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Strategic Support

USC Gould School of Law

Unrestricted funding makes it possible for USC Gould to remain competitive, be responsive and harness new opportunities as they arise.

Dean's Strategic Fund

The Dean's Strategic Fund sustains the school's commitment to progressive, cutting-edge education and drives continued excellence in such areas as faculty recruitment, admissions, technology, scholarships and other signature programs.

"As Dean, I hope to pass on that mindset of service and feeling of responsibility. We are in positions where we can effectuate great change and bring great benefit to society."

— Franita Tolson, Dean and Carl Mason Franklin Chair in Law

The most supported designation among our Law Leadership Society members, the fund allows the dean to respond nimbly and constructively to the most pressing needs of the law school. Giving to this fund showcases your trust in USC Gould's leadership, and your commitment to innovation.

Recent efforts partially or fully funded by the Dean's Strategic Fund include:

The challenges that came with the COVID-19 pandemic and concurrent social and political unrest revealed just how important it is for the school to be agile in meeting students' changing needs. Your gift to the Dean's Strategic Fund allows USC Gould to offer immediate and strategic support to our students during difficult times through resources, facility spaces, programming, staffing, technology support, financial assistance and more.