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Life in Los Angeles

Beneath the region's radiantly blue skies and sunshine, Los Angeles offers a wealth of enticing employment opportunities — from Silicon Beach to Downtown L.A. Los Angeles is one of the world's largest legal markets and the second largest in the United States. At USC Gould, you'll be in the world entertainment capital and a vital center for business and international trade, as well as one of the country's busiest court systems.

Our location gives us access to an extraordinary pool of judges, lawyers, government officials and members of the entertainment, technology, business and public interest community who enrich your education by sharing perspectives honed from daily practice.

Everywhere you go in Southern California, you'll find members of the Trojan Family poised to open doors, give advice and help pave your way to success. Whether you want to explore practice in a public interest agency, law firm, corporation or entertainment and technology firm, or extern in a courthouse, you'll find a multitude of options waiting for you.

Los Angeles also offers more than great weather and career choices. The city abounds in unparalleled cultural opportunities, exciting sporting events and eclectic cuisine. Los Angeles is home to more museums, music and theaters than any other city in the country, as well as vibrant shops, arts galleries and nightlife.

Los Angeles has an accessible and easy-to-use public transit system convenient to campus. Jump on the Metro right outside USC Gould's door and be transported to Santa Monica, Pasadena or Long Beach with the swipe of a card.

Whether you want to work, volunteer or play, there's no better place than L.A. Explore all that the city has to offer through Discover Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times guides and TimeOut.

RECENT NEWS

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IRS commissioner addresses tax professionals
March 12, 2020

Charles Rettig encourages participants of USC Gould’s Tax Institute to work with the agency.


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When the USC Gould School of Law Called Downtown L.A. Home
March 2, 2020

USC students of a century ago pursued law right in the middle of the legal scene: downtown Los Angeles’ hotbed of courth...


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$2 million gift to Public Interest Law Foundation supports 30-year legacy of service, education
February 28, 2020

The gift comes from educator, philanthropist Barbara Bice.