Student Spotlight: Jennifer Gasu (LLM 2024)

USC Gould School of Law • April 4, 2024
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Jennifer Gasu’s journey in law is driven by a lifelong dream to defend justice and advocate for the less privileged. Choosing USC Gould for the outstanding support of international students, she embarked on the General LLM program with a passion to protect the vulnerable and ensure the success of businesses in meeting global needs. Her USC experience, marked by diverse interactions and impactful advice from professors, led her to earn a business law certificate, providing a competitive edge in her legal career.

Why did you choose to pursue your degree at USC Gould?

USC was among other schools that took a keen interest in my academic achievements and offered me admission. I chose USC because they were particularly forthcoming with all inquiries I had concerning applications and through my visa application process as an international student. The LLM program at Gould also offers an opportunity to earn a certificate of your choice concurrently with your degree.

What sparked your interest in the law?

I have always wanted to be a lawyer and admired the profession while growing up. This dream of mine has persisted, and I am proud to say that I am now living it. I developed an interest in law after earning my first degree in economics in Ghana. I am a firm believer in justice for all, and it is my goal to defend, protect, and advocate for the less privileged in our society. I also have a deep desire to see businesses succeed in meeting global needs by ensuring they are well represented and legally protected.

What is the most memorable experience from your USC studies?

There are so many memories at USC! My most memorable experience at USC was during the new student convocation. That experience was new to me, and reality sunk in on that day that I was a few steps closer to achieving my goals. The first week of classes is also ingrained in my memories at USC. The diversity in the student body at USC is commendable. I get to learn from and interact with students from many other countries.

What do you want to do next after you graduate?

On the first day of some of my classes, our professors told us that this was one of the best decisions we had made, and it would change our lives and the way we think. As part of this LLM program, I have earned a business law certificate which gives me a competitive advantage in the legal market. I am currently focused on building a career in business law.

What advice do you have for students who may be interested in following a similar path to yours?

Take advantage of the opportunity to study law at USC. Choose a field that interests you the most. Embrace every opportunity to grow and learn something new.

Learn more about USC Gould’s LLM degree programs here.

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