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Alumni Spotlight: Mubarak Alrefaei
Alumni Spotlight: Mubarak Alrefaei
August 20, 2019
Meet Mubarak Alrefaei. In the Q&A below, he shares what made him choose an online education with USC Gould and his most rewarding – and challenging – experiences as one of its first online students.

LL.M. Programs in California: From Hollywood to the Redwoods
LL.M. Programs in California: From Hollywood to the Redwoods
August 15, 2019
With beautiful deserts in the south and towering forests in the north, it’s no surprise that the diverse state of California is the number one in America for international students. Originally published on LLM-Guide.com.

ADR Career Spotlight: Organizational Ombuds
ADR Career Spotlight: Organizational Ombuds
July 26, 2019
An organizational ombuds is an employee of an organization, dedicated exclusively to assisting with serving other employees through coaching, facilitation, problem-solving, mediation and other techniques. The ombuds exists to help resolve workplace conflict before it escalates, to teach individuals and groups to address conflict more productively, and to report concerns and trends to organizational leadership at the highest level.

Benefits of Providing Advanced Legal Degrees to Employees
Benefits of Providing Advanced Legal Degrees to Employees
June 24, 2019
Providing employees with advanced legal degrees, such as a Master of Studies in Law or legal master’s program, is a worthwhile investment for employers. It promotes business growth that yields profit, compliance with the laws and, above all, avoidance of costly legal complications.

Contract Drafting Essentials for Business Professionals
Contract Drafting Essentials for Business Professionals
June 24, 2019
Business professionals come across contracts on a daily basis. Whether they are asked to draft a contract or review and comment on a contract, there are several key foundational contract concepts that business professional should know.

Teaching Adult Learners Online
Teaching Adult Learners Online
June 24, 2019
With a growing number of online law degrees and legal certificates currently being offered by top universities, many people over the age of 25 are keenly pursuing higher education opportunities.

The Importance of Early Mediation in Resolving Disputes
The Importance of Early Mediation in Resolving Disputes
June 24, 2019
What can we do to more effectively use mediation as a cost-saving tool? The answer: commit to early mediation in legal disputes.

“Do I have an estate?” and Other Questions to Ask an Estate Planning Attorney – Part 1
“Do I have an estate?” and Other Questions to Ask an Estate Planning Attorney – Part 1
June 24, 2019
Never be afraid to ask an estate planning attorney, “What is estate planning?” This article covers many of those questions you are too shy to ask, but that you should ask anyway.

“Do I have an estate?” and Other Questions to Ask an Estate Planning Attorney – Part 2
“Do I have an estate?” and Other Questions to Ask an Estate Planning Attorney – Part 2
June 24, 2019
This is part two of an article containing important questions to ask an estate planning attorney.

Benefit Corporations: Upholding the Triple Bottom Line
Benefit Corporations: Upholding the Triple Bottom Line
June 21, 2019
Benefit corporations are for-profit corporations; however, they differ from a traditional corporation in that it is created for a specific public benefit purpose, which can include providing low-income or underserved individuals or communities.

Seven Benefits to Earning a Master of Studies in Law Degree
Seven Benefits to Earning a Master of Studies in Law Degree
June 20, 2019
Advanced knowledge of the U.S. legal system and the ways in which law intersects with business, finance, entertainment, health care, human resources and other fields is crucial to our graduates’ professional development

Online Master’s Programs at Law Schools: Why Online Learning?
Online Master’s Programs at Law Schools: Why Online Learning?
June 19, 2019
One fascinating but not often discussed aspect of online legal education is the recent growth in the number of 100 percent online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degrees and post-J.D. Master of Laws (LL.M.). There are several reasons why more law schools will, and should, offer online master’s programs in the near future.

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