David Kirschner is the associate dean for admissions and financial aid at the USC Gould School of Law. As dean of admissions, Kirschner is responsible for setting and implementing strategic goals and targets for each admissions cycle along with the day-to-day operations to ensure that the goals are met. Kirschner is a leader in the law school admissions community and frequent presenter at both regional and national meetings and conferences. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and as Chair of LSAC’s Emerging Markets & Innovation Committee. Kirschner recently completed a term as Chair of the Association of America Law Schools (AALS) Section on PreLegal Education and Admission to Law School.
Kirschner earned his BA in film production, cum laude, from the USC and his JD, cum laude, from California Western School of Law.
While in law school, Kirschner served as a leader in a number of student organizations as well as a judicial extern to the Honorable Barbara L. Major, Magistrate Judge, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. Kirschner began his career in law school admissions as an alumni recruiter at California Western School of Law before becoming assistant and then associate director of admissions at Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.