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2021 IAP Session

The Intensive Advocacy Program will take place remotely in 2021 corresponding to University guidelines during COVID-19. Students will participate in online lectures and small groups and be responsible for additional work outside of class to meet ABA requirements for 3 units.

Program Dates

The 2021 session will take place from May 24 to June 4, 2021.


item  Date
Applications April 7, 2021
Priority deadline for financial aid (USF students) May 15, 2021
Tuition May 1, 2021
Last day to drop and receive a refund May 17, 2021 (not including the $100 non-refundable deposit)
Last day to withdraw with a W, no refund June 4, 2021


Students who have satisfactorily completed one year of study at an accredited law school and are in good standing are eligible to enroll. 

Credit and Grades

The Intensive Advocacy Program is offered as part of the fully accredited curriculum of the University of San Francisco School of Law. Participants receive three units of credit. The program is offered on a credit/no credit basis. If a student's home school requires a letter grade, this can be arranged on an individual basis. The program complies with ABA requirements.



Tuition and Aid for JD:

  • 2021 tuition is $1,850 per unit (all part time students entering prior to Fall 2018)
  • 2021 tuition is $1,790 per unit (all part time students entering Fall 2018 or later)

The Intensive Advocacy Program is three units.


Tuition and Fees Schedule for LLM & Masters Programs

Deposits, Payments, and Refunds

Enrollment is limited and applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, limited to 24 spots. A waiting list will allow students to enroll as applicants withdraw their applications.  

The University of San Francisco reserves the right to cancel the program, in case of emergency or under-enrollment. To date, the program has never been cancelled. In the event of such cancellation, all payments will be refunded. 


You must fill out the IAP Online form. Once you have submitted your application and it has been reviewed, you will be contacted at acceptance.

IAP online form

Please contact Andrea Crawford at with questions.

Visiting Students

Students from ABA accredited law schools are required to have their home schools provide a letter of good standing indicating permission to enroll in IAP before registration will be permitted. If your school requires that IAP issues a letter grade, that must be stipulated in that letter. Members of the bar are required to present their bar card.

Non-USF students must submit a $50 non-refundable application fee to cover processing. This should be a check or money order made payable to: USF School of Law.

Visiting students are also required to submit an application form and a non-degree personal data form. Please reach out to to request the required forms.

* Materials fee is required at application to secure a place in the program.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled in the IAP program may or may not qualify for financial aid. Please note that if an enrolled student does not qualify for financial aid, s/he will be required to pay tuition in full.

Summer financial aid information for USF students

Financial aid information for visiting students