Outstanding Faculty

Our faculty members are extraordinary scholars. A recent study ranked their scholarly impact as No. 14 in the country. They are also superb teachers and mentors. Our student-faculty ratio is among the best in the country at 7:1 – this enables students to have more individual time with faculty. We combine the best of a small, collegial and supportive environment with a large and renowned research institution. Moreover, many faculty members from across campus hold joint appointments in the Law School, incorporating breakthrough multidisciplinary scholarship into the UCI Law curriculum.

Several UCI Law faculty are among the most-cited scholars in their areas of expertise, including Dan Burk (No. 4 in Intellectual Property),Victor Fleischer (No. 5 in Tax), Carrie Menkel-Meadow (Law and Social Sciences), and Gregory Shaffer (No. 5 in International Law & Security). 

UCI Law’s faculty address the most important issues of the day, from the radically new challenges in intellectual property and comprehensive immigration reform to the changing nature of the legal profession, the impacts of climate change, reform of election and campaign laws, the protection of consumers in economic crisis, the interaction of international and national law, and much more. At the heart of our scholarship is not only rigorous attention to legal norms but also a deep appreciation for interdisciplinary work, bringing together law with such disciplines as political science, criminology, sociology, public health, and business.

Group of faculty at commencement
Profs. Goodwin and Gustafson at commencement


Khary D. Hornsby
Assistant Dean, Chief Global and Executive Programs Officer
(949) 824-4387

Mary Germain
Senior International Programs Administrator
(949) 824-5335