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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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On-the Job and Living with Mental Health Disorders
November 14, 2018

Prof. Elyn Saks leads discussion on reducing stigma in the workplace


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Prof. Lisa Klerman Honored by the SCMA
November 9, 2018

Klerman is a renowned expert in alternative dispute resolution


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Teamwork, Trust and Personal Disputes
October 29, 2018

In a collaboration with the LAFD, the Mediation Clinic helps resolve conflicts between firefighters