University of Southern California, Gould School of Law

University of Southern California, Gould School of Law

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USC Law is one of California's top law schools. For one, it has one of the highest employment rates in the nation at 86 percent. The school also has an excellent bar passage rate — at  81 percent — compared to the state's 61.84 percent average.

One of its top specialties is — big surprise - entertainment law. The Los Angeles-based school came in third in a ranking by the Hollywood Reporter of law schools where the top Tinseltown litigators got their degrees. 

Recently, the school has increased its emphasis on creating partnerships with other schools on campus — such as the business and accounting schools — to help train students. These include formal programs in which students can gain skills in special areas. Business and other professional schools on campus encourage law school students to attend discussions and seminars.

The school also encourages law students to interact and network with other students on campus who may someday be their clients, bosses or regulators. The school is also known for the loyalty of alumni.

Admission Profile
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2/1 priority, 4/1 final
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75th Percentile1673.89
25th Percentile1633.61
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$30000
Percent receiving grants93.00%
Estimated net tuition[field_estimated_net_tuition]
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 89.50%
NJ Employment[field_nj_employment_rate]
Bar Passage81.02%