USC Law is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based upon ethnicity, national origin, disability, race, religion, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation,
or age. The primary goal of the admissions process is to enroll students who demonstrate outstanding academic and professional promise and whose background and
experience will enhance the diversity of the student body or the profession, or will enrich USC Law's educational environment. USC Law's admissions process is guided by
the view that a student body which reflects the broad and rich diversity of our society provides a superior educational environment for all law students.
An applicant will be regarded as potentially contributing to student diversity if his or her background or experience would not ordinarily be well-represented in the student
body or the profession. Examples of applicants' background or experience which may be considered for diversity purposes include (but are not limited to) the following: an
applicant who has struggled against prejudice, economic disadvantage, family or personal adversity, or other social hardships (perhaps as a result of disability, race,
ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation or religious affiliation); an applicant who has lived in a foreign country or who spoke a language other than English
at home; an applicant who possesses unusual career goals, employment history (perhaps military or law enforcement experience), or educational background (including
graduate study); or an applicant who demonstrates unusual extracurricular achievement (including school or community service).
An applicant who believes that his or her background or experience can contribute to USC Law's goal of diversity and educational enrichment—and who wishes to have
this considered in the admissions process—should provide written detailed information about his or her background or experience as part of the application. Providing such
information is voluntary.