Located in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic and innovative cities, the USF School of Law offers a rigorous education with a global perspective in a diverse, supportive community. Our Master of Laws programs seek to admit a diverse group of students who are among the most capable lawyers from the Bay Area, nationwide, and countries throughout the world.
USF offers three LLM programs to help attorneys advance in their careers. The admissions committee reviews files in the order they are completed, on a rolling basis. Therefore, it is to the applicant’s advantage to submit the complete application with supporting materials as early as possible. Applications will be reviewed once all required documents and the application fee have been received. Applications will still be accepted after the priority deadline subject to the availability of space remaining in the entering class.
LLM in Taxation
This program provides a firm grounding in the major areas of taxation and prepares graduates for successful careers in tax law. The program is conveniently located in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district, so that working professionals can easily participate in the program. Online courses are also offered, allowing students the ultimate flexibility to earn their degree in a way that works for them.
The LLM in Intellectual Property and Technology Program, which is open to U.S. students with law degrees and foreign students, focuses on American and international law in the intellectual property field. Skills training and career development are key features of the program, and networking opportunities with alumni practitioners abound.
LLM in International Transactions and Comparative Law
The LLM in International Transactions and Comparative Program, which is open only to foreign students who are fluent in English, equips students with a strong grounding in legal theory and practical skills to move their career forward in the United States and abroad. Students focus on either international commercial and business transactions law, international human rights law, or an in-depth study of a particular area of U.S. law.