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USC Gould Law Course Catalogue & Class Descriptions

Law Course Catalogue & Descriptions
USC Gould School of Law

Upper-Level Course Descriptions

Not all courses are taught every year. Please see the semester schedules.
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Access to Justice Practicum
Accounting for Lawyers
Administrative Law and Regulatory Policy
ADR Ethics
ADR Law and Policy: Mediation and Arbitration
Advanced Clinical Training
Advanced Contract Law
Advanced Legal Writing
Advanced Legal Writing and Advocacy: Appellate Advocacy
Advanced Legal Writing for Business Lawyers
Advanced Legal Writing for Pretrial Practice
Advanced Mediation Clinic
Advanced Moot Court Briefs
Advanced Moot Court Oral Arguments
Advanced Secured Transactions Workshop
Advanced Supreme Court Advocacy
Alternative Dispute Resolution Clause Drafting
American Exceptionalism and Polarization
Analytical Methods for Lawyers
Anatomy of an International Business Deal
Antitrust and Intellectual Property Law Seminar
Antitrust Law I
Arbitration Advocacy
Arbitration in the United States
Art Law
Bankruptcy: Debtors and Creditors I
Bioethics and Law Seminar
Blockchain and the Law
Business and Human Rights
Business Bankruptcy
Business for Lawyers
Business of Law: Future of Legal Service Delivery
Business Organizations
Business Planning: Structuring and Financing a New Enterprise
California Civil Procedure
California Constitutional Law
Child Interviewing Practicum
Children and the Law
Children, Sexuality and the Law
Children’s Legal Issues
Civil Rights Law
Commercial Real Estate Finance Transactions
Community Property
Computer Crime Law
Computer Science for Lawyers
Constitutional Innovation Seminar
Constitutional Law: Rights
Constitutional Theory Seminar
Consumer Law
Contract Drafting and Analysis
Contract Drafting and Negotiation
Corporate and Commercial Seminar
Corporate Finance
Corporate Fraud Seminar
Corporate Governance: Theory and Practice Seminar
Corporate Taxation
Counseling the Startup Company
Counterterrorism, Privacy and Civil Liberties
Crime, Punishment & Justice
Criminal Procedure
Critical Race Theory
Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution
Cyberlaw: Legal Issues Impacting Providers and Users of Internet Services
Deal Strategies in Business and Entertainment Law
Dealmaking in the Entertainment Industry
Deposition Strategies and Techniques
Digital Media Transactions
Directed Research
Disability Law Seminar
Disability Rights Law and Practical Skills
Diversity in Big Law
Divorce and Family Mediation
E-Discovery Law
Election Law
Employment Discrimination Law
Employment Dispute Mediation
Entertainment Law
Entertainment Law in Practice
Environmental Justice
Environmental Law
Equality and Difference
Equity and the the Legal and Social Determinants of Health
Estate Planning
Ethical Issues for Nonprofit, Government and Criminal Lawyers
Evidence for Administrative Agency Practice
Exploring the Role of In-House Counsel
Externship I and II
Fact Investigation and Discovery
Family Law
Family Law Mediation Clinic
Federal Courts: The Federal System
Federal Criminal Law
Federal Indian Law
First Amendment
Foundations of Private Law Seminar
Free Speech Theory Seminar
Gender Discrimination
Gifts, Wills, and Trusts
Global Health, Law and Human Rights
Global Regulatory Compliance
Hale Moot Court Brief
Hale Moot Court Oral Advocacy
Health Advocacy and Justice
Health Law and Policy
History of American Law
Housing Law and Policy Clinic I and II
Immigration Clinic I and II
Immigration Detention and Appellate Clinic
Immigration Law
Influencing Society and the Environment through Real Estate
Information Privacy Law
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic I and II
Intellectual Property Litigation
Intellectual Property Trademark
Interdisciplinary Law Journal Editing
Interdisciplinary Law Journal Staff
Interdisciplinary Law Journal Writing
International Arbitration
International Arbitration Competition
International Business Negotiations
International Business Transactions
International Criminal Law
International Human Rights
International Human Rights Clinic I and II
International Investment Law and Arbitration
International Negotiations and Mediation
International Trade Policy
Internet Law
Judicial Opinion Writing
Labor Arbitration
Labor Law
Land Use Controls
Law and Philosophy Seminar
Law and Psychology
Law and Society
Law Firm Economics and the Public Interest
Law for Business
Law Review Editing
Law Review Staff I and II
Law Review Writing
Law, Mental Health and Ethics
Law, Society and the University: the History of Discrimination Seminar
Legal Analysis of Evidence
Legal Innovations Lab
Legal Technology
Legal Theory Seminar
Legal Writing Fellows
Legislative Policy Practicum
Local Government Law
Los Angeles, Latinos and the Law
Marijuana Cannabis Law
Mediation Advocacy
Mediation Clinic I and II
Medical-Legal Community Partnership Practicum
Mental Health Law
Mergers and Acquisitions
Money in Politics
Moot Court Supervision
Music Law in Practice
National Security Law Seminar
Negotiation Skills
Negotiation Theory and Application
Ocean and Coastal Law
Partnership Taxation
Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies
Patent Drafting and Prosecution
Patent Law
Post-Conviction Justice Project I and II
Poverty Law
Prepare for Trial Like a Master
Pretrial Advocacy
Prosecutorial Ethics Seminar
Public Health Law and Policy
Public Interest Housing Practicum
Public International Law
Race and Gender in the Law
Race, Racism, and the Law
Race, Social Media, and the Law
Racial Ambiguity Blues
Real Estate Development, Entitlements and Zoning (formerly Real Estate Law and Business II)
Real Estate Joint Ventures Between Capital Sources and Developers
Real Estate Transactions and Finance (formerly Real Estate Law & Business I)
Real Estate Transactions Problems
Religious Freedom and its Limits
Review of Law and Social Justice Editing
Review of Law and Social Justice Staff
Review of Law and Social Justice Writing
Sales Transactions
Secured Transactions
Securities Regulation
Sex, Gender and the Law
Sexual Orientation and the Law
Small Business Clinic I and II
Special Education Dispute Resolution
Sports Law in Practice
Suing the Government
Tax Policy Seminar
Technology Transactions
Television and Digital Media
The Practice of Commercial Real Estate Transactional Law
The Roberts Court
Topics in Corporate Law
Topics in Criminal Law and Criminology
Topics in Entertainment Law
Topics in Maritime and Admiralty Law
Topics in Tort Theory Seminar
Toxic Torts Seminar
Trademark Law in Practice
Trademark Moot Court
Transactional Due Diligence
Transactional Practice — The Syndicated Loan Agreement
Trauma-Informed Lawyering
Trial Advocacy
U.S. Foreign Policy and International Law
Venture Capital and Emerging Companies
Veterans Legal Practicum
Video Game Law
Water Law
What’s Wrong with the American Criminal Legal System?
Writing for Publication Seminar