USC Gould School of Law – Graduate & International Programs

The USC Gould School of Law is a private top 20 law school with a reputation for academic excellence and a world-class faculty. USC Gould is known for its inclusive and collegial student body, its leadership in clinical education, and its supportive and global alumni network. Located in Los Angeles, one of the nation’s top legal markets and a hub for major law and entertainment firms, the Gould School offers a dynamic laboratory for legal training.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021 The USC Gould School of Law is expanding its innovative Online Entertainment Law and Industry Certificate with new course offerings that include Music Law in Practice, Dealmaking in the Entertainment Industry, Digital Media Transactions, and Negotiation Skills. The online graduate certificate requires 12 units of study and is available on a stand-alone basis. Students enrolled in USC Gould’s online master’s degrees – including its Master of Studies in Law (MSL) for…
Thursday, March 25, 2021 Professor Richard M. Peterson, Director of the USC Gould Center for Dispute Resolution Some years ago, while developing curriculum for a new course, I came across a chapter in a book authored by Canadian management professor Gervase R. Bushe, titled “Sense Making and the Problems of Learning from Experience: Barriers and Requirements for Creating a Culture of Collaboration.” I was especially intrigued by the author’s description of what he called “interpersonal…
Thursday, March 11, 2021 From new graduates to seasoned professionals, people at any career stage can accelerate their job prospects and performance with a master’s degree — especially one that focuses on U.S. law. Many common job functions involve legal departments, contracts, deals with government or law enforcement and bringing in new business. It is essential to understand the legal underpinnings that drive this work. As you consider your options for a Master of Studies…
Wednesday, December 9, 2020  By Richard Erhard, USC Gould Center for Dispute Resolution Lecturer in Law Since last spring, many public schools across our nation have either been shuttered, partially open, preparing to open, or in a state of open today, closed tomorrow limbo. Parents, students, teachers, administrators and communities are faced with myriad untenable issues surrounding the implementation of compulsory education laws on one hand, while concurrently struggling with the implementation of service delivery…
Monday, December 7, 2020 After graduating in May, USC Gould alumnae Yankun Gao (LLM 2020) and Chuhong Qian (LLM in ADR 2020) spent their summer interning with the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC). Both had learned about the internship at the UCLA LLM Internship Program early in the spring term, and looked forward to improving their mediation skills and assisting APADRC’s clients. Instead of working alongside colleagues and learning from supervisors in the…
Friday, October 16, 2020 Broadcast news anchor Nick Ciletti wanted to pursue a master’s degree, and he knew a legal education could help him guide viewers through the increasingly complex daily headlines. USC Gould’s online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program is helping him gain a foundational knowledge of important legal concepts, while allowing him the flexibility to study as he reports from all over the world. Even when that alarm is blaring in…
Thursday, October 8, 2020 An essential element of the USC Gould School of Law’s success is the supportive community fostered among its students around the world. These strong bonds which tie together the Gould Trojan Family fuel the impact and influence of the school’s programs online and on campus. Meet Joseph Jeong (LLM in ADR ’18). In the Q&A below, he shares what drove his passion for dispute resolution and his advice for using USC’s…
Friday, October 2, 2020  Apul Bhalani, MDR Class of 2021 An essential element of the USC Gould School of Law’s success is the supportive community fostered among its students around the world. These strong bonds which tie together the Gould Trojan Family fuel the impact and influence of the school’s programs online and on campus. Meet Apul Bhalani (MDR Class of 2021). In the Q&A below, he shares what drove him to pursue a legal…
Monday, September 28, 2020 For journalist Ava-joye Burnett, MSL Class of 2020, legal education means better reporting. Broadcast news reporter Ava-joye Burnett wanted to go to law school to better understand the stories she covered, but she feared putting her passion for journalism on hold for a JD. USC Gould’s Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree offered the perfect solution to deepen her knowledge of government systems while allowing her to continue her work…
Thursday, September 24, 2020 by Nathan O’Malley Nathan O’Malley, USC Gould Lecturer in Law In the ADR world the term “carve-out” refers to an exception within an alternative. Arbitration is a popular alternative tocourt litigation, but contracting parties may not wish to commit all potential disputes to that forum. Frequently, negotiations over the choice for litigation or arbitration will lead contractual parties to draft a court litigation exception, or “carve-out”, within an arbitration clause. Advocates…