UCI Law Ranked No. 9 for Practical Training by preLaw Magazine


UCI Law is pleased to announced it ranked No. 9 in preLaw magazine’s 2021 list of Best Law Schools for Practical Training. UCI Law is the highest ranked law school in California featured on the list.

UCI Law earned an A+ grade from the publication, making it one of just 17 law schools nationally to receive the honor this year. It is the sixth consecutive year UCI Law has received an A+ grade. The preLaw magazine ranking focuses on key practical training offerings including clinics, externships, simulation courses, pro bono hours, and moot court participation.

UCI Law additionally ranked No. 6 for Clinical Training and No. 9 for its Legal Writing program nationwide, in the U.S. News & World Report Best Law Schools ranking. 

UCI Law is committed to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as training practice-ready lawyers for the future of the legal profession. UCI Law students routinely represent real clients through our pro bono and clinical programs. UCI Law is one of the few law schools in the country with a clinical requirement. 

In addition to a guaranteed placement in one of UCI Law’s 10 core clinics, second- and third-year students have the opportunity to enroll in an elective clinic. Second- and third-year students may also enroll in an advanced clinic for additional semesters.

UCI Law also maintains a robust pro bono program. During the COVID-19 pandemic, UCI Law students completed 11,000 pro bono hours between March 2020 and February 2021. In total, UCI Law students have completed more than 110,000 hours of pro bono in the Law School’s 11-year history.