What Makes USC’s Law Curriculum Among the Best?
We take a scholarly yet practical approach to expand your legal education.
Our LLM program offers a comprehensive yet flexible platform on which to build your course of study as well as your legal career. The USC LLM curriculum can be completed in 10 courses over four semesters.
Graduate Training in American Law
- Take what you learn in the USC online classroom and put it into practice in your work.
- Add depth and breadth to your career by learning different facets of the U.S. legal system.
- Become proficient in legal research using Westlaw, LexisNexis and other legal research resources.
- Acquire the U.S. legal study requirement necessary to sit for the California Bar exam.
- Learn in small classes that promote rich interaction among students from across the globe.
- Enjoy a collaborative environment where students view each other as colleagues, not competitors.
Online Master of Laws (LLM) Required Courses
Today’s most promising international students trained in law enroll in the USC online LLM program to learn the practical applications of the U.S. legal system. Upon graduation, these students can be viewed as incredibly valuable and highly resourceful legal experts in their home countries, specifically for multinational organizations, international law firms and foreign governments.
LLM students are required to take LAW 510, LAW 520 and 18 credit hours of electives.
Online Master of Laws (LLM) with California Bar Required Courses
LLM students looking to sit for the California Bar exam are required to take LAW 505, LAW 508, LAW 510, LAW 520, LAW 521, LAW 567, LAW 603 and 4 credit hours of electives.
LLM students are able to customize their degree to fit with their career goals with the electives below.
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* While our program is designed to meet the post-graduate requirements, there are also requirements that must be met at the undergraduate and/or employment level. We recommend all applicants to verify their bar exam eligibility with the State Bar of California.