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Golden Gate University

JD Flex Program

Get the best of online and on-campus learning with a schedule that fits your life. An ABA-approved flexible law degree for busy adults.

McCarthy Institute

A GGU Exclusive Partnership

The world’s preeminent IP law and Business innovation institute offers unique access to GGU students.

Social Justice at GGU

Earn your JD. Change the World.

Gain the skills to make the world a more equitable place at a university committed to social justice and equal access to the law.

Everything You Need for Your Next Mission

Maximize your GI benefits while advancing your career with a flexible program that includes small classes and robust veteran student support services.

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Eight Weekends per Semester. Summers Online. Less Than Four Years. Career Tracks.

Located in the heart of San Francisco’s legal, financial, and technology hub, Golden Gate University School of Law has been San Francisco’s law school since 1901. GGU’s new JD Flex program lets you earn an ABA-approved law degree in less than four years, even while working full time. The program blends online coursework with 8 weekend on-campus sessions per semester. Summers are online.  You get the same rigor and standards of our campus-based JD programs, with the flexibility you need to make law school fit into your busy life.

Whether you’re a first-generation college student eager to make your mark, a working professional ready to enhance your career, or a veteran learning to serve your country in a new way, the JD Flex program is the opportunity for your life now.

Jump Start Your Career

Gain broad legal knowledge on the standard track or gain a competitive edge in specific fields with one of two focused career tracks. Each of the tracks includes a roadmap of electives taught by industry experts.

Social Justice & Public Interest Career Track

The Social Justice & Public Interest career track prepares you to think critically about today’s most pressing public interest issues and highlights the many different roles that lawyers play in solving society’s toughest problems.

This track prepares you for a career where law can be a tool for justice, including a career in criminal prosecution or defense, government and policy work, nonprofit work, and public office roles.

Intellectual Property Law Career Track

The Intellectual Property Law career track allows you to choose a generalist approach where you survey a range of intellectual property topics or delve into a Patent Law or Technology and Data Privacy Law specialization—two of the most in-demand areas of law. 

This track gives you a competitive edge in a range of careers, including in intellectual property, technology, data privacy, and general commercial practice.

Application Deadlines

15Apr

Priority Deadline

Thursday
15Jun

Final Deadline

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Flexible and Student Focused

The JD Flex program is designed with the student in mind. Enjoy the flexibility and personalization of online learning without compromising the human connection necessary for deep learning. Our individualized approach to student success ensures no one falls through the cracks. 

When you join the GGU community you get access to institutes and partnerships that advance your career and expand your horizons.

At GGU, we believe every student can achieve their academic potential. Our comprehensive academic support programming begins before orientation and extends post-graduation, ensuring that you gain the essential skills necessary to ace your exams and pass the bar.

At GGU, we believe every student can achieve their academic potential. Our comprehensive academic support programming begins before orientation and extends post-graduation, ensuring that you gain the essential skills necessary to ace your exams and pass the bar.

The McCarthy Institute at GGU is the world’s preeminent intellectual property law and business innovation institute.  Through workshops, seminars, events, and fellowships, the McCarthy Institute connects students with unparalleled opportunities in work that ranges from intellectual property and trademarks to branding and advertising.

The McCarthy Institute at GGU is the world’s preeminent intellectual property law and business innovation institute.  Through workshops, seminars, events, and fellowships, the McCarthy Institute connects students with unparalleled opportunities in work that ranges from intellectual property and trademarks to branding and advertising.

GGU is home to the Center for Intellectual Property and Privacy Law, where expert faculty lead one of the largest and most comprehensive IP and privacy law programs in the country. The center develops relevant curricula reflective of today’s industry challenges and connects students with alumni and industry professionals at the forefront of these  issues.

GGU is home to the Center for Intellectual Property and Privacy Law, where expert faculty lead one of the largest and most comprehensive IP and privacy law programs in the country. The center develops relevant curricula reflective of today’s industry challenges and connects students with alumni and industry professionals at the forefront of these  issues.

Diversity Is Who We Are

GGU Law received an A+ rating for diversity from National Jurist, and US News and World Report rated us the second most diverse law school in the country. Our students are women and veterans, members of the LGBTQ community, and people of all ethnic and racial backgrounds. 

We believe that education should be accessible to all. We’re here to help you find the best solutions to finance your education. Earn your JD in one of the most dynamic legal centers in the country.

Join the GGU Law family.

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