USC Gould is one of the nation's top-ranked law schools with a 115+ year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are known for our diverse student body, interdisciplinary education and our tight-knit alumni network of over 10,000 professionals throughout the globe. With entering JD class sizes of less than 200 the learning experience is intimate and collegial. Our location in Los Angeles provides unlimited opportunities in one of world's top legal markets. It is home to major entertainment, business and law firms, as well as a gateway to international markets.
From your first day on campus you'll notice USC Gould is different. It's small enough to be a community in the real sense of the word even though USC is one the country's largest research universities, and located in the second largest city in the United States. People know your name here, faculty and administration are accessible, and your success is everyone's priority - all of which makes for an unparalleled student experience.
The USC Gould School of Law faculty is nationally recognized for its scholarship in many fields including administrative law, constitutional law, bankruptcy and corporate law, intellectual property, law and race, and taxation. Interdisciplinary scholarship in law and economics, law and history, law and philosophy, law and politics, and law and psychology has long been a signature of the school.
Alumni of the USC Gould School of Law constitute a network of over 10,000. Gould alumni are a diverse group of professionals that includes legal experts who are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in many fields of law, such as arbitration, business, entertainment, real estate, and government. Whether newly graduated or recently retired, all of USC Gould's alumni share a Trojan connection that is both lifelong and worldwide.
Requirements for Technology and Entrepreneurship Law Certificate
To obtain a Certificate in Technology and Entrepreneurship Law, J.D. students must take a total of at least 21 units of the Mandatory and Elective Courses listed below. Students must take all Mandatory Courses and at least 4 units from the courses listed below under the Core Elective category. The remaining credits can be earned through courses listed below under the Core Elective or Non-Core Elective categories. Note that not all listed courses are offered every year.
Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Online Dispute Resolution (3)
Fundamental Business Principles (3)
General Counsel Practicum (1)
Intellectual Property (3)
Intellectual Property and Technology Clinic (4)
Intellectual Property Licensing (2)
Internet Law (2)
Mergers and Acquisitions (2)
Partnership Taxation (3)
Partnerships and LLCs (2)
Privacy Law (3)
Secured Transactions (2)
Securities Regulation (3)
Small Business Clinic (4)
Topics in Corporate Law: Legal Negotiation (1)
Video Game Law in Practice (2)
No more than 4 units of the mandatory or elective Courses may be taken CR/D/F. The General Counsel Practicum does not count against this 4-unit limit.
Other courses at the Law School or at other parts of the University or at other universities may count as elective Courses or may substitute for mandatory Courses with the approval of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
Students may earn certificates in both Business Law and Technology and Entrepreneurship Law. Several courses may count toward both certificates.
Classes taken at other schools count toward the units required for the certificate, even if the student chooses not to have those units count toward the J.D.