JD Program

As you take the first steps on your legal journey, our innovative and hands-on curriculum will help you graduate with the real-world skills and practical training you need to succeed in your career. With small class sizes and our expert faculty, you will get the individualized attention and support you deserve.

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Full-Time

GGU Law prepares its students to be creative, savvy, and socially-conscious practitioners. Our full-time program gives you unparalleled skills and experiences in the legal profession, all while graduating in three years.

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Part-Time

The part-time evening program at GGU Law serves a diverse and professional community. The innovative curriculum, requiring class attendance just three nights a week, is carefully designed to accommodate the unique needs of parents, commuters, and those working full-time during the day.

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Graduate Law

Our Graduate Law programs (LLM and SJD) will give you the knowledge and practical skills needed to advance your career. You will study in the heart of San Francisco's legal community, where our students not only immerse themselves in U.S. law, but also gain exposure to the Bay Area's legal community and all of the cultural attractions that San Francisco has to offer.

Master of Laws (LLM)

At GGU Law, you'll get to know your fellow students as well as your professors in an intimate academic setting with individualized attention, while living in one of the world's most beautiful and dynamic cities, San Francisco.

  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Legal Studies
  • Taxation Law
  • US Legal Studies

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SJD in International Legal Studies

The Doctor of Juridical Sciences (SJD) in International Legal Studies is designed to give students and scholars the opportunity to acquire specialized knowledge in a particular area of international law.

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Specialty Programs

GGU Law offers a variety of innovative programs that prepare students to be practice-ready on day one.

Clinics

Golden Gate has one of the most extensive clinical legal education programs in the country. Students earn academic credit while working under the supervision of a full-time faculty member and a practicing attorney.

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Centers

Our Centers combine research, practitioner events, publications and online resources to facilitate collaboration among students, scholars, and practitioners in specialized areas of law.

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My experience at GGU Law is the key foundation of my law career. The programs instilled confidence, independence, and assertiveness that shape my practice of law. The global network of friends and contacts continues to play a key role in my career.

David Cheng(JD 99), Chair and managing partner of China & Asia Pacific Practice, Nixon Peabody