Location and Opportunity
With modern facilities situated in a world-class city, there is no better place to study law. Perched on the edge of the Pacific Rim, the San Francisco Bay Area's legal and business market offers unparalleled internship and career opportunities.
The USF School of Law is housed in the Koret Law Center, comprising Kendrick Hall and the Dorraine Zief Law Library. Classrooms were built to take advantage of natural light and to promote easy exchanges between students and teachers; every seat offers power and both wireless and wired network connections. The library is a welcoming, technologically advanced study environment that houses an extensive collection and connects to countless online resources.
The law school's Office of Career Planning provides a range of programs and resources, including online job listings, on-campus interviews, career panel discussions, and individual counseling to help students chart their course. Numerous networking events connect students with dedicated alumni from a variety of legal and alternative careers.
Chester L. McGensy III | Class of 2008
"When looking at law schools, I wanted a place that I was going to get the best education and have the best opportunity to get a job. Coming out of USF I got both."
Law students also benefit from being part of a larger university campus with a range of cultural, recreational, and social programs and resources, including access to the award-winning Koret Health and Recreation Center, health and housing services, and University Ministry, which supports the rich diversity of faiths represented at USF. The university sits on 55 acres in a classic San Francisco residential neighborhood, complete with ornate Victorian homes and Golden Gate views.
The San Francisco Bay Area, which provides unsurpassed learning, practice, placement, and service opportunities, is an extension of the campus and plays a vital role in the overall educational experience. The law school is minutes away from the Civic Center, home to federal, state, and local government agencies and federal and state courts, including the California Supreme Court.
When it's time to unwind, our backyard is Golden Gate Park - a favorite spot for running, cycling, or studying in the afternoon sun. Cafes, restaurants, clubs, and all the fun of city life are at your doorstep. Entertainment options are limitless, from ballet, opera, theater, and symphony to sporting events, the Chinese New Year Parade, and other cultural activities.
Richard E. Burchett Jr. | Class of 2013
"At USF, the country's best legal opportunities are practically just down the street. Set on a career in public service, I had the privilege of working for the most innovative city attorney's office in the nation. My classmates had opportunities close by at the California Supreme Court, at other major courts, and in the financial district."