The University of California Hastings College of the Law is a public law school in the heart of San Francisco.

UC Hastings was founded in 1878 as the first law department of the University of California and is one of the most exciting and vibrant legal education centers in the nation. Our faculty are nationally renowned as both teachers and scholars.

Juris Doctor Program

The UC Hastings full-time, three-year JD program has a curriculum of extraordinary depth, an enviable location next to courthouses and law firms, and a commitment to social justice interwoven into the fabric of the law school’s urban home.

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LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies

If you are an attorney licensed outside of the United States, or have completed a first degree in law outside of the United States, UC Hastings invites you to apply for a one-year LL.M. degree in U.S. Legal Studies.

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MSL Program

The Master of Studies in Law (MSL) is a one-year degree program for professionals seeking to equip themselves with a sophisticated understanding of legal reasoning and doctrine.

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HPL Program

The Masters of Science, Health Policy & Law (HPL) is a fully online, jointly conferred degree program. Created collaboratively with educators and professionals from UCSF and UC Hastings College of the Law, the program provides students with the tools and knowledge to navigate legal reform and policy impact within the health care system.

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