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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.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Dean Andrew Guzman urged new alumni to remain people of “high character”
By Anne Bergman
|Dean Guzman addresses graduates|
|Triple Trojans Tiffany Yadegar and Janet Shamillian both delivered remarks at the JD ceremony.|
Shamilian, who earned a Bachelor’s in Political Science, with a minor in Leadership, and a Master of Public Administration from USC, shared how she found Gould’s community to be “supportive” with a “high degree of human decency.”
Shamilian noted that collegiality among law students was encouraged from orientation and all the way through to commencement. “We were told to help one another and work together,” she said.
“Congratulations!” she concluded. “Now let’s get to work!”
Externships transform classroom lessons into career skills
August 6, 2019
Externships help students acquire practical experience and formulate career paths.
August 3, 2019
Led by Prof. Clare Pastore, practicum students work with nonprofits on civil rights, poverty, disability and access.
New program gives students insight into judges’ perspectives on the profession of law.