New 3+3 Program at USC LAW


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 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:

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:

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 ( for more information.

Summer Internships in DC – March 18 Deadline

DC Internships

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

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.


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

Questions may be directed to 202.986.0384

"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


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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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.


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.

2014 Summer for Undergraduates Program

Florida State University is accepting applications for its  2014 Summer for Undergraduates Program.  The Summer Program, which will be hosted May 19-June 12, 2014 on Florida State University College of Law’s campus, is an intensive, four-week program that gives students an “inside look” at law school and the legal profession to help them decide whether law is a wise choice for their professional careers.

To learn how to apply, visit the website at

Columbia Undergraduate Law Review Journal looking for Submissions

The Columbia Undergraduate Law Review, a journal of undergraduate legal scholarship based at Columbia University in the City of New York, is accepting submissions for its Spring 2014 issue. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 21 at 11:55pm but we encourage you to submit before that deadline. In recognition of the various paths undergraduates may take to study law, we welcome submission of research articles, senior theses, and essays embracing a wide range of topics and viewpoints related to the field of law. Undergraduate students in any major, track, or class year should thus feel free to send us their work. Check out to view past journals or to read our mission statement.

Submissions should be double-spaced in Microsoft Word .doc or .docx format, follow the Chicago style, and include endnotes as well as a Works Cited section. Although we will consider submissions of any length, the majority of published pieces range from 20 to 25 pages. It would be highly appreciated if longer papers could be shortened to fit this page length recommendation before submission. In the document, please also include the following information:

1.     Your name

2.     Current email address and phone number

3.     Undergraduate college/university

4.     Year of graduation

5.     Title

6.     Indicate whether the paper is about: International Law, Domestic Law, Historical Law, or Other

7.     250-word abstract

8.     Short explanation of when and why paper was initially written

Kindly submit your article on our website under the  "Submissions" tab rather than emailing us directly. However, please do not hesitate to contact us at with any questions or concerns.

USC Mock LSAT by Testmasters

Want to know what to expect on the LSAT? TestMasters will be on the USC campus to administer a mock LSAT on Saturday, February 22, 2014.  If applying to law school is in your future, don’t miss this opportunity to identify your strengths and weaknesses on this extremely important exam. After the mock LSAT, one of TestMasters’ expert instructors will conduct a review session covering the most challenging problems and techniques for solving them.

This event is FREE and open to everyone – all you have to do is RSVP!

Date: Sat., Feb. 22 at 8:45am

Location: THH 214


8:45AM – 9:00AM     Check In

9:00AM ­- 9:15AM      Brief introduction to the LSAT

9:15AM ­- 12:30PM    LSAT administration

12:30PM -­ 1:00PM    Lunch break (Light snacks will be served but please feel free to bring your own lunch!)

1:00PM ­- 3:30PM       Review + Q&A

*All current USC undergrads receive $500 off TestMasters’ live LSAT prep course for a limited time!*

If you have any questions, please contact

Please RSVP at the following link:!