Thank you for applying to the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law!
USC Gould School of Law requires that all LL.M. and M.C.L. applicants apply online through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), which includes USC Law's Electronic Application, Document Assembly Service, and the International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service. LSAC recommends that applicants register at minimum four (4) to six (6) weeks prior to our priority application deadline, March 1. As soon as our Admissions Committee receives your application and materials from LSAC, you can access the link below to check on the status of your application.
You may view the status of your application online using the Online Status Check System, which will allow you to confirm your status in real-time. After you submit your application through LSAC, you will receive an "Application Confirmation" email from the USC Gould School of Law Graduate & International Programs Office. Applicants will receive the confirmation email within three (3) business days of receipt of their application. The confirmation email will provide you with a username and password for the Online Status Check System, which you will use to log in at the link below. After logging in, you will be asked to create a new, personalized password. Please retain your password in a secure location for your records. You will then be able to log in periodically to view the status of your application.
If you would like to submit your financial documents after you receive an admissions decision, please note that your Online Application Status Check will remain as "Incomplete", even though your file will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee without your documents.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year. The USC Gould School of Law $75 application fee will be waived for all applicants who submit their applications via LSAC by our priority deadline, March 1. As we make admissions decisions as we receive complete application files, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Admissions decisions will be made between February and May. We will accept applications up until May 1st, or as space is available. Admissions decisions will be sent via email and postal mail. No admissions decisions will be released over the phone.
The Graduate & International Programs Admissions Committee carefully examines all parts of the application and strongly considers the applicant's academic performance, professional background (if any), English proficiency, and goals for obtaining an LL.M. degree. Interviews will be conducted at our discretion. We will contact the applicant if the Admissions Committee feels that a telephone or an in-person interview is necessary.