To instill lawyering skills of the highest quality—and to steep students in real experience of the law—USC Law maintains seven client clinics that give you the opportunity to put theory into practice.
USC Law's curriculum is comprehensive, interdisciplinary and designed to challenge. We ground students in the reality of the law: letter and spirit, theory and practice. Not only will you learn the functions and structures of legal rules and argument—you'll learn how lawyers actually work by participating in clinics, internships and externships. USC Law's curriculum is comprehensive, interdisciplinary and designed to challenge.
52 full-time faculty, select visiting professors and attorneys practicing at some of the top firms, entertainment and corporate organizations in the country will challenge you in the classroom. Design your course of study to meet your future plans.
An Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) certificate is available to students interested in arbitration and mediation. Two tracks are offered - arbitration track and mediation track.
Students may elect to earn a certificate in Business Law or Entertainment Law. The certificate provide graduates with the knowledge and skills to become top-notch business or entertainment lawyers, and market themselves to prospective employers in these areas. Learn more here.
The Business Law Certificate is available online for working professionals and lawyers who already received their J.D.
At USC Law, we believe that knowledge of legal rules alone does not equip students to excel in the law. Many of our professors hold advanced degrees in economics, history, philosophy, political science, or psychology. In addition to imparting their legal expertise, they reveal how diverse forces beyond the law affect legal decision-making. Interdisciplinary teaching deepens students' understanding of the law and opens doors to unique opportunities.
USC Law's Graduate and International Programs office offers various graduate law programs for international students intending to pursue a further degree in the United States. The programs offered include the following:
USC Law offers continuing legal education in many areas of the law. Wherever you went to law school, you are certain to find classes that meet your professional needs, interests and obligations. USC Law offers continuing legal education in many areas of the law. Wherever you went to law school, you are certain to find classes that meet your professional needs, interests and obligations. USC Law offers continuing legal education in many areas of the law.