Oct 26, 2020  
USC Catalogue 2020-2021 
    
USC Catalogue 2020-2021

Master of Laws (LLM)


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The on-campus Master of Laws (LLM) program is a master's degree program for foreign graduate students trained in law. This two- to four-semester, full-time and part-time program introduces foreign lawyers to American law and the U.S. legal system and prepares them for leadership roles in the global market. Students may enroll in an optional certificate track in Alternate Dispute Resolution, Business Law, Media and Entertainment Law, Transnational Law and Business, or Technology and Entrepreneurship Law.

 

The online Master of Laws (LLM) program is a master's degree program for foreign graduate students trained in law. This program is offered on a part-time or full-time basis in a completely online modality and introduces foreign lawyers to American law and the U.S. legal system and prepares them for leadership roles in the global market. Students may enroll in an optional certificate track in Business Law, Entertainment Law and Industry, Compliance, Health Care Compliance, Financial Compliance or Human Resources Compliance.

 

The on-campus Two-Year Extended Master of Laws (LLM) program combines a one-year certificate program with a one-year master's degree for foreign graduate students trained in law. During the first year, students complete mandatory law and English courses to prepare them for the master's program and further their English fluency. After successful completion of the first year, students earn a Certificate in U.S. Legal Studies. In the second year, students matriculate into our on-campus Master of Laws program.

 

Admission Requirements

Students submitting an application to either LLM program must have earned a basic law degree, a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree or the foreign equivalent. Please visit the Gould School of Law Website for more information.

Mandatory LLM Courses


All LLM students must successfully complete the following two courses as part of the LLM degree.

Elective LLM Courses


Students must complete 18 units of upper division elective courses offered at USC Gould School of Law in order to earn the LLM degree.

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