dispute Resolution (LLM in ADR)
Our LLM in ADR is designed for exceptional law graduates and attorneys interested in building strength as an advocate in ADR processes or gaining skills and a prestigious credential for pursuing career opportunities as a mediator or arbitrator.
Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR)
Our MDR is designed for exceptional students and professionals who desire graduate study in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Learning to Lead
June 14, 2017
USC Gould hosts training for formerly incarcerated emerging leaders
Legal scholar and sociologist recognized for exceptional promise, creativity and achievement
He Lets the Constitution Be His Guide
May 26, 2017
Prof. Michael Shapiro sees bioethics and constitutional law as "mutually illuminating"