The University of San Francisco, a private, nonprofit, Jesuit university was founded in 1855. The USF School of Law is ranked the sixth most ethnically diverse law school in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
Number of JD Applicants for Fall 2021 Class: 2,135
Degrees Offered JD, JD/MBA, JD/MUPA, JD/LLM in Taxation, LLM in International Transactions and Comparative Law, LLM in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, LLM in Taxation, Master of Legal Studies in Taxation (MLST), 3+3 Bachelor's and JD
JD Certificate Programs Business Law, International and Comparative Law, Intellectual Property and Technology Law, Labor and Employment Law, Public Interest Law, Tax Law
Centers and Institutes Center for Law and Ethics
International Programs Summer international externships in China, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, London, Mexico, Paris, Spain, Vietnam. Semester exchanges in Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Luxembourg
Law Clinics Criminal and Juvenile Justice, Immigration and Deportation Defense, Immigration Policy, International Human Rights, Internet and Intellectual Property Justice, and Racial Justice
Total Enrollment (as of August 24, 2020)
JD Students: 369
LLM Students: 43
MLST Students: 87
Fall 2021 JD Class Profile
Students of Color: 55.0%
Number of undergraduate schools represented: 85
Top California Feeder Schools
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Riverside
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of San Francisco
San Francisco State University
Top Out-of-State Feeder Schools
Northern Arizona University
University of Arizona
University of Colorado-Boulder
University of Maryland-College Park
University of Oregon
University of Washington
Student Bar Association
Student Organizations (partial list)
Business Law Association
Black Law Students Association
International Law Society
Women's Law Association
Full-Time and Tenured Faculty: 38
Part-time Faculty: 60
Number of Alumni: 10,000
Approximately 72 percent of alumni are located in California, with more than half in the San Francisco Bay Area.
From the law school's founding in 1912 to today, approximately 340 alumni have become judges.
University of San Francisco Law Review, Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, Maritime Law Journal
The USF School of Law is housed in the Koret Law Center, comprising Kendrick Hall and the Dorraine Zief Law Library. The School of Law is part of the 55-acre USF campus, perched on a hilltop in a residential neighborhood overlooking the San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Park, and downtown.
Completely renovated in 2003, Kendrick Hall is home to lecture halls, seminar rooms, a moot court room, faculty and administrative offices, student lounge and meeting space, an art gallery, and soaring atrium.
Dorraine Zief Law Library
Built in 2000, the library is a 49,000-square-foot, three-story facility fully equipped with the most advanced technological infrastructure and more than 350,000 volumes of print and electronic legal materials.
The University is an equal opportunity institution of higher learning education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services, and academic programs on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related), and disability, and on other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.