2020 IAP Session Canceled

Due to Covid-19, the 2020 Intensive Advocacy Program was canceled. We hope to return in 2021 with an in-person program if possible. Any updates will be made to this page as we know them. Please feel free to email USFLawIAP@usfca.edu with any questions.

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Program Dates

The 2021 session will take place from May 21 to June 5, 2021.


Information below will be updated once dates become available. Deadlines for previous years have been set from early April to late May.

Deadlines for Applications: TBD
Window for paying $100 materials fee in myUSF: TBD
Priority deadline for financial aid (USF Students): TBD
Deadline for tuition: TBD
Last day to drop and receive a refund: TBD (not including the $100 non-refundable deposit)
Last day to withdraw with a W, no refund: TBD


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.



2021 tuition information will be updated once available.

2020 tuition for students entering law school in Fall 2018 or later is $5,265 ($1,755/unit)
2020 tuition for students entering law school prior to Fall 2018 is $5,445 ($1,815/unit)


$100 non-refundable materials fee (assessed on the student account)

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 50 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. Hard copies are also available in Kendrick 300. Please complete and submit to the Faculty Services Office (Kendrick 300) or mail to the address below. Once you have submitted your application and it has been reviewed, you will be contacted at acceptance. If accepted, you will be contacted concerning the $100 non-refundable materials fee which will be assessed on your student account. At that time, please go to myUSF and pay those fees. You will have 48 hours to process that payment.

IAP online form

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 is in addition to the $100 non-refundable materials fee. 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 usflawiap@usfca.edu to request the required forms.

Please complete and mail all necessary items along to the following address:

Intensive Advocacy Program
University of San Francisco School of Law
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

* 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