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Redefining excellence in legal education, scholarship and practice
Celebrating the USC Gould Class of 2024
Local Roots, Global Reach
Southern California's first law school, USC Gould stands at the forefront of legal education, innovation and impact
USC announces appointment of Franita Tolson as Gould Dean
  • 3.88
    Median GPA
    JD Class of 2026
  • 94%
    Overall bar pass rate
    First-time takers, 2022
  • 43
    Countries represented
    Graduate students
  • 96.44%
    Employed in 10 months
    2022 JD graduates
  • 172%
    Increase in JD student aid
    Since 2011

Recent News

Delegation from Indonesia visits USC Gould
Indonesian Delegation visits USC Gould

Delegation from Indonesia visits USC Gould

Indonesian lawmakers spent a day at USC recently, to attend a lecture and tour the university.

Bernadette Atuahene wins Law and Society Best Article Award

Bernadette Atuahene wins Law and Society Best Article Award

Bernadette Atuahene’s article, “A Theory of Stategraft,” receives the Law and Society Association’s 2024 Article Award.

124th USC Gould commencement ceremony celebrates JD, undergrad degree recipients
Four people in commencement robes throw their caps in the air outdoors.

124th USC Gould commencement ceremony celebrates JD, undergrad degree recipients

Celebration include first cohort of Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies graduates.

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At the forefront of legal education, our Juris Doctor (JD) provides an enriching learning environment that prepares students to become tomorrow’s leaders in law and society.

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Learn the law and redefine your career through our graduate and international programs — for lawyers or professionals in any career or role.

Undergraduate Programs

Explore the role of law and its impact on society with our bachelor’s degree and minors, designed for a new generation of interdisciplinary leaders.

Graduate Certificates

Deepen your knowledge to meet your career goals with a certificate — either standalone or concurrently with your degree — from one of the country’s premier law schools

Leaders and Lawyers

Meet the students, faculty and alums of USC Gould

Accomplished Advocate

Jaya Loharuka (JD 2024) earned the prestigious Immigrant Justice Corps fellowship, and will work at the USC Immigration Clinic

MSL Class of 2024 Spotlight

An entrepreneur in entertainment and fashion, Leslie W. Tsang takes career to new heights with Gould master’s degree

Franita Tolson named dean

Election law expert Franita Tolson named dean of USC Gould School of Law

Practice with Purpose

Change lives and gain hands-on experience representing clients through clinics, practicums and externships.

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One of USC Gould’s hallmarks is our collaborative and supportive community. Benefit from Gould’s small class sizes, student support programs, robust career and academic services, and 40+ student groups.

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The entertainment capital of the world — at your doorstep. Located at the University Park Campus, USC Gould is convenient to Downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood, home to some of the nation’s biggest legal markets. As the first law school in Los Angeles and Southern California, USC Gould has a longstanding legacy of innovation and impact.

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