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We consistently place our graduates in top-tier jobs.

We provide an intimate, interdisciplinary learning environment within a dynamic campus.

Our faculty are world-renowned scholars and experts.

Our influential alumni network includes 10,000 professionals around the world.

Los Angeles is home to one of the nation's top legal markets and busiest court systems.

Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio fosters strong bonds with classmates and professors.

3.80

MEDIAN GPA

Class of 2022

166

MEDIAN LSAT

Class of 2022

86%

CA BAR PASSAGE RATE

Among Top Schools in State

88%

EMPLOYED 10 MONTHS AFTER GRADUATION

in Long-Term, Full-Time Bar Required or JD Advantage Jobs (2017 JD Class)

43

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2019-2020
Graduate & International Programs Class

Law Commencement Update

Following the lead of USC administration as noted in the March 20 memo, the Gould School of Law has postponed all commencement 2020 activities. Details of the rescheduled activities will be shared as soon as the information becomes available. For the latest updates from university leadership, including campus events and commencement, please visit: https://usc.edu/coronavirus

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IRS commissioner addresses tax professionals

March 12, 2020

Charles Rettig encourages participants of USC Gould’s Tax Institute to work with the agency.

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$2 million gift to Public Interest Law Foundation supports 30-year legacy of service, education

March 2, 2020

The gift comes from educator, philanthropist Barbara Bice.

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When the USC Gould School of Law Called Downtown L.A. Home

March 2, 2020

USC students of a century ago pursued law right in the middle of the legal scene: downtown Los Angeles’ hotbed of courth...

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Former SF District Attorney George Gascón discusses criminal justice reform goals

February 20, 2020

LA County DA candidate addresses students, faculty

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“Life and Innocence” panel discussion explores PCJP role in criminal justice advocacy

February 19, 2020

Event focuses on personal stories of former clients

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A diverse group of friends sitting and studying together in the quad of USC Gould

Proudly Diverse and Inclusive

Our JD students hail from 30 states, representing 96 colleges and universities, while the students in our Graduate & International Programs come from 70 countries, spanning six continents. More than half of our JD students are women and 37 percent are persons of color. From the Federalist Society to the American Constitution Society, our 30 student organizations reflect the wide range of political, cultural, religious, ethnic, social and service interests and experiences of our diverse student body. Our JD First Generation Professionals initiative provides support and mentoring. Learn more about our dedication to creating an inclusive community.

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