Law School Spotlight: University Of Southern California, Gould School Of Law


    The PowerScore Law School Spotlight gives you a snapshot of a different law school each week. For more information about each profiled institution, be sure to check out the school’s website.

    The University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (commonly known as USC Law or USC Gould) is today’s Law School Spotlight. From LSAC’s Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools:

    The University of Southern California, Gould School of Law is a private, highly selective national law school with over a 105-year history and a reputation for academic excellence. Under the leadership of a stellar, energetic faculty, the school’s rigorous, interdisciplinary program focuses on the law as an expression of social values and an instrument for implementing social goals. USC is known for its diverse student body, its leadership in clinical education, and its tight-knit alumni network composed of national leaders in the legal profession, business, and the public sector. With 210 entering students in each class, the school is small, informal, and collegial.

    USC Law School is located on the beautiful 226-acre main campus of the University of Southern California, just south of downtown Los Angeles and in the heart of the city’s exciting Arts and Entertainment Corridor. The campus offers a lush, park-like atmosphere within a bustling urban setting. A dynamic laboratory for legal training, Los Angeles is a center of state, national, and international commerce and government, and the city’s legal market is among the most extensive in the world. The law school is housed in a five-level facility that provides a superb setting for professional training and sophisticated legal research.

    Type of school: Private

    Setting: Urban, very large city

    Size: 651 (2011)

    Incoming class size: 220 (2011)

    Student-to-faculty ratio: 12.8 to 1

    Acceptance percentage: 21.7% (1,435 of 6,587 admitted)

    Tuition and fees: $48,434

    Cost of living (single student): $21,768 (on-campus)

    Address: 699 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074
    Phone: 213.740.2523
    Twitter accounts: @USCGouldLaw
    Facebook: None
    Blog: USC Law Faculty Blogs (directory)

    All information (except for social networking and blog information) was gathered from the school’s profile on the Law School Admission Council’s Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools and the school’s website. Please consult the school’s website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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