Student Experience

USC Gould’s online Master of Laws (LLM) and law and compliance certificates can prepare you to become a legal professional with the knowledge and targeted expertise to be effective in different fields of United States law. With a rigorous curriculum and supportive faculty, you can continue to develop your skills and gain a competitive edge in your career as you further specialize your ability to provide counsel.

Resources and Benefits

Student Support Receive one-on-one student support and get the most out of your education by partnering with academic advisors and student support coordinators.

Career Services Begin working on your post-graduation goals with a career advisor, who can offer a range of services to help you prepare to use your new credentials to grow as a professional.

Expert Faculty Work on advancing your knowledge of the legal system with courses taught by leading lawyers in your area of specialization. USC Gould faculty bring with them vast industry experience, with members contributing to their field as researchers and lecturers — both nationally and abroad.

Diversity USC Gould programs attract talented legal professionals from around the world, including Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea and Switzerland.

Learning Outcomes

Graduate Training in U.S. Law

  • Take what you learn in the USC Gould online classroom and put it into practice in your work.
  • Prepare to broaden your ability to serve clients by learning different facets of the U.S. legal system.
  • Become proficient in legal research using Westlaw, LexisNexis and other research resources.
  • Acquire the U.S. legal study requirement necessary to sit for the California Bar exam (LLM only).
  • Learn in small, collaborative classes that promote rich interaction among students from across the globe.

Alumni Feedback

“USC Gould School of Law’s online LLM degree is exceptionally useful. In addition to helping me learn about the U.S. law in an interactive manner, it also equips me with the skills to communicate online, which is highly sought after by employers heavily involved in cross-border activities.”

– Sharon Chiang (Singapore), graduate