First year JD students
Of the students that were admitted and enrolled:
|Female||33 (55%)||42 (51%)||43 (48%)||57 (48%)|
|Male||27 (45%)||41 (49%)||46 (52%)||62 (52%)|
|Students of color**||37%||45%||45%||49%|
|75th percentile LSAT||167||168||167||167|
|25th percentile LSAT||164||163||163||162|
|75th percentile GPA||3.75||3.76||3.70||3.68|
|25th percentile GPA||3.4||3.34||3.25||3.29|
*2012 LSAT/UGPA percentiles were calculated by the Law School Admission Council based on matriculant lists provided by the University of California, Irvine School of Law to the ABA.
**Students of color - represents all non-white/Caucasian students. This statistic EXCLUDES any students that decline to state their ethnicity. This statistic INCLUDES any students that specified more than one ethnicity/race where at least one ethnicity/race was non-white/Caucasian.
***Age – based on 09/01 of the entering year.
Compiled as of December 1, 2012
|Matriculated for 1st yr||60||83||89||119|
|Currently Pursuing JD||3||87||91||TBA|
* Transfers are listed for the entering class that they joined. So, for example, a second year transfer student who arrived in 2011 is listed as part of the entering class of 2010.
Compiled as of December 1, 2012
|a) # of Grads in calendar year||56|
|b) # of Grads who did NOT take the bar in calendar year||2|
|c) # of Grads from prior years who took the bar for the first time in calendar year||0|
|Total # of Grads who took bar for FIRST TIME (a-b+c)||54|
|# of FIRST TIME takers who passed the bar||49 (91%)|
Bar passage statistics are based off of any jurisdiction where our graduates took the bar. (The jurisdiction where the largest number of students for 2012 took the bar was California, where 51 took the bar and 46 passed (90%)).
|Employment Status Summary||
% of Grads
|Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time||
|Not Seeking Employment||
|Employment Status Unknown||
For details, view the Employment Statistics page.
The Office of Financial Aid determines eligibility for institutional financial aid and ensures that eligible students are appropriately awarded federal student aid.
In addition to managing the delivery of all types of financial aid funds, we offer law students financial services in the form of loan counseling, advice on maintaining financial aid eligibility, specialty information workshops and web-based tools to manage an education loan portfolio.
For information about scholarship retention, please visit our Scholarship Retention Data page.
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Tuition and fees are composed of mandatory campus-based fees (Associated Student fee, Student Center fee, Bren Events Center fee, Recreation Center fee, etc.), a registration fee and an education fee.
For detailed information regarding the withdrawal process and how refunds are processed, please consult the Law Registrar's Withdrawal page.
As of the Fall 2012 semester, the UC Irvine School of Law employs the following:
UCI Law has an innovative curriculum designed to prepare students for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession. The first-year JD curriculum teaches students areas of legal doctrine traditionally taught in the first year, but in an innovative way that focuses on teaching methods of legal analysis and skills that all lawyers use.
For detailed information regarding our curriculum, please review the Law School Registrar's Curriculum pages.
For detailed information regarding transfer students and transfer credits, please review the UCI Law Transfer Students page.
UC Irvine School of Law currently does not permit its students to study at foreign law schools, with the exception of courses offered by an ABA-approved law school through its study-abroad program.
The University of California, Irvine School of Law Library serves as the intellectual heart of the Law School community. Located on the lower two floors of the Law Building, the Law Library is open 84 hours a week and comfortably seats 300. The Law Library provides access to an array of primary and secondary materials selected to support the developing curriculum and scholarship of the newly founded school. Wireless access throughout the Library and a computer lab facilitate access to the growing collection of electronic resources. For detailed information regarding the resources available, visit the Law Library web site.
The Law School occupies space in three buildings which face each other across a shared courtyard and open parking lot – the Law building, the Education building, and the Multipurpose Administrative and Academic Building (MPAA). The first floor of the Education Building is where the Law School’s administrative office suite is located (including Student Services, Admissions, Information Technology Services, Communications, Development and External Affairs, Finance, Facilities, and Personnel departments) and where the large tiered classrooms and moot court classroom are located.
The Law Library is on the first and second floors of the Law Building and faculty offices and classrooms occupy the third and fourth floors. The MPAA Building contains additional classrooms, legal clinics, the Career Development office, a student lounge, student organization offices, locker rooms, and the John S. and Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law. (Two other academic units also occupy space in the MPAA building: the Paul Merage School of Business and the Department of Education.)
The Law School's space plan was developed around two important principles: the Law School had to be on campus in order to support integration and interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments and schools, and, it would have to have enough space to support the Law School’s growth to a student body of 600 students and 55 full-time faculty members. We placed a priority on creating spaces where faculty and students could serendipitously interact and on providing superior technological support, including strong wireless capacity in classrooms and throughout the Law School.
For additional information and photos of our facilities, please visit the Facilities web pages.
UC Irvine School of Law, the first new public law school in California in more than 40 years, opened its doors to its first class in August 2009.
UCI Law seeks to create the ideal law school for the 21st century by doing the best job of training lawyers for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession. Recruited from prestigious schools, the faculty ranked seventh in the country in scholarly impact in a recent study. The student body has overall admissions statistics comparable to those of student bodies at top 20 law schools. The school's innovative curriculum stresses hands-on learning, interdisciplinary study and public service.
Founded in 1965, the University of California, Irvine combines the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. Despite this year’s unprecedented fiscal challenges, UCI’s unyielding commitment to cutting-edge research, teaching, learning and creativity makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that benefits our local, national and global communities in many ways.
With nearly 28,000 students, 1,100 faculty members and 9,000 staff, UCI is among the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system. Increasingly a first-choice campus for students, UCI ranks among the top U.S. universities in the number of undergraduate applications and continues to admit freshmen with highly competitive academic profiles. Orange County’s largest employer, UCI generates an annual economic impact on the county of $3.9 billion.
The university is noted for its excellent research and graduate programs, an extensive commitment to undergraduate education, and a growing number of professional schools and programs of academic importance and social significance. Recent additions include public health, pharmaceutical sciences and nursing science programs, as well as a new School of Law that welcomed its first students in fall 2009.
- Updated Oct. 17, 2012