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#5 in Tax Law
Law School Overview
The Gould School of Law at University of Southern California has an application deadline of February 1. The full-time program application fee at the Gould School of Law at University of Southern California is $75. Its tuition is full-time: $52,598 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 11.7:1. The Gould School of Law at University of Southern California has 114 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
At the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, much of the classwork is interdisciplinary and designed to introduce students both to the foundations of law and the real-life challenges of lawyers. Law students can also complete dual degrees at other respected academic departments at USC, including a J.D./M.B.A. through the Marshall School of Business and a J.D./M.A. in Communications Management through the Annenberg School of Communications. Some of these programs can be completed in three years, the same length of time a traditional J.D. requires.
The school runs more than five clinics to give students hands-on legal experience, including an Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic and a Small Business Clinic. There are eight centers on campus that examine specialized legal issues, including the Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics and the Center for Communication Law and Policy. There are also a variety of student organizations to check out, ranging from a capella singing group Lawcapella to the Surf Law Society. USC Law students have three journals to get involved with: The Southern California Law Review, The Interdisciplinary Law Journal, and The Review of Law and Social Justice. Law students can apply for on-campus housing, but the school notes that most students live off campus.
Notable alumni of USC Law include Larry Flax, cofounder of California Pizza Kitchen, and Charles Prince, former chairman and chief executive officer of Citigroup.
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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||February 1|
|Full-time program application fee||$75|
|Part-time program application fee||N/A|
|Admissions Phone||(213) 740-2523|
|Full- and part-time faculty||114|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||220|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $52,598 per year
|Room and board||$15,900|
|Employed at graduation 2||54.6%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$160,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$61,350|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||467,974|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data