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.
Life on Campus
- 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
- USC TROJAN NETWORK
- PEER SUPPORT
- + FIRST GENERATION PROFESSIONALS
USC Gould's small, tight-knit community offers a collegial environment. Students go out of their way to collaborate with their peers and support each other's pursuits. As a member of the Trojan Family from the moment you begin your studies here, you'll have access to programs, workshops, organizations and activities that provide personal, academic and professional enrichment and support.
With our location on the USC University Park Campus, in a vibrant urban environment near downtown Los Angeles, USC Gould puts you in the heart of a world-class city. You'll have the opportunity to attend USC football games, concerts and theatrical performances, and join the USC Lyon Center recreational sports facility. And with USC Gould's more than 30 political, service, social, cultural, religious and ethnic student organizations to join, you will never be at a loss for something to do.
Our Student Support and Career Services offices foster a unique, personalized relationship with each student that contributes to academic success and career planning, leading to a 94 percent graduate employment rate.
USC also provides numerous cultural, social and support services for students, including:
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