Even though you are not applying to our LLM degree, you must still create an LLM account through LSAC, as LSAC does not issue alternate accounts. After you create an LLM account, you will be able to select your certificate of choice and the corresponding USC Gould online application form.
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USC Gould’s online Entertainment Law and Industry certificate provides you with the fundamental knowledge of entertainment law necessary to work with legal issues in the entertainment industry, as entertainment lawyers or as non-lawyers with legal-related work in the entertainment field.
Based in the world’s entertainment capital, our certificate increases your fluency in laws specific to the demanding film, television and media industries. It will prepare and familiarize you with the business aspects of the entertainment industry, related contracts, work with guilds and other organizations, and copyright and trademark matters.
The online Entertainment Law and Industry certificate is ideal for those who want to learn more about entertainment law and how it affects such fields as:
The online Entertainment Law and Industry certificate — taken independently or concurrently with our online Master of Laws (LLM) or online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) — will provide you with a competitive edge in the entertainment field, whether you are a recent university graduate or an established professional.
You will learn alongside our online LLM students and our online MSL students in a dynamic and engaging virtual classroom. Our innovative format fosters interaction among students and our outstanding law faculty, who design courses to ensure you gain a foundation in legal and business issues in the entertainment field. The online curriculum provides a convenient, flexible way to pursue this advanced training, while meeting the demands of your profession.
You can complete the Entertainment Law and Industry certificate in as few as two semesters.
If you are completing your first law degree or undergraduate degree, you may apply for admission. You must submit academic records of all law and undergraduate coursework completed at the time you apply. If admitted, you will be required to submit final transcripts showing your degree was awarded before you begin the certificate.
Through the online Entertainment Law and Industry certificate, you will: