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Economics and Law, M.A. & J.D.

Darla Moore School of Business
Joseph F. Rice School of Law

Join a dual-degree program of two complementary and distinct curriculums to gain powerful skills and stand out as someone who can recognize the fiscal and societal impacts of a legal decision and develop strategies for improvement.

Combine legal knowledge with the ability to analyze trends and predict future earnings, some of the most sought-after skills in business and government. Offered through the School of Law and Moore School of Business, the combination degree program prepares you to forecast outcomes based on certain criteria using the tools and language of the legal system.

Program Highlights

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    Advanced Knowledge

    Graduate not only with the legal knowledge but also with the capacity to analyze trends and predict future earnings.

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    Leadership Trajectory

    Combine law and economics to create more opportunities for leadership roles in business or government.

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    Expanded Network

    Take advantage of two great networks and the ability to differentiate yourself in a competitive job market.

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    Earn two prestigious degrees in less time while also enjoying a cost savings thanks to shared credits between programs.

What You’ll Study

Prepare for careers that combine professional legal knowledge with advanced study in economics and finance. Study microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and statistics. Learn to address complex business or economic issues and use quantitative data in managerial decision making. Perform legal research, analysis and writing, and practice court procedures.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Legal Knowledge

    Interpreting and applying laws and regulations to specific situations or issues

    Data Analysis

    Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making


    Promoting or defending a cause or issue often using awareness, education and policy change

  • Research

    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems


    Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students

    Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Attorney
  • Economist
  • Professor
  • Executive Director

Workplace Settings

  • Business
  • Government
  • Law Practice
  • Legal Services

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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