About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
Learn about our rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, our invaluable experiential learning opportunities, and the breadth and depth of our specialized areas of concentration and certificate offerings.
- Student Life
Participate in an unparalleled learning experience with diversity of people and thought. Get involved in the law school community and participate in activities that enhance your studies.
We work closely with students, graduates and employers to support successful career goals and outcomes. Our overall placement rate is consistently strong, with 94 percent of our JD class employed within 10 months after graduation.
Our faculty is distinguished for its scholarship, as well as for its commitment to teaching. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment.
- Alumni and Giving
Alumni and Giving
The global Trojan network of more than 10,000 law alumni and donors include recognized leaders in numerous fields who are deeply committed to supporting student and law school success.
Dates and Deadlines
- JURIS DOCTOR (JD) DEGREE
- + CURRICULUM
- CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
- JD DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
- COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
- CLASS RANK AND GRADING
- CLINICS AND PRACTICUMS
- DUAL DEGREES
- STUDY ABROAD
- DATES AND DEADLINES
- CLASS PROFILE
- + TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID
- COST OF ATTENDANCE
- COST AND VALUE
- TYPES OF AID
- FRANK ROTHMAN SCHOLARS
- PUBLIC INTEREST SCHOLARS
- HONORS SCHOLARS
- FIRST GENERATION PROFESSIONALS
- LOAN REPAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LRAP)
- EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
- RECRUITMENT EVENTS
- APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
- + ALTERNATE ADMISSIONS PATHS
- BINDING EARLY DECISION
- 3+3 ACCELERATED BACHELOR/JD
- TWO-YEAR JURIS DOCTOR (JD) FOR INTERNATIONAL LAWYERS
- LLM TO JD TRANSFER
- TRANSFER STUDENTS
- VISITING STUDENTS
- HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION
- ABA REQUIRED DISCLOSURES
- CONTACT US
|Early Binding Decision Deadline||November 15, 2017|
|Priority Application Deadline||February 1, 2018|
|Application Deadline||April 1, 2018|
|Priority Filing Deadline for FAFSA Application||March 1, 2018|
|Scholarship Reservation Deadline||April 1, 2018|
|Transfer Application Deadlines|
|Early Transfer Application Deadline||March 18, 2018|
|Priority Application Deadline||June 17, 2018|
|Application Deadline||July 1, 2018|
|LSAT Exam Dates|
|LSAT Exam||September 16, 2017|
|LSAT Exam||December 2, 2017|
|LSAT Exam||February 10, 2018|
|First Enrollment Deposit Due||May 1, 2018|
|Second Enrollment Deposit Due||July 1, 2018|
|Transfer Enrollment Deposit Due||See Decision Letter|
|Orientation/Start of Classes|
|First-Year JD Orientation||August 15-17, 2018|
|First Day of Classes||August 20, 2018|
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