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2018-2019 Law School Student Handbook 
2018-2019 Law School Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Welcome Message


August 2018

Dear Entering Law Student,

Welcome! On behalf of the faculty and staff of Golden Gate University School of Law, we congratulate you on your admission to law school. We are very glad you have decided to enroll at Golden Gate, and we look forward to working with you.

Although certain key provisions of the Student Handbook will be highlighted for you at Orientation, please take the time to thoroughly read the entire Student Handbook online.

You are responsible for knowing the information contained in the Student Handbook. It contains the answers to most questions that students have about the policies and procedures here at the School of Law. The Student Handbook also contains important information on the Standards of Student Conduct, Academic Standards, Examination Procedures, and Financial Aid.

All students at Golden Gate University School of Law, including students in the LLM and SJD programs, are bound by the Student Handbook rules. The policies and procedures specifically applicable to graduate (post-JD) students apply to all LLM and SJD students, whether graduates of law schools in the United States or elsewhere, and whether US citizens, permanent residents, or attending school on visas. Additional rules governing SEVIS registration and student visas may be found in the International Students  section of this handbook.

The policies, rules, and procedures in the Student Handbook are subject to change. In the event that we make any changes, you will be alerted to them via Law School News (mandatory reading) or via email, and the updates will be reflected in the online version. Refer to the Student Handbook for the duration of your law school career. By having it easily accessible online, you will have answers at your fingertips.

Once again, we are happy that you have joined us at Golden Gate. We wish you all the best as you embark on this exciting endeavor of legal education, and we are here to support you along the way. The Law Student Affairs Office is located in suite 2333. Please stop by if you have any questions or concerns or just to introduce yourself.


Law Student Affairs

Law Student Affairs
536 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
TEL: 415.442.6615 • FAX: 415.543.6680