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.
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.
- Alumni and Giving
Alumni and Giving
The global Trojan network of more than 10,000 law alumni and donors include recognized leaders in numerous fields who are deeply committed to supporting student and law school success.
G&IP Orientation Celebrates Launch of New Offerings and Milestone Anniversaries, While Welcoming Incoming Class
- ABOUT USC GOULD
- A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
- + HISTORY OF USC GOULD
- + NEWS
- + EVENTS
- BOARD OF COUNCILORS
- CONSUMER INFORMATION (ABA REQUIRED DISCLOSURES)
- VISIT US
- SOCIAL MEDIA
- + CONTACT US
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
By Leslie Ridgeway
|Students from USC Gould's Graduate and International Programs tour the campus during orientation week. (Photo by Larissa Puro)|
The USC Gould School of Law’s Graduate and International Programs (G&IP) recently welcomed its newest class of students, hailing from 40 countries representing six continents, all looking forward to a new academic year that features two new program launches and the five-year anniversary of USC Gould’s online programs.
|Photo by Larissa Puro|
“USC Gould is thrilled to be at the forefront of legal education,” says Misa Shimotsu, assistant dean of G&IP programs. “This year, we introduced our Master of Studies in Law and Master of Laws in International Business and Economic Law in response to the evolution of law in society and the market. Together, our wide range of programs has drawn the most geographical and professionally diverse class yet.”
Another academic year milestone includes the first cohort of Progressive Degree Program (PDP) undergraduate students set to graduate this spring with their MSL degrees, following the launch of the G&IP’s On-Campus MSL program.
Breadth and Depth of Work Experience
|Photos by Larissa Puro|
The professional backgrounds of this year’s incoming class include patent law, intellectual property, real estate, business and commercial law, law enforcement, health care, accounting, arbitration, entertainment and dispute resolution. While all incoming LLM students have earned a prior law degree, many are practicing attorneys or hold licenses to practice law in their home countries.
This year’s class also includes three exchange students, from Bocconi University in Italy, Bond University in Australia and the University of Hong Kong.
In addition, 2019-2020 marks the five-year anniversary of USC Gould’s online programs, including the 16th cohort of the Online LLM and Certificate programs and the 10th cohort of the Online MSL and Online Certificate programs.
Wong (JD 1986) is a pioneer in the renewable energy space
The gift establishes the Rosalie and Harold Rae Brown Scholarship at the law school
Students gain important career experience working on Hernandez v. DMV