2021-2022 Catalog 
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2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Law

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With your law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law, your legal career can soar in myriad directions. Whatever your career ambitions, the law school will prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and professional networking opportunities to help you reach your goals.

We focus on experiential, hands-on learning that prepares you to hit the ground running after graduation. You can work with real clients on real problems in one of our ten clinics. Or work alongside mentors and leaders while externing at nearby courthouses or the many corporations and leading start-ups, law firms, and government and public interest agencies that call the Bay Area home.

USF offers a range of JD, LLM, and Masters programs to meet your unique career goals.

JD: Full-Time and Part-Time Programs
With a solid foundation in legal theory and practice, our rigorous JD programs prepare students for the bar exam and lifelong career opportunities in law.

JD/Master of Business Administration
Prepare for the increasingly interdependent worlds of law and business with USF’s JD/MBA dual degree program. Gain an in-depth perspective of corporate business practices, and the business skills necessary to successfully manage law firms, larger businesses, or nonprofit organizations.

JD/MA in Urban and Public Affairs Dual Degree Program
As the world’s cities continue to grow, USF’s dual JD/MA in Urban and Public Affairs Program will equip you with the skills and knowledge to be an effective lawyer and leader in 21st century urban and public policy challenges.

LLM in Taxation
Students in the LLM in Taxation program gain a firm grounding in all major areas of taxation and preparation for advancing or launching successful careers in tax law. They expand their knowledge of tax law and network with established professionals in the field.

LLM in Intellectual Property and Technology Law
Our LLM in Intellectual Property and Technology Law program is designed for seasoned practitioners looking to stay abreast in this constantly changing field, and recent graduates wanting to get an edge in a market where specialization is increasingly important to employers.

LLM in International Transactions and Comparative Law
The LLM in International Transactions and Comparative Law program is your gateway to a thriving career in American, international, and comparative law. The program equips international students with a strong grounding in legal theory and practical skills to pursue gainful employment in the United States and abroad.

Master of Legal Studies in Taxation
The Master of Legal Studies in Taxation program is a unique opportunity for accounting and finance professionals to enhance their professional knowledge and career trajectory. They study alongside the LLM in Taxation students in courses taught by USF’s preeminent tax scholars.

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