Admissions: Start Your Legal Career


Start your legal career.

Ambition is one thing. Credentials are another. A law degree from Golden Gate University gives you both the skills and the confidence you need to start changing the world. Established in 1901, GGU Law has educated some of the nation's most distinguished judges and attorneys. And our programs in public interest law, litigation, environmental law, and tax law are nationally renowned. Join our thousands of alumni who have turned their vision into action.

"I am so grateful to GGU Law for providing me with the tools to launch my legal career. I've been a prosecutor for over three decades and the first woman to serve as District Attorney for Alameda County, a position once held by United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren."

-- Nancy O'Malley (JD 83, LLD 12)
Alameda County District Attorney

  • Real-world instruction. GGU Law is well known for its emphasis on practice-intensive courses. Classes are taught by our full-time faculty, many of whom are recognized leaders in the legal profession. Our curriculum offers outstanding on-site legal clinics in fascinating subjects such as environmental law and social justice or pro bono tax. And beginning in the fall of 2014, students can assist veterans with applications for benefits and discharge upgrades in our Veterans Legal Advocacy Center.
  • On-the-job experience. We offer a wide variety of field placements and externships at government agencies, law offices, counsel offices, or judges' chambers -- so you can experience the legal field from the inside. Working under the supervision of faculty, judges, and attorneys, you'll gain firsthand knowledge at an accelerated pace.
  • Generous financial aid. It's our mission to put an outstanding legal education within everyone's reach, which is why we award generous merit scholarships based on academic performance, community leadership, and more. We also offer significant financial aid benefits to veterans through the Yellow Ribbon Program.
  • Coveted location. GGU Law is located in the heart of San Francisco's legal and financial district, where you'll have access to a rich network of some of the top businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies in the country.
  • Vast alumni network. Build relationships with GGU's extensive network of contacts in the legal, business, tax, and accounting professions.

We look forward to hearing from you and discussing how to make your goals a reality.

"I took a whole semester away from school to work full time at an international nonprofit. At Asylum Access in Quito, Ecuador, I practiced asylum law in Spanish before the Ecuadorean government. The experience was unforgettable."

-- Otis Landerholm (JD 10)
Landerholm Law Office

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