While primarily an academic program, Legal Studies sponsors or supports various on-campus and off-campus activities and groups, including the Undergraduate Law Society (ULS) and Phi Alpha Delta (PAD).

Our speakers series has featured recent talks by Kathy Roberts from the Center for Justice and Accountability; Center for Constitutional Rights President David Cole; maverick lawyer, Gerry Spence; former San Francisco District Attorney Terence Hallinan; California Supreme Court Justice and USF alumnus Ming Chin; consumer law advocate Ralph Nader; various law school deans; and many others. We have a growing relationship with the USF Human Rights Working Group and with USF’s School of Law (and its Center for Law and Global Justice). We have a small library of law school materials, and through our Pre-Professional Law Committee, faculty advise students on the legal profession and on legal curricula and admissions. Our recent graduates have gone on to law and graduate schools at universities such as Georgetown, Harvard, Washington, Tulane, Columbia, NYU, Yale, American, USC, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, Hastings, and UC Davis.


Under our 4 + 3 Law Program, USF students (in any major) will have the opportunity to gain automatic admission to USF’s Law School of Law if they have a minimum 3.2 GPA, a minimum 70th percentile LSAT score, and complete either the Legal Studies or the Criminal Justice Studies minor.