Online Masters of Law (LLM)

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Program Description

Online Masters of Law (LLM)

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

The USC online Master of Laws (LL.M.) is open to international law graduates with an LL.B. or equivalent degree. A J.D. degree alone does not satisfy the eligibility requirements for entry to the online LL.M. program.

Offered through the renowned USC Gould School of Law and taught by prominent USC law faculty, the online LL.M. classes can be tailored to individual interests and career goals.

Designed to meet the growing demand for U.S.-based legal study by international attorneys, judges, government officials, prosecutors, corporate legal counsel, bankers and recent law graduates, the in-demand USC online LL.M. program has earned the American Bar Association’s acquiescence.

U.S. law has become the common ground for international business and is impacting the way we do business on a global scale. As the legal profession continues to evolve, no school is better positioned to provide the education for the next generation of legal professionals who will practice on a worldwide stage.

Today’s most promising international students trained in law enroll in the USC online LL.M. 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.

The Career Advantages of a USC LL.M. Degree

Earning a USC law degree is a powerful credential that you can use to your career advantage. USC’s law school has a reputation that’s known around the world. In fact, adding a USC Law credential to a resume can help make a great first impression, even before your interview, helping you get the job and salary you want. Other employment benefits that come with earning your LL.M. at USC:

CA Bar Prep

Preparation for the California Bar Exam
Completing USC’s online LL.M. may help you to be eligible for the California Bar. In fact, nearly 70% of USC LL.M. students take the bar exam. Benefits of passing the exam could include significant prestige, salary increase and promotion.

Career Support

Access to USC Career Support
As a USC student, you will receive support to assist your own career development. Your student support team provides resources, opportunities for individual counseling, networking and workshops.

Trojan Network

Become a Member of the Trojan Family
Research suggests the average law school graduate will change jobs at least eight times over the course of a career. Being part of the expanding USC global Trojan Family Network, one that can help open doors all over the world, can be a real advantage.

Curriculum

Diversity in Law

USC Gould School of Law attracts diverse students with different levels of experience; yet all have the unique opportunity to customize their curriculum according to their career goals.

Programs of Study

Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Required Courses (3 credit hours)
Course Credit Hours
LAW 510 Legal Research 1
LAW 520 Introduction to the U.S. Legal System 2
Elective Courses (18 credit hours)
Course Credit Hours
LAW 505 Legal Profession 2
LAW 508 Constitutional Law 3
LAW 521 Topics in American Law 3
LAW 522 Entertainment Law & Industry 2
LAW 527 Intellectual Property: Copyright 2
LAW 551 Intellectual Property: Trademark 2
LAW 559 Human Resource Compliance 2
LAW 574 Health Care Compliance 2
LAW 598 Regulatory Compliance 2
LAW 603 Business Organizations 4
LAW 632 Business for Lawyers 2
LAW 658 Mergers & Acquisitions 3
LAW 710 Contract Drafting & Strategy 2
LAW 749 Securities Regulation 3
Master of Laws (LL.M.) with California Bar
Required Courses (15 credit hours)
Course Credit Hours
LAW 505 Legal Profession 2
LAW 508 Constitutional Law 3
LAW 510 Legal Research 1
LAW 520 Introduction to the U.S. Legal System 2
LAW 521 Topics in American Law 3
LAW 603 Business Organizations 4
Elective Courses
Choose 6 or more credit hours from any of our course offerings.


*Curriculum is subject to change.


*Under the State Bar of California’s current guidelines, those with an online master’s degree from an ABA-approved law school may be deemed eligible to meet the academic qualifications required to sit for their bar exam. Our students will have the opportunity to take courses to meet the qualifications to sit for the California Bar exam


*Students can pursue the California Bar track, certificate track(s) or a combination of these. Please work with your enrollment advisor on your options.


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Admissions Requirements

International Students

  • First law degree (LL.B.) or equivalent outside of the United States
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended
  • Personal statement
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (if applicable)
    TOEFL score: 100-IBT recommended
  • Resume
  • LSAT: Not required

U.S. Students (Business Law Certificate only)

  • JD degree or equivalent
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • LSAT: Not required

Apply Now:

Applications are to be submitted entirely through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

When registering for an account and selecting a school, ensure that you select the USC Online LL.M. application.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 15, 2017
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Sept. 2018
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3 semesters
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