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Public Interest Law
USC Gould School of Law

USC Gould pioneered the concept of public interest legal education with our establishment in 1929 of the Legal Clinic at USC, which served as a model for other law schools. That leadership continues today with a broad range of opportunities for our students to deeply engage in the delivery of direct services to those in need.

Overview and Faculty

Overview and Faculty

Learn about the benefits of this area of concentration in our public interest law overview and meet our dedicated public interest law faculty.

Curriculum and Degrees

Curriculum and Degrees



Organizations and Events

Organizations and Events

Students have numerous opportunities to attend professional conferences and speaker series, where they can learn from leading practitioners. A wide variety of student organizations also focus on public interest law and related areas.

Student Organizations (JD)


A message of hope
November 16, 2022

Judge Robert L. Wilkins chronicles family journey in 2022 Roth Lecture

Vision and Disruption: Current Realities in Entertainment
November 15, 2022

The 2022 Institute on Entertainment Law and Business addresses changes in the industry and how to adapt

In his honor
November 7, 2022

Southern California Law Review symposium celebrating Professor Christopher Stone wins ABA award