Overview

Applicants
3,093
Acceptance Rate
20%
Median Undergrad GPA
3.61
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
147

Test Scores

LSAT
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
163 - 167

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
March 15

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$0

CAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
6:1
Total Faculty
84

48
Female
24
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Founded on the ideas of revolution and innovation, the University of California-Irvine School of Law is a “young and hungry” institution , having celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2018. The school is “justice-oriented and actively broadening access to legal education and the legal field,” and places high importance on both public service and diversity—46 percent of UCI graduates are students of color. To that end, the school seeks out students who want a different kind of legal education, and students note that “Practical experience is very easy to obtain here.” In additiona, all first-years receive an introduction to a broad array of practical settings through a Legal Profession course. Students at UCI are all required to complete at least one semester of in-house legal clinic experience (“so there are spaces for everyone in clinics”), and are uniquely able to begin taking electives as early as the second semester of their first year. “Meeting with professors is built into the curriculum throughout the first year,” and they “have intentionally cultivated an atmosphere in which students can interact with them casually.”

Professors at UCI are “top theorists and practitioners” who “update their material to align with new changes” and “teach with passion and care about their students’ success outside of the classroom.” The first-rate faculty “truly bring the widest variety of experiences,” which means “you are guaranteed to get incredibly qualified professors who will make sure you learn the material you need to for the bar.” The school’s “geographic location and strong reputation provides students with various opportunities to explore their career interests,” especially in public service: there's a pro bono program that “is fantastically run" and students “can easily access the L.A., San Diego, and San Francisco [legal] markets.”

“The administration puts in a lot of effort to be helpful and accessible to students,” and “everything is operated with a great amount of clarity and information available to students.” For those needing additional help, seniors are “always willing to share outlines, give advice, and so forth,” and the Academic Skills Program is a resource available to all students, providing general workshops, advising, and upper-division courses on bar preparation and legal writing.

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
86%
Median Starting Salary
$107,500
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
82%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
82%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
230

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Employers from national law firms, regional firms and corporations, federal agencies, state and local entities, and public interest organizations visit the School of Law annually and recruit for their offices in Southern California, the Bay Area, New York, and Washington, D.C..

Graduates Employed by Area

48%
Private Practice
15%
Public Interes
8%
Government
6%
Judicial Clerkships
4%
Business/Industry
1%
Academic

Graduates Employed by Region

84%
Pacific
7%
South
3%
Mountain
3%
South West
2%
International
1%
Mid-Atlantic
1%
MidWest
1%
New England

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Feb 1
Application Deadlines
Mar 16

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$54,726

% Students Receiving Some Aid
98%

Expenses per Academic Year

In-State Tuition
$49,974
Out-Of-State Tuition
$58,217
Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
$14,280
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$25,951
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$7,627
Fees
$1,994

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
356
Parent Institution Enrollement
33,467

Average Age at Entry
25

% Out-of-State
23%
% International
6%

Demographics

48.00%
% Under-represented Minorities

100% are full time
0% are part time
57% female
43% male

Campus Life


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Cristina Gapasin Tortal
Asst Dean for Admissions & Student Financial Services

Address
401 E. Peltason Drive
Suite 1000
Irvine, CA 92697-8000

Phone
949-824-4545

Email
admissions@law.uci.edu


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