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University of Southern California (USC), Gould School of Law

Overview

USC/Gould School of Law internships

USC Law's Summer Fellows Program places promising 1Ls at top L.A. law firms, businesses and public interest organizations the summer following their first year.



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Lawdragon Lawyer Limelight

Q&A with James Nguyen

Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon; USC/Gould School of Law Alum

"... I was a scholar of mass communications in college, and always had an interest in how media technology was used to communicate to mass audiences. If you’re going to practice law, it’s better to practice in fields that fascinate you apart from the law itself."

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Lawdragon Lawyer Limelight

Q&A with Judge Diane Wayne

JAMS Mediation; USC/Gould School of Law Alum

"... Truly there is nothing better than having the respect of peers and nothing means more than been recognized by such an esteemed group of women. A life rule WLALA taught me was that it was okay to be yourself. My female colleagues encouraged me to be myself and I did and haven’t looked back."

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Lawdragon Lawyer Limelight

Q&A with Peter Afrasiabi

One LLP; USC/Gould School of Law Alum

"... There are people with serious constitutional rights at issue but who are ignored in our broad policies that sweep up innocents in the large-scale efforts to deport in a broken system."

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Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
28%
Number students applying:
4,578
Number students accepted:
1,300
First-year attrition rate:
3%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
167
Median:
166
25th percentile:
163

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.86
Median:
3.76
25th percentile:
3.55

Financial Profile

$196,396,883
Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $57,507 0
Non-resident $5,507 0
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $24,092
Off Campus $24,092                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
606
Number students enrolled full-time:
604
Number students enrolled part-time:
2
Number of first-year students:
204

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
39%
% Women students:
47%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
16%
% Minority students:
38%
% International students:
4%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
3
Names of law journals:
Southern California Law Review, Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice, Interdisciplinary Law Journal
% of students involved in law journals:
37%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
7
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Immigration Clinic, Intellectual Property & Technology Clinic, International Human Rights Clinic, Mediation Clinic, Post-Conviction Justice Project, Small Business Clinic, Housing Law Clinic
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
22%
% of students in field placements:
34%
% of students in simulation courses:
55%

Curriculum Strengths

Corporate/M&A/Transactions,
Trial Skills and Litigation,
Media-Entertainment/Intellectual Property,
Tax,
Public Interest Law

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 79% 172
National Employment Rate 2013 65% 154
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer CA 87% 177
State 2nd Largest Employer NY 3% 7
State 3rd Largest Employer DC 3% 6
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer CA 85% 166
State 2nd Largest Employer DC 2.6% 5
State 3rd Largest Employer NY 2% 4

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
1%
Law Firm 2-10
9.7%
Law Firm 11-25
4.1%
Law Firm 26-50
2%
Law Firm 51-100
4.1%
Law Firm 101-250
6.1%
Law Firm 251-500
4.6%
Law Firm 501+
25.5%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
13.3%
Government
5.1%
Public Interest / Service
6.1%
Clerkships Federal
4.6%
Clerkships State / Local
1%
Education / Academia
1.5%
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 CA 86% 71%
State 2 NY 100% 85%
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 CA 87% 71%
State 2
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 CA 91% 72%
State 2
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
No
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
University of California-Berkeley
Feeder School 2:
New York University
Feeder School 3:
University of Southern California

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:
URL (if any):

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

699 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074
Region:
Far West
Main Phone:
213-740-7331
Admissions Phone:
213-740-2523
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Robert
K.
Rasmussen
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Loyola University Chicago
Law Degree:
JD
School:
University of Chicago
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Chloe
T.
Reid
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
University of Tennessee
Law Degree:
JD
School:
University of Tennessee
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

Notable Alumni

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