Nationally Recognized Excellence in the Heart of Silicon Valley.
When you become a student at Santa Clara Law you join a thriving community of faculty, attorneys, judges, and professionals who are leaders in high tech and intellectual property law, international law, and many other areas of specialization.
Santa Clara Law is one of the most diverse law schools in the nation, and Silicon Valley is one of the most culturally diverse regions in the country. Our students come from 16 states and several foreign countries with a variety of academic backgrounds.
This makes for a vibrant community in which to live, learn, and work.
At Santa Clara Law, you will get the training and knowledge you need no matter what area of law you decide to pursue. Our centers, clinics and externships offer students varied opportunities to develop professional lawyering skills, collaborate with faculty who share their interests, and help those in need.
Choose to attend full-time or part-time. Full-time students typically complete the program in three years. Part-time students usually complete the program in four years, and take most, if not all of their courses in the evening. Our course offerings provide our students with scheduling options and flexibility.
JD/MBA and JD/MSIS Combined Degrees
Our combined degree programs save you time and money by enabling you to earn both degrees in full-time programs lasting three and one-half to four years.
If you already have your JD, you can explore our LLM Degrees, focusing on intellectual property, international and comparative law, and, for foreign attorneys, United States law. Read more.
What Our Graduates Say
While the prospects of work, school, commuting, and life itself posed challenges, I found that working through law school proved to be a blessing in disguise. Working while in school forced me to remain hyper-focused during my four-years and work offered a break from the day-to-day anxieties of law school.
I knew that the part-time program made sense, but what I didn’t know was that by the end, I would count among my friends entrepreneurs, social activists, business executives, patent agents, medical doctors, and recent college graduates. I learned the law and joined a great network of fellow graduates who will make a difference in our community.
Tuition and Financial Aid
68% of 2016 students received scholarships.
We understand attending law school is a serious commitment of time and resources. To help offset this cost, we offer generous financial aid packages to as many students as possible. Over 65% of our incoming class of 2014 received scholarships.
Santa Clara Law is committed to helping you afford your legal education. Our financial aid counselors will help you explore all of your options, including scholarships, work-study, and student loans.
Why Santa Clara Law?
Your decision to attend law school matters. When you earn your law degree at Santa Clara Law, you will be immersed in one of the most vibrant business centers in the world: Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are a few reasons why Santa Clara Law is a smart choice.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, home to some of the world’s leading companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, eBay, Oracle, Yahoo!, Cisco, Intel, and HP
Top-ranked Intellectual Property Law Program
International Law Program with extensive study abroad and externship opportunities
Internships at many leading national and international companies and firms
Clinics including the Northern California Innocence Project, the Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic, the International Human Rights Clinic, and the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center
Beautiful campus in a beautiful region
Over 100 years of history at California’s oldest higher-education institution
Your Application Process
Here’s how our easy application process works.
Take the LSAT no later than February of the year you plan to enroll.
Register with LSAC’s JD Credential Assembly Service (JD-CAS) and have your transcripts sent directly to LSAC.
Fill out our online application through LSAC. (Note: the $75 application fee is waived this year.)
Prepare and upload your personal statement.
Submit letters of recommendation and upload resume. (Optional but strongly recommended).
When you apply, you are taking the first step to a successful career practicing law.
Ready to begin?
Qualifications for Admission to the Bar
In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
Join our community of lawyers who lead and prepare for your law career at Santa Clara Law. The $75 application fee is waived this year.
Still Have Questions?
Please don’t hesitate to contact the Law Admissions Office. Our goal is to simplify the application process for you. We are happy to meet with you in person or to answer any questions you may have over the phone or via e-mail. Contact us at 408.554.5048 or fill out the form below.