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, online programs and externships offer students varied opportunities to develop professional lawyering skills, collaborate with faculty who share their interests, and help those in need. Our new hybrid Flex JD program provides the same rigor and standards of our on-campus programs, but with the flexibility and schedule you need.


JD Program

Full-time students typically complete the program in three years. Our course offerings provide our students with scheduling options and flexibility.



A program designed to fit into your busy schedule. The FlexJD is a hybrid program that allows all the same rigor and opportunity as the full time program, but with the flexibility you need. Most students can complete this program in under 4 years.


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.


LLM Degrees

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.

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.

  1. 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
  2. Top-ranked Intellectual Property Law Program
  3. International Law Program with extensive study abroad and externship opportunities
  4. Internships at many leading national and international companies and firms
  5. Extensive programming and counseling provided by the Office of Academic and Bar Success to help students succeed in their coursework and the bar exam.
  6. 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
  7. Beautiful campus in a beautiful region
  8. Over 100 years of history at California’s oldest higher-education institution

Santa Clara Law student Sonya Chalaka JD ’22 discusses why she chose SCU.