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Law Degrees

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.

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Master of Laws (LLM)

Our LLM focuses on the U.S. legal system, with a flexible and far-reaching curriculum that prepares international students for leadership roles in the increasingly globalized marketplace.

On Campus Online


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.

On Campus


Master of Studies in Law (MSL)

Our MSL helps meet the growing demand for non-lawyers to be familiar with the numerous ways that law and policy influence business and industry.

On Campus Online


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.

On Campus


Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR)

Our MDR is designed for exceptional students and professionals who desire graduate study in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

On Campus


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).

On Campus


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.

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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.

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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.

On Campus

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2021 awards honor students, faculty, staff
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USC Gould School of Law community members honored for outstanding efforts


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From chemistry to family law
April 12, 2021

Q&A with Nicole Martinez, partner at Higgs Fletcher & Mack and San Diego Gould Alumni Association chair


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Message from the Dean: Retirement of Scott Bice
April 1, 2021

Scott Bice is a former Dean and beloved professor, whose name is synonymous with the Gould School of Law