UCLA School of Law
UCLA School of Law
71 Dodd Hall Box 951445 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1445
The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law was founded in 1949 in Los Angeles, California. It is the youngest of the top law schools in the United States and the program has quickly developed a renowned reputation.
In-state tuition is $53,909 and out-of-state tuition is $64,416. Around 90% of JD students are provided financial assistance every year. For 82% of students, the aid they are provided is not a loan does not need to be repaid.
There are 18 concentration options at UCLA School of Law. These include Entertainment Law, International Law, Health Law, Indian Law, Immigration Law, Human Rights, and more. Additionally, there are joint programs in philosophy, public policy, urban planning, public health, American Indian studies, philosophy, management, and African American studies.
This program offers 40 different experiential learning courses such as simulation courses for dispute resolution and litigation, and clinics which provide real-world experiences for JD students. For instance, in 2019 they created the UCLA Law Immigrant Family Legal Clinic which is the only clinic of its kind on a K-12 school campus in the country. UCLA strives to provide innovative curriculum and an inclusive community for their students.
UCLA School of Law has an acceptance rate of 15.43%. To enter the program in fall of 2021 there were 7,939 applications, 1,225 students were accepted, and 347 students chose to enroll. Accepted students have a median LSAT score of 170 and a median GPA of 3.82. Students may provide an LSAT or GRE score in their application.
15% of students at UCLA School of Law are first generation college students, 49% are minorities, and 56% are women. 7 countries and 34 states are represented among the student body. Students are 24 years old, on average. 10% of students majored in STEM while in their undergraduate.
97.38% of graduates are employed within ten months of graduation and the average salary earned amongst graduates is $157,918. Most graduates work in California, New York, or Washington, D.C. 18 graduates from the class of 2021 hold federal clerkships. 16 are employed in business or industry, 10 are employed in government, 42 are employed in public interest, and 12 are employed in academia.
98.08% of students passed the bar exam within two years of earning their JD. 76 from the class of 2021 are employed in small law firms (250 or less) and 162 are enrolled in large law firms (251 or more). 296 students work in a position where passing the bar exam is required. 18 work in a position where holding a JD is an advantage.
There are over 60 student organizations to get involved with on campus. Off campus, LA also provides many resources for students both during school and after graduation. In this city, students can grapple with real-world issues and get involved with organizations striving to improve upon current problems.
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Employed 10 months post graduation:
- • First Generation Students: 15
• International students: -
• Average age(years): 24
• Minority students: 49%
• Women: 56%
• Veterans: -
• LGBTQ: -
• Graduates that passed the bar exam within 2 years: 98.08%
• Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 250 and less: 76
• Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 251 and above: 162
• Median salary of graduate: -