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 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.
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USC Gould is an elite, private institution offering an innovative curriculum focusing on the law as an expression of social values and as an instrument for implementing social goals. USC Gould is small and collegial, with an entering class of approximately 200 JD students drawn from all regions of the country and around the world. Our JD student body is richly diverse, reflecting the school's recognition of the critical importance of diversity both in the classroom and the legal community.
Instruction at USC Gould is both highly theoretical and highly practical, emphasizing in various courses both a critical understanding of how law functions in society and a practical knowledge of how lawyers function within the legal system. The school has achieved national recognition both for our innovative, interdisciplinary-oriented faculty and for our leadership in clinical education.
USC Gould graduates are highly regarded and actively sought in the legal job market. We dedicate our efforts to maintaining USC's strong ties to national legal employers as well as our historically significant role within the Los Angeles and Southern California legal communities.
Services offered to employers include:
- On-campus recruitment events held three times annually
- Off-campus recruitment events in New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Texas
- Job postings and résumé collection
Thank you for considering our students and graduates. We look forward to working with you.
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