UC Irvine

“Creating a law school at UCI has been a goal of mine and my colleagues for a very long time. It’s exciting and rewarding to see our plans finally come to fruition. My love is the law and I have balanced it with my admiration for UCI and its interdisciplinary excellence. Now I am privileged to have both together.”

Joseph F. C. DiMento
Founding Faculty, UC Irvine School of Law
Director, UCI Newkirk Center for Science and Society
Professor, UCI School of Social Ecology and
Paul Merage School of Business

Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 30,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy.

UCI consistently ranks among the nation’s best universities—public and private—with achievements in a broad range of fields that have garnered high national rankings for many schools, departments and programs, including:

  • Ranked No. 1 University doing the most for low-income students in The New York Times College Access Index
  • Ranked No. 9 Public University in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 10 “Cool School” by Sierra magazine for seven years
  • 28 National Titles in nine sports

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