We Are UCI Law

UC Irvine School of Law opened its doors to students in August 2009, the first new public law school in California in more than 40 years. UCI Law seeks to create the ideal law school for the 21st century by doing the best job of training lawyers for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession. Recruited from prestigious schools, the faculty ranked sixth in the country in scholarly impact in a recent study. The student body has admissions qualifications comparable to those of student bodies at top 20 law schools. The school’s innovative curriculum stresses hands-on learning, interdisciplinary study and public service.

Creating a Top Law School From the Beginning

Learn More

Our History

UC Irvine School of Law is the first new public law school in California in more than 40 years.

Student at Workers' Rights Clinic

Public Service

Serving the public is a core mission of the Law School, and students are offered diverse opportunities to do so.

Student leaders in courtyard


Our community is united by the desire to create a very special law school.

Image of Song Richardson with students

Office of the Dean

Dean L. Song Richardson is a renowned legal scholar and award-winning teacher.

Image of UCI Law building


UC Irvine School of Law has recruited an administrative staff that is second to none among law schools.

Students in class

Class Profile

Our students have qualifications similar to those of students at top 20 law schools.

School of Law building

Maps & Directions

UCI Law is located in coastal Southern California, about 40 miles south of Los Angeles.

UCI Law Viewbook


Explore our online viewbook to learn more about UC Irvine School of Law.