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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Each year, up to 10 students from the Hale Moot Court Honors Program are selected to join USC's National Moot Court team during their 3L year. Members of the National Moot Court team represent USC in national moot court competitions across the country. Teams have participated in competitions that involve a wide variety of complex issues involving constitutional law, criminal law, evidence, international business law, national security, and even space law. The team regularly sends competitors to the largest and most prestigious competitions, including the ABA Appellate Advocacy Competition, the New York Bar Association Moot Court Competition, the Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition, and the Federal Bar Association Moot Court Competition.
Teams from USC have had success in all of those competitions, regularly advancing to the semifinal and final rounds. Most recently, Zoe Steinberg and Rachel Yang had the honor of placing second overall in the national finals of the New York City Bar Association Competition in 2018.
This year's teams will compete in the New York City Bar Association Moot Court Competition, the Chicago Bar Association Competition, and one other competition.
2019-20 National Moot Court Team
- Kelsey Falkenberg
- Ronald Gomez
- Philip Hwang
- Adam Korn
- Andrew Park
- Joshua Stillman
Phone: 213 740-5599
Rachel Pressman Baldino
Phone: 818 231-0680
USC Gould Law Library showcases ‘rejuvenating power of music’
June 2, 2023
Performances feature LA Philharmonic concertmaster, saxophone quartet
‘The Best Beloved Thing is Justice’
June 1, 2023
New book by Gould alum Lisa Kloppenberg celebrates life of Judge and former Dean Dorothy W. Nelson
USC Gould Title IX trailblazer works to put more women in leadership roles
May 30, 2023
"If we can continue moving forward, the future is very bright," says Associate Dean Nickey Woods