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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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Roth Lecture features Hon. Karen Nelson Moore discussing technology and impacts on the law
January 10, 2020

Judge explores evolving tech and its impact on the law.


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Prof. Hannah Garry argues for victims’ rights in international court hearing in The Hague
December 19, 2019

Garry speaks before Appeals Chamber of the ICC.


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Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner discusses criminal justice in action with Prof. Jody Armour
December 13, 2019

Talk covers death penalty reform, victims' rights, police.