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USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-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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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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Monday, December 12, 2022
|Alum and author Ron Barak (BS ’64, JD ’68)|
By Diane Krieger
Books have been written about how fiendishly difficult the first year of law school can be. Now imagine doing it as head coach of the Trojan men’s gymnastics team. Imagine—opting out of summer associate law jobs to coach the U.S. team to a silver medal at the 1967 World University Games in Tokyo.
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