By the Numbers: Class of 2021

*Data as of 9/2018

  • Applicants: 2,908
  • Enrolled: 229 first-year students
  • Average first-year section size (2017-18): 37
  • Student-Faculty ratio: 10:1
  • Percentage of graduates in full-time jobs that require bar passage or prefer a J.D. within 10 months of graduation: 90%
  • Number of customized concurrent degrees that students can propose: Virtually limitless
  • Percentage of students who will participate in UCI Law's clinical program prior to graduation: 100%
  • LSAT 75th/25th Percentiles: 165/161
  • GPA 75th/25th Percentiles: 3.73/3.40
  • Female: 54%
  • Male: 46%
  • Students of color (self-identified): 50%
  • Age range: 19-56
  • Average age: 25
  • Undergraduate Schools Represented: 103
  • Languages spoken include: Armenian, Cantonese, English, Farsi, French, German, Gujarati, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese

Legal Clinics

Core Clinics: Appellate Litigation, Community & Economic Development, Consumer Law, Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence, Environmental Law, Immigrant Rights, Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology, and International Justice

Elective Clinics: Civil Rights Litigation, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, International Human Rights, Reproductive Justice, Startup and Small Business

Every student is required to participate in one of the core clinics.

UCI Law National Accolades

No. 21
UCI Law is No. 21 in the U.S. News & 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

No. 12
A 2018 study by faculty at the University of St. Thomas School of Law ranks UCI Law's faculty No. 12 in the nation in scholarly impact

No. 4
PreLaw Magazine ranks UCI Law No. 4 in the nation for practical training, with an A+ grade, one of only 10 law schools nationally to receive top honors.

No. 3
A National Jurist survey lists UCI Law at No. 3 in the country in community service hours per student.

No. 8
Excess of Democracy ranks UCI Law No. 8 overall in the nation for federal clerkships, No. 2 in the state of California.

No. 2
Prelaw Magazine lists UCI Law as one of the best law schools for diversity, No. 2 for Asian students and No. 16 for Hispanic students.

Happy Students
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, according to the Law School Survey of Student Engagement.

Location. Location. Location.

UCI Law is located in the heart of Orange County, one hour south of Los Angeles, one hour north of San Diego, one hour from the snow and 10 minutes from the beach.

Free to Apply

  • Application available Sept. 1
  • Application deadline March 1

Please contact us at:
Office of Admissions and Student Financial Services

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