"I came to UC Hastings with the intent to go out into the community and work as a social justice attorney." - GAAP Exec. Director Gary Lewis '11
Knowledge for Action: Academics at UC Hastings
At UC Hastings, we believe legal education should be an active, engaging process that focuses on real world impact. Our JD and graduate programs are designed to help students carve out their own academic paths, preparing them for success in an increasingly dynamic world.
UC Hastings’ prestigious faculty includes a full roster of eminent scholars and professional leaders from a wide range of disciplines. They embody our school’s ethos by turning knowledge into action, and helping students do the same. With faculty guidance, students can customize their legal education through coursework and externships, building a resume that truly stands out.
We are proud to have one of the most extensive and innovative experiential learning and judicial externship programs in the country. Our location in the heart of San Francisco allows these programs incredible access to almost any world you can imagine. From the Federal courts to innovative tech start-ups, there is a pathway here to engage nearly any interest and specialty.
Whether you want to go into criminal law or play a role in the brave new world of healthcare policy, academics at UC Hastings gives you the knowledge, skills, and opportunities you need to build a brilliant future.
Contact the Admissions Office to find out how UC Hastings’ academic programs can lead you to an uncommonly rewarding legal career.
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University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco is redefining legal education through our experiential, interdisciplinary, and international approach to the law. We integrate rigorous academics with hands-on practice, preparing our graduates to tackle the legal challenges—and leverage the opportunities—of the 21st century.
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