Accolades

UCI Law is a world class law school that is dedicated to training practice-ready lawyers and legal professionals. UCI Law routinely receives high marks across the board. Recently, UCI Law ranked No. 9 overall in an analysis of Princeton Review's Best Law Schools of 2022 (TaxProf Blog). A comprehensive list of recent rankings is available below.

Faculty Scholarship

Practical Training

  • UCI Law is the No. 4 top law school in the country for practical training with an A+ grade, one of only 18 law schools in the nation to receive top honors (preLaw Magazine).
  • No. 5 nationally for Clinical Training and No. 10 nationally for Legal Writing (U.S. News).

Diversity & Racial Justice

  • UCI Law received A- grade in 2021 ranking of Most Diverse Law Schools (preLaw Magazine).
  • Listed as one of the best law schools for diversity (No. 1 for Asian students, No. 9 for Hispanic students) (preLaw Magazine).
  • No. 17 and given an A grade among top racial justice schools (preLaw Magazine).

Employment Opportunities

  • Listed as the No. 21 top go-to law school (Law.com's 2022 Go-To Law School Report).
  • No. 6 for employment outcome among graduates of California law schools (Excess of Democracy).
  • No. 26 in the nation for federal clerkships, No. 3 in the state of California (Excess of Democracy).
  • UCI Law graduates continue to have tremendous success among their peers in post-law school employment. UCI Law ranks No. 26 for large firm jobs; No. 26 for elite jobs; No. 6 in California for recent graduates in federal judicial clerkships and No. 4 for state judicial clerkships; and No. 2 in California for government and public interest jobs (Law.com's 2021 Law Grad Hiring Report).

Specialty Areas & Programs

  • UCI Law is a top law school for legal technology with an A- grade (preLaw Magazine).
  • UCI Law is a top law school for international law with an A grade (preLaw Magazine).
  • UCI Law is a top law school for public policy with an A grade (preLaw Magazine).
  • UCI Law's Graduate Tax Program is ranked No. 1 on the West Coast, No. 5 nationally among law schools with a graduate tax program (TaxProf Blog).
  • No. 14 in U.S. News Omnibus Specialty Rankings (TaxProf Blog).
  • Several of UCI Law programs rank in the top 30 nationally, including: Tax Law (No. 9), Intellectual Property (No. 19), Constitutional Law (No. 18), International Law (No. 18), Dispute Resolution (No. 22), Contracts-Commercial Law (No. 27), Health Care Law (No. 29) and Criminal Law (No. 24) (U.S. News).

Miscellaneous

  • No. 3 in the country among all law schools in community service hours per student (National Jurist survey).
  • No. 5 Best Law School in California (Best Value Schools).
  • UCI Law is No. 8 in a list of law schools in the 2022 U.S. News Best Law Schools ranking whose first-time bar exam pass rates exceeded the average by the greatest margin within the jurisdiction where their graduates most frequently took the bar exam (TaxProf Blog).
  • UCI Law ranks No. 8 for "Best Professors," No. 9 for "Most Diverse Faculty," and No. 8 for "Most Liberal Students." UCI Law also received high scores – on a rating scale of 60-99 with 99 being the highest – in five key categories, including: Admissions Selectivity: 95Academic Experience: 94; Professors: Teaching: 97; Professors: Accessibility: 97; and Career Rating: 96 (Princeton Review).
  • UCI Law has a peer reputation ranking of No. 20 (TaxProf Blog).
  • No. 37 overall Best Law School (U.S. News).