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.
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USC Gould helps prepare you for a stellar legal career. You can pursue a JD degree, one of our numerous graduate and international offerings, or an online degree or certificate.
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.
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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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All USC students, Faculty and staff can use their USC ID card to borrow materials from the Law Library, as well as from all other libraries on campus.
Patrons may borrow library materials as described below:
- Most single volume texts: until the end of the current semester
- Bound journals and audiotapes: overnight by law students; "Library Use Only" for other patrons
The following items are limited to "Library Use Only" for all patrons:
- Primary sources (including codes and reporters)
- Reserve items from Open Reserve (including current standard treatises and unbound journals)
- Reserve items from Closed Reserve (checked out from the Service Counter for "2 hour Library Use Only")
- Multi-volume treatises and looseleafs
You may renew borrowed materials once by phone, subject to another patron's recall. Call (213) 740-2825 and ask for Circulation.
Please return all materials to the Service Counter on or before the date or time due. It is expected that all Law Library users will return materials promptly so that others may have access to them. You will receive an "Overdue Notice" for materials that are not returned on time. Failure to respond after a second notice will result in suspension of Law Library borrowing privileges until the materials are returned or payment is made for replacement. Grades and/or graduation also will be held if items checked out in your name are still unreturned at the end of a semester.
Borrowers are responsible for Law Library materials charged out on their account which are lost or damaged. Charges are made for repair or replacement.
We request that patrons who discover damaged books in the Law Library bring them to the Service Counter or Reference Office so that they can be repaired.