About the University of San Diego School of Law

The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum, and strength of its clinical programs. Each year, USD educates approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation. USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). USD School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association. The school is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

Academics

The academic courses and programs at the University of San Diego School of Law are designed to provide rigorous, comprehensive, ethical legal training to our students and scholars. Our course offerings are extensive, drawing from some of the greatest legal minds and dedicated teachers in legal education today. With degree programs for those entering the legal profession or for those already established in their careers, USD School of Law is home to a top-notch legal faculty, world-renowned legal clinics, and innovative curriculum.

Programs taught in:
  • English

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University of San Diego School of Law

The LLM in ComparativeLaw program is designed for attorneys and law school graduates educated outside of the United States. Candidates for the LLM in Comparative Law are ... [+]

LLM in Comparative Law Program Description

The LLM in Comparative Law program is specifically designed for attorneys and law school graduates educated outside of the United States.

Candidates for the LLM in Comparative Law are enrolled in two required courses, Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal Writing and Research. Except for these two required courses, candidates in the Comparative Law program choose their courses from the same curriculum as JD students and other LLM students.

Students whose native language is not English are also eligible to receive extra time on examinations and the use of a translating dictionary, provided they submit a TOEFL/IELTS score at the time of admission.... [-]

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University of San Diego School of Law

For over 40 years, alumni of the University of San Diego School of Law’s LLM in Taxation program have gone on to practice successfully throughout California, the United S ... [+]

LLM in Taxation

Program Description

For over 40 years, alumni of the University of San Diego School of Law’s LLM in Taxation program have gone on to practice successfully throughout California, the United Satates, and the world. Our highly-ranked LLM program provides students with the theoretical and practical framework to become skilled leaders in the field of tax law.

In order to apply to this Master of Laws program, you must have received your JD degree from a U.S. law school or you must have a law degree (such as a Bachelor of Laws) from an accredited institution in a country other than the United States.

The LLM in Taxation degree requires completion of 24 credits of coursework including three required courses: Corporate Tax (3 credits), Partnership Tax (3 credits) and International Tax (3 credits). Required courses can be waived by the Director upon good cause shown by any student. The remaining required credit hours can be selected from our broad selection of tax course offerings and (with permission of the Director) other related courses.... [-]

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University of San Diego School of Law
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School of Law 5998 Alcalá Park
CA 92110-2492 San Diego, California, USA
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+1 619-260-4596