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Rachel Van Cleave

Faculty Spotlight: Rachel Van Cleave Invites Innovation and Diverse Perspectives

Rachel Van Cleave has always been up for a creative challenge. This means that she can more than empathize with her ambitious, hardworking, and potentially slightly overwhelmed law students. Finishing up her senior year at Stanford, she applied to three law schools, the peace corps, and a fellowship with the California legislature. “I wasn’t sure …

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Entertainment and Sports Law

How GGU’s JD Flex Program Can Prepare You for a Career in Entertainment and Sports Law

Sports and entertainment are huge industries in the United States. Total revenue in the Sports segment was projected to reach $3.67 billion in 2022. People grow up with loyalties to their city and their teams, while music and movies shape and impact our lives.  Maybe you loved and played a sport your entire life or …

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Gender-based Violence

What is Gender-based Violence? Help Fight Gender-Based Violence with a JD from GGU School of Law

Society has origins in oppression and the patriarchy, and gender-based oppression has been rampant. This goes beyond gender inequality in the workplace, medical system, and other aspects of daily life. This extends to violence.  According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, gender-based violence (GBV) refers to harmful acts directed at an individual based on their …

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Jairo Bustos

Student Story with GGU’s Jairo Bustos

Jairo Bustos is a father of two, a six-year-old son and three-year-old daughter. A second-year student at GGU, he works full-time at a civil litigation trial firm in San José where he is on the paralegal team. A full-time employee, committed father, and dedicated student all at once? That’s a lot to navigate. So if …

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Commitment to Social Justice

GGU’s Commitment to Social Justice and an Inclusive Future

For many, careers are motivated by passion, but that passion is often eclipsed by the need to simply make a living. Some people are born with the desire to change the world for the better, to ensure that their life holds space for impact. Those wanting to do so by improving the law become social …

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Trade Secret Law

Practice Trade Secret Law with GGU’s JD Flex Program

We encounter varying degrees of confidential information throughout our lives. There is, ironically, an old rhyme that begins, “Secrets, secrets, are no fun.” That old rhyme, when it comes to trade secrets, is incorrect. Trade secrets are intellectual property rights surrounding confidential information, and are important (and fun!) for a myriad of reasons. Has the …

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Law School Application Tips

Law School Application Tips from GGU’s Hybrid JD Flex Program

If you’re considering pursuing a JD degree at Golden Gate University, you’ll need to navigate the admissions process. Fortunately, our admissions office is here to help. We recently hosted an application overview webinar that outlined the essential components of a successful law school application to GGU. In this blog, we’ll be providing practical law school …

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Juris Doctor Career Outcomes

Top 10 Juris Doctor Career Outcomes from GGU’s JD Flex Program

As of 2021, 35,287 students graduated from law school in the United States. While becoming an attorney is generally the first outcome envisioned for JD graduates, there are many career paths you can pursue.  To open possibilities for career outcomes, consider Golden Gate University. GGU has been San Francisco’s law school since 1901. Located in …

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