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.
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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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.
Types of Aid
Master of Laws (LLM) Degree
- MASTER OF LAWS (LLM) DEGREE
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- CAREER AND BAR
- CAMPUS HOUSING
- + TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID
- INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC LAW (IBEL) LLM DEGREE
- ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR) LLM DEGREE
- TWO-YEAR EXTENDED MASTER OF LAWS (LLM) DEGREE
- SUMMER LAW AND ENGLISH (SLE)
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USC Gould Scholarships
Our most exceptional candidates will receive a prestigious Dean's Academic Excellence Award. These awards range in amounts, which may cover up to 50 percent of tuition. We will automatically consider all applicants with complete applications for these awards and no additional documents are required.
No application is necessary, although you are welcome to submit a brief letter regarding your qualifications along with your LSAC application.
Scholarship offers are released via email at the time of admission.
USC Housing Stipends
Students who apply by our priority deadline of March 1 will be automatically considered for our USC housing stipend, which is available in varying amounts and may be used toward your on campus or off campus housing.
As with our Dean's Academic Excellence Award, you do not need to submit a separate application to be eligible. Students may receive both the Dean's Academic Excellence Award and the USC housing stipend.
USC's Office of Academic Honors and Fellowships oversees a number of scholarship, fellowship, and other funding opportunities for graduate students, many of which are open to students in USC Gould's Graduate & International Programs. You may search the Awards and Fellowship Database for opportunities specific to your interests.
We also encourage you to explore financial aid from additional sources in the U.S. or your home country. In order to assist you, we have set forth a list of outside scholarship resources for your reference. While we do not have further information on these organizations nor do we endorse any, we do encourage students to contact the organizations themselves for more information.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents who wish to pay for school through loans from the U.S. government must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed as early as October 1 of the year prior to the year in which you intend to enroll, and should be completed as early as possible. USC's school code is 001328.
After you have successfully completed the FAFSA, you will receive an electronic notification from USC Gould's Office Financial Aid with additional information and instructions on the federal loan application process.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please click here.
USC's Office of Financial Aid offers information about private educational loans.