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San Francisco
Law School

SFLS has been making legal education accessible and affordable for more than 100 years.

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The San Francisco Law School (SFLS) was founded in 1909 with the goal of making legal education accessible to everyone. More than 100 years later, SFLS is still fulfilling that goal, with convenient, part-time evening classes at our San Diego and San Francisco campuses. Our program is flexible and customizable, empowering students to work full-time while earning their Juris Doctor in four years.

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Our Mission

Our Juris Doctor (JD) program provides an accessible legal education to a diverse student population, many of whom balance a full-time career and family responsibilities with their part-time studies. As a CalBar-accredited law school in San Francisco, we’re driven to provide a high-quality legal education, empowering students to take the California Bar Exam and practice law in the state of California.

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Why Choose San Francisco Law School?

The flexible and affordable JD program at our law school in San Francisco supports an inclusive learning environment and a curriculum that helps prepare students for the California Bar Exam and a career in today’s dynamic legal industry.

100+ Years of Excellence

Since its founding in 1909, SFLS has created a rich legacy of diversity, social justice, and community.

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Long-Standing Accreditation

SFLS has been continuously accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California since 1937.

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Rooted in Diversity

SFLS was among the first participating law schools in California to actively recruit women, minorities, and other underrepresented student communities. That commitment to diversity and opportunity is still at the core of our institution.

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Real World Experience

With practicing attorneys and judges representing most of our faculty, students are given the opportunity to get hands-on experience through law firm fieldwork and internship opportunities.

Pursue Your Juris Doctor

At SFLS, Flexibility Meets Affordability to Accommodate Your Needs

We believe that a law degree should be accessible to anyone with the passion and drive to safeguard public interest and help their community, no matter their circumstances. Our part-time program takes four years to complete, so you can balance work, family or other responsibilities while you pursue your degree as a law student at our San Francisco Bay Area school.

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Meet Our Faculty

David Glassman

Adjunct Faculty

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David Glassman teaches law school courses related to the appellate process and advises moot court competition students.  He has...

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Duke Amaniampong

Adjunct Professor

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Courses: International Business Law, Contracts, Contracts Writing, Torts  

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Marvin Applebaum

Adjunct Professor

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Admitted to practice before the California state and Federal Courts, 1988. Student Extern with California Supreme Court, Justice Mosk,...

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Nancy Astifo

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Alliant International University has a notable history of distinguished faculty who are thought leaders and innovators in their fields....

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Carol Brown

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Admitted to practice before the California and Federal Courts, 1985. Currently an administrative law judge with the California Public...

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San Francisco Law School is a part of Alliant International University, an institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and is approved by the U.S. Department of Education for financial aid.

San Francisco Law School is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California and has been continuously accredited since California accreditation began in 1937. Students who graduate from one of our law programs are eligible to practice law in the State of California upon passage of the California Bar Exam.

Study at, or graduation from, these California law schools may not qualify a student to take the bar exam or be admitted to practice law in jurisdictions other than California. A student who intends to seek admission to practice outside of California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding its education and admission requirements.

For information related to the school’s bar examination passing rates, visit the CalBar website.

Notice of Probationary Status through August 31, 2023

*This law school has been placed on probation by its accreditor, The State Bar of California, through its Committee of Bar Examiners, due to reporting a five-year cumulative bar exam pass rate (MPR) of 36.0 percent for 2020 and 39.0 percent for 2021, when a minimum of 40 percent is required under Rule 4.160(N); the law school must raise this MPR to 40 percent or more by July 1, 2022 or the law school’s accreditation may be terminated. On August 19, 2022, the State Bar of California’s Committee of Bar Examiners extended SFLS’ probation through August 31, 2023. If the law school’s accreditation is terminated, the law school will be required to apply for and be granted registered, unaccredited status before it can continue to operate. See current MPR statistics for all accredited law schools on the State Bar’s website.

Business & Professions Code Section 6061.7(a) Information Report for All Locations, Reporting Year 2023

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