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.
Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Resources
- 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
The following individuals are members of our Gould community to whom you may reach out for additional support and guidance if you have questions about, or have been impacted by acts of sexual harassment or violence.
- Kyle Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org (JD students)
- Misa Shimotsu-Kim, email@example.com (non-JD students)
- Malissa Barnwell-Scott, firstname.lastname@example.org (JD students)
An online tool that allows you to record information securely and privately; enter perpetrator information to see if they are a repeat offender; and submit reports electronically to USC's Title IX office.
Office of Religious Life
The Office of Religious Life has religious officials of a variety of faiths to whom you can discuss questions and concerns confidentially.
Pregnancy Testing and Counseling at USC
Provides health services such as confidential pregnancy testing, HIV testing and counseling.
Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP)
Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP) offers counseling free of charge for students and is an inclusive space for individuals of all genders.
Student Counseling Services
Provides support in the form of individual therapy, crisis support, psychiatric services as well as consultation.
USC Title IX Office
Responsible for responding to reports of student harassment and student organization discrimination when the harassment or discrimination is based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic which may be specified in applicable laws and governmental regulations.
Off Campus Resources
East Los Angeles Women's Center
Provides services to women and children, focusing on sexual, domestic, and family violence and HIV/AIDS.
Incite! Women of Color Against Violence
A national activist organization of feminists of color dedicated to ending violence against women of color and in their communities.
Los Angeles LGBT Center
The Center's STOP Domestic Violence offers services by LGBT-domestic violence specialists, including certified domestic violence counselors and mental health professionals and attorneys who have been trained in LGBT-domestic violence issues.
Male Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse
A group focused on addressing and preventing the sexual victimization of boys.
Peace Over Violence
A social service agency that provides programs about domestic abuse, youth violence and child abuse in addition to specialized services for under-served groups.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network)
The nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 656-HOPE (4673) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Rape Treatment Center (Santa Monica -UCLA Medical Center)
The Center offers comprehensive, free treatment for sexual assault victims and their families, including 24-hour emergency medical care, forensic examinations, crisis intervention, long-term professional counseling, advocacy, and accompaniment services. Sexual assault victims can receive all of the services they need in one place, 24 hours a day.
Stalking Resource Center
A program with the National Center for Victims of Crime that provides a number of resources to respond to situations of stalking.
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Prof. George Lefcoe Retires from USC Gould
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Interdisciplinary Law Journal hosts panels on sanctuary laws.