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Redefining excellence in legal education, scholarship and practice

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    3.88
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    JD Class of 2026
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    94%
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    43
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    Graduate students
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    96.44%
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    172%
    Increase in JD student aid
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Celebrating the USC Gould Class of 2024

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    3.88
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    JD Class of 2026
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    96.44%
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    2022 JD graduates
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Local Roots, Global Reach

Southern California’s first law school, USC Gould stands at the forefront of legal education, innovation and impact.
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    JD Class of 2026
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    94%
    Overall bar pass rate
    First-time takers, 2022
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    43
    Countries represented
    Graduate students
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    96.44%
    Employed in 10 months
    2022 JD graduates
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    172%
    Increase in JD student aid
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USC announces appointment of Franita Tolson as Gould Dean

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    3.88
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    JD Class of 2026
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    94%
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    43
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    Graduate students
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    96.44%
    Employed in 10 months
    2022 JD graduates
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Recent News

Global competition law conference convenes at USC Gould

Global competition law conference convenes at USC Gould

Annual USC Gould CTLB thought leadership conference brings experts to discuss various industry topics

Clare Pastore receives 2024 Wage Justice Center Founders Award
Professor Clare Pastore sitting at her desk speaking with a student in her office.

Clare Pastore receives 2024 Wage Justice Center Founders Award

Prof. Clare Pastore awarded 2024 Wage Justice Center Founders Award

New journal launched by USC Gould faculty aims for ‘sweet spot’ in empirical legal studies
Headshots of Professors Lee Epstein and Dan Klerman appear behind a polaroid picture of the Journal of Law and Empirical Analysis cover.

New journal launched by USC Gould faculty aims for ‘sweet spot’ in empirical legal studies

New journal launched by USC Gould faculty aims for "sweet spot" in empirical legal studies

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JD Program

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.

Master's Degrees

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

Franita Tolson named dean

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

5G and Beyond

Prof. Barnett’s book shares patent and competition policy insights

Enterprising entrepreneur

Alvin Salehi (JD 2013) co-founds online marketplace, Shef

Practice with Purpose

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

Build Your Community

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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Study in the heart of Los Angeles

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.

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