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.
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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.
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- + 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
Business Law Advisor (Spring 2017)
- Course Number: LAW-550
- Class Number: 03190
- Instructor: Scott Malzahn
The Business Law Advisor (BLA or the Advisor) is a student-run publication that publishes advisory articles relevant to the intersection of business and law. Articles span topics from M&A and securities law to Real Estate, IP, and startup company law (to learn more, visit our website and read some of the articles written by USC Law graduates).
Unlike traditional law school journals, the Advisor produces concise articles about modern developments in business law. Our focus is brevity and relevance. Authors are expected to carefully research their topics and to footnote all sentences that rely on a given source. Due to the novel nature of advisory topics, the average article has roughly fifty citations and focuses more on analysis, as opposed to law review articles that usually contain several hundred. The Advisor offers students exposure and training to something they will likely encounter in practice.
Authors and Editors may participate in BLA even if they participate in one of USC’s Honors Programs (i.e., Hale Moot Court, Southern Cal Law Review, ILJ, or RLSJ).
- Unit Value: 1
- Grading Options: CR/D/F Only
- Writing Requirement: No
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: no
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