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The Gould Initiative

USC Gould School of Law

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.

Learn more about the innovative and inspirational opportunities the USC Gould Initiative is furthering, or how you can make a gift now.



"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