About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
Learn about our rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, our invaluable experiential learning opportunities, and the breadth and depth of our specialized areas of concentration and certificate offerings.
- Student Life
Participate in an unparalleled learning experience with diversity of people and thought. Get involved in the law school community and participate in activities that enhance your studies.
We work closely with students, graduates and employers to support successful career goals and outcomes. Our overall placement rate is consistently strong, with 94 percent of our JD class employed within 10 months after graduation.
Our faculty is distinguished for its scholarship, as well as for its commitment to teaching. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment.
- Alumni and Giving
Alumni and Giving
The global Trojan network of more than 10,000 law alumni and donors include recognized leaders in numerous fields who are deeply committed to supporting student and law school success.
Technology and Entrepreneurship Law Certificate
- + AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
- ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- BUSINESS LAW
- MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND TECHNOLOGY LAW
- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
- + EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
- PROGRESSIVE DEGREE CANDIDATES
- UNDERGRADUATE COURSES AND PROGRAMS
- CORPORATE AND CUSTOM EDUCATION
- + NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS
- ACADEMIC CALENDAR
- COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
- BAR ADMISSIONS
Earning a certificate in Technology and Entrepreneurship Law in addition to your LLM degree gives you a thorough grounding and hands-on preparation for practice at the intersection of intellectual property and business law. It also offers you a credential that demonstrates your specialized training in this vibrant field.
You may concurrently earn multiple certificates offered by USC Gould. Some courses count toward more than one certificate.
No science or other technical background is required to complete the certificate or any of the qualifying courses.
To earn the certificate, you must take at least 12 units of mandatory and elective courses as outlined below.
- Patent Law or Intellectual Property Law
- Business Organizations
- Business Bankruptcy
- Business for Lawyers
- Communications Law
- Contract Drafting, Analysis and Negotiation (LLM)
- Contract Drafting and Negotiation
- Contract Drafting and Strategy
- Copyright, Trademark and Related Rights
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Taxation
- Counseling the Startup
- Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Online Dispute Resolution
- Intellectual Property
- Intellectual Property Licensing
- Internet Law
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Patent Drafting and Prosecution
- Patent Litigation
- Partnerships and LLCs
- Secured Transactions
- Technology Transactions
- Venture Capital Law and Finance
- Video Game Law in Practice
The courses provide you with a substantive and experiential curriculum that prepares you for practice, with an emphasis on the importance of acquiring both strong legal skills and familiarity with business practices. The curriculum features a combination of lecture-style and skill-based courses taught principally in a workshop format.
Not all courses are offered every year. Courses are open to all students, not just those pursuing a certificate. You must earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.6 in your certificate coursework to receive the certificate.
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