About San Francisco Law School

Welcome from the Dean

We’re Helping Our Students Make History Every Day

Since we welcomed our first class of students in 1909, San Francisco Law School has dedicated itself to inclusivity and accessibility. While fighting for civil rights for all, we’ve helped women, minority students, and other communities who were categorically excluded from higher education to pursue advanced degrees.

As the oldest evening law school in the Western United States, SFLS paved the way for working adults and parents to pursue a law degree otherwise inaccessible to them. This evening class schedule offered the flexibility that so many needed to become exceptional lawyers.


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Timothy P. Weimer
Dean, San Francisco Law School

Learn More About Our History

“I offer my warmest congratulations on this anniversary and my sincere hope that the San Francisco Law School will continue to keep alive the search for justice that it has exemplified over its first three-quarters of a century.”

- Former U.S. President Ronald Regan

“For nearly a century, San Francisco Law School has been an integral part of the community, dedicated to providing law students an affordable and accessible alternative to full-time study. As the oldest accredited evening law school in the western United States, San Francisco Law School has graduated generations of successful lawyers and deservedly earned the reputation as having one of the best evening law programs in California.”

- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton

Diverse and Inclusive since 1909

Join A Law School That Reflects & Celebrates Its Community’s Diversity

Since our founding, we’ve been committed to nurturing a student body that reflects the diversity of our community and our country. We believe that students from all backgrounds and experiences have a place on our campus and in the legal profession, and we look forward to adding your voice to the conversation.

Our Faculty Practice What They Teach

Your teacher today, your colleague tomorrow—that’s what happens when your professors are leading industry professionals, too. Most of our faculty are practicing attorneys and judges, ready to share their vast knowledge and experience with the next generation of lawyers.

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Accessibility is Key to Our Mission

A Full Legal Education for About Half the Cost 

Our degree costs less, but you won’t sacrifice the quality of education, professors, facilities, or opportunities. With our more affordable tuition and financial assistance, any passionate, driven student can pursue a future in law.

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