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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Tuition and Financial Aid - Extended Master of Laws (LLM)
USC Gould School of Law
- TWO-YEAR EXTENDED MASTER OF LAWS (LLM) DEGREE
- APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
- CAREER AND BAR
- CAMPUS HOUSING
- + TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID
- ONE-YEAR MASTER OF LAWS (LLM) DEGREE
- ONLINE MASTER OF LAWS DEGREE (LLM)
- SUMMER LAW AND ENGLISH (SLE)
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Tuition and Fees
Tuition for 2023-24 is $76,438 plus mandatory fees, which are detailed in the Tuition and Fee Schedule.
Our flat-rate tuition covers all mandatory law classes as part of the Two Year Extended LLM curriculum:
- Academic and Professional Skills for U.S. Law Studies I and II
- U.S. Common Law Analysis and Skills
- Presentation Skills for International Lawyers
- Fundamentals of Legal Writing Skills A and B
- Introduction to U.S. Legal System
- Legal Research
- Persuasive Advocacy
Upon arrival to USC, your English proficiency will be assessed and you will enroll in Academic and Professional Writing or Speaking Skills courses through USC's American Language Institute (ALI). Students who enroll in Academic and Professional Writing or Speaking Skills courses may be required to take up to 4 units at no additional cost.
You should budget an additional $29,074 for living expenses, books and supplies during the nine-month academic year as set forth in the Estimated Cost of Attendance.
Paying for Your Degree
USC's Office of Student Financial Services offers numerous payment options, including an interest-free USC Payment Plan for tuition, fees, university housing, meals and other charges, paid in monthly installments.
International students can pursue on-campus, part-time employment to supplement living expenses. Open jobs are posted on ConnectSC.