Law and Compliance Certificates Curriculum

Learn alongside our online MSL and LLM students in a dynamic and engaging virtual classroom. Our innovative format fosters interaction among students under the guidance of experienced law faculty, who design courses to develop your foundation in a specialized legal field. The online curriculum provides a convenient, flexible way to pursue this advanced training while meeting the demands of your profession.

You can complete any of our six legal certificates in as few as three semesters.

Business Law Certificate

The rise of global commerce is swiftly making U.S. law the international language of business. Earning this exclusive USC credential can increase a student’s marketability with top multinational employers looking for this unique specialization.

Information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, can be found here.

Choose from LAW 603 and 8 or more credit hours of elective courses.

LAW 603Business Organizations 4 units
LAW 632Business for Lawyers 2 units
LAW 658Mergers & Acquisitions 3 units
LAW 710Contract Drafting & Strategy 2 units
LAW 749Securities Regulation 3 units

Entertainment Law & Industry Certificate

Behind the bright lights of show business are expert legal minds with an advanced understanding of contracts, financial structures and intellectual property. This certificate program prepares graduates to be major players in film, television and media with expertise in copyright and trademark law.

Information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, can be found here.

LAW 522Entertainment Law & Industry2 units
LAW 521Topics in American Law 3 units
LAW 527Intellectual Property: Copyright2 units
LAW 603Business Organizations 4 units
LAW 710Contract Drafting & Strategy 2 units

Compliance Certificate

The USC Compliance certificate dives deeply into health care, human resources and regulatory compliance, but offers expertise that can be useful in all areas of business, law and government. The program is designed to promote expertise in compliance-relevant regulations, laws and legal issues, and to prepare graduates to implement compliance protocols in a professional setting.

Information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, can be found here.

LAW 598Regulatory Compliance2 units
LAW 559Human Resource Compliance2 units
LAW 603Business Organizations 4 units
LAW 710Contract Drafting & Strategy 2 units
LAW 574Health Care Compliance2 units

Financial Compliance Certificate

A legal career in the financial industry requires knowledge of the concepts of compliance and principles of finance law. This certificate can help students understand both — and prepare them to monitor compliance programs for financial institutions worldwide.

Information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, can be found here.

Choose from LAW 603, LAW 598 and 8 or more credit hours of electives.

LAW 598Regulatory Compliance2 units
LAW 603Business Organizations 4 units
LAW 632Business for Lawyers 2 units
LAW 710Contract Drafting & Strategy 2 units
LAW 613Corporate Governance2 units
LAW 640Financial Institution Regulation2 units
LAW 579Global Regulatory Compliance2 units
LAW 749Securities Regulation 3 units

Health Care Compliance Certificate

With this prestigious certificate, students can learn the fundamentals of compliance and law as it relates to the health care industry, which can qualify them for director-level roles in risk management, regulatory affairs or medical research.

Information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, can be found here.

Choose from LAW 574, LAW 598 and 8 or more credit hours of electives.

LAW 574Health Care Compliance2 units
LAW 598Regulatory Compliance2 units
LAW 603Business Organizations 4 units
LAW 710Contract Drafting & Strategy 2 units
LAW 663Health Care Business & Finance2 units
LAW 664Patient Privacy Law2 units
LAW 811Health Law & Policy2 units

Human Resources Law Compliance Certificate

The certificate can guide current or aspiring human resource professionals through the composition, legal principles and intricacies of HR departments, so they can pursue careers in employment law and compliance management.

Information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, can be found here.

Choose from LAW 559, LAW 598 and 8 or more credit hours of electives.

LAW 559Human Resource Compliance2 units
LAW 598Regulatory Compliance2 units
LAW 603Business Organizations 4 units
LAW 710Contract Drafting & Strategy 2 units
LAW 826Employment Dispute Mediation2 units
LAW 635Employment Discrimination Law2 units
LAW 609Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Compliance2 units