Clinics and Centers: Centers
Our Centers combine research, practitioner events, publications and online resources to facilitate collaboration, among students, scholars, and practitioners in specialized areas of law.
The Center serves as a hub for international legal studies, hosting an annual conference and publishing an annual journal. The Annual Fulbright Symposium brings together scholars and students to discuss current international legal issues. The Annual Survey of International and Comparative Law is published by students and faculty.
The IP Law Center brings together students, faculty, lawyers, judges and IP law scholars to explore developments in the fast-changing world of IP law and policy. The Center is led by faculty with extensive IP law experience, assisted by a distinguished advisory board of prominent attorneys from Bay Area law firms, in-house counsel, federal judges, and lawyers at the US Patent and Trademarks Office. With its proximity to Silicon Valley and close ties to California's entertainment centers, the IP Law Center offers students excellent opportunities for research and training.
Students may earn a specialization certificate in IP Law by completing required coursework, including clinical experience, supervised research projects, or participation in moot court competitions.
Students may choose from a rich and varied group of IP Law courses in the areas of Internet and High Technology Law; Patent and Biotechnology Law; Copyright, Entertainment and Sports Law; and Trademark and Unfair Competition Law. Courses are taught by full-time faculty members and experienced practitioners who specialize in IP law.
This yearly conference addresses issues of interest and concern to the IP legal and business communities. Each conference features unique panels of scholars and practitioners in specialty areas of IP Law.
This annual lecture features prominent speakers who address cutting edge topics in the IP field. Past speakers have included William Patry of Google, Pamela Samuelson of UC Berkeley School of Law, and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
The LLM in IP Law is a 24-unit course of study that provides a broad understanding of IP Law, with concentrations in Internet and High Technology Law; Patent and Biotechnology Law; Copyright, Entertainment and Sports Law; and Trademark and Unfair Competition Law.
The Litigation Center provides students with a clear path to acquiring the skills necessary for successful legal careers. For years, GGU students have pursued a system of course offerings and competition opportunities on their way to receiving the popular Litigation Specialization Certificate upon graduation. Our students are immersed in an innovative, integrated curriculum, compete in regional and national competitions, enjoy access to world-class litigators, and develop into effective and persuasive advocates -- GGU advocates.
Summer Trial and evidence program (1st step)
An innovative 8-week summer program for selected law students who have recently completed their first year. Students take integrated courses specifically designed to improve their litigation and advocacy skills including Evidence, Trial Advocacy, and a unique Litigation Center course, Evidence in the Courtroom.
Students compete in over 20 mock trial and appellate (moot court) competitions across the country. GGU Law students have successfully competed in both regional and national mock trial competitions in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Las Vegas.
Considered one of the best in the Bay Area, GGU Law's litigation teams have won the annual San Francisco Trial Lawyer Association's Mock Trial competition three years in a row, and have claimed victory in five of the past six years (2009 & 2011-2014). This competition regularly pits GGU Law against Stanford, UC Berkeley, UC Hastings, Santa Clara, and University of San Francisco law schools. Visit the GGU Law Litigation Center to learn why we are the best in the Bay!
In collaboration with GGU Law's student organizations devoted to advocacy, the Litigation Center hosts a dynamic lecture and demonstration series focused on specific trial advocacy topics with faculty demonstrations, lectures from practitioners and Litigation Center student presentations.
The Center on Urban Environmental Law (CUEL) takes the city as a natural starting point to assess how the law shapes environmental conditions. With a special focus on water, air, and climate, researchers produce white papers that focus on legal and regulatory strategies to improve environmental conditions in and caused by cities. The Center also contributes innovative curriculum to law schools to ensure the next generation of lawyers is versed in the urban environmental implications of the law. A distinguished Advisory board, experienced faculty, students, and practitioners contribute to the Center's work to connect scholarship on environmental law with urban realities.