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USC Gould School of Law offers exceptional graduate and international master’s degree programs for students interested in learning the law and deepening their understanding of the U.S. legal system.
Reputation for Excellence
As Southern California’s first law school, USC Gould carries a tradition of academic excellence and commitment to inclusivity. Located in Los Angeles, the school offers a diverse student body and a supportive, global alumni network famously known as the Trojan Family.

Why USC Gould

With renowned faculty members, a vibrant and international student community, interdisciplinary curriculum, a prime location and supportive alumni network, USC Gould is the ideal legal learning environment.

Strength in
Specialization

With a distinctive legacy of educating leaders across industries, sectors and businesses, USC Gould offers a range of practice-focused academic programs, as well as graduate certificates in specialized professional areas.

Online and
On-Campus

USC Gould’s graduate and international programs provide students with an enriching and collegial learning environment, both in-person and virtually.

Learn at a Top
Rated Law School

One of the nation’s top-rated law schools, USC Gould is widely recognized as a leader and innovator in legal education. 

Choose Your Path

Practice Law

Learn about our Master of Laws (LLM) and Master of Comparative Law (MCL) degrees that prepare international students — who already have a JD, LLB or equivalent — for leadership roles in law.

Learn the Law

Explore our flexible, legal master's programs for professionals — who do not have prior law degrees — in any field seeking to redefine or specialize their careers.

Which program is best suited for you?

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USC Gould School of Law has to offer.

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Student Life

Hear from students from around the world, who come from a variety of backgrounds and degrees, about their academic experience at USC Gould:
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Study in the heart of Los Angeles

A global epicenter for entertainment, business, media, technology and sports — right at your doorstep. Located at the University Park Campus, USC Gould is convenient to Downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood, and sits in the heart of one of the nation’s biggest legal markets.

Tuition and Scholarships

USC Gould School of Law offers a variety of merit-based scholarship awards and benefits to support
students during their time at USC.

USC Gould Scholarships and Housing Stipends

  • All applicants are automatically considered for scholarships and housing stipends based on their completed application materials and how they best represent the exceptional quality and diversity within our Graduate & International Programs student body.
  • No additional application is required.
  • Scholarship offers are released via email at the time of admission.
  • Students may receive both a merit-based award and the USC housing stipend if they apply by the priority deadline.

Financial Aid Options

We encourage you to explore financial aid options from the USC database as well as any additional sources in the U.S. or your home country. 

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USC offers corporate billing and employer reimbursement options.

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Application Fee Waiver

We will automatically waive our $75 application fee for LLM applicants who apply before our February 1 priority deadline. Below, please find a link to a survey to request a fee waiver code for the LSAC Report for applications to USC Gould.

Connect with USC Gould

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Schedule a Meeting

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Redefined Blog

Course Spotlight: Negotiation Skills with David Lourie and Marc E. Empey
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Course Spotlight: Negotiation Skills with David Lourie and Marc E. Empey
In this Q&A, USC Gould lecturers in law share insights on how mastering negotiation techniques is essential not only for legal professionals but also for navigating everyday interactions.
June 2, 2024
Strength in Specialization: Customize Your USC Gould Degree with Industry-Specific Certificates 
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Strength in Specialization: Customize Your USC Gould Degree with Industry-Specific Certificates 
Explore the benefits of pursuing a specialized graduate certificate at USC Gould School of Law.
April 18, 2024
USC Introduces Immersive New Online Certificate in Real Estate Law 
USC Introduces Immersive New Online Certificate in Real Estate Law 
USC Gould School of Law announces the addition of the online certificate in Real Estate Law to its robust lineup of graduate certificates.
April 8, 2024