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.
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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The $150 million USC Gould Initiative is the most ambitious in our school's history. Our objective is bold but essential to realizing our vision of remaining at the forefront of legal education, offering superior legal scholarship and advancing the principles of justice.
Furthering these goals will require both endowment and current-use funds for faculty, students and innovative programs, as well as capital investments to dramatically improve and renovate our facilities.
The USC Gould Initiative is part of the Campaign for USC, an historic, multi-year effort aimed at securing $6 billion or more to promote the university's academic priorities and expand the institution's positive impact on the community and world.
The USC Gould Initiative will ensure that our exemplary legal training, scholarship and aid to those in need will continue — and reach even greater heights — far into the future.
"USC Gould has a sterling tradition of excellence, filled with tremendous opportunity and momentum. Our culture of collegiality and collaboration extends from the classroom to the courtroom, and I am inspired by our Trojan Family of alumni and friends who share in our vision of leadership, education and service. I hope you will join me in taking an active role in upholding the continued success of USC Gould."
Richard Chernick, JD '70