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Alumni and Giving

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. Thanks to your generosity, 99% of our students receive some form of scholarship aid.

"Being part of this institution is being part of a family that takes care of its members, thanks to contributions like yours."

-DAVID JAVIDZAD, 2020; MAJOR FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Dean's Philanthropic Priorities

"I am immensely grateful for the ongoing generosity of our alumni and friends, parents, students, faculty and staff who share our vision for excellence."

-Dean Andrew Guzman

Recognition

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 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.