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The Career Advantages of Earning an LLM or Law and Compliance Certificate from USC Gould

Pursuing your online LLM or law and compliance certificate with USC Gould School of Law can be a powerful credential in your development as a legal professional. USC Gould is among the nation’s top-ranked law schools, according to U.S. News & World Report, and is respected worldwide with alumni serving in organizations throughout the United States, as well as Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe.

As as a USC student you can find assistance for your career through:

CA Bar Prep

Preparation for the California Bar Exam
Completing USC’s online LLM may help you to sit for the California Bar exam. In fact, nearly 70% of USC LLM students take the exam, and passing it can help lead to professional prestige, salary increase, promotion or broader opportunities.

Career Support

Access to USC Career Support
As a USC Gould student, you will receive lifelong support to assist you in your career advancement. Our team provides job resources, individual counseling, networking and workshops. Also available are dedicated services for graduate and international students as well as liaisons who actively work with employers to help connect you with opportunities in your area.

Alumni Network

Become a Member of the USC Family
When you join USC Gould you can begin building new relationships through our global alumni network. Open professional doors as you participate in unique networking opportunities with graduates, develop local contacts in your field and provide career mentorship to other law students.

Where Do USC Law Grads Work?

USC Gould School of Law graduates work around the world in private law firms, government agencies, public interest firms and corporations. Our alumni are:

Leaders in business, law and government

Partners in the world’s largest law firms

CEOs and presidents of multibillion-dollar companies

Leaders of non-profit organizations

Potential Careers

While legal job titles or responsibilities can overlap depending on the organization, possible outcomes for alumni of our programs include:

LLM Degree

  • Attorney
  • Chief Counsel
  • Chief Legal Officer
  • Corporate Counsel (In-House and General Counsel)
  • General Counsel
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer

Business Law Certificate

  • Chief Counsel
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Legal Officer
  • Corporate Counsel (In-House and General Counsel)
  • General Counsel

Entertainment Law and Industry Certificate

  • Copyright Lawyer
  • Corporate Attorney
  • Entertainment Attorney
  • In-House Legal Counsel
  • Trademark Lawyer

Financial Compliance Certificate

  • Audit Risk and Compliance Professional
  • Director of Regional Affairs
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Advisor
  • Securities Compliance Professional

Health Care Compliance Certificate

  • Health Care Administrator
  • Director of Compliance
  • Director of Medical Research Compliance
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist for Health Care Institution
  • Risk Management for Health Care Institution

Human Resources Law and Compliance Certificate

  • Employment Agency Compliance Manager
  • Employment Law Attorney
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Senior Human Resources Compliance Specialist

Privacy Law and Cybersecurity Certificate

  • Chief Privacy Counsel
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Data Privacy Officer
  • Director, Information Security and Compliance
  • Product Counsel
  • Vice President, Information Technology