UCLA School of Law
Located in Los Angeles, UCLA School of Law was established in 1949 as a public law university and it is known for its tax law program. UCLA Law degree programs allow students to be able to have concentrations in areas, such as law and philosophy. It has eight joint degree programs associated with other areas of study, including public health and social welfare. The moot court program allows students to be able to practice their courtroom skills. UCLA Law starts first-year students off with small classes and basic courses in valuable law skills. Second and third-year students can expand their law interests by taking specific courses, seminars, and short-term courses.
UCLA School of Law has seven programs. These programs are environmental law, international law, human rights law, law philosophy, critical race studies program, and David J. Epstein program in Public Interest Law and Policy. Its center and institutes research topics, such as real estate law and economic law. UCLA is known for its environmental law center, the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment, which was the first law center of its kind.
UCLA Law professors are leading in academic and law research. The student organizations and societies are numerous. Students have opportunities to join the Student Bar Association. Students have access to the Hugh and Hazel Darling Law Library. It has a student chapter of the Order of the Coif. First-year students are able to get help from other students through the Mentor Programs.
At UCLA School of Law, there are thirteen student-run journals. Students have the chance to interact with alumni during receptions and career days. UCLA Law alumni have pursued careers in government offices, law firms, and businesses. After graduation, alumni stay connected through events, such as the Alumni Social Networking Panel and Annual La Raza Alumni Dinner.
UCLA School of Law
71 Dodd Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: (310) 825 – 2080
The early decision deadline is November 15.
The final application deadline is February 1.
Admissions are on a rolling basis.
UCLA School of Law students must start in the fall semester.
Number of 2016 applicants: 5,254
Number of 2016 matriculants: 293
LSAT (median): 166
GPA (median): 3.74
LSAT (25 to 75 percentile): 162 to 169
GPA (25 to 75 percentile): 3.51 to 3.86
In-state tuition (2016-2017): $45,284
Out-of-state tuition (2016-2017): $51,778
Room, board and other: $26,368
Estimated in-state cost of attendance: $71,652
Estimated out-of-state cost of attendance: $78,146
Students who receive grants: 79.5%
Median grant amount: $21,000
UCLA Law has eliminated or reduced only 2 conditional scholarships over the past 3 years out of over 410 such scholarships.
Bar passage differential: 15.49%
Transfers out: 2
Net transfers: 41