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Juris Doctor (JD)

Law is the foundation upon which all societies rest. Just about every part of our lives is touched by lawyers. Legal scholars and lawyers make fundamental contributions to the way in which society is governed — from financial markets to air travel and food safety. USC Gould is committed to providing a legal education that trains tomorrow's leaders in business, government and public service.

Our Juris Doctor (JD) will empower you with a strong grasp of the foundations of law and enable you to make a seamless transition into practice, no matter what your career interests.

Why Choose USC Gould?

USC Gould is a small, diverse law school, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1. Our atmosphere is supportive and collegial. Our stellar professors know you by your first name, and your fellow students are your colleagues, not your competition.

Our classes are rigorous and challenging, as well as interdisciplinary and experiential. From hands-on clinics and dual degrees, to alliances with world-class universities for study abroad opportunities, you will find your passion and see it fulfilled through an individualized course of study.

Our dynamic University Park Campus is located in the heart of Los Angeles — the country's second-largest legal market — in the nexus of the entertainment business, at the center of the Pacific Rim and near a burgeoning technology center, aptly named Silicon Beach.

The global Trojan Family network comprises more than 10,000 law alumni who share a commitment to nurturing the next generation of students. Our graduates include partners in the world's largest law firms, leaders of civil rights movements, and CEOs and presidents of multibillion-dollar companies.

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Dean Andrew T. Guzman

Law is increasingly becoming a gateway to doing a lot of very interesting and important work in areas other than the practice of law. The analytical and problem-solving education at USC Gould builds instincts in critical thinking that breeds leaders in government, public policy and business.

Dean Andrew T. Guzman
Dean and Carl Mason Franklin Chair in Law

Sean Kundu, JD 2007

I was a trial lawyer, then I moved into business transactional law, and now I'm an entrepreneur. USC Gould ... taught me how to think. At USC Gould, you learn there aren't limits to what you can do.

Sean Kundu, JD 2007
San Francisco 49ers, Vice President, New Ventures