Pre Law Talk with David Kirschner (USC Gould School of Law Director of Admissions)

Don’t miss out on a once-a-year chance to talk to a top law school’s Director of Admissions about what it takes to get into law school!

USC Gould School of Law’s David Kirschner, who is also a USC alum, will answer any questions you might have about what schools are looking for and how you should craft your applications. This is very much an event you don’t want to miss!

Date: Tues., April 22nd at 4:30pm

Location: Student Union B3 – Trojan Presentation Room

Please RSVP at the following link by 4/21:

Making the Transition: Undergrad to Law School

The biggest mistake students make coming into law school is thinking that law school is a continuation of undergrad.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Come learn what law school is really like from current law students and learn effective strategies for making the smoothest transition possible to law school.

Hear from current law students from local law schools like:

  • USC Gould School of Law
  • UCLA
  • Loyola
  • Pepperdine

Date: Weds., April 9th at 6pm

Location: VKC 100

Please RSVP at the following link by 4/8:

Manning: Soldier, Hacktivist, Leaker, Spy.

Government secrets—should they exist? Who gets to decide what is secret and why? What exactly did Bradley/Chelsea Manning reveal and what were the ramifications of his/her actions?

If you are interested in any of these questions, the International Relations Undergraduate Association (IRUA) and Center for Excellence in Teaching’s (CET) Undergraduate Fellows bring you the opportunity to hear directly from former CIA Intelligence Officer and current USC Professor Maura Godinez. She will be offering her insights and engaging with students in a stimulating discussion on the matter. Food will also be provided. Event details below.

Date: Thursday April 3

Time: 4 – 5:30 pm

Location: SLH 100 (Stauffer Science Lecture Hall)

Event link:


Intergenerational Forum on Global Change – Wed., March 5 and April 2, 2014- Please RSVP!


USC Emeriti Center College – Spring 2014  All are welcome! RSVP:

Intergenerational Forum on Global Change – Honors House Residence (monthly)

2710 Severance St., Los Angeles (between 28th & Adams, east of Hoover)

Wednesdays, March 5; and April 2, 2014; Dinner 5:30 p.m., Discussion 6:30 –7:30 p.m.

Join us for great conversations about pressing contemporary issues. Active and retired professors and staff, and current USC students meet during and after dinner to discuss world events. The Economist (on-line) is suggested as a common source of topics and information. Hosted by: Jack Wills, Ph.D., James Moore, Ph.D., and Jerry Walker, Ph.D.

Dinners and discussions are free.

Faculty, staff and students are welcome for dinner at 5:30 p.m. Dinner reservations and USC ID# required!

Please RSVP asap for all dates above:

Upcoming Pre-Law Events

LSAT 101 with PowerScore

Thursday, February 27 at 4:30 p.m., Leavey Auditorium

Does the LSAT scare you?  Not quite sure how to prepare for the test? Worried about the LSAT horror stories you have heard? Then LSAT 101 is the event for you. Come learn from an LSAT instructor some great tips on how to navigate and survive the LSAT.

“Life as an Attorney” Panel

Wednesday, March 5th @ 6pm, Leavey Auditorium

Are you interested in the legal profession but have never met an attorney before? Do you wonder what an attorney does on a day-to-day basis? If so, then come to the “Life as an Attorney” panel to hear attorneys from various different fields speak about their career!  This panel will include attorneys from the following:

White & Case LLP

Gutierrez, Preciado & House LLP

Ellison & Associates

Department of Justice

Gearing Up for the Pre-Law Application Cycle: Junior Year Roundtable

Wednesday, March 12th @ 5pm, GFS 223

If you are planning to apply to law school in the Fall, then this is a workshop you don’t want to miss. Come hear first-hand from the pre-law advisors what you can do to ready for the upcoming admissions cycle.  Topics to be discussed include: the application timeline, LSAT/ CAS, letters of recommendation, and personal statement/resume.

Making the Transition: Undergrad to Law School

Wednesday, April 9 @ 6pm, VKC 100

The biggest mistake students make coming into law school is thinking that law school is a continuation of undergrad.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.  Come learn what law school is really like and learn effective strategies for making the smoothest transition possible to law school. This event will feature current law students from USC and other area law schools.

Students should visit for RSVP links.


Student Led Seminars – Student-Led Seminars presented by the CET

Undergraduate Fellows returns to campus with vigor this upcoming Wednesday, February 26th from 4-5:20 PM in VKC 101!

Join us as two esteemed undergraduate student presenters offer stimulating talks on fascinating topics.

Robert Palmer, a Human and Evolutionary Biology guru, will offer a discussion, “You Have More Than You Think: Negativity, Gratitude, and Effective Interventions for Improving Well-Being.”

Reid Lidow, an International Relations and Political Science specialist, will offer insightful words on “On Being a Scientist: Where Relentless Curiosity Took Me.”

A mixer and discussion with pizza to follow. Let us breach the heights of intellectual curiosity together during CET’s Student-Led Seminars Spring 2014!

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What Matters to Me and Why featuring Dean Marilyn Flynn


Islam Awareness Week: march 3rd-7th


Interfaith Block Party: A Celebration of the Many Faiths on USC’s Campus


Understanding the Law Degree

Come learn about the many career opportunities that can accompany a J.D. A panel of lawyers will discuss the different areas of law that lawyers practice as well as non-traditional career options post-law school. Representatives from the following will be participating in this panel:

-ABC Television

-Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office

Children’s Law Center

-McKenna, Long & Alridge LLP

A career services rep from Southwestern Law will also be present to discuss career options. This pabel is an excellent opportunity to hear first hand what a law degree can do for you!

Date: Weds., Feb. 19 at 5pm

Location: GFS 223

Light refreshments will be served.

GOING TO GRAD SCHOOL: Tips on Finding and Applying to the Right Program For You

Thinking about applying to grad school?

Unsure about how to get started?

Come hear from current Sociology grad students and recent graduates about how to find the right program for you. Find out what graduate school is really like and how to increase your chances of being accepted.


American Studies and Ethnicity African American Studies Club- Join us to celebrate Black History Month!