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Public Interest Law
USC Gould School of 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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Answering the Role Call
November 12, 2021

LaVonda Reed inspires as first African American dean of Georgia State University College of Law


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Alumni Spotlights: USC Gould veterans pursue rewarding careers thanks to military, law experience
November 10, 2021

The USC Gould School of Law honors and thanks members of the law school community who have served in the military


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Guiding the fight for human rights
November 8, 2021

Q&A with Henna Pithia (JD 2015), visiting clinical assistant professor of law