Redefining excellence in legal education, scholarship and practice

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    3.88
    Median GPA
    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
    Since 2011

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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    3.88
    Median GPA
    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
    Since 2011

Save the Date

USC Gould's commencement ceremonies will take place on Friday, May 10
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    3.88
    Median GPA
    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
    Since 2011

Recent News

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USC Gould 3L Tallin Moyer wins WLALA scholarship

Moyer was named recipient of the annual Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg scholarship.

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5G and Beyond: Intellectual Property and Competition Policy in the Internet of Things

New book co-edited by Professor Jonathan Barnett aims to guide competition and intellectual property policies for the Internet of Things

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From USC Law Magazine: Enterprising entrepreneur Tony Thai (JD 2014)

Thai, a software engineer-turned-attorney, combined his broad professional experiences into developing HyperDraft, a document and workflow automation platform.

Choose Your Path

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
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Selected to Serve

Professor Jean Lantz Reisz (JD 2005) selected to serve as Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representative
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Raising the Standard

JD Class of 2026 raises standards of achievement, entering USC Gould with record-setting marks
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A new legacy

Interim Dean Franita Tolson looks forward to cultivating change, while carrying on USC Gould’s tradition of excellence

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.

Upcoming Events

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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