JD Program

The JD program at the University of San Francisco will provide you with a grounding in both legal theory as well as the opportunity to hone professional skills that will help you hit the ground running as a lawyer.

Our core curriculum gives all JD students a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills needed to pass the bar exam and launch a rewarding legal career. USF students build on that foundation by customizing their education with a variety of elective courses to develop a specialization in particular practice areas, from criminal law to intellectual property. Electives and first-year legal writing and research classes are generally taught in small sections of 20 students or fewer, which means students get individualized feedback on their work and forge close ties with faculty.

USF offers a full menu of JD programs — full-time, part-time, and several joint-degrees — that invite you to tailor your education to meet your career goals.