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 rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, our invaluable experiential learning opportunities, and the breadth and depth of our specialized areas of concentration and certificate offerings.
- Student Life
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.
Areas of Concentration
- + AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
- ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- BUSINESS LAW
- MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND TECHNOLOGY LAW
- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
- + EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
- UNDERGRADUATE COURSES AND PROGRAMS
- CORPORATE AND CUSTOM EDUCATION
- + NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS
- ACADEMIC CALENDAR
- COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
- BAR ADMISSIONS
Explore various areas of concentration that enable you to gain deep knowledge and a strong foundation in a chosen area of the law. Offerings in these areas of concentration are wide-ranging to include tailored curricula, hands-on practical experience, workshops and networking events — all guided by an extraordinary faculty composed of leaders in the field. You also have the opportunity to earn a dual degree, or one or more certificates to strengthen your qualifications and training.
Transforming Criminal Justice
December 3, 2018
Philadelphia D.A. Larry Krasner, a former defense and civil rights attorney, talks reform
November 21, 2018
Prof. Jonathan Barnett keeps a bird's eye view on media, entertainment, and technology law trends
She Makes the Impossible Possible
November 21, 2018
At X, Ashley Hu (JD 2007) applies her tech and legal skills to solve unprecedented challenges