About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
Learn about our interdisciplinary curriculum, experiential learning opportunities and specialized areas.
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We work closely with students, graduates and employers to support successful career goals and outcomes. Our overall placement rate is consistently strong, with 94 percent of our JD class employed within 10 months after graduation.
Our faculty is distinguished for its scholarship, as well as for its commitment to teaching. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment.
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Conversation with the Deans
Oct 8, 2019 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Join USC Gould School of Law for this special panel discussion on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at Town and Gown. The discussion will feature six past deans - representing 50 years of Gould leadership - including the Honorable Dorothy Nelson, the first female dean of a fully accredited law school and current Senior Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
- Dorothy W. Nelson - 1968-1980
- Scott H. Bice - 1980-2000
- Matthew L. Spitzer - 2000-2006
- Edward J. McCaffery - 2006-2007
- Robert K. Rasmussen - 2007-2015
- Andrew T. Guzman - 2015-Present
Featuring welcome remarks by USC's 12th President, Dr. Carol L. Folt.
Livestream will also be available at gould120.usc.edu
Three clients freed from California prisons
July 9, 2020
USC Gould's Post-Conviction Justice Project helps secure second chances for three clients serving life sentences.
A sweeping look at transgender rights
June 30, 2020
David Cruz co-writes groundbreaking casebook, Gender Identity and the Law
In Memoriam: Professor Edward Kleinbard
June 29, 2020
Prof. Kleinbard was an important member of Gould for more than a decade, one of the nation's top tax scholars