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 rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, our invaluable experiential learning opportunities, and the breadth and depth of our specialized areas of concentration and certificate offerings.
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Participate in an unparalleled learning experience with diversity of people and thought. Get involved in the law school community and participate in activities that enhance your studies.
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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Preparing for Recruitment Season
Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016
First-of-its-kind career event intended to help students “thrive and succeed”
|Dean Andrew Guzman welcomes guests and students to "Meet the Firm Night."|
The students needed no further encouragement, as they buzzed through the room strategically making conversation with firm personnel, many of whom are USC Gould alumni.
|Gould students networking with potential employers.|
|Law firm representative offering students advice.|
- Do your research. “Don’t assume all of a firm’s offices are the same. For instance, a firm’s Los Angeles and New York offices may be distinct from each other,” Tabaie advised.
- Read Gould’s Career Services e-newsletter to find the firms hosting receptions, and make an effort to attend. “Attending receptions provides you with an opportunity to figure out which firms are a good fit for you, said Wampler. “Ask questions and you’ll gain insights before OCI.”
- Prepare for your interview. Prince told the audience that they should "be able to communicate to the particular firm your interests and how you add value. This includes being able to speak intelligently about items on your resume."
- Take advantage of the Trojan network for insights into a firm. “Reach out to alumni who work there or have worked there,” said Tabaie.
USC Law Launches Online Human Resources Certificate
June 7, 2018
New online certificate will help professionals advance in the field.
Washington Post Publisher Challenges and Inspires
May 17, 2018
Gould alum Fred Ryan urges new lawyers to keep pace with “disruptive change”
Standout Ceremony for LLM Commencement
May 17, 2018
Representing 46 countries, Class of 2018 is Gould's most diverse ever