USC Law boasts 45 full-time professors with legal expertise in a variety of fields, resulting in a rich, well-rounded faculty. USC Law's interdisciplinary focus is strengthened by these faculty members, many holding doctorates in fields ranging from psychology to economics. Moreover, USC Law's faculty are joined by more than 67 part-time professors, as well as 30 adjunct professors, visiting lecturers, and practicing lawyers, all of whom contribute to the rich diversity of the school.
As diverse as the faculty is, the student make-up is even more diverse. USC Law enrolls roughly 190 first year students, aiming to create a diverse student body. Indeed, USC Law is one of the most diverse of the nation's top law schools. Half of the school's students come from outside California, and nearly 40 percent identify themselves as racial and ethnic minorities. Fifty percent of students are women. The diversity of experiences and ideas among students enriches the overall educational experience by providing new, broad perspectives on the law and its effects on diverse communities and professions. (USC Law Website)
When it comes to student life, USC Law offers more than enough outlets for students to escape the pressures of law school, if only for a short time. The diversity of USC Law School's student population is reflected in the over 30 political, religious, social, cultural and ethnic organizations, all of which allow students to play an active and valued role in the day-to-day operation of the organization. These include: the Student Bar Association (SBA), Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA), Black Law Students Association (BLSA), Christian Legal Society, Corporate Law Society, Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA), Women's Law Association (WLA), Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF), Middle Eastern South Asian Law Association (MESALA), La Raza, and Environmental Law Society. Students may also take advantage of all of the facilities on the rest of the University of Southern California campus, the many and varied libraries, numerous eateries, high-end gymnasium, track, and swimming pools. For those looking to venture outside of campus, two words: Los Angeles.
Student housing is available in Terrace, an apartment-style residence located within walking distance of the law school for a limited number of incoming students. Additionally, the law school assists students in locating housing off campus, via a roommate referral service. For students who want to commute, finding housing shouldn't? be a problem, though, as the law school is located in the middle of Los Angeles, a short drive away from pretty much everything in the city.