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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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Gould alum becomes first-ever Second Gentleman
January 21, 2021

Inauguration Day was historic for VP Kamala Harris and Douglas Emhoff (JD 1990)


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Dean Guzman joins law deans nationwide in statement on 2020 election and events at the Capitol
January 12, 2021

Over 150 law deans join effort.


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A century of law and learning
January 6, 2021

Gould School celebrates accomplishments of Ruth Lavine (LLB 1943)