About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-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 interdisciplinary curriculum, experiential learning opportunities and specialized areas.
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.
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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.
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USC Gould School of Law
- JURIS DOCTOR (JD) DEGREE
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- CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
- JD DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
- COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
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- CLINICS AND PRACTICUMS
- DUAL DEGREES
- STUDY ABROAD
- DATES AND DEADLINES
- CLASS PROFILE
- + TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID
- COST OF ATTENDANCE
- COST AND VALUE
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- PUBLIC INTEREST SCHOLARS
- HONORS SCHOLARS
- FIRST GENERATION PROFESSIONALS
- LOAN REPAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LRAP)
- EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
- RECRUITMENT EVENTS
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- + ALTERNATE ADMISSIONS PATHS
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|Early and Regular Decision Applications Available||September 1, 2020|
|Early Binding Decision Application Deadline||November 22, 2020|
|3+3 Accelerated Bachelor/JD Application Deadline||January 4, 2021|
|Priority Application Deadline||February 1, 2021|
|Regular Application Deadline||April 1, 2021|
|Priority Filing Deadline for FAFSA Application||March 1, 2021|
|Scholarship Reservation Deadline||April 1, 2021|
|Transfer Application Deadlines|
|Early Transfer Application Available||February 10, 2021|
|Early Transfer Application Deadline||March 17, 2021|
|Regular Transfer Application Available||May 1, 2021|
|Priority Application Deadline||June 1, 2021|
|Application Deadline||July 1, 2021|
|LSAT Exam Dates|
|LSAT-FLEX Exam||June 14, 2020 (Week of)|
|LSAT-FLEX Exam||July 12, 2020 (Week of)|
|LSAT-FLEX Exam||August 29, 2020 (Week of)|
|LSAT-FLEX Exam||October 3, 2020 (Week of)|
|LSAT-FLEX Exam||November 7, 2020 (Week of)|
|LSAT-FLEX Exam||January 16, 2021 (Week of)|
|LSAT-FLEX Exam||February 20, 2021 (Week of)|
|GRE Exam Dates|
|On Demand||No Later than March 1, 2021|
|First Enrollment Deposit Due||May 1, 2021|
|Second Enrollment Deposit Due||June 15, 2021|
|Transfer Enrollment Deposit Due||See Decision Letter|
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