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.
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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.
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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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USC Gould School of Law
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- ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- BUSINESS LAW
- MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND TECHNOLOGY LAW
- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
- + EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
- UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
- CORPORATE AND CUSTOM EDUCATION
- + NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS
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- BAR ADMISSIONS
Explore various areas of concentration that enable graduate students to deepen their knowledge and build a strong foundation in a chosen area of 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. Students also have the opportunity to earn a dual degree, or one or more certificates to strengthen their qualifications and training.
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Prof. Saks earns 2023 President’s Award from Schizophrenia International Research Society
Mentorship, overcoming obstacles among inspiring lessons shared at 2023 Ruth Lavine Women in Law Symposium
March 14, 2023
The event was hosted by the Women’s Law Association
Research by Dorothy Lund instrumental in influential corporate sexual harassment court decision
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