UCI Law is No. 27 overall in the U.S. News and World Report ranking of Best Law Schools. U.S. News & World Report ranks UCI Law:

  • No. 8 for Clinical Training
  • No. 9 for Diversity
  • No. 11 for Tax Law
  • No. 11 for Legal Writing
  • No. 17 for Criminal Law
  • No. 19 for Constitutional Law
  • No. 22 for Dispute Resolution
  • No. 25 for Intellectual Property Law
  • No. 25 for International Law

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

  • UCI Law has a peer reputation ranking of No. 21 (TaxProf Blog)
  • Listed as the No. 25 top go-to law school. (
  • No. 11 in U.S. News omnibus specialty rankings (TaxProf Blog)
  • UCI Law's Graduate Tax Program is ranked No. 1 on the West Coast and No. 5 nationwide (tied) (TaxProf Blog)
  • No. 3 in the country among all law schools in community service hours per student. (National Jurist survey)
  • UCI Law is a top law school in the country for practical training with an A+ grade, one of only 19 law schools in the nation 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)
  • Top public and No. 9 nationally for faculty academic impact using SSRN download counts and the Hein citation metrics. (TaxProf Blog)
  • 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 & Security. (Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports)
  • No. 5 in the nation in faculty interdisciplinary scholarly impact, with two faculty members (Beth Loftus and Alex Camacho) named among the top 50 most cited interdisciplinary scholars. (Total Scholarly Impact Report)
  • Listed as one of the best law schools for diversity (No. 2 for Asian students, No. 24 for Hispanic students) (preLaw Magazine)
  • UCI Law graduates continue to have tremendous success among their peers in post-law school employment. UCI Law ranks No. 27 for large firm jobs; No. 25 for elite jobs; and No. 33 nationally and No. 1 in California for government and public interest jobs. (
  • Named among top 10 law schools where starting salaries for graduates exceed student loan debt (U.S. News)
  • Ranked No. 23 overall in the ABA employment outcomes data (WITNESSETH)
  • No. 5 for employment outcome among graduates of California law schools (Excess of Democracy)