New 3+3 Program at USC LAW

WANT TO START LAW SCHOOL EARLY? 

Come and hear about USC Gould’s Newest Law Program, the 3+3!

WHEN: Tuesday, April 29

TIME:  12:00 – 1:00 pm

LOCATION:  Musick Law Building, Room 7

The USC Gould School of Law is pleased to announce the 3+3 – BA to JD Program for outstanding  top USC undergraduates who have demonstrated high academic achievement during their first 3 years of undergraduate studies and are interested in beginning their law school program early.  The program provides for completion of both undergraduate degree and J.D. in six years instead of the usual seven.  Students will begin Law School in their fourth year taking a normal first-year law course load.

The program is open to undergraduates who have completed their required curriculum and have a minimum GPA of 3.8.  The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is not required.  Other law school application materials are necessary including, application, all transcripts,  SAT-Reading score, personal statement, letters of recommendation, and a personal interview.

Applications will be accepted beginning September 1, 2014 for entrance in the fall of 2015 law class.

Can’t make the meeting?  Contact USC Gould Admissions Office at (213) 740-2523.

Pre-law Talk with David Kirschner, USC Gould School of Law Director of Admission

Tuesday, April 22nd @ 4:30pm, Student Union B3—Trojan Presentation Room

Don’t miss the rare opportunity to talk with an admissions officer at a top law school!  He is a USC Undergrad alum and has many years of experience in law school admissions. Get your questions answered and see what law schools are looking for in an application and how to make your undergrad experience work for you!

 

*This is a snapshot into the whole law school application process. If you are going to one event all year make it this one!

 

Students should visit www.dornsife.usc.edu/pre-law/ for RSVP links.

Law-Related Course for Fall 2014

ITP 479: Cyber Law and Privacy (3 units); no prerequisites

Cyber legal issues, search and seizure, 4th amendment and digital evidence, private searches, case law relating to search and seizure

When: 5:30-8:20pm Tuesdays

Where: KAP 267

Instructor: Benny Forer, Deputy District Attorney, LA County District Attorney’s Office

A veteran criminal prosecutor with experience prosecuting cases ranging from narcotics offenses to gang murders to complex white collar crime. A member of the prestigious High-Tech Crimes Unit, focusing on complex technologically based crimes.

Additionally, an experienced lecturer on topics pertaining to criminal justice, criminal procedure, privacy concerns, constitutional issues, sex crimes, complex fraud and white collar offenses.

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:

https://usccollege.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_54IcsR8Hm01s2Ff

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:

https://usccollege.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6xvAwlei8xhpbIV

USC Dornsife and the USC Gould School of Law are hosting a Law, History, and Culture Student Reception TODAY

USC Dornsife and the USC Gould School of Law are hosting a Law, History, and Culture Student Reception

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 – 4:00-6:00pm – Law School Faculty Lounge Room 433

All students are welcome!  Food will be served!

Great opportunity to meet and talk with faculty members, learn about the new major & courses being offered!

The Bachelor of Arts in Law, History, and Culture major is designed for students drawn to interdisciplinary study of legal and cultural issues, as well as those who intend to pursue a law degree.  It offers students an education in legal institutions, languages, and processes central to social, cultural, and political developments in the past and present.

The major combines approaches from history, literature, philosophy, political theory, religion and classical studies to explore the law’s position at the nexus of society.  It will help students develop the critical skills of reading, writing and analysis crucial to both a liberal education and the study of law.

Students will gain theoretical and analytical perspectives on ethical, political and social issues relevant to law as they explore specific legal issues from a humanistic perspective.  The Law, History, and Culture major is a broad and deep exploration of legal ideas and legal change in both global and U.S. contexts.

Contact Professor Lon Kurashige (kurashig@usc.edu) for more information.

http://dornsife.usc.edu/hist/law-history-culture/

Summer Internships in DC – March 18 Deadline

DC Internships

APPLY NOW | www.DCinternships.org
LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. Programs in Washington, DC
June 7 – August 1, 2014
Final Deadline: March 18
**Generous Scholarship Funding Still Available**

Do you have plans yet for this summer?
Make an impact by living and working for two months in Washington, DC!

You will live in the heart of Washington, DC:

Just steps from the White House, State Department and National Monuments
Furnished apartments are on campus at George Washington University

Apply today – there are still generous scholarships to be granted:

Over $1 million awarded each year
More than 70% of students receive funding
Average awards of $1,000 to $4,500

INTERNSHIPS + CLASSES FOR CREDIT
Spend your summer gaining real-world experience in the office and classroom

Set yourself apart when it comes time to find your first job after graduation by interning in public policy, international affairs, journalism or another top field. You will maximize your time this summer by also taking courses for 6 transferable credits from George Mason University.

Unlike other programs, we guarantee you an internship. Our staff works to place you with an organization that fits your skills and career goals.

Picture yourself working on one of these exciting projects:

Develop a strategic marketing plan for a business group lobbying a bill on Capitol Hill.
Attend a Congressional briefing and write a detailed online report.
Help run programs for newly arrived immigrants from Africa.
Cover a press conference at the National Press Club or Senate Press Gallery.
Research data for a report on cyber terrorism threats and other national security priorities.
Organize job development activities for DC high school students.
Plan and develop a social media campaign for human trafficking awareness.
Attend a strategy meeting with coalition groups advocating for new comprehensive energy policies.
Make media pitch calls for a best-selling author.
Book guests for a radio talk show or news broadcast.
Plan a conference featuring experts from prestigious think tanks.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 18. To learn more about the programs and to begin an online application, please visit www.DCinternships.org.

Questions may be directed to 202.986.0384 oradmissions@TFAS.org.

"The connections I made this summer will prove invaluable for my career going forward."

Pat DiFrancesco, Allegheny College
Intern, North American Association for Environmental Education

PROGRAM AREAS

Politics, Public Policy & Economics

International Affairs & Economics

Journalism, Communications & Public Relations

Corporate Business & Government Affairs

Nonprofit Sector & Community Service

"My internship was completely aligned with my career goals, and the courses were some of the best I’ve taken."

Natalie Tomlin, University of Maryland
Intern, WTOP Radio

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