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Public Interest Law

USC Gould pioneered the concept of public interest legal education with our establishment in 1929 of the Legal Clinic at USC, which served as a model for other law schools. That leadership continues today with a broad range of opportunities for our students to deeply engage in the delivery of direct services to those in need.


Overview and Faculty

Overview and Faculty

Learn about the benefits of this area of concentration in our public interest law overview and meet our dedicated public interest law faculty.

Curriculum and Degrees

Curriculum and Degrees

Degrees

Certificates

Organizations and Events

Organizations and Events

Students have numerous opportunities to attend professional conferences and speaker series, where they can learn from leading practitioners. A wide variety of student organizations also focus on public interest law and related areas.

Student Organizations (JD)

RECENT NEWS

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IRS commissioner addresses tax professionals
March 12, 2020

Charles Rettig encourages participants of USC Gould’s Tax Institute to work with the agency.


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When the USC Gould School of Law Called Downtown L.A. Home
March 2, 2020

USC students of a century ago pursued law right in the middle of the legal scene: downtown Los Angeles’ hotbed of courth...


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$2 million gift to Public Interest Law Foundation supports 30-year legacy of service, education
February 28, 2020

The gift comes from educator, philanthropist Barbara Bice.