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.
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.
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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Progressive Degree Programs (PDP)
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
The Progressive Degree Program (PDP) allows students to earn credits toward a master's degree while completing their bachelor’s degree at USC. This gives continuing undergraduate students another path to earning a master’s degree from USC. The PDP will enable USC undergraduates to benefit from the ability to take graduate-level classes during their junior or senior year and reduce the number of units required to earn a master’s degree.
PDP-Master of Studies in Law
The Master of Studies in Law (MSL) teaches students fundamental U.S. law as well as various areas of legal specialization. This Program is designed for individuals who want to gain an understanding of legal and compliance issues that will impact their future careers as entrepreneurs, business owners, administrators, scientists, engineers, educators, advocates, activists and more. USC Gould’s Progressive Degree Program - Master of Studies in Law offers the option of earning a certificate in business law, compliance, human resources law and compliance, or media and entertainment law concurrent with the MSL.
PDP-Master of International Trade Law and Economics
(24 or 32)
The Master of International Trade Law and Economics degree provides an interdisciplinary, global perspective for students with an economic or other quantitative background who wish to develop knowledge and skills related to relevant laws, policies and business practices that shape international trade and economics.
PDP-Master of Science in Innovation Economics, Law and Regulation
The Master of Science in Innovation Economics, Law and Regulation equips graduates with the essential skills required to address the complexities of big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning innovations through the lens of antitrust, privacy, data security and intellectual property laws.
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