By the Numbers: Class of 2020

*Data as of 10/5/2017

  • Applicants: 2314
  • Enrolled: 159 first-year students
  • Type first-year section size (2016-17): 35
  • Student-Faculty ratio: 9:1
  • Percentage of first-year students who conduct intake interviews with real clients under supervision: 100%
  • Percentage of graduates placed in full-time jobs that require a J.D. within 10 months of graduation or pursuing an advanced degree (class of 2016): 90%
  • Number of customized concurrent degrees that students can propose: Virtually limitless
  • Percentage of students who will participate in UCI Law's clinical program prior to graduation: 100%
  • LSAT 75th/25th Percentiles: 165/160
  • GPA 75th/25th Percentiles: 3.68/3.38
  • Female: 62%
  • Male: 38%
  • Students of color (self-identified): 48%
  • Age range: 21-46
  • Average age: 26
  • Undergraduate Schools Represented: 71
  • Languages spoken include: Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Cantonese, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish

Legal Clinics

Core Clinics: Appellate Litigation, Community & Economic Development, Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence, Environmental Law, Immigrant Rights, Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology, and International Justice

Elective Clinics: Civil Rights Litigation, Cyber Victims Defense, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, International Human Rights, Reproductive Justice, Startup and Small Business, Veterans

Every student is required to participate in one of the core clinics.

UCI Law National Accolades

  • No. 5: The National Law Journal ranked UCI Law fifth in the country for government and public interest jobs
  • No. 6: The National Jurist 2017 list of Best Schools for Practical Training ranked UCI Law No. 6 overall, with an A+ grade, one of only nine law schools to receive top honors.
  • No. 6: A 2015 study by University of St. Thomas School of Law ranked UCI Law’s faculty sixth in the nation in scholarly impact, behind Yale, Harvard, Chicago, NYU and Stanford.
  • No. 7: In 2017, the Excess of Democracy ranked UCI Law No. 7 in the nation for federal clerkships and No. 2 in the state of California.
  • No. 28: U.S. News & World Report ranked UCI Law No. 28 overall in the U.S., No. 15 in Clinical Training, No. 17 in Intellectual Property Law and in the top 14 in student diversity.
  • Happy Students: In the 2016 Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE), the vast majority of our students rated their entire educational experience as “Excellent,” far exceeding peer schools and the national average.

Location. Location. Location.

UCI Law is located in the heart of Orange County, one hour south of Los Angeles, one hour north of San Diego, one hour from the snow and 10 minutes from the beach.

Free to Apply

  • Application available Sept. 1
  • Application deadline March 1

Please contact us at:
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949-824-2966 (Fax)

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