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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.

3.83

MEDIAN GPA

Class of 2023

167

MEDIAN LSAT

Class of 2023

86%

CA BAR PASSAGE RATE

Among Top Schools in State

90%

EMPLOYED 10 MONTHS AFTER GRADUATION

in Full-Time, Long-Term Bar Required or JD Advantage Jobs (2019 JD Class)

43

COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

2019-2020
Graduate & International Programs Class

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University honors Gould faculty

November 24, 2020

Ron Garet receives Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award, while Tom Griffith and Pauline Aranas named emeriti faculty

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Paying it forward

November 24, 2020

Karine Akopchikyan, JD 2015, VP of Gould's Alumni Association, speaks to the importance of building and keeping relation...

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Continuum of Care

November 24, 2020

Boyd Rutherford, JD 1990, focuses on state health issues as Lieutenant Governor of Maryland

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USC Gould celebrates alum Ruth Lavine’s 100th birthday

November 20, 2020

Lavine’s story and success inspire Gould students

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Bringing hope to domestic violence victims

November 9, 2020

Professor Lisa Klerman and friends brainstorm to create public service announcement

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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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