LLM Admissions

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 new 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.

LLM IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY LAW

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.

USF was the best option for me, being surrounded by tech companies, and being taught by wonderful faculty, with a strong curriculum. As a small program, it provided personal attention to students.

Margarita Zakiyan LLM '07, Legal Counsel, YouTube

Contact Info

Graduate Taxation Program

LLM and MLST

USF's Downtown Campus
101 Howard Street
(415) 422-2801

Contact Info

IP and Technology Program & International Transactions and Comparative Law Program

Kendrick 339
(415) 422-6946