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Our programs emphasize participation, dialogue, and practical experience. You will develop your analytical abilities, master legal research and writing skills, and acquire a firm foundation of basic law.

We offer award-winning teaching techniques in legal research and writing, internationally recognized trial advocacy trainers, and dedicated academic enrichment and career planning support from before the first day of class until after you graduate.

Change the World from Here

We are proud to be named the second most diverse law school in the nation. Our vast, supportive, and generous alumni network permeates the San Francisco bench and bar and spreads throughout California and across the nation. This means you will find mentors and models everywhere you look—in small and large law firms, nearby courthouses and startup companies, and elective offices.

Alumni Making Their Mark

Programs Tailored to Your Needs

USF offers a range of diverse JDLLM, and Masters programs to meet your unique career goals. Whatever program you choose, you will build a solid foundation in both legal theory and professional skills to hit the ground running as a lawyer.