About: Law at GGU

GGU Law has trained savvy, creative, and socially responsible practitioners for more than 100 years. Our dynamic urban setting in San Francisco's legal district offers our students unmatched access to courts, law firms, and key government agencies.

Mission Statement

Golden Gate University

We at Golden Gate University School of Law believe that law is an honorable and valuable profession worthy of the public trust.

Our goal is to prepare our students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, and leaders, with the flexibility to respond to changes in the legal profession.  To that end, we blend practical skills training with legal theory throughout the curriculum as we strive for excellence in both teaching and scholarship.

Our mission is to produce a diverse group of graduates with the skill, judgment, and moral compass to become exceptional lawyers and socially responsible members of the global community.


Golden Gate University School of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), 321 N. Clark ST., Chicago, IL 60654-7598, 800-285-2221; and the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State of California and is a member in good standing of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Golden Gate University is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Graduates qualify to take the bar exam in all 50 states and in the District of Columbia.

American Bar Association (ABA)

Office of the Consultant on Legal Education/Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312-988-6738
Fax: 312-988-5681
Barry Currier, Interim Consultant, 312-988-6744, Barry.Currier@americanbar.org
Scott Norberg, Deputy Consultant, 312-988-5103, Scott.Norberg@americanbar.org

California State Bar (Main Office)

180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-538-2000

American Association of Law Schools (AALS)

1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20036-2717
Phone: 202-296-8851
Fax 202-296-8869

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

533 Airport Boulevard, Suite 200, Burlingame, CA  94010-2009
Phone: 650-696-1060
Fax 650-696-1867