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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USC Gould School of Law
In addition to the three honor's journals, USC hosts two unique student-run publications.
Founded in 2018, as Law for Business, USC Gould's Business Law Digest provides business-oriented students with the opportunity to address periods of business innovation and disruption related to the law. Serving as Gould's only business-focused academic publication, BLD publishes biannually on topics relating to finance, tax, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, capital markets, business regulation, employment, and more. The publication also hosts a podcast series focused on timely and significant legal and business topics.
USC's Entertainment Law Spotlight was founded in 2017 as a forum for students and attorneys to explore and discuss developments in entertainment law. Unlike other legal publications, Spotlight aims to be less formal and includes shorter, more concise articles, that relate to various areas of the film industry.
Students may participate in an honors journal and the Business Law Digest or Spotlight.
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