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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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.
"One of the signature hallmarks of USC Gould is its legacy of excellence, innovation and impact. As an institution, we are committed to advancing this legacy through initiatives and opportunities that benefit our students, faculty and the broader community."
Dean Andrew T. Guzman
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:
- Faculty recruitment and retention
- Neighborhood legal services via the Post-Conviction Justice Project
- The PRYSM Initiative for the Study of Race, Gender, Sexuality and the Law
- The Center for Law and Social Science
- The Irmas Clinical Teaching Fellowship
- Support for student clerkship interviews
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.