GGU Law Grad Law Program Overview 2018

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GGU Law Grad Law Program Overview 2018

Whether students are looking to increase their expertise, gain an edge in the competitive job market, or if they’re an international student wanting to learn more about U.S. law, Golden Gate University School of Law can help students succeed.


GGU Law’s LLM and SJD students get cutting-edge, hands-on experience learning from reputable professors and practitioners with unmatched access throughout the legal community. Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, we are steps from courts, law firms, advocacy organizations, government agencies, and the technology and business community.


Our Graduate Law program is truly a one-of-a-kind learning experience for students.  The experiences we offer our students, along with our top-ranked programs and first-class faculty, have resulted in numerous awards:


  • A+ ranking in International Jurist's Best Law School Experience for LLM students.

  • Nationally Ranked Program in Taxation by U.S. News & World Reports.

  • A+ ranking in National Jurist for innovative curriculum focused on practical training.

  • Ranked Best for Practical Training by PreLaw Magazine.

  • Ranked as a top Environmental Law Program by PreLaw Magazine.

  • Ranked Best LLM in Taxation in the Western United States by TaxTalent.

  • Named as one of the top law schools for female enrollment in the nation and the top school in California by Enjuris.


Our unique programs and unmatched access to real world opportunities draw students from diverse countries around the world, with applicants from over 34 countries. Students in the LLM in US Legal Studies Program can study core US law, prepare for the bar, or focus on one of these specialties: Corporate & Commercial Law, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law, Litigation & Lawyering Skills, Property Development/Real Estate Law, or US Legal Practice.


Overseeing these programs is our new Director of the LLM Programs in US Legal Studies and International Legal Studies, Benedetta Faedi Duramy.


Benedetta Faedi Duramy is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Faculty Scholarship at Golden Gate University School of Law, where she teaches Family Law, International Human Rights, Gender and Children's issues in International Law, and Property, among others. The author of several book chapters and articles, Professor Faedi Duramy completed her JSD (PhD equivalent) at Stanford Law School. She has received numerous awards for her extensive research and scholarship on gender-based violence, with a special focus on Haiti. Her book “Gender and Violence in Haiti: Women's Path from Victims to Agents" was published in 2014 by Rutgers University Press, and her edited volume "International Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Child Participation" was published in 2015 by Oxford University Press.


She received an LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, an MA in Political Science from the University of Florence, and an LLB from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” (summa cum laude). She was a researcher for the Child Protection Unit of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti and worked in private practice in London.


GGU welcomes international students from all over the world into our JD, LLM and SJD Programs.  We believe that diversity is our strength and that the inclusion of all groups only enhances the quality of our legal education and academic environment.


GGU is excited to announce the International Welcome Scholarship for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Applicants.  First time students who enroll full time in one of our Graduate Law Programs are eligible for a $1000 or $2000 merit scholarship on the basis of their TOEFL or IELTS scores. No additional application is required.


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Golden Gate University School of Law also recently signed a new partnership with Themis Bar Review Services, creating the most comprehensive bar prep integration in the nation. This new, groundbreaking partnership will include significant integration of bar preparation into the curriculum and give students will receive nearly full coverage of the cost of their Themis Bar Preparation program.


Our international students who wish to take the bar can take full advantage of these stellar bar preparation courses and resources. GGU Law’s LLM Students will have nearly the full cost of their bar preparation course (for the California & New York Bar Exams) included in their tuition and fees.


GGU Law’s LLM and SJD programs offer the best of all worlds – an intimate, personalized learning experience with full access to all the dynamic opportunity and the rich, diverse culture that our metropolitan campus has to offer. Our small classes, flexible specializations & program focuses, and personalized attention will help our international students succeed and advance their legal career. GGU Law’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, combined with our high academic standards and personalized teaching, make for a superior law school education. 

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