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SCHOOL OF LAW

Our Programs

A USF legal education emphasizes participation, dialogue, and practical experience. You will develop your analytical abilities, master legal research and writing skills, and acquire a firm foundation of basic law.

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JD Programs

Full-time, part-time, and several joint-degree JD programs that tailor your education to your career goals.

LLM and Graduate Tax Programs

Three Master of Law programs and one Master of Legal Studies in Taxation program to expand your legal toolbox.

Areas of Study

Explore practice areas as you navigate career options.

Academic Services

Our Academic Support and Bar Exam Success programs work with you to succeed in law school and on the bar exam.

How to Apply

View requirements and start your application for JD, LLM, and master's programs

The way the professors at USF teach the law, it’s really more than just what the law says. It’s really the study of society. It’s about righting wrongs. No matter what area of law you go into, the message is very clear that you are helping people."

SHOUNAK DHARAP JD ’16

Engaged Learning

With a solid foundation in legal theory and practice, our rigorous academic programs prepare students for the bar exam and lifelong career opportunities in law. At USF, education is intellectually demanding and intensely personal. Our expert faculty are accessible, our academic choices are broad, and we focus on professional skills training and real-world experience. The School of Law emphasizes professional skills training through an array of externships, clinics, elective courses, international programs, and faculty support.

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Office of Admissions
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Kendrick Hall, 230
San Francisco, CA 94117