UCI Law is No. 28 in the U.S. News and World Report ranking of Best Law Schools. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UCI Law:

  • No. 3 for best student/faculty ratio (tied with Yale)
  • Top 14 for Student Diversity
  • No. 15 for Clinical Training
  • No. 17 for Intellectual Property Law

UCI Law faculty and programs also rank highly in other prominent lists

  • No. 3 in the country among all law schools in community service hours per student (National Jurist survey)
  • No. 5 in the country for government and public interest jobs (The National Law Journal)
  • No. 6 in the nation for practical training, with an A+ grade, one of only nine law schools nationally to receive top honors (National Jurist Spring 2017 list of Best Schools for Practical Training)
  • No. 6 in the nation in faculty scholarly impact. Six individual faculty members are among the most cited in their fields, ranging from Constitutional & Public Law to Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw; Law & Social Science; Antitrust; and International Law. (Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports)
  • No. 7 in the nation for federal clerkships, No. 2 in the state of California (Excess of Democracy)
  • A vast majority of UCI Law students rate their overall educational experience as “Excellent,” and report developing clearer career goals and acquiring job-related knowledge at a significantly better rate than the national average. (Law School Survey of Student Engagement – LSSSE)
  • Listed as one of the top go-to law schools: “The University of California, Irvine School of Law may be a relatively new kid on the block, but firms like what they see…” (National Law Journal 2017)

UCI Law students are high achieving scholars who win prestigious awards, honors and scholarships

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