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.
USC Gould helps prepare you for a stellar legal career. You can pursue a JD degree, one of our numerous graduate and international offerings, or an online degree or certificate.
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.
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USC Gould School of Law
- JURIS DOCTOR (JD) DEGREE
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- CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
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|Early and Regular Decision Applications Available||September 1, 2022|
|3+3 Accelerated Bachelor/JD Application Available||October 1, 2022|
|Early Binding Decision Application Deadline||November 20, 2022|
|3+3 Accelerated Bachelor/JD Application Deadline||January 5, 2023|
|Priority Application Deadline||February 1, 2023|
|Regular Application Deadline||April 1, 2023|
|Priority Filing Deadline for FAFSA Application||March 1, 2023|
|Scholarship Reservation Deadline||April 1, 2023|
|Transfer Application Deadlines|
|Early Transfer Application Available||February 13, 2023|
|Early Transfer Application Deadline||March 15, 2023|
|Regular Transfer Application Available||May 1, 2023|
|Priority Application Deadline||June 1, 2023|
|Application Deadline||June 15, 2023|
|LSAT Exam Dates|
|LSAT Exam||August 12, 2022|
|LSAT Exam||September 9, 2022|
|LSAT Exam||October 14, 2022|
|LSAT Exam||November 11, 2022|
|LSAT Exam||January 13, 2023|
|LSAT Exam||February 10, 2023|
|GRE Exam Dates|
|On Demand||No Later than March 1, 2023|
|Early Decision Deposit Due||January 4, 2023|
|First Enrollment Deposit Due||May 1, 2023|
|Second Enrollment Deposit Due||June 15, 2023|
|Transfer Enrollment Deposit Due||See Decision Letter|
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