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.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
- + AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
- ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- BUSINESS LAW
- MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND TECHNOLOGY LAW
- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
- + EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
- PROGRESSIVE DEGREE CANDIDATES
- UNDERGRADUATE COURSES AND PROGRAMS
- CORPORATE AND CUSTOM EDUCATION
- + NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS
- ACADEMIC CALENDAR
- COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
- BAR ADMISSIONS
Experience a USC Gould conflict resolution class through one of our upcoming events:
USC Gould's Judge Judith O. Hollinger Program in Alternative Dispute Resolution is one of the nation's longest-standing and most comprehensive offerings in arbitration and mediation. It was established with a visionary gift of $5 million in 2015 to prepare students for the emerging ADR field. Students in the program learn to negotiate many types of settlements out of court while gaining skills relevant to any area of legal or business practice.
Overview and Faculty
Learn about the benefits of this area of concentration in our alternative dispute resolution (ADR) overview and meet our dedicated ADR faculty.
Curriculum and Degrees
Earn a degree and/or certificate in alternative dispute resolution — one of the most dynamic fields within law and business today.
Benefit from a wide range of hands-on skills training, often in direct service to clients.
Organizations, Events and News
Join the Gould Dispute Resolution Society to further promote educational and networking opportunities.
Attend professional conferences and speaker series to learn from some of the field's leading practitioners.
- February 23, 2019:
Politics, Conflict and Leadership: Strategies for Mediators and ADR Professionals
- March 13, 2019:
USC/JAMS Arbitration Symposium IV - USC Gould School of Law
Register here by March 6th
Read about the school, faculty, students, and alumni in the news:
Meet us to learn more:
- January 17, 2019, January 24, 2019, February 7, 2019, February 14, 2019:
Information Session & Class Visit - Meet with Ashley Sim, Assistant Director or Admissions, at 5:30 p.m. and then sit in on Professor Richard Peterson's ADR Law & Policy class at 6 p.m. Register here at least 2 days prior to the event and we'll email you a parking reservation.
- January 29, 2019: @ 8 a.m. (Pacific Time):
Universal Importance of Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Skills in Today's World - Free online ADR class with Professor Richard Peterson Register here
- Recruiting Events Around the World
Law School for All
December 20, 2018
Diversifying the legal profession
Welcome to the Legal Academy
December 20, 2018
Recent Gould grads reunite to celebrate passing the bar exam
Highlights from 2018
December 20, 2018
As the year quickly comes to a close, we look back at Gould’s most notable moments