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10 Reasons to Get Your Online LLM at USC Gould
USC Gould School of Law

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Offered 100% online, the Online Master of Laws (LLM) for Foreign Lawyers program at USC Gould School of Law provides a vibrant and enriching academic environment for international attorneys, government officials, corporate legal counsel, and recent law graduates to pursue graduate studies in U.S. law.

Wondering what makes the degree program at USC Gould School of Law stand out? Keep on reading to find out. 

10 Reasons to Get an Online LLM at USC Gould

1. Degree Specialization

With USC Gould’s Online LLM program, you have the opportunity to take general coursework with specialized certificates – at no additional cost – to hone in on the aspects of law most important to you. Certificates cover a range of key industries including, business law, entertainment, financial compliance, privacy and cybersecurity and more.

2. Unparalleled Student Support

Our experienced advisors are trained to provide support tailored to your specific needs as a student and goals as a professional. Available for video or phone conversations, our team takes pride in being a partner in our students’ experience as they navigate coursework and plan for their future.

3. National CCB Accreditation

USC Gould is one of only a few law schools accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). This means our online coursework tied to compliance may allow students to sit for a CCB certification upon graduation and are exempt from work experience requirements.

4. Deeply Committed and Distinguished Faculty

Our faculty are often active practitioners in their field, working at the top of their game. As part of the coursework, students engage in weekly live discussions facilitated by professors and gain support from a collaborative online classroom experience - with small classes that allow for greater student and faculty interaction.

5. LLM-Only Classes

We have dedicated classes developed specifically for our online students. The curriculum is tailored to what is needed to complete your studies successfully, enabling students to learn from classmates and instructors while staying aligned with their degree goals.

6. 100% Online

Every student is unique in their professional motivations and goals, and USC Gould strives to be flexible to meet your schedule and preferences to be most successful in our LLM program. Our interactive, online learning platform is accessible anywhere you have an internet connection. The program is part-time and flexible, ideal for working professionals.

7. Expansive Local and Global Alumni Network

When you join the Trojan Family, you will have an opportunity to grow your own professional network that is both global and personal. Tap into this network of more than 450,000 USC alumni and 14,000 USC Gould alumni while a student and after you graduate. Local chapters and events ensure you remain connected to, and supported by, your fellow Trojans no matter where life takes you.

8. Academic Theory Blended with Practical Experience

At USC Gould we don’t just teach the law, we help you understand how to actually use it to further your professional goals. Blending the academic aspects of the law with practical experience prepares you for a career that is enhanced by knowledge of the law and empowers you to utilize it properly in the workplace.

9. Continuing Career Support

USC Gould LLM students benefit from dedicated career services advisors eager to support them with individualized job search strategies, coursework recommendations aligned with their professional goals, and ongoing career counseling and resources – both during their time as a student and after completing their degree.

10. University of Southern California Student Resources

All Gould students benefit from a variety of resources offered by the university to champion professional and personal success. From access to online training services such as to scholarship opportunities and so much more, our LLM students are given access to all that USC has to offer.  

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