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The LLM in Business Law degree gives students the fundamental knowledge and tools needed to successfully navigate the complexities of advising businesses.

As a student earning the LLM in Business Law degree, you will explore a broad range of relevant business law issues, and will learn about the diverse legal, business and negotiation skills necessary to succeed in this field. You will receive training in negotiating and facilitating transactions, gain exposure to trending issues relevant to business advising, such as advising startup companies and venture capital firms, and understanding core issues such as taxation and bankruptcy.

The LLM in Business Law is a 24-unit degree program offered on campus on a full-time basis, with enrollment in the fall and spring semesters. This LLM is open to anyone with a law degree (JD, LLB or equivalent).

The LLM in Business Law is pending ABA acquiescence.

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LLM in Business Law Degree Outcomes

Through the LLM in Business Law degree, you will build key skills and knowledge:

  • Apply legal concepts and strategic thinking to business problems.
  • Identify the most common forms of business associations, including corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.
  • Analyze relevant legal issues to interpret and apply statutes and case law in the area of business associations and mergers and acquisitions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of standard business and legal terminology.
  • Negotiate and draft key documents used in business transactions.

A top-rated law school nationwide, USC Gould is the first law school in Southern California, renowned for its history of innovation and excellence in legal education.

Why Choose LLM in Business Law at USC Gould?

Study at a top-rated law school

Earn your master's degree from one of the premier law schools in the United States.

Scholarships and housing stipends

All applicants will be considered automatically for our scholarship awards and housing stipends if applied by the priority application deadline.

Join the renowned Trojan Family

A renowned network of over 480,000 USC alumni - including over 15,000 law school alumni - who are deeply committed to furthering the success of fellow graduates, Gould graduates include partners in the world's largest law firms as well as CEOs and presidents of leading-edge companies.

Career and professional support

USC Gould offers workshops and individually tailored guidance on developing your career plan, as well as mentorship opportunities and tools for law school exam preparation and bar exam preparation.

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Application Fee Waiver

We will automatically waive our $75 application fee for LLM applicants who apply before our February 1 priority deadline. Below, please find a link to a survey to request a fee waiver code for the LSAC Report for applications to USC Gould.

Students for now — Trojans for life.

When you graduate from USC Gould, you join USC's famed Trojan Family.

An alumni network over 480,000 strong, the Trojan Family spans the globe and will remain one of your most valuable — and lifelong — professional resources. Our more-than 15,000 law alumni share a steadfast commitment to nurturing the next generation of students.

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