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USC Gould School of Law

USC Gould School of Law

The USC Gould School of Law stands as a pillar of academic excellence and innovation since its founding in 1900, marking Southern California’s inaugural law school. With a commitment to diversity and inclusivity from its inception, USC Gould maintains one of the nation’s most diverse student bodies, welcoming students from various backgrounds and cultures. This enriches our learning environment, fostering a range of perspectives essential for legal education.

Located in Los Angeles, USC Gould offers unparalleled access to one of the country’s most dynamic legal markets and bustling court systems. Our proximity to Silicon Beach, downtown L.A., and USC’s University Park Campus enables students to pursue clerkships, externships, and career opportunities across law firms, public interest agencies, and leading sectors like entertainment, media, and technology.

At USC Gould, pioneering interdisciplinary and clinical legal education has been integral. We introduced one of the first modern legal aid programs in 1929 and established interdisciplinary studies in 1965. Today, our curriculum integrates diverse disciplines, complemented by 15 dual-degree programs and extensive practical training through clinics, practicums, and externships.

Our faculty comprises nationally recognized scholars committed to public service and leadership within the legal profession. With a small class size and low professor-to-student ratio, USC Gould fosters an intimate, supportive learning environment where students engage closely with faculty and peers.

Beyond graduation, USC Gould alumni form a robust network of over 10,000 professionals worldwide. The Trojan Family’s deep loyalty and influence extend across the largest law firms, major corporations, government, and public service sectors. Over 500 USC Gould alumni have served as state or federal judges, testament to the school’s enduring impact on legal and societal leadership.

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