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.
USC Gould Immigration Clinic Citizenship Project
- + AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
- ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- BUSINESS LAW
- MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND TECHNOLOGY LAW
- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
- + EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
- UNDERGRADUATE COURSES AND PROGRAMS
- CORPORATE AND CUSTOM EDUCATION
- + NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS
- ACADEMIC CALENDAR
- COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Urgent Message for DACA Recipients at USC (Action required before 10/5/17)
On September 5, 2017, President Trump issued an order directing the Department of Homeland Security to terminate the DACA program. However, certain individuals who currently have DACA work permits will be allowed to apply for one more renewal of their DACA work permit.
If you are a USC student, employee, contract employee, or family member of a USC student, employee, or contract employee and your DACA work permit (Employment Authorization Document) expires on or after September 5, 2017 and on or before March 5, 2018, you should renew your DACA status as soon as possible.
You may contact a reputable lawyer or legal services organization, or you may contact the USC Immigration Clinic. The USC Immigration Clinic will help you with your renewal application. The deadline to apply for renewal is October 5, 2017, but you should act as soon as possible.
Financial assistance will be provided to USC students who need help paying some or all of the $495 renewal filing fee. Do not delay applying for renewal for financial reasons. Financial assistance will be provided to any undergraduate or graduate student who requires it.
For assistance with renewal filing, please complete this Google Form to provide preliminary information and to schedule an appointment. Or you may e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. When you email, please indicate the date on which your DACA work permit expires.
If your DACA work permit expired before September 5, 2017 or if it expires after March 5, 2018 and you have not already filed a renewal application with USCIS as of September 5th, you can no longer renew your DACA work permit. Your DACA work permit remains valid until the expiration date on the card.
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com for a free legal and confidential consultation.
Helpful links for people with DACA status:
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Another Person’s Shoes
May 8, 2018
Nigerian lawyer Sharon Obuns wants to use her LLM degree to raise awareness for the benefits of mediation