Master of Laws (LLM)

The online LLM focuses on the U.S. legal system, with a flexible and engaging curriculum that prepares international attorneys for leadership roles in the global marketplace.

The USC online Master of Laws (LLM) program is designed for international law professionals seeking leadership roles in the global market. USC Gould takes an interdisciplinary approach to teaching the U.S. legal system.

The USC online LLM program is 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, students explore facets of the U.S. legal system by adding breadth to their career backgrounds.

USC Gould’s scholarly yet practical approach ensured that students will gain the skills and perspective important to every legal professional who will practice, teach, enter public service or work in business.

Licensing/Credentialing Information

Courses approved by the State Bar of California are also offered for eligible students to pursue the requirements necessary to sit for the California Bar Exam. Under the State Bar of California’s current guidelines, those with an online Master of Laws (LLM) from an ABA-approved law school may be deemed eligible to meet the U.S. 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, provided their previous undergraduate degrees and/or experience deems them eligible. We recommend all applicants to verify their bar exam eligibility with the State Bar of California.

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Online LLM students have the opportunity to specialize their LLM degree by earning one of our 10 online certificates in law or compliance.

(1) Business Law
(2) Entertainment Law and Industry
(3) Compliance
(4) Financial Compliance
(5) Health Care Compliance
(6) Human Resources Law and Compliance
(7) Law and Government Certificate
(8) Privacy Law and Cybersecurity
(9) Social Work Administration
(10) Technology and Entrepreneurship Law Certificate

Career Options

  • Associate Lawyer
  • Chief Legal Officer
  • Corporate Legal Counsel
  • Director of Legal Affairs
  • General Counsel
  • Government Commissioner
  • Government Judge
  • Head of Legal and Compliance
  • Legal Advisor
  • Legal Consultant
  • Private Practice
  • Public Prosecutor
  • Public Service Professional (NGOs)
  • Vice President, Business Affairs