USF Law School

General Info

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The University of San Francisco School of Law is a private law school located in San Francisco, California. First established in 1912, the law school has nearly 700 students. USF offers full and part-time programs leading to the J.D. degree. Students can also enroll in the J.D./M.B.A. program which takes four years of study. The majority of the student body has LSAT scores in the 80th percentile or higher. J.D. students can also receive certificates at graduation in Public Interest Law, Intellectual Property and International Law. USF also offers a Master of Laws (L.L.M.) degree program in Comparative Law and International Transactions for foreign lawyers who have first degrees in law from a non-American university as well as an L.L.M. in Intellectual Property and Technology law for foreign and American lawyers.

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USF Law School Admissions

USF Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 62% of its applicants. Comparatively, Sanfranciso is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2026 2125 1305 (61.41%) 205 (9.6%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 2.85 3.13 3.38
LSAT 149 152 154

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $46,860 $46,860
Part Time $35,117 $35,117

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $28,778
  • Living off-campus: $30,328
  • Living at home: $16,828

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: $60

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USF Law School Community

USF Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Sanfranciso is Above Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 33
  • Part Time: 54


  • # Female Faculty: 44
  • # Minority Faculty: 28


16.0 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

USF Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. USF Law School 1L section size is 22% smaller than law schools in California and 19% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

USF Law School: 123
California Average: 150
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 1168
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 117

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 159
  • Law Journals: 110
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 20.7%
  • Second Year: 0.0%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

USF Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The USF Law School class of 2021 had an employment rate of 65% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2021, 100.0%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 56.0%
  • Business: 23.0%
  • Government: 10.0%
  • Public Interest: 7.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • California: 90%
  • New York: 2%
  • Oregon: 2%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 100.0%
  • First Time Takers: 196
  • Average School: 64.3%
  • Average State: 66.9%
  • Pass Difference: -2.7%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • California: 66.1%
  • Passed: 113 of 182 (62.1%)
  • State Average: 66.9%
  • Difference: -4.0%