The JD program at the University of San Francisco will provide you with a grounding in both legal theory as well as the opportunity to hone professional skills that will help you hit the ground running as a lawyer.
Our core curriculum gives all JD students a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills needed to pass the bar exam and launch a rewarding legal career.
How to Apply
Deadlines and application instructions for the JD program.
Find Your Program
USF offers a full menu of JD programs — full-time, part-time, and several joint-degrees — that invite you to tailor your education to meet your career goals.
The USF School of Law commits itself to designing curriculum to ensure that students achieve competence in a variety of areas.
Areas of Study
Customize you education with a variety of elective courses. Develop a specialization in particular practice areas. Classes are generally taught in small sections of 20 students or fewer, which means students get individualized feedback on their work and forge close ties with faculty.
Animal law is a growing, dynamic field that encompasses and intersects with many other areas of the law, including property law, tort, constitutional law, food law, and environmental law.
U.S. criminal law depends on attorneys who are passionate about seeing justice done.
Intellectual property law is one of the fastest-growing legal fields, with new technology constantly making the old rules of practice obsolete.
From employment to consumer transactions, discrimination law touches every area of the law.
Shounak Dharap ’16
Law in the Family
Everyone helps each other and when one person succeeds, everybody does because we’re so invested in each other’s successes. It’s a great, close-knit environment."
Shounak Dharap ’16
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