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Corporate & Custom Education

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.

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.

Why Partner with USC Gould School of Law

USC Gould School of Law, one of the nation's top 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 disciplines 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.

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.



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Academic Programs

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.

Business Law

This online certificate is ideal for professionals interested in applying legal concepts and strategic thinking to real-world business problems.


The Compliance certificate provides students with the fundamental knowledge of compliance and related legal issues necessary to implement compliance protocols or programs.

Entertainment Law & Industry

The Entertainment Law & Industry certificate immerses students in laws specific to the demanding film, television and media industries. 

Financial Compliance

This online certificate explores the fundamentals of financial compliance, including regulations for institutions, and governance of corporate entities and global organizations.

Health Care Compliance

The Health Care Compliance certificate provides you with fundamental knowledge of compliance, risk management, privacy and related legal issues in the health care setting.

Human Resources Law
& Compliance

This certificate is ideal for professionals interested in the fundamental knowledge of human resources law and compliance related to employment. 

Law & Government

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

Privacy Law & Cybersecurity

Explore legal framework concerning information privacy in the U.S. and common legal issues and emerging laws in the areas of privacy and cybersecurity.

Real Estate Law

The Real Estate Law certificate provides students with a fundamental understanding of legal principles and contracts related to real estate.

Technology & Entrepreneurship Law

This certificate prepares students for practice at the intersection of intellectual property and business law.

Interested? Learn more.

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Our current set of online courses includes:
  • Administrative Law and Policy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Principles in Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Compliance
  • Contract Drafting and Strategy
  • Corporate Governance
  • Cybersecurity and Cyber Crimes
  • Dealmaking in the Entertainment Industry
  • Digital Media Transactions
  • Effective Writing for Professionals
  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Employment Dispute Mediation
  • Entertainment Law and Industry
  • Financial Institution Regulation
  • Global Regulatory Compliance
  • Health Care Compliance
  • Health Care Law, Business and Finance
  • Health Law and Policy
  • Health Privacy Law
  • Human Resource Compliance
  • Information Management and Risk
  • Information Privacy Law
  • 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
  • Music Law in Practice
  • Negotiation Skills
  • 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.

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