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.
USC Gould helps prepare you for a stellar legal career. You can pursue a JD degree, one of our numerous graduate and international offerings, or an online degree or certificate.
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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Are you interested in learning more about USC Gould School of Law’s J.D. program? Please join us for our “Admissions Information Sessions” and “Nuts and Bolts of the Application” sessions. Participants will learn from our admissions professionals on what makes USC Gould a vibrant community and how to strengthen your admissions application.
Nuts & Bolts of the Application Sessions (Held Virtually)
Join an admissions counselor or financial aid counselor as we deconstruct each of the primary law school application components. Each session will focus on one aspect of the application and the role it plays in the holistic review process. Also, join us for a financial aid session to learn more about scholarships, loans, loan repayment, and financing a legal education at USC Gould.
The Nuts and Bolts sessions are held via Zoom on the following Wednesdays from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM (PT).
September 21, 2022 GPA/LSAT – Understanding Their Role in the Admissions Process
(Recording available HERE)
September 28, 2022 Personal and Diversity Statements – Crafting Your Narrative
(Recording available HERE)
October 5, 2022 Resume Review – Do’s and Don’ts of a Strong Resume
October 12, 2022 Letters of Recommendation – What Makes a Compelling Letter
October 19, 2022 Financial Aid - Financing Your Legal Education
To RSVP for the Nuts and Bolts of the Application sessions, please REGISTER HERE.
Admissions Information Sessions (Held at USC Gould)
Interested in visiting the law school? Please join us for our Admissions Information Sessions! Our program will include a discussion of the highlights of a USC Gould education, the intricacies of the application process, and information on how to finance a legal education. The program will conclude with a tour of the law school conducted by our Student Ambassadors. After attending, you should have a greater understanding of what USC Gould can offer you and be confident in submitting the strongest possible application. The Admissions Information Sessions will be held in person.
Friday, September 23, 2022 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (PT)
Friday, October 21, 2022 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (PT)
Friday, November 4, 2022 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (PT)
To RSVP, please complete the online form below.
If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at (213) 740-2523 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USC Gould School of Law welcomes the participation of individuals with disabilities at law school events. If you require special accommodations or have any questions, please contact the USC Gould Admissions Office at 213-740-2523 or email@example.com.
Q&A with Kelsey McGregor (JD 2015)
September 27, 2022
Kelsey McGregor, counsel at WilmerHale, is working for six months as a senior supervising attorney for USC Gould's IHRC
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