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Residential Law, Social Justice and Diversity Certificate Application | USC Gould School of Law

Residential Law, Social Justice and Diversity Certificate Application

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To be eligible to apply for this certificate, you must have earned or plan to receive a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (based on a 4.0 grading scale) before enrolling at USC Gould School of Law.  We seek applicants whose academic background, professional aspirations, personal commitment, and communication skills meet the demands of a rigorous legal certificate program.

The Admissions Committee will only review applications once all transcripts and supporting documents are received by the deadlines listed on our website.  You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been complete.  Admissions decisions are normally released within two to four weeks of application confirmation.

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Application Information

Biographical Information

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Education Information

Bar Admission Information
If you have been admitted to practice law, please list the countries and/or states, dates of admittance, and the current status.

Current Employment
Please list your current employment, professional activity, or military service.

Prior Employment
Please list your prior employment, professional activities, or military experience.

Character and Fitness Information

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Electronic Agreement

By submitting this application electronically, I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct, and that all information on this form and submitted as part of this application is authentic, true, and complete to the best of my knowledge. Also, I declare that this is my own original work, and that I have not used any artificial intelligence (AI) platforms to create any portion of the application. If any of this information changes, particularly with regard to Character and Fitness/Conduct Information, prior to my enrollment at the University of Southern California (USC), I will inform USC Gould School of Law immediately, and will update my application accordingly. I understand and agree that any inaccurate, misleading, or incomplete information on the admissions application, omitting information, or any additional or changed information provided can lead to an investigation of misconduct in the admissions process, rescission of any offer of admission and/or scholarship, or for discipline, dismissal, or revocation of the degree if discovered at a later date. Additionally, such a violation during the admissions process may lead to referral to the appropriate University offices and/or Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for finding of misconduct in the admissions process. Furthermore, I understand that my behavior and interactions with the admissions office and other members of the law school community are a reflection of my professionalism. Any lack of professionalism may lead to negative action being taken on my application. I consent to allow USC to conduct a criminal background check and such other background investigations as USC deems appropriate in evaluating my application as a student at USC. I acknowledge that, prior to enrollment, I will be required to provide official documentation that verifies my receipt of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. I understand that acceptance to USC is subject to verification of final records from all institutions I have attended as well and that all documents submitted for admission consideration become property of USC and will not be returned to me or duplicated for me for any reason.