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Alternate Admissions Paths - Juris Doctor (JD)

USC Gould School of Law

In addition to our three-year JD admissions, we offer the following alternate entry paths to the JD degree:

Binding Early Decision

An option for those for whom USC Gould is their first-choice law school.

3+3 Accelerated Bachelor/JD

Offered exclusively to USC undergraduates with top grade point averages.


For students enrolled in other schools approved by the American Bar Association.


LLM to JD Transfer

For outstanding LLM students from USC Gould.

You may also apply to spend your final year of legal students as a Visiting Student at USC Gould and transfer credit to your original law school.

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