UCI Law Welcomes New J.D., LL.M. and Graduate Tax Program Students


IRVINE, Calif. (August 20, 2020) — The University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) is thrilled to welcome the Class of 2023, under the direction of Dean and Chancellor’s Professor of Law L. Song Richardson. As of the first day of instruction, the incoming J.D. class consisted of 148 students, with 72 percent identifying as California residents. In addition, 24 percent of the Class of 2023 are the first in their families to graduate from college, 63 percent are female and 53 percent identify as students of color.

“It is an honor to welcome the Class of 2023 to the UCI Law community – especially since this is the first class I am welcoming in my capacity as the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Financial Services,” said Cristina Gapasin Tortal.

UCI Law also welcomes three new full-time faculty members this year as well as a new full-time adjunct professor and notable visiting faculty members:

The UCI Law LL.M. program welcomes 15 students from nine countries – the second largest class in four years of the program. The Graduate Tax Program welcomes 13 students, coming from universities like the University of Florida, Boston College, Georgetown, the University of South Carolina, and many more.

“I am delighted to welcome our new students and faculty to our community,” said Dean Richardson. “Each of them will help us continue to build upon our groundbreaking and innovative legacy.”

About the University of California, Irvine School of Law

The University of California, Irvine School of Law is a visionary law school and provides an innovative and comprehensive curriculum, prioritizes public service, and demonstrates a commitment to diversity within the legal profession. UCI Law students have completed more than 100,000 hours of pro bono work in the past decade. Forty-eight percent of UCI Law’s graduates are students of color. At UCI Law, we are driven to improve our local, national, and global communities by grappling with important issues as scholars, as practitioners, and as teachers who are preparing the next generation of leaders. The collaborative and interdisciplinary community at UCI Law includes extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, dedicated staff, engaged alumni, and enthusiastic supporters. More information on UCI Law is available here. Please follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ucilaw.

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