University of San Francisco School of Law

University of San Francisco School of Law
2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080, USA
Phone: 415.422.6586 | Fax: 415.422.5442
Email: lawadmissions@usfca.edu | Website: www.usfca.edu/law

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?

The university is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the university does not discriminate in employment, educational services, or academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related), or disability, or on other bases prohibited by law. The university reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity?

The university is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the university does not discriminate in employment, educational services, or academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related), or disability, or on other bases prohibited by law. The university reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

Yes

Does your law school have a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender student organization?

Pride Law is a student-run organization at USF Law School dedicated to promoting equality and justice for the LGBT community through the law. Our mission is to educate the community about issues specific to the LGBT community in order to eradicate homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, and other affronts to the dignity of individual human beings. Furthermore, the organization is a mechanism by which LGBT students, allies, and alumni can meet, network, and work together to build a strong future for academic achievement, career placement, and community involvement. Members may join weekly Pride Law meetings, attend Pride Law social events, and partake in Pride Law-run networking/alumni events.

For more information, contact usfpridelaw@gmail.com.

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender faculty members?

Professor Julie Nice

Professor Luke Bosso

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender administrators?

Alan P. Guerrero
Senior Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Phone: 415.422.6586
Email: guerrero@usfca.edu

Does your law school offer any academic courses primarily focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender legal issues?

Our LGBT-related course selection includes

  • Advanced Constitutional Law
  • Feminist Legal Theory Seminar
  • Law & Society
  • Sexuality Law
  • Work, Gender & the Law Seminar

Does your law school offer the same benefits to faculty, staff, or student same-sex spouses as they do opposite-sex spouses?

Family Eligibility for Benefits

Does your law school offer any form of domestic-partner benefits to faculty, staff, or students?

Family Eligibility for Benefits

Additional Information

The USF School of Law aims to admit a diverse group of students who are among the most capable in the nation. We look for students who will work to promote the well-being of society, further the cause of justice domestically and abroad, and contribute to the common good. At USF, there is no formula to guarantee admission. Instead, we consider multiple factors, including an applicant’s LSAT score, undergraduate grade-point average, school, and course selection, as well as any graduate degrees. In addition, we consider past work experience, recommendations, community service, an applicant’s overall potential to render significant contributions to the legal profession, and diversity.

Diversity is a core value of the law school, and consistent with its mission, USF aims to admit students from diverse backgrounds, including men and women of differing races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, and ages, as well as individuals with disabilities. Diversity enables students to learn from one another, promotes a variety of perspectives, and enhances empathy and critical engagement.

USF has had a long-standing commitment to maintaining a safe and comfortable learning space for all its students, including members of the LGBT community. Prospective students are encouraged to discuss their backgrounds and experiences through either their personal statements or the optional diversity statement.