About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-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 rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, our invaluable experiential learning opportunities, and the breadth and depth of our specialized areas of concentration and certificate offerings.
- Student Life
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.
- Alumni and Giving
Alumni and Giving
The global Trojan network of more than 10,000 law alumni and donors include recognized leaders in numerous fields who are deeply committed to supporting student and law school success.
USC Gould students benefit from a dedicated team of career services staff eager to support you with individualized job search strategies — for both summer employment and your path after completing your degree.
We provide a wide range of career counseling services and programming — including workshops, networking events, mock interviews, career panels and online resources. You will also be able to participate in major recruitment fairs where you will meet with leading prospective employers. In addition, for JD students, we offer an extensive on-campus interview program with leading law firms.
Our curriculum focuses on hands-on experiential learning and the development of practice-ready skills that prepare you for leadership roles in the profession and that make USC Gould graduates highly sought after for a broad spectrum of exciting career opportunities from top firms, government agencies, public interest organizations, businesses and more. And as part of the USC Trojan Family, you'll find alumni around the world ready and willing to help you gain a foothold as you move forward in your career.
Washington Post Publisher Challenges and Inspires
May 17, 2018
Gould alum Fred Ryan urges new lawyers to keep pace with “disruptive change”
Standout Ceremony for LLM Commencement
May 17, 2018
Representing 46 countries, Class of 2018 is Gould's most diverse ever
Another Person’s Shoes
May 8, 2018
Nigerian lawyer Sharon Obuns wants to use her LLM degree to raise awareness for the benefits of mediation