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University of California, Hastings College of Law

San Francisco, CA
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200 McAllister Street

Room 275A

San Francisco, CA 94102

United States

Phone: 415-565-4623

Fax: 415-581-8946


University of California, Hastings Students Say...

UC Hastings is at the forefront of the legal education reformation. Indeed, the program staunchly places an emphasis on “practice [over] theory.” This evolution is evident in Hastings’ curriculum which only mandates a relatively small number of required courses. In turn, this allows students “to... More More
Degrees / Programs
Academic Experience Rating: 88
Specializations: Criminal , International , Taxation , Intellectual Property
Degrees Offered: J.D., 3 years LL.M., 1 year MSL, 1 year
Joint / Combined Degrees Offered: JD and LLM degrees offered at Hastings; may combine JD with other institutions' masters' degrees, with some cross-crediting (e.g. JD/MBA can be completed together in 4 rather than 5 years separately)
Participation in Clinical Program: No
Moot Court Requirement: Yes
Public Interest Law Requirement: No
Legal Research Course Required: Yes
Part-Time Program: No
Evening Program: No
Academic Journals: Hastings Business Law Journal, Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal (Comm/Ent), Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, Hastings Race & Poverty Law Journal, West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, and Hastings Women's Law Journal
Grading System: Traditional A-F grading, with 4.3 scale conversion, except C- is 1.5 and no D+ or D- grades are used.
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Faculty Total: 158
Part-time Faculty: 53%
Female Faculty: 39%
Minority Faculty: 17%
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Academic Services Offered
Minority Support Groups: Yes
Women Support Groups: Yes
International Student Support Groups: Yes
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups: Yes
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