About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-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 interdisciplinary curriculum, experiential learning opportunities and specialized areas.
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USC Gould helps prepare you for a stellar legal career. You can pursue a JD degree, one of our numerous graduate and international offerings, or an online degree or certificate.
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.
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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.
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USC Gould School of Law
- + AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
- ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- BUSINESS LAW
- MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND TECHNOLOGY LAW
- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
- + EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
- UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
- CORPORATE AND CUSTOM EDUCATION
- + NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS
- ACADEMIC CALENDAR
- COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
- BAR ADMISSIONS
Juris Doctor | Master's Degrees | Bachelor's Degree
Juris Doctor (JD)
Our JD empowers you with a strong grasp of the foundations of law and enables you to make a seamless transition into practice, no matter what your career interests.
Two-Year Extended Master of Laws (LLM)
Our Two-Year Extended LLM allows you to spend one year learning about the U.S. legal system and mastering legal English prior to enrolling in the yearlong, comprehensive LLM curriculum.
LLM in Alternative Dispute Resolution (LLM in ADR)
Our LLM in ADR is designed for exceptional law graduates and attorneys interested in building strength as an advocate in ADR processes or gaining skills and a prestigious credential for pursuing career opportunities as a mediator or arbitrator.
Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR)
Our MDR is designed for exceptional students and professionals who desire graduate study in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
LLM in International Business and Economic Law
Our LLM in International Business and Economic Law degree focuses on the relevant laws, policies and business best practices that shape international commerce and trade. This LLM is open to anyone with a law degree (JD, LLB or equivalent).
LLM in Privacy Law and Cybersecurity
The Master of Laws (LLM) in Privacy Law and Cybersecurity degree provides an interdisciplinary perspective for students to develop skills that will enable them to understand and integrate relevant laws, policies and best practices that shape privacy law and cybersecurity. This LLM is open to anyone with a law degree.
Master of International Trade Law and Economics
Our Master of International Trade Law and Economics provides students with a global, interdisciplinary perspective and the knowledge and skills relevant to the laws, policies, and business practices that shape international trade and economics.
Master of Science in Innovation Economics, Law and Regulation
Our Master of Science in Innovation Economics, Law and Regulation addresses the complexities of big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning innovations through the lens of antitrust, privacy, data security and intellectual property laws.
Master of Comparative Law (MCL)
Our MCL is ideal for international LLM graduates who want to continue their studies of U.S. and comparative laws.
Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies On Campus
The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies provides students with an in-depth understanding of the legal system including the infrastructure, the reasoning process and the substantive commitments that the legal system has made.
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