We Are UCI Law

The University of California, Irvine School of Law is the culmination of several generations of revolutionary dreamers. Those not satisfied with the status quo who wanted to redefine, reimagine and reinvent legal education. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, the University of California, Irvine School of Law begins its second decade a larger, stronger, more dynamic academic institution than its founders could have ever imagined. UCI Law provides an innovative and comprehensive curriculum, and prioritizes public service and a commitment to diversity within the legal profession. UCI Law students have completed more than 90,000 hours of pro bono work in the past decade. Forty-five percent of UCI Law’s graduates are students of color. The collaborative and interdisciplinary community at UCI Law includes extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, engaged alumni, and enthusiastic supporters. UCI Law continues to rank highly, including: The National Jurist ranks UCI Law No. 4 in the nation for practical training; U.S. News & World Report ranks UCI Law No. 23 in the nation overall out of 192 law schools, and ranks UCI Law’s robust clinical program No. 7 in the nation. We look forward to continuing our remarkable journey with our faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners.

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Office of the Dean

Dean L. Song Richardson is a renowned
legal scholar and award-winning teacher.

Our History

UC Irvine School of Law is the first new public law
school in California in more than 50 years.

Public Service

Serving the public is a core mission of the Law School,
and students are offered diverse opportunities to do so.


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about UC Irvine School of Law.

Class Profile

Our diverse student body boasts highly 
competitive qualifications.

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Video: Creating a Top Law School From the Beginning

UCI Law prides itself on a commitment to public service, an innovative curriculum that features experiential learning, and its culture of civility. This video provides a look back on how UCI Law’s Inaugural Class helped establish these foundations.

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Accolades for UCI Law

Members of the UCI Law community routinely earn top honors in their fields.


UC Irvine School of Law has recruited an administrative staff that is second to none among law schools.

Maps and Directions

UCI Law is located in coastal Southern California, about 40 miles south of Los Angeles.