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.
Corporate and Custom Education
- + AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
- ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- BUSINESS LAW
- MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND TECHNOLOGY LAW
- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
- + EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
- UNDERGRADUATE COURSES AND PROGRAMS
- CORPORATE AND CUSTOM EDUCATION
- + NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS
- ACADEMIC CALENDAR
- COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
- BAR ADMISSIONS
In an increasingly interconnected world, it is becoming more important than ever for corporations and organizations to maintain highly skilled, well-educated and motivated teams of employees.
Organizations that develop custom partnerships with the USC Gould School of Law have an opportunity to capitalize on their talent and increase their employee retention. Given the opportunity to enhance their skills through further education, employees experience greater job satisfaction and receive more opportunities for advancement within their organizations.
Interested in learning more about Corporate and Custom Education programs? Reach out for more information:
Why Partner with USC Gould School of Law?
USC Gould School of Law, one of the nation's top 20 law schools, partners with leading corporations and organizations across the country seeking both general and specialized legal training for their employees.
Our programs offer experienced and entry-level professionals an unparalleled legal education to help them enhance their skills and better serve their organizations, including those in the fields of business, government, compliance, engineering, education, entertainment, health care, social work, law enforcement, human resources, patent agencies and a variety of other areas that intersect with law.
USC is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). USC Gould School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), and the online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree and the online Master of Laws (LLM) degree have received formal acquiescence by the ABA Section of Legal Education. The prestigious education and connections offered by USC will benefit your employees' work and your organization as a whole.
Benefits for Employees
We work with organizational leadership to assess educational goals for their employees and then to identify programs among our offerings that will provide the educational experience to fit those needs.
With an array of relevant curricula and expertise among our distinguished faculty, we have the ability to arrange outstanding educational experiences to improve the talent of your workplace.
Benefits for corporate partners and their employees include:
- Discounted tuition rates for employees of our corporate partners
- Personalized application support from our admissions advisors
- Individual academic advising and course registration assistance
- Flexible and convenient coursework
- Courses taught by our prominent faculty of scholars and practitioners
- Access to USC's famous Trojan Family network, with connections to more than 11,000 USC Gould School of Law alumni worldwide
- Collaborative classroom experiences, with small classes that allow for great student and faculty interaction
- Ability to provide talented employees with the legal knowledge and skills you seek to propel your organization
We are happy to work directly with organizations, or through their third-party benefit provider partners.
Leading-Edge Interactive Experience
Our coursework is offered in a unique and interactive online environment, allowing complete flexibility for working professionals to pursue further education on their own time and from anywhere in the world.
Our small classes ensure quality interaction between students and faculty, who are leaders in their respective fields of law.
We have a wide range of options to suit the needs of your organization and based on your employees' backgrounds, including single courses, certificate programs and degree programs.
The online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program enrolls candidates who have a bachelor's degree in any field of study. The online Master of Laws (LLM) program enrolls candidates who have a prior law degree from outside the United States. Master's degree programs require 21 units of study, which can be completed in as few as three semesters or as many as six semesters.
Our Certificate Programs:
Certificate programs require 12 units of study, alone or within a degree program, and can be completed in as few as two semesters or as many as four semesters.
Our current set of online courses includes:
- Business for Lawyers
- Business Organizations
- Constitutional Law
- Contemporary Issues in HR Compliance
- Contract Drafting and Strategy
- Corporate Governance
- Employment Discrimination Law
- Employment Dispute Mediation
- Entertainment Law and Industry
- Financial Institution Regulation
- Global Regulatory Compliance
- Health Care Business and Finance
- Health Care Compliance
- Health Law and Policy
- Human Resource Compliance
- Intellectual Property: Copyright
- Intellectual Property: Trademark
- Introduction to Litigation in U.S. Courts
- Introduction to the U.S. Legal System
- Legal Profession
- Legal Research
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Patient Privacy Law
- Regulatory Compliance
- Securities Regulation
- Topics in American Law
The application process is simple for employees to complete, and we provide personalized support throughout the process from our admissions advisors. No GRE or LSAT score is required, and the application fee is waived for all corporate partner employees.
Learn more about Corporate and Custom Education programs and online degrees:
In Memoriam: Cory Montelus
August 18, 2019
A message from Dean Andrew T. Guzman to the USC Gould School of Law community
Externships transform classroom lessons into career skills
August 6, 2019
Externships help students acquire practical experience and formulate career paths.
August 3, 2019
Led by Prof. Clare Pastore, practicum students work with nonprofits on civil rights, poverty, disability and access.