The University of San Francisco (USF) is a private national institution founded in 1855 as a non-profit, Jesuit-Catholic university. It is located at the California's Bay Area right at the heart of San Francisco's financial district. It is the recipient of numerous accolades, including a Tier One National University ranking for 2017 by the U.S. News & World Report.
The USF School of Law was established in 1912 and is the recipient of such honors as being the 13th best law school in the country for diversity in 2015 as ranked by The National Jurist. It is accredited by the ABA and offers its students quality but rigorous legal education with a global perspective. Currently, USF Law School offers four Master of Laws programs:
- LLM in International Transactions and Comparative Law (ITCL)
- LLM in Intellectual Property and Technology Law (IPTL)
- LLM in Taxation
- Master of Legal Studies in Taxation (MLST)
LLM applicants are eligible to apply for the LLM programs if they have a prior law degree. The LLM in ITCL is open exclusively to foreign lawyers while the LLMs in IPTL and Taxation are open to both U.S. and foreign lawyers. The MLST is offered to those with a college degree in finance, accounting, business or other degrees that the Admissions Committee approves.
All four programs have an August intake and may be taken either full-time or part-time. All applications are accepted on a rolling basis and considered in the order that they are completed. However, students are encouraged to apply early. Deadlines have not yet been announced for Fall 2018 classes, but USF Law School will continue to consider applications beyond the deadline based on the availability of space.