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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.

3.78

MEDIAN GPA

2018 JD Class

166

MEDIAN LSAT

2018 JD Class

85.5%

CA BAR PASSAGE RATE AVERAGE OVER PAST 5 YEARS

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

COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

2017-2018
Graduate & International Programs Class

Recent News

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In Memoriam: Cory Montelus

August 18, 2019

A message from Dean Andrew T. Guzman to the USC Gould School of Law community

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Externships transform classroom lessons into career skills

August 6, 2019

Externships help students acquire practical experience and formulate career paths.

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Justice Advocates

August 3, 2019

Led by Prof. Clare Pastore, practicum students work with nonprofits on civil rights, poverty, disability and access.

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View from the Bench: USC Gould Launches Jurist-in-Residence Program

August 1, 2019

New program gives students insight into judges’ perspectives on the profession of law.

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Unlocking Potential

July 29, 2019

Gould students inspired by alumni engagement & catalyzed by their scholarship support.

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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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