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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JD Information Sessions
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This fall we will host two types of Information Sessions: traditional Information Sessions and a shorter and more specific series called Nuts & Bolts. Please read on for more information about these opportunities.
Our Information Sessions 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. After attending, you should have a greater understanding of what USC Gould can offer you and be confident in submitting the strongest possible application. A Q & A period will be available to help answer your questions and a current student will be available to answer questions about their experience at USC Gould.
Dates and Times:
- Thursday, September 17, 2020, 10:00am – 11:30am (PDT)
- Friday, October 2, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:30pm (PDT) (View Recording Here)
- Thursday, October 15, 2020, 10:00am – 11:30am (PDT)
- Thursday November 19, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:30pm (PST)
Each session will be the same, so please only register for the date that best suits your schedule.
Register Here for November 19th Information Session
Nuts & Bolts Sessions:
Join an admissions counselor or financial aid counselor as we deconstruct each of the primary law school application components. Learn more about the holistic application review process at USC Gould and how to make your application competitive. Also join us for a financial aid session to learn more about scholarships, loans, loan repayment, and financing a legal education.
Each session covered a different topic, so please take the time to watch any and all session you would like to review.
- Wed. Sept. 23: GPA/LSAT – Understanding their Role in the Admissions Process (View Recording Here)
- Wed. Sept. 30: Personal and Diversity Statements – Crafting Your Narrative (View Recording Here)
- Wed. Oct. 7: Resume Review – The Do’s and Don’ts of a Strong Resume (View Recording Here)
- Wed. Oct 14: Letters of Recommendation – What makes a strong LOR and How to Avoid Common Mistakes (View Recording Here)
- Wed. Oct. 28: Financial Aid - Learn About Your Options for Financing a Legal Education (View Recording Here)
All sessions were held virtually over Zoom.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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