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.
Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice (RLSJ)
The Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice (RLSJ) is an honors law journal at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. RLSJ started in 1992 as the Southern California Review of Law and Women's Rights, but in 2006, starting with the sixteenth volume, the journal expanded its focus and renamed itself to reflect a focus beyond just women's rights to all issues of social justice.
The Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice (RLSJ) promotes the discussion and examination of issues lying at the intersection of social justice and the law. RLSJ publishes legal narratives and analyses of case law and legislation that address the law's interaction with historically underrepresented groups and highlight the law's potential as an instrument of positive social change. These narratives and analyses borrow from the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines. The goal of RLSJ is to influence the development of the law in ways that encourage full and equal participation of all people in politics and society.
RLSJ annually publishes one volume, in three separate issues. This year RLSJ will be hosting a symposium, in conjunction with volume 21, issue 1, on mechanical restraints. See our Symposium page for details.
The Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice invites professors, practitioners and students to submit articles, student notes, essays, legal briefs and book reviews that address issues involving the intersection of social justice and the law. After acceptance, our editors will work with authors to prepare the paper for publication.
Please see our submissions page for details.
The cost of an annual subscription to the Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice is $25. To subscribe or for more information, please email Thomas Callahan, Business Manager or call 213-740-9244.
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