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.



Located in the heart of San Francisco's financial, technology, and legal center, GGU School of Law is an ideal place to further your career in Intellectual Property Law. With courses spanning Internet and High Technology Law to Entertainment and Sports Law, GGU offers an IP specialty track in the JD program and a graduate LLM degree. Our IP Law Center, and expert faculty -- many of whom are leading practitioners in IP Law in the Bay Area -- connect students to the wide-ranging network of esteemed GGU alumni, and to exciting internships and job opportunities.  The Center is assisted by an Advisory Board made up of prominent attorneys from Bay Area law firms, in-house counsel, and lawyers at the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Students in the JD program may earn a specialization certificate in IP Law by completing required coursework, including clinical experience, supervised research projects, or participation in moot court competitions.  All units can transfer to the LLM Intellectual Property degree, which can be earned in as little as one additional semester.

The Center publishes a unique peer-reviewed academic IP Law Journal, The IP Law Book Review, which is an ever-changing and updated review of recently published books in the IP field. The incisive and in-depth reviews are written by a prominent panel of IP scholars and practitioners.

The Center also sponsors the annual Intellectual Property Law & Policy Conference, which brings together leading thinkers and practitioners to address 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.

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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.

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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.



GGU Law's Veterans Legal Advocacy Center seeks to open the profession to more of our distinguished veterans and to both create and partner with others to offer programs that serve our students and support the legal needs of the broader veterans community.

Visit the Veterans Legal Advocacy Center