The academic courses and programs at the University of San Diego School of Law are designed to provide rigorous, comprehensive, ethical legal training to our students and scholars. Our course offerings are extensive, drawing from some of the greatest legal minds and dedicated teachers in legal education today. With degree programs for those entering the legal profession or for those already established in their careers, USD School of Law is home to a top-notch legal faculty, world-renowned legal clinics and innovative curriculum.
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LLM in Business and Corporate Law
This concentration allows candidates to gain a deeper understanding of complex transactions impacting businesses in the U.S. and around the world.
General LLM with Criminal Law
The Criminal Law concentration delves into what constitutes a crime, when a crime has been committed, and what is the punishment or sanction for such an act, as well as defenses to crimes and theories such as retribution and deterrence.
General LLM with Environmental and Energy Law
This concentration encompasses the complex spectrum of public land and natural resource law, climate change, energy law, impact litigation, and land use.
General LLM with Intellectual Property
Today’s innovative and technology-driven market has increased the need for intellectual property law; this concentration includes courses on patents, copyrights, trademark, trade secrets, media, and cyberspace law.
LLM in International Law
The expanding global market has increased the demand for attorneys well-versed in international business transactions, litigation, and the resolution of conflicts between the laws of different countries.
LLM in Taxation
The Taxation concentration is ideal for candidates seeking an overview of U.S. and international taxation and tax policy; elective courses are available in various areas including corporate and international tax.
Practical Skills Training
USD offers opportunities for professional skills development in the classroom, courtroom and professional settings through courses such as trial advocacy, legal writing and research, and alternative dispute resolution and through USD’s extensive clinical education and internship programs.
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