About the University of Southern California
The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles and a global center for arts, technology and international trade, USC is one of the leaders in enrollment of international students, and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.
About USC Gould School of Law
The USC Gould School of Law offers a premier inter-professional education to highly motivated students preparing for a career that will span the coming decades. As the legal profession continues to evolve, no school is better positioned to provide the education that will be the platform for the next generation of lawyers who will practice on a worldwide stage. The legal profession is dynamic, and USC Law has always taken pride in adapting its methods to provide a legal education tailored to needs of the current environment, while maintaining its strong core commitments.
Welcome to the only degree of its kind for outstanding international legal professionals and law graduates.
USC is the first law school to offer an online Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree with the option of earning a graduate certificate in Business Law, Compliance, or Entertainment Law & Industry; both of these qualifications can be completed online in just three semesters. Enroll in USC and learn about the U.S. legal system from your corner of the world.
Top 5 reasons to choose USC for your LL.M. or certificate program
Deciding where to pursue your LL.M. can be one of the most important decisions of your career. As the legal profession becomes increasingly globalized, earning a U.S. Master of Laws degree from USC proves that you can excel in a multilingual setting. Beyond the solid return on investment that an esteemed USC qualification has been known to offer, we recommend that you consider the following factors:
- Global Law School Reputation
With a distinguished 100-year heritage of leadership and excellence, USC Gould School of Law is known to be highly selective and recognized as one of the top law schools in the world.
- Resources for International Students
The Graduate & International Programs (G&IP) Office boasts a full team of dedicated staff members who provide international students with one-on-one help regarding course registration, academic support, career development advisement and more.
- Stimulating Learning Environment
Our courses will challenge you to be a better thinker, even as you enjoy camaraderie and mutual ambition with some of the brightest student minds coming together from diverse countries, such as Kuwait, Brazil, Italy, France, El Salvador, Philippines, New Zealand, Guatemala, Jordan, Mexico, Uganda, United Kingdom, and China.
- Summer Law & English Program
USC offers an optional, enriching four-week summer program on campus that provides excellent preparation for the LL.M. This program provides an introduction to the U.S. legal system while also improving your English fluency and delivering a memorable life experience.
- Worldwide Trojan Family
USC law alumni total more than 10,000 worldwide. USC has a strong global presence, and it shows in the fact that our law students come from top universities around the world with impressive credentials. Each year, more than 8,000 international students join USC from more than 100 different countries. Approximately 25% of our graduates are international students.
Where Do USC Law Grads Work?
Our graduates work around the world in private law firms, government agencies, public interest firms and corporations. They are:
- Leaders in business, law and government
- Partners in the world’s largest law firms
- CEOs and presidents of multibillion-dollar companies
- Leaders of civil rights movements
USC Gould School of Law and our students have a global reach.
Ranked #19 Best Law School
USC ranks among the Top 25 "National Universities" in the United States
USC ranks as one of the top universities for International Student Enrollment
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USC is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
USC Gould School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).