Accolades

UCI Law is No. 21 in the U.S. News and World Report ranking of Best Law Schools. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UCI Law:

  • No. 5 for best student/faculty ratio among top 25 schools
  • Top 13 for Student Diversity
  • No. 13 for Clinical Training
  • No. 21 for Intellectual Property Law

UCI Law faculty and programs also rank highly in other prominent lists

  • No. 3 in the country among all law schools in community service hours per student. (National Jurist survey)
  • No. 4 in the nation for practical training, with an A+ grade, one of only 10 law schools nationally to receive top honors. (preLaw magazine)
  • No. 8 in the nation for federal clerkships, No. 2 in the state of California. (Excess of Democracy)
  • A vast majority of UCI Law students rate their overall educational experience as “Excellent,” and report developing clearer career goals and acquiring job-related knowledge at a significantly better rate than the national average. (Law School Survey of Student Engagement – LSSSE)
  • No. 12 in the nation in faculty scholarly impact. Seven individual faculty members are among the most cited in their fields including Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw, Tax Law, Health Law, Election Law, Antitrust, Law & Social Science, and International Law & Law Securities. (Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports)
  • Listed as one of the best law schools for diversity, No. 2 for Asian students and No. 16 for Hispanic students. (preLaw magazine)
  • Listed as the No. 21 top go-to law school. (National Law Journal 2018)
  • No. 23 in the nation in percentage of Class of 2017 obtaining "Elite" jobs. (Law.com)