USC Gould is an elite law school committed to academic excellence. Our success is comprised of a world-class faculty, a close-knit and diverse student body, a well-situated campus, an interdisciplinary curriculum, and a supportive alumni network.

The faculty is nationally recognized for its scholarship in many fields, its interdisciplinary focus, public service and leadership in the profession. Our small class size and low professor-to-student ratio create an intimate and collegial learning environment.

Founded in 1900, USC Gould was Southern California's first law school. From the school's earliest days, we enrolled women and students of color. Today we maintain one of the nation's most diverse law student populations and enroll the most international students. This creates an environment that fosters a wide range of perspectives and experiences.

Our location in Los Angeles provides students with vast opportunities in one of the top legal markets and busiest courts in the United States.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

LLM

University of Southern California USC Gould School of Law

For individuals with a first degree in law from outside the U.S., gain a fundamental understanding of American law with our 1-Year LLM (Master of Laws). Students may com ... [+]

Master of Laws (LLM) Degree

Our Master of Laws (LLM) focuses on the U.S. legal system for internationally-educated lawyers.

The full-time, one-year LLM is ideal for international:

attorneys judges government officials prosecutors corporate legal counsel bankers recent law graduates Specialized Master of Laws (LLM) in International Business and Economic Law

This new specialized LLM will help students understand the laws and policies that shape international commerce and trade from a global perspective.

Courses will cover topics in business organizations, global regulatory policy, international trade policy, and international business transactions.

Students will learn negotiation and cross-border transactional law, in addition to the organizational and compliance aspects of servicing globally engaged clients.... [-]

USA South Los Angeles
August 2020
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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University of Southern California USC Gould School of Law

The Two-Year Master of Laws (LLM) at USC Gould allows you to spend one year learning about the U.S. legal system and legal English prior to enrolling in the yearlong, com ... [+]

Two-Year Extended Master of Laws (LLM) Degree

The Two-Year Master of Laws (LLM) at USC Gould allows you to spend one year learning foundational elements of the U.S. legal system and mastering legal English prior to one year of LLM studies.

During the first year, you will receive academic training in legal reading and comprehension, case briefing, legal analysis and more while improving your English skills. Small, personalized classes give you an opportunity to adjust to living in the U.S. and attending USC.

Upon successful completion of the first year, you will receive a certificate in U.S. Legal Studies and will be enrolled in USC Gould's LLM program.

Why Choose the Two-Year Extended LLM at USC Gould? ... [-]
USA South Los Angeles
August 2020
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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