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Golden Gate University

March 13, 2014 10:07 ET

Golden Gate University School of Law Ranked Among Top 20 in Nation for Practical Training

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 13, 2014) - The National Jurist this month unveiled its honor roll of law schools offering the best practical training, naming Golden Gate University's School of Law among its top 20 nationwide. GGU Law ranked 19th out of over 200 ABA-accredited schools. The magazine based the rankings on the number of students engaged in faculty-supervised clinic positions, field placements, externships and simulation courses, and gave bonus points for innovative program efforts dedicated to experiential learning.

"We're very proud to earn this recognition," says Dean Rachel Van Cleave of GGU's School of Law. "It's a terrific honor, reflecting our faculty's determination to provide innovative programs that give our students the experience they need and that is required by today's employers for professional success."

GGU's School of Law offers a curriculum focusing on experiential learning that blends theory and practice. Students learn from practitioner professors who are inspirational teachers, coaches and mentors. Among GGU Law's most recent innovative experiential programs are first-year lawyering electives, practice intensive courses (PICs), a nationally recognized 1st STEP program, and a new Veterans Legal Advocacy Center, which includes a Veterans Benefits Externship.

About Golden Gate University School of Law (GGU Law)
GGU Law offers full- and part-time law programs that blend practical skills training with legal theory to prepare students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers and leaders, with the flexibility to respond to changes in the legal profession. Its mission is to produce a diverse group of graduates with the skill, judgment, and moral compass to become exceptional lawyers and socially responsible members of the global community. Founded in 1901, GGU's Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and American Association of Law Schools (AALS).

About Golden Gate University
Golden Gate University, a private nonprofit, has been helping adults achieve their professional goals by providing undergraduate and graduate education in accounting, law, taxation, business and related areas for more than 113 years. GGU enrolls nearly 5,000 students annually and represents almost 67,000 living alumni. The school's main campus is in San Francisco, with other sites in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and Seattle. The university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

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