About USC Gould
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.
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.
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Usually, we encourage you to experience USC Gould's intellectually stimulating and collegial atmosphere firsthand by scheduling a visit. Currently, while access to campus is limited, we are hosting virtual opportunities for you to speak with students, faculty and admissions counselors, to learn what life at USC Gould is really like.
Prospective JD Students
Prospective JD students can schedule a mock 1L class visit, view our virtual law school tour, attend our information sessions on Zoom, and so much more.
- Schedule a Mock Class Visit
- View the Virtual Law School Tour
- Annual Diversity Workshop
- Southern California Law Pathway Day
- Information Sessions
- Recruitment Events
- Self-guided Walking Tour
Prospective Graduate & International Program Students
Getting to USC Gould
The University Park Campus — home to USC Gould — is located two miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles and one mile from the intersection of the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10) and the Harbor Freeway (I-110). The nearest freeway exit for USC Gould is from I-110 onto Exposition Boulevard.
Metro Expo Line
The Expo Park/USC stop on the Metro Expo Line takes rail passengers within a block of USC Gould. Other Metro routes connect with the Expo Line in Downtown Los Angeles. For additional information, visit USC Transportation.
The most convenient parking garage for USC Gould is the Figueroa Street Parking Structure. Enter from Figueroa Street immediately north of the USC Hotel, located at 3540 South Figueroa Street. For a fee, you can obtain an all-day parking permit from the attendant at the parking kiosk. The garage has an elevator.
From the Figueroa Street Parking Structure, walk to Figueroa Street and turn left. In approximately one block, you will be at the intersection of Exposition Boulevard and Figueroa Street. The University Park Campus is across Figueroa Street. Once you cross the street, keep walking along Exposition Boulevard until you come to the stoplight at Pardee Way with its circular driveway. Enter campus here and then bear left. The Musick Law Building — home to USC Gould — will be immediately ahead of you on the left at 699 Exposition Boulevard.
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Continuum of Care
November 24, 2020
Boyd Rutherford, JD 1990, focuses on state health issues as Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
Paying it forward
November 24, 2020
Karine Akopchikyan, JD 2015, VP of Gould's Alumni Association, speaks to the importance of building and keeping relation...
University honors Gould faculty
November 24, 2020
Ron Garet receives Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award, while Tom Griffith and Pauline Aranas named emeriti faculty
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