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.
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 in Los Angeles
- STUDENT LIFE
- STUDENT RESOURCES
- 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
- DESIGNATED EMPLOYEES (MANDATORY REPORTERS)
- SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT IN PARTICULAR
- REPORTING SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT AT AN EXTERNAL SITE
- SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT RESOURCES
- USC TROJAN NETWORK
- PEER SUPPORT
- + FIRST GENERATION PROFESSIONALS
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.
Continuum of Care
November 24, 2020
Boyd Rutherford, JD 1990, focuses on state health issues as Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
Paying it forward
November 24, 2020
Karine Akopchikyan, JD 2015, VP of Gould's Alumni Association, speaks to the importance of building and keeping relation...
University honors Gould faculty
November 24, 2020
Ron Garet receives Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award, while Tom Griffith and Pauline Aranas named emeriti faculty