2016 Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE)

UCI Law students in spring 2016 participated in the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) along with 17,820 students from 72 schools throughout the United States and Canada. The LSSSE asks students about their law school experience – how they spend their time, what they feel they’ve gained from their classes and their assessment of the quality of interactions with faculty and friends.

Happy Students

UCI Law respondents far outpaced the national average in overall satisfaction and in survey participation*.

Satisfaction with UCI Law

  • 95% of 1Ls rated their overall experience as "excellent" or "good"
  • 97% of 2Ls rated their overall experience as "excellent" or "good"
  • 93% of 3Ls rated their overall experience as "excellent" or "good"

Would you attend UCI Law again?

  • 95% of 1Ls would "definitely" or "probably" attend UCI Law again
  • 97% of 2Ls would "definitely" or "probably" attend UCI Law again
  • 93% of 3Ls would "definitely" or "probably" attend UCI Law again

*The 2016 LSSSE average satisfaction rating across all schools is 85%, and 83% of all respondents say they would likely choose the same law school again. Additionally, 88% of our students participated in the survey, compared to an average of 51%.

The 1L Experience

A large majority of the more than 100 first-year UCI Law students who participated in the 2016 LSSSE say they are satisfied with the Law School’s student advising and counseling services. Here’s a snapshot of their collective responses, alongside the average 1L ratings across all participating schools:

In your experience at your law school, how satisfied are you with**:

Services assessedUCI LawLSSSE 2016
Academic Advising and Planning 92% 77%
Career Counseling 92% 78%
Personal Counseling 90% 76%
Job Search Help 90% 76%

** Percentage of students who responded “satisfied” or “very satisfied.” UCI Law’s 1Ls participated in the survey at an 86% rate. The average 1L response rate across all participating schools in 2016 was 53%.

Holistic Education

UCI Law respondents from all three classes said they acquire a broader legal education, develop clearer career goals, and contribute more to the welfare of their community than the national average.

In your experience at your law school, has the school helped you with***:

Items assessedUCI LawLSSSE 2016
Acquiring a Broad Legal Education 97% 89%
Acquiring Job or Work-Related Knowledge and Skills 91% 69%
Developing Clearer Career Goals 81% 59%
Contributing to the Welfare of Your Community 84% 53%

*** Percentage of students who responded “quite a bit” or “very much.”