Most of our founding faculty have had the luxury of being together on site for a full academic year before the arrival of the inaugural class in August 2009—an opportunity that fostered significant innovations in the curriculum. The school is also building upon the University of California, Irvine’s existing strengths and incomparable location in Southern California. UC Irvine already has some of the top faculty in the country in law-related fields, such as law and humanities, law and society, criminology, law and psychology, law and economics, and other disciplines.
A cutting-edge, strongly interdisciplinary curriculum will prepare UC Irvine School of Law graduates not only to think like a lawyer but also to actually practice law.
Our students will learn by doing, performing the tasks
of lawyers under the close supervision of some of the best professors
The beautiful Irvine campus is ideally situated for vast educational, cultural and recreational pursuits, made all the better by a mild year-round climate.