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Life in Los Angeles

Beneath the region's radiantly blue skies and sunshine, Los Angeles offers a wealth of enticing employment opportunities — from Silicon Beach to Downtown L.A. Los Angeles is one of the world's largest legal markets and the second largest in the United States. At USC Gould, you'll be in the world entertainment capital and a vital center for business and international trade, as well as one of the country's busiest court systems.

Our location gives us access to an extraordinary pool of judges, lawyers, government officials and members of the entertainment, technology, business and public interest community who enrich your education by sharing perspectives honed from daily practice.

Everywhere you go in Southern California, you'll find members of the Trojan Family poised to open doors, give advice and help pave your way to success. Whether you want to explore practice in a public interest agency, law firm, corporation or entertainment and technology firm, or extern in a courthouse, you'll find a multitude of options waiting for you.

Los Angeles also offers more than great weather and career choices. The city abounds in unparalleled cultural opportunities, exciting sporting events and eclectic cuisine. Los Angeles is home to more museums, music and theaters than any other city in the country, as well as vibrant shops, arts galleries and nightlife.

Los Angeles has an accessible and easy-to-use public transit system convenient to campus. Jump on the Metro right outside USC Gould's door and be transported to Santa Monica, Pasadena or Long Beach with the swipe of a card.

Whether you want to work, volunteer or play, there's no better place than L.A. Explore all that the city has to offer through Discover Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times guides and TimeOut.

Recent News

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USC Gould Hosts Teen Court
June 16, 2017

Roosevelt High School students hold Teen Court hearing at USC


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Learning to Lead
June 14, 2017

USC Gould hosts training for formerly incarcerated emerging leaders


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USC Law Professor Emily Ryo Awarded Prestigious Carnegie Fellowship
June 13, 2017

Legal scholar and sociologist recognized for exceptional promise, creativity and achievement