USC Gould Office of Undergraduate Law Newsletter
May 2020
Society of Women in Law Officially Joins the
USC Gould Family
Welcome to the Gould Family!
The USC Society of Women in Law (SWIL) is USC's only all-women pre-law student organization dedicated to preparing the next generation of CEO's, Supreme Court Justices, attorney generals and partners. USC SWIL had an exciting school year, holding bonding events ranging from game night to a Legally Blonde pajama party movie viewing. Professionally, they toured BigLaw firms, sent volunteers to the National Association of Women Judges conferences, and brought in a female partner for a corporate law firm to speak to their members. The USC Gould Office Undergraduate Law is excited to welcome USC SWIL to their growing family and look forward to collaborating on new and exciting ventures.
New Summer 2020 Course
The USC Gould Office of Undergraduate Law is excited to announce the offering of  LAW 210p- Fundamentals of the U.S. Legal System for the Summer 2020 semester. This class is taught by Professor Peter Johnson and satisfies
GE Category H .
How is law used to govern society?
Examine the basic principles of private law and public law, and the basic methods that the legal system employs to resolve disputes.
Fall 2020 - Course Spotlights
We are excited to announce a NEW course for Fall 2020, LAW 406- Individual Rights in U.S. Constitutional Law.
What prevents your government from treating you unequally? What protects your right to act, think and make decisions free from government interference? Learn about individual and group rights in the Constitution and how they apply to you!

This course is taught by Professor Daria Roithmayr and is scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursday 2pm-3:50pm. Professor Roithmayr teaches and writes about the dynamics of racial inequality, and in particular the persistence of structural disparities in labor, housing, political participation, wealth and education. Her recent book, Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock In White Advantage (NYU 2014), explores the self-reinforcing dynamics of persistent racial inequality.
With another important election year on the horizon, Vice Dean Franita Tolson leads LAW 210: Law and Politics . How do we select and elect our candidates? Why do so many think the system is broken? Examine the relationship between the rules that structure the political system, the theories behind them, and the reality of how the political system actually works.

Vice Dean Franita Tolson's scholarship and teaching are focused on the areas of election law, constitutional law, and legal history and employment discrimination. Her research also has appeared in leading law reviews including the Boston University Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Alabama Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online. She has written or appeared as a commentator for various mass media outlets including The Huffington Post, The Hill, Reuters, and Bloomberg Law.
Learn about more programs!
Set yourself apart with an understanding of how laws impact your chosen field by earning a progressive degree. In as little as five years, you will earn both a bachelor's degree in your field and a Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree.

Seniors graduating in May 2020 or August 2020 have been extended a special invitation to begin a progressive degree program after they complete their bachelor's degree. Submit application as a graduating senior (Spring or Summer 2020) by July 1, 2020. 

Interested in learning more about undergraduate law?

USC Gould School of Law offers various options to start exploring the legal field. Meet with the Office of Undergraduate Law advisor to learn more about the Progressive Degree Program (PDP) Master of Studies in Law (MSL), the Minor in Legal Studies, and the accelerated bachelor's to JD 3+3 program. 
Javier Mulato, M.Ed.
Student Services Advisor
Office: (213) 821-9553
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