Specialized online LL.M.


  • Master of laws (LL.M.)
  • Starting date: September
  • Tuition Fee: > 30,000 USD
  • Language: English
  • Program type: Learning distance
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Specialization: Business Law ; U.S. Law


To qualify for admission to the LL.M. program at USC Gould School of Law, applicants must have earned their first law degree (LL.B. or the equivalent) outside of the United States. Applicants who have earned a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in another major outside of law will still be considered, provided that they can provide evidence of their recent legal work experience. 

Admission is highly selective and those admitted will have excellent law school records, strong letters of recommendation, proficiency in English and leadership potential. Although not required, some work or research experience following completion of the first law degree is preferred. Our program does not require the LSAT exam; however, we do require the TOEFL or IELTS exam. 

The following items are required to complete your application for admission:

More information here.


The online LL.M. will include the option of earning an online graduate certificate in Business Law.

Curriculum for the program consists of a variety of courses, which can include:

  • Introduction to U.S. Legal System
  • Legal Profession
  • Legal Research
  • Constitutional Law
  • Topics in American Law

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