By the Numbers: Class of 2022

*Data as of October 5, 2019

  • Applicants: 3,147
  • Enrolled: 157 first-year students
  • Average first-year section size (2018-19): 41
  • Student-Faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Percentage of graduates in full-time jobs that require bar passage or prefer a J.D. within 10 months of graduation, or pursuing a graduate degree (Class of 2018): 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: 167/162
  • GPA 75th/25th Percentiles: 3.74/3.39
  • Gender:
    • Female: 56%
    • Male: 43%
    • Did not respond: 1%
  • Students of color (self-identified): 55%
  • Age range: 19-49
  • Average age: 25
  • Undergraduate schools represented: 85
  • Languages spoken: 28

Legal Clinics

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

Elective Clinics: Appellate Litigation Clinic for Veterans, Department of Fair Employment and Housing Civil Rights, 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. 1 college in Money magazine ranking of the nation’s “Best Colleges”

One of the best law schools for diversity (preLaw Magazine)

No. 23 in the nation for Best Law Schools (U.S. News & World Report). Other U.S. News
specialty rankings include:

  • No. 7 for Clinical Training
  • No. 8 for Tax Law
  • No. 14 for Legal Writing
  • No. 19 for Intellectual Property Law

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. 3 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 17 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)

Happy Students
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)

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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