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Mastering the Litigation
Mastering the Litigation
September 24, 2020
Frequently, negotiations over the choice for litigation or arbitration will lead contractual parties to draft a court litigation exception, or “carve-out”, within an arbitration clause. This piece considers some of those problems and potential solutions.

Information privacy in the digitized world
Information privacy in the digitized world
April 15, 2020
We constantly exchange our personal information, including names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passwords and more. So how do we protect ourselves from the misuse of our personal information? How does the law protect against such misuse and how can a breach of privacy be rectified?

Student Spotlight: Flora Mweseli
Student Spotlight: Flora Mweseli
April 15, 2020
Meet Flora Mweseli (LLM in ADR '20). In the Q&A below, she shares what drove her to pursue a legal education in dispute resolution and how USC has helped her to gain an advantage for her career.

Student Spotlight: Rakesh Reddy Rajammagari
Student Spotlight: Rakesh Reddy Rajammagari
April 2, 2020
Meet Rakesh Reddy Rajammagari (LLM in ADR '20). In the Q&A below, he shares the reasons behind his interest in dispute resolution and how USC has helped him to grow his future prospects.

Appellate mediation: Driving efficient, effective resolution
Appellate mediation: Driving efficient, effective resolution
April 1, 2020
In today’s court system, a trial does not always end in peaceful resolution. Many cases continue through the appellate courts for years, resulting in higher costs and lower party satisfaction. So how do we integrate mediation in appellate courts, when one side has already “won”?

Student Spotlight: Disha Bhagwat
Student Spotlight: Disha Bhagwat
March 9, 2020
Meet Disha Bhagwat (LLM in ADR ‘20). In the Q&A below, In the Q&A below, she shares the reasons behind her pursuit of the degree, love for USC and the law and advice for future students.

Student Spotlight: Katia Tyra
Student Spotlight: Katia Tyra
March 9, 2020
Meet Katia Tyra (MDR '21). In the Q&A below, she shares the reasons she chose to pursue her MDR at USC and how her studies are immediately applicable to her current work and future career.

Faculty Spotlight: Allison E. Butler
Faculty Spotlight: Allison E. Butler
December 18, 2019
Meet Allison E. Butler, Attorney at Law. Teaching Business Organizations and Topics in American Law to LLM and MSL students, Allison brings a global perspective to the classroom to further understanding of the law.

Press Release: USC Gould Launches Online Certificate in Privacy Law and Cybersecurity
Press Release: USC Gould Launches Online Certificate in Privacy Law and Cybersecurity
December 18, 2019
Data security and internet privacy concerns constantly inspire new legislation and policy, and this new online certificate offers crucial education in the legal parameters shaping our increasingly connected world. Students will explore how emerging regulations, legal issues, new technology and more are changing how businesses and individuals are affected by privacy and cybersecurity laws.

Alumni Spotlight: Djallon Dinwiddie
Alumni Spotlight: Djallon Dinwiddie
December 9, 2019
Meet Djallon Dinwiddie (MSL ‘19). In the Q&A below, she shares what made her choose the Master of Studies in Law (MSL) Program online at USC Gould, the impact on her career and her most memorable experiences as a student.

Alumni Spotlight: Terry Bayer
Alumni Spotlight: Terry Bayer
December 2, 2019
Meet Terry Bayer (ADR certificate '18). In the Q&A below, she shares what made her choose the USC Gould Center for Dispute Resolution, her decision to become a mediator and her best experiences studying at USC.

Alumni Spotlight: Jean Sprengel
Alumni Spotlight: Jean Sprengel
November 25, 2019
Meet Jean Sprengel, MD (MSL '18). In the Q&A below, she shares what made her choose the Online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) Program at USC Gould, her impact on the field of health care and her advice for future graduates.

10 reasons to get a master’s at USC Gould
10 reasons to get a master’s at USC Gould
November 6, 2019
As you consider your options for a Master of Studies in Law degree (commonly called a Master of Legal Studies), look out for programs that provide personal attention to your goals, support your learning and practically apply what you learn to the real world. USC Gould is one of the first top 20 law schools to have an MSL program.

Faculty Spotlight: Susan L. Taylor
Faculty Spotlight: Susan L. Taylor
October 25, 2019
Meet Susan L. Taylor (JD, FACHE). Teaching Health Law, Business & Finance (Law 663) at USC Gould while serving as the CEO of College Hospital Costa Mesa, Susan brings real-world purpose behind her teachings of health care law that drive engagement and furthers understanding.

Press Release: USC Gould launches LLM degree in privacy law and cybersecurity
Press Release: USC Gould launches LLM degree in privacy law and cybersecurity
October 21, 2019
The University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law now offers an on-campus Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Privacy Law and Cybersecurity, launching in Fall 2020. The new program prepares graduates for leading roles in protecting business and individual data with essential laws, policies and best practices that preserve digital integrity today.

Student Spotlight: Mark Bond
Student Spotlight: Mark Bond
October 16, 2019
Meet Mark Bond (MSL '19). In the Q&A below, he shares what made him pursue a legal master's degree, transitioning to an online learning environment and how he connects with other online students and the Gould community.

Student Spotlight: Leonardo Graziottin
Student Spotlight: Leonardo Graziottin
October 2, 2019
Meet Leonardo Graziottin (LLM ‘20). In the Q&A below, he shares what made him choose USC Gould, his experience moving his family to Los Angeles and his hope for the future impact of his degree.

How is an MSL different from a JD?
How is an MSL different from a JD?
September 9, 2019
Understanding the law is essential to reach a variety of professional goals, even if you don’t want to become a lawyer. The Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degrees offered by USC Gould School of Law provide comprehensive, in-depth legal knowledge to redefine your career.

Alumni Spotlight: Lydia Liberio
Alumni Spotlight: Lydia Liberio
September 6, 2019
Meet Lydia Liberio (LLM in ADR '18). In the Q&A below, she shares what made her choose the Hollinger Program at USC Gould and how it has impacted her career development.

Three things LL.M. grads wish they knew when they started
Three things LL.M. grads wish they knew when they started
August 26, 2019
Not every LL.M. student has the goal of staying in the U.S., but many do. Whatever your goal, there are things you can do to help achieve it.

Press Release: USC Gould receives compliance certification approval from CCB
Press Release: USC Gould receives compliance certification approval from CCB
August 22, 2019
The Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California (USC) is now accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB) for its online certificates in Compliance, Financial Compliance, Health Care Compliance, and Human Resources Law and Compliance. The certificates may be earned on a standalone basis or concurrent with an online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) or Master of Laws (LLM) degree.

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.

“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.

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 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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Diversity and inclusion expert, Gould alum takes the lead at USC
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Gould student and alum push for equal access to the arts
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$1 million gift from USC Gould alum provides scholarship support
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Generous gift from "Triple Trojan" David Howard (JD 1970) and his wife Susan