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Corporate and Custom Education

In an increasingly interconnected world, it is becoming more important than ever for corporations and organizations to maintain highly skilled, well-educated, and motivated teams of employees.

Organizations that develop custom partnerships with USC Gould School of Law have an opportunity to capitalize on their talent and increase their employee retention. Given the opportunity to enhance their skills through further education, employees experience greater job satisfaction and receive more opportunities for advancement within their organizations.

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USC Gould, one of the nation's top-ranked law schools, partners with leading corporations and organizations across the country seeking both general and specialized legal training for their employees.

Our programs offer experienced and entry-level professionals an unparalleled legal education to help them enhance their skills and better serve their organizations, including those in the fields of business, government, compliance, engineering, education, entertainment, health care, social work, law enforcement, human resources, patent agencies, and a variety of other areas that intersect with law.

USC is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). USC Gould is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), and the online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree and the online Master of Laws (LLM) degree have received formal acquiescence by the ABA Section of Legal Education. The prestigious education and connections offered by USC will benefit your employees' work and your organization as a whole.

Benefits for Employees

We work with organizational leadership to assess educational goals for their employees and then to identify programs amongst our offerings that will provide the educational experience to fit those needs.

With an array of relevant curricula and expertise among our distinguished faculty, we have the ability to arrange outstanding educational experiences to improve the talent of your workplace.

Benefits for corporate partners and their employees include:

  • Discounted tuition rates for employees of our corporate partners
  • Personalized application support from our admissions advisors
  • Individual academic advising and course registration assistance
  • Flexible and convenient coursework
  • Courses taught by our prominent faculty of scholars and practitioners
  • Access to USC's famous Trojan Family network, with connections to more than 11,000 USC Gould alumni worldwide
  • Collaborative classroom experiences, with small classes that allow for great student and faculty interaction
  • Ability to provide talented employees with the legal knowledge and skills you seek to propel your organization

We are happy to work directly with organizations, or through their third-party benefit provider partners.

Leading Edge Interactive Experience

Our coursework is offered in a unique and interactive online environment, allowing complete flexibility for working professionals to pursue further education on their own time and from anywhere in the world.

Our small classes ensure quality interaction between students and faculty, who are leaders in their respective fields of law.

Academic Programs

We have a wide range of options to suit the needs of your organization and based on your employees' backgrounds, including single courses, certificate programs, and degree programs.

The online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program enrolls candidates who have a bachelor's degree in any field of study. The online Master of Laws (LLM) program enrolls candidates who have a prior law degree from outside the U.S. Master's degree programs require 21 units of study, which can be completed in as few as three semesters or as many as six semesters.

Our certificate programs in Business Law, Compliance, and Entertainment Law and Industry enroll both lawyers and non-lawyers and can be completed alone or within one of our degree programs. Certificate programs require 12 units of study, alone or within a degree program, and can be completed in as few as two semesters or as many as four semesters.

Our current set of online courses includes:

  • Business for Lawyers
  • Business Organizations
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contemporary Issues in HR Compliance
  • Contract Drafting and Strategy
  • Corporate Governance
  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Employment Dispute Mediation
  • Entertainment Law and Industry
  • Financial Institution Regulation
  • Global Regulatory Compliance
  • Health Care Business and Finance
  • Health Care Compliance
  • Health Law and Policy
  • Human Resource Compliance
  • Intellectual Property: Copyright
  • Intellectual Property: Trademark
  • Introduction to Litigation in U.S. Courts
  • Introduction to the U.S. Legal System
  • Legal Profession
  • Legal Research
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Patient Privacy Law
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Securities Regulation
  • Topics in American Law

The application process is simple for employees to complete, and we provide personalized support throughout the process from our admissions advisors. No GRE or LSAT score is required, and the application fee is waived for all corporate partner employees.

Learn More

Contact us today at corporatecustomed@law.usc.edu to discuss the range of options available at USC Gould to help provide top-quality legal education to your organization.

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2018 Meet the Firm Night
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