Why Choose GGU Law?

  • Our convenient, downtown San Francisco location offers law students unmatched access to law firms, courts and key government agencies
  • Personalized attention and a low student-to-faculty ratio
  • Generous scholarship packages (all applicants are automatically considered for merit and other scholarship awards)
  • GGU proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for eligible applicants

Established in 1901, GGU Law has educated some of the nation's most distinguished attorneys and judges. Our focus on practical skills training produces savvy, creative, and socially responsible practitioners. The law school is nationally recognized for its public interest, litigation, environmental law, and tax law programs.

GGU Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State of California. We offer several programs for legal study. See which one best fits your educational and professional goals:


Master of Laws (LLM) Program

LLM programs are available for those who have completed a JD or equivalent degree. Entering students enroll in August, January, or May, but fall enrollment is encouraged for most programs. The flexible, full-time program may be completed in as little as one year. Degrees offered include intellectual property law, taxation, environmental law, international legal studies, and U.S. legal studies.


Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) in International Legal Studies Program

The SJD in International Legal Studies offers in-depth study of specialized areas of international and comparative law. A Master of Laws LLM degree or equivalent is a prerequisite for the SJD Program


Full-Time Juris Doctor (JD) Program

Students in the three-year full-time day program benefit from an innovative curriculum enhanced by numerous opportunities to gain practical, real world experience.


Part-Time Juris Doctor (JD) Program

The four-year, part-time evening curriculum is carefully tailored to meet the unique needs of working professionals, parents, and others with daytime obligations.


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