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.
- STUDENT LIFE
- STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
- + ACADEMIC JOURNALS AND MOOT COURT
- SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW
- SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REVIEW OF LAW AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (RLSJ)
- SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INTERDISCIPLINARY LAW JOURNAL (ILJ)
- HALE MOOT COURT HONORS PROGRAM
- LIFE IN LOS ANGELES
- LIFE ON CAMPUS
- DIVERSITY AT USC
- + DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT PREVENTION AND REPORTING
- RESPONSIBLE EMPLOYEES (MANDATORY REPORTERS)
- SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT IN PARTICULAR
- SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT RESOURCES
- USC TROJAN NETWORK
- PEER SUPPORT
- + FIRST GENERATION PROFESSIONALS
From your first day on campus, you'll notice USC Gould is different.
It's small enough to be a community in the real sense of the word, even though USC is one the country's largest research universities, located in the second largest city in the United States. People know your name here, faculty and administration are accessible, and your success is everyone's priority — all of which makes for an unparalleled student experience.
You'll also find a strong support system, including extensive peer mentoring and tutoring available to all first-year students, as well as specialized, intensive guidance and mentorship for first-generation professionals. The university offers a host of other cultural, social and support services for all students, making life on campus rewarding and exciting.
USC Gould is known for the diversity of our people, our openness to a wide range of experiences and thought, and our vast and dedicated global Trojan network. You'll also discover a breadth of student organizations to suit every interest as well as numerous academic journals and moot court experiences to enrich your time at the law school.
Sunny Skies Ahead
April 23, 2019
Meet Karine Akopchikyan, JD 2015, who chairs the L.A. committee of Gould's Alumni Association
Prof. George Lefcoe Retires from USC Gould
April 19, 2019
Over five decades, Lefcoe shepherded the real estate careers of countless Gould students
Interdisciplinary Law Journal hosts panels on sanctuary laws.