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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The cost of delivering high-quality legal education has soared, and USC Gould grants 99% of our students some form of scholarship aid - thanks to your generosity.
Philanthropic support of scholarships is vital to USC Gould's efforts to not only attract and retain a competitive and diverse student body, but also ensure their success throughout law school, regardless of their financial circumstances.
The following are a list of current use and endowed scholarship funds to which donations may be added by alumni, parents, friends and organizations wishing to support USC Gould students.
Current use scholarship funds are distributed completely to USC Gould students. Gifts made to endowed scholarships are added to the principal of the endowed fund, and each year the investment income is distributed to our students which allows the scholarships to be given in perpetuity.
To learn more, click on each scholarship name to see a description of these funds and the "Give" button that will connect you to the on-line giving page for that fund.
USC Gould Scholarship Funds
Learn more about the funds for which we are seeking contributions.
This current use fund supports annual scholarships for USC Gould students across all three years.
This current use fund supports need-based scholarships for USC Gould students across all three years, starting with the class entering in Fall 2022. These funds are given based on demonstrated financial need in addition to any merit-based scholarships for which students qualify.
This current use fund supports annual scholarship for USC Gould students with positive consideration for those who self-identify as first generation professionals.
Named in memory of Clarence B. Thompson (JD 1900), one of the first African American graduates of the law school, this scholarship fund annually supports law students with positive consideration given to those who self-identify as Black or African American.
This current use fund provides scholarships for USC Gould students across all three years with positive consideration given to those who self-identify as Asian or Pacific Islander.
Launched through the generosity of USC Trustee Stanley Gold (JD 1967), and his wife, Ilene, the Honors Scholars combines financial support with mentoring and networking opportunities for selected, highly-ranked incoming USC Gould JD students.
Created by various USC Gould alumni to honor Professor George Lefcoe, this current use scholarship fund supports USC Gould students across all three years with positive consideration given to students interested in real estate law.
This new endowment fund supports need-based scholarships for USC Gould students across all three years. Started by an anonymous gift from a faculty member and matching gifts from two alumnae, the principal of this fund is invested and its annual income provides need-based scholarships to students with demonstrated financial need. To add to the principal of this fund, please click on the Give button below.
Started by students and supported by alumni, this endowment fund provides scholarships to law students with positive consideration given to those who self-identify as LGBTQ+ and/or students working toward LGBTQ+ equality through the law.
Established by Crispus Attucks Wright (JD 1938), and supported by alumni and friends, scholarships from this endowment fund are provided to academically-qualified students who wish to use their law degrees to assist individuals who face societal disadvantages such as racial, ethnic or religious prejudice, especially the African-American community. Whenever possible, positive consideration is given to qualified students graduating from historically Black colleges or universities.
This endowment provides scholarships to USC Gould students with positive consideration given to those who self-identify as Latino or Cuban. Consideration is also given to the hardships the recipients have had to overcome in order to educate themselves and their commitment to serving the Hispanic community.
Established by the Class of 1982 in memory of Class President Patrick Jordan (JD 1982), the fund supports scholarships for current JD students at USC Gould.
Given in memory of long-time USC Gould Director of Continuing Legal Education Julie H. Yi, this endowment supports scholarships for USC Gould students.
Established by the Class of 1972, this endowed scholarship fund supports USC Gould students across all three years.
Established to honor The Honorable Robert Kingsley, who served as Dean of USC Gould School of Law from 1952-1963, the Robert Kingsley Class of 1962 Scholarship supports USC Gould students across all three years.
Established by alumni, friends and colleagues, the Albert Brecht Memorial Scholarship honors the long-time USC Gould Director of the Law Library and supports USC Gould students across all three years.
Each year, USC Gould awards the Frank Rothman Scholarship to an outstanding incoming student. The scholarship provides full tuition, an additional stipend and guaranteed, paid, first-year summer fellowship in Los Angeles at Skadden Arps, one of the world's top law firms.
Established in memory of Professor Charles Whitebread, the fund supports scholarships for current USC Gould students.
This scholarship fund, named for Professor Scott Bice (JD 1968) and Barbara Bice, was established in 2000 to honor his 20-year tenure as Dean of USC Gould (1980-2000) and the contributions they both made to the life of the School. It supports scholarships for current USC Gould students.
Established to honor The Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson, who served as Dean of USC Gould School of Law from 1969-1980, this scholarship supports current USC Gould students.
Established by former law clerks of The Honorable Alice Marie Stotler (JD 1964) this scholarship supports USC Gould students, with positive consideration given to students who seek to pursue careers as trial attorneys.
Established in 2006 to recognize Matthew Spitzer (JD 1977) who served as a Professor for 17 years and Dean from 2000 to 2006, this fund supports USC Gould students across all three years.