The University of Southern California Law School (Gould School of Law), located in Los Angeles, California, is a graduate school within the University of Southern California. The oldest law school in the Southwestern United States, USC Law had its beginnings in 1896, and was officially established as a school of the university in 1904. It currently has about 630 J.D. students (210 per year), and also has a growing LL.M. program of about 90 students. Law School 100, a ranking scheme that purports to use qualitative criteria instead of quantitative, ranks the law school fourteenth overall, tied with Duke, UCLA, and the University of Texas. The 2008 U.S. News & World Report list of "America's Best Graduate Schools" ranks USC Law School at number sixteen.
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USC Law School is considered a Moderately Competitive law school, which accepts only 30% of its applicants. Comparatively, Usc is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.
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Early Decision 1 : 11/15
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 12/01
Application Fee : $75
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USC Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Usc is Average.
The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. University of Southern California 1L section size is 18% smaller than law schools in California and 15% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.
Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The University of Southern California class of 2016 had an employment rate of 95% with 0% pursuing an additional degree.
In 2016, 95.8%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.