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Online Certificate in Law and Government

USC Gould School of Law

This online certificate was designed for students who want to focus on the intersection of legislation, regulation, policy, and the law.


Students will explore how federal, state, and local governments work and the role lawyers and non-lawyers play in making, implementing, and enforcing the law.

Why Choose the Online Certificate in Law and Government at USC Gould?

The online Law and Government certificate - taken independently or concurrently with our Online Master of Laws (LLM) or Online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) - will provide you with a competitive edge in the fields of law and government.

Learn alongside our online LLM and MSL students in a dynamic and engaging virtual classroom. Our innovative format fosters interaction among students and our outstanding faculty, who design courses to ensure you understand current laws and practices that impact regulation, policy and the law. The online curriculum provides a convenient, flexible way to pursue this advanced training while meeting the demands of your profession.

Learning Outcomes

Through the online Law and Government certificate, you will:
  • Explore key aspects of government law and policy
  • Learn the legal rules and principles governing agency regulation
  • Analyze the role of various state and federal agencies
  • Enhance analytical skills, problem-solving capabilities along with collaborative and communication skills
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