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USC Catalogue 2017-2018

Certificate in U.S. Legal Studies


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This is a two-year program designed to introduce students to core doctrines of American law. During the first year, students will enroll in courses that explore the fundamental principles underlying the U.S. legal system and prepare them for the Master of Laws program. Students may also enroll in courses designed to improve their English fluency. During the second year, students will enroll in courses to complete our Master of Laws degree.

ALI Language Courses


Students will be required to take an English placement exam at the beginning of the program. Students must complete 2 units of English language course work each semester, for a total of 4 units, unless they receive a waiver. Students may elect the ALI courses identified below that best suit their skill level.

Introduction to U.S. Legal Studies


Students will enroll in the following 16 units of LAW courses during the first year of this program. These courses will explore the fundamental principles underlying the U.S. legal system.

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