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LLM in International Business and Economic Law
- MASTER OF LAWS (LLM) IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC LAW
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We are accepting applications for our Spring and Fall 2021 terms on a rolling basis. Apply by October 1, 2020 for Spring 2021 consideration.
The LLM in International Business and Economic Law degree is offered through the USC Gould School of Law in connection with its Center for Transnational Law and Business. The center promotes world-class policy analysis, research and educational opportunities in international law, business and policy.
As a student earning the LLM in International Business and Economic Law degree, you will develop a global perspective and interdisciplinary skills that will enable you to understand and integrate relevant laws, policies and business best practices that shape international commerce and trade. You will receive training in negotiating and facilitating cross-border transactions, and master the organizational, transactional and compliance aspects of servicing globally engaged clients.
The LLM in International Business and Economic Law is a one-year, 24-unit degree program offered on campus on a full-time basis, and enrollment is limited to the fall semester. This LLM is open to anyone with a law degree (JD, LLB or equivalent).
Why Choose USC Gould?
Top reasons to pursue the Master of Laws in International Business and Economic Law degree at USC Gould:
- Earn a master's degree from a top 20 law school, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
- Scholarships & Housing Stipends offered — All applicants will be considered automatically for our scholarship awards and housing stipends. Exceptional candidates will receive a prestigious International Business Scholars Award.
- Receive career and professional support — USC Gould offers workshops and individually tailored advice on developing your career plan, as well as mentorship opportunities and tools for law school exam preparation and bar exam preparation.
- Join the Trojan Family — A renowned network of over 375,000 alumni who are deeply committed to furthering the success of USC graduates, our more than 12,000 law graduates include partners in the world's largest law firms as well as CEOs and presidents of multibillion-dollar companies.
- Demonstrate a general understanding of the organizational, transactional and compliance aspects of servicing global clients
- Identify practical issues that transactional lawyers confront when advising business organizations across the globe.
- Understand relevant laws, policies and business best practices related to international commerce and trade
- Develop a basic understanding of regulatory regimes governing business practices which multinational and other companies that are engaged in cross-border transactions must comply with.
- Practice negotiation skills relevant to cross-border transactions.