School of Law: Admissions

GGU Law seeks applicants from diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated the academic ability and leadership potential to succeed in law school and become active and contributing members of the legal community.


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For over a century, GGU Law's interdisciplinary focus on legal education has emphasized practical skills training and experiential learning, an approach that produces creative, open-minded and socially responsible practitioners. Our location in the cultural and legal heart of San Francisco provides our students with unmatched access to courts, law firms, grassroots advocacy organizations and government agencies. Learn more:



The Admissions Committee reviews applications to the law school holistically, taking into consideration all information provided by each applicant. The committee considers:

  • Academic achievement
  • Performance on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Analytical skills
  • Character and fitness to practice law*
  • Employment history and community involvement
  • Graduate studies (if any) and other life experiences


*Admitted students must register with the State Bar and submit a moral character application before being licensed to practice law. Learn more.


Fall 2014 entering class

  • Class size: 137 (110 Full-time day, 27 Part-time evening)
  • Total number of applications: 1,315
  • Average age: 27 years
  • Minority: 56%
  • Women: 53%
  • Receiving merit scholarship: 71%
  • Average merit scholarship: $21,907


75th Percentile LSAT/GPA 153/3.23 153/3.24
Median LSAT/GPA 150/2.98 149/2.98
25th Percentile LSAT/GPA 146/2.75 146/2.74



  • HLP class size: 32
  • Total number of HLP applications: 623
  • Median LSAT/GPA: 153/3.08


Statistics current as of October 10, 2014

Statement of Nondiscrimination

GGU Law is committed to preparing its graduates to serve their professional, local, and global communities and to contribute to the overall common good of society. The law school promotes academic excellence, knowledge, value, and skills to achieve this commitment. In selecting students for its JD Program, GGU Law considers the intellectual ability and aptitude that will enable its students to achieve personal excellence and contribute to the intellectual and social life of the law school. The law school considers all aspects of an applicant's background, such as work experience, community service, and leadership skills as well as the overall diversity of the entering class.

Diversity is a core value of the law school and a long-standing part of its mission. The law school seeks to admit students of different races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and ages, as well as persons with disabilities. Diversity of background, experience and viewpoint among the law school student body is essential to the full and informed exchange of ideas and adds greatly to the quality of legal education. Further, diversity prepares the law school graduate to better represent a multitude of groups and interests and to serve the common good.