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.
USC Gould helps prepare you for a stellar legal career. You can pursue a JD degree, one of our numerous graduate and international offerings, or an online degree or certificate.
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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Invest in legal education, scholarship and practice
Your gifts to USC Gould are an investment in the next generation of lawyers, cultivating analytical ability, ethical values and a spirit of collegiality that prepare our students for meaningful careers benefiting society.
Philanthropy supports our world-class faculty who care deeply about the law and teaching, and whose scholarship addresses pressing legal issues and shapes public discourse.
With support from our tight-knit alumni network of nearly 14,000 professionals around the world, friends, parents, foundations and corporations, USC Gould is among the nation's top-ranked law schools, with a global reputation for excellence in legal scholarship.
Your gift makes an impact
USC Gould is committed to ensuring all gifts are used wisely to further our mission of teaching, research and leadership in the legal profession. Your gift, no matter the size, makes an impact.
"Being part of this institution is being part of a family that takes care of its members, thanks to contributions like yours."
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"I am immensely grateful for the ongoing generosity of our alumni and friends, parents, students, faculty and staff who share our vision for excellence."
The Law Leadership Society at USC Gould celebrates our most dedicated alumni and friends who make leadership annual gifts to USC Gould. Members enjoy a range of benefits.
Additional recognition opportunities include:
- USC Gould Donor Annual Report
See the latest list of donors on page 41 in USC Law Magazine.
- USC Gould Heritage Society
The Gould Heritage Society was formed in 2017 to thank generous alumni and friends who have made bequests in their wills or other deferred gifts in support of the USC Gould School of Law.
- USC Trojan Legacy Circle
If you have included a gift for USC or USC Gould School of Law in your estate plans or through a planned gift, you are invited to become a member of the university's Trojan Legacy Circle.
- USC Widney Society
The Widney Society honors and celebrates the commitment of the USC benefactors who have given or pledged $1 million or more.