About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
Learn about our interdisciplinary curriculum, experiential learning opportunities and specialized areas.
USC Gould helps prepare you for a stellar legal career. You can pursue a JD degree, one of our numerous graduate and international offerings, or an online degree or certificate.
Participate in an unparalleled learning experience with diversity of people and thought. Get involved in the law school community and participate in activities that enhance your studies.
We work closely with students, graduates and employers to support successful career goals and outcomes. Our overall placement rate is consistently strong, with 94 percent of our JD class employed within 10 months after graduation.
Our faculty is distinguished for its scholarship, as well as for its commitment to teaching. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment.
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USC Gould School of Law
- + AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
- ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- BUSINESS LAW
- MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND TECHNOLOGY LAW
- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
- + EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
- UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
- CORPORATE AND CUSTOM EDUCATION
- + NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS
- ACADEMIC CALENDAR
- COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
- BAR ADMISSIONS
Drawing on our location in Los Angeles, the business law area of focus fosters diverse legal and transactional skills as well as the opportunity for further concentration within such subjects as general corporate law, finance and taxation, real estate, entertainment and technology law, and mergers and acquisitions.
Overview and Faculty
Learn about the benefits of this area of concentration in our business law overview and meet our dedicated business law faculty.
Curriculum and Degrees
Gain diverse legal, business and negotiating skills with a degree and/or certificate in your area of interest.
- Business Law (JD)
- Business Law (LLM)
- Online Business Law (for Lawyers)
- Online Business Law (for Non-lawyers)
- Media and Entertainment Law (JD)
- Media and Entertainment Law (LLM)
- Technology and Entrepreneurship Law (JD)
- Technology and Entrepreneurship Law (LLM)
Benefit from a wide range of hands-on skills training, often in direct service to clients.
Organizations and Events
JD and LLM students have numerous opportunities to attend professional conferences and speaker series, where they can learn from leading practitioners. A wide variety of student organizations also focus on business law and related areas.
Student Organizations (JD)
- Business Law Society
- Entertainment Law Society
- Intellectual Property and Technology Law Society
- Real Estate Law Society
- Sports Law Society
Institutes (JD and LLM)
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