GGU Law Commencement Featured Costa County District Attorney & Alumna Diana Becton (JD, 1985)

Becton is the first woman, first African-American and first person of color to serve as Contra Costa County District Attorney since the office was established in 1850.

Amy McLellan, JD, LLM, to Lead GGU's New Joint LLM & MS in Taxation Program

McLellan joins Golden Gate University as Dean of the Braden School of Taxation and Director of the LLM Taxation & Estate Planning programs -- marking the beginning of a groundbreaking joint program.

John N. Haramalis Appointed as Associate General Counsel

The Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA) and its affiliate has selected John N. Haramalis (PhD, International Legal Studies) as Associate General Counsel joining the team that handles all legal and compliance matters. He served in the U.S. Army for more than 30 years starting as an enlisted soldier and retiring as a Colonel. A combat veteran with more than five years of deployment experience, he held senior leadership assignments at high levels in NATO, the National Guard, and the Army.

US Law Schools Inform Luxembourg Pupils, Parents on MAs

Golden Gate School of Law representatives were on a panel that advised the nation of Luxembourg on educational opportunities.

IP Institute Moves Across Town From USF to Golden Gate

The McCarthy Institute—which is devoted to studying the intersection of business innovation, technology, and intellectual property—has moved to Golden Gate’s business and law schools.

McCarthy on the Move

The McCarthy Institute has moved from the University of San Francisco Law School to GGU. Operating at the nexus of trademark law, marketing, technology, and consumer behavior, the Institute conducts regular symposia, workshops, networking groups, and pursues original IP and branding research and scholarship.

The Prestigious McCarthy Institute Moves to Golden Gate University

The McCarthy Institute – named after the world-renowned J. Thomas McCarthy, author of McCarthy on Trademarks – sits at the nexus of Intellectual Property law, technology, and business innovation. Over the past decade, it has strived to develop a better understanding of the way that culturally transformative business trends shape law and vice-versa. This unique work aligns perfectly with Golden Gate University’s mission of preparing students for today’s merging worlds of business, technology, and law with both innovative education and practical training. The McCarthy Institute publishes scholarship, coordinates workshops, introduces law students with IP leaders, and hosts conferences that focus on the unique legal issues endemic in modern digital marketing and brand protection.

Prestigious McCarthy Institute Moves to Golden Gate University

The McCarthy Institute, the world's preeminent trademark, consumer behavior, and branding institute, will be located jointly in the law and business schools at Golden Gate University in downtown San Francisco.

Renowned Intellectual Property and Technology Law Professor Joins GGU, Will Speak on Campus in August

David Franklyn, JD, a prominent law professor who is considered one of the nation’s preeminent experts on intellectual property and technology law, is joining the faculty of Golden Gate University. He consults with some of the world’s leading companies and serves as an expert witness in trademark and IP cases. At GGU, Franklyn has a joint appointment between the School of Law and the Ageno School of Business. This joint appointment will allow students to take classes that integrate legal and business principles.

GGU’s Innovation in Practice Seminars

Free seminars feature experts in Law, Leadership, Negotiation, Presentations, Psychology, Taxation, and More

Rich Builders Get Around CEQA. That Doesn't Mean the Law Should.

Helen Kang, Professor at the Golden Gate University School of Law, weighs in on the importance of the California Environmental Quality Act to ensure transparency of projects such as the new Clippers arena.

Pride 2018: Law school dean a longtime advocate for equality

This article traces the personal and professional journey of Anthony Niedwiecki, who became Dean of the Golden Gate University School of law in 2017. He is one of only a handful of openly LGBTQ deans to ever lead an ABA-accredited law school--which is the third most diverse, according to U.S. News and World Report.

We Must Be the Role Models We Lack

Commentary from the Dean of the Golden Gate University School of Law on the “rainbow ceiling” and the need for outspoken leaders.

Golden Gate University School of Law School Dean Fights Homophobia and Fear

Anthony Niedwiecki identifies a moment in 2007 at a Fort Lauderdale airport as a turning point in his life as an LGBTQ activist.

This Google Exec is Helping 'Gayglers' Be Themselves

An interview with Rebecca Prozan, a graduate of Golden Gate University School of Law, who is a senior liaison to local government and communities throughout eight Google offices in California.

Golden Gate University Hires Leading Intellectual Property and Technology Law Professor David Franklyn

A preeminent expert on intellectual property (IP) and technology law, Franklyn becomes the university's first joint appointment between the School of Law and Ageno School of Business.

Nashville Mayoral Election: Meet David Briley

David Briley (JD, '95) seeks to extend his long record of service to the city of Nashville.

Low-Wage Workers Will Be Directly Impacted by the California Supreme Court’s Decision in Troester v. Starbucks Inc.

The Women’s Employment Rights Clinic at GGU School of Law filed an amicus brief on behalf of low-wage worker advocates, urging the Court to follow its own precedent and the clear statutory requirements in California that workers must be paid for all hours worked.

Novato Man Ascends from Drug Court to Law School

New law school student puts his past behind him and is granted a full scholarship to GGU School of Law.

Morton Cohen, Civil Rights Attorney and Law School Professor, Dies

GGU professor helped improve treatment for mental patients, jail inmates, and poor tenants. Working pro bono, Cohen filed many lawsuits on behalf of jail inmates, battling overcrowding and understaffing.

The Gig Economy: What is it? What’s It Mean, and What’s Ahead?

Q&A with Tom Cushing, Senior Adjunct Professor at GGU.

Golden Gate University law school dean fights homophobia and fear (Video)

An interview with Anthony Niedwiecki, Dean of the Golden Gate University School of Law.

John Marshall Law School Hosts 28th Annual National Criminal Justice Trial Competition

GGU School of Law team competes among 20 of the best trial advocacy teams in the country.

GGU Seminar Series Addresses Cryptocurrency, Business Analytics, Sexual Harassment, and Other Timely Subjects

Innovation in Practice series provides the GGU community with links between business practices and current trends.

Women Lead at GGU

To honor Women’s History Month, we would like to acknowledge the accomplished women who make a large contribution at GGU.