LLM Curriculum

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.

Learning Outcomes

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)

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.

Choose from LAW 510, LAW 520 and 18 credit hours of electives.

LAW 510Legal Research 1 unit
LAW 520Introduction to the U.S. Legal System 2 units
LAW 505Legal Profession 2 units
LAW 508Constitutional Law 3 units
LAW 521Topics in American Law 3 units
LAW 527Intellectual Property Copyright2 units
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
LAW 567 Introduction to Litigation in U.S. Courts2 units
LAW 522Entertainment Law & Industry2 units
LAW 551Trademark2 units
LAW 559Human Resource Compliance2 units
LAW 574Health Care Compliance2 units
LAW 579Global Regulatory Compliance2 units
LAW 598Regulatory Compliance2 units
LAW 609Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Compliance2 units
LAW 613Corporate Governance2 units
LAW 633Business Principles in Law2 units
LAW 640 Financial Institution Regulation2 units
LAW 635Employment Discrimination Law2 units
LAW 664Patient Privacy Law2 units
LAW 811Health Law & Policy2 units
LAW 826Employment Dispute Mediation2 units

Online Master of Laws (LLM) with California Bar

Choose from LAW 505, 508, 510, 520, 521, 603 and 6 credit hours of electives.

LAW 505Legal Profession 2 units
LAW 508Constitutional Law 3 units
LAW 510Legal Research 1 unit
LAW 520Introduction to the U.S. Legal System 2 units
LAW 521Topics in American Law 3 units
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