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University of California, Irvine School of Law

University of California, Irvine School of Law

+1 949-824-0066

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

The University of California, Irvine School of Law is a public university founded in 2006, located in Irvine, California. Its three-year program garnered 3,600 applicants, and accepted 606 in fall of 2021, giving the school an acceptance rate of 16.83%. Its 166 enrolled students have a median LSAT of 167, with scores ranging from 163 to 168. The median GPA is 3.69, ranging from 3.5 to 3.8.

UCI School of Law has a very diverse student body. 55% are of minority backgrounds and 52% are women. 28% of students consider themselves LGBTQ+. A quarter of students are first-generation college students, and the average age of enrollment is 25. Students speak 26 languages and represented 85 undergraduate institutions.

For admission, there is no application fee, and two to three letters of recommendation are accepted by prospective students. Tuition for in-state students is $40,458, and $38,328 for those living outside of California. Nearly 98% of students receive some sort of financial aid.

UCI ranks No. 6 in clinical training programs according to U.S. News. All students partake in at least one semester of the 11 clinical programs. The university considers experiential learning to be a core part of their law education.

Eight concentrations are offered, including Business Law, Employment Law, and Immigration Law. Moreover, students are able to enroll in a joint degree program, where they can earn their M.A., M.B.A, M.S., or Ph.D.

Graduates work all across the country, with large concentrations in California, New York, and D.C. The average salary earned is $115,040. 97.86% of graduates pass the bar exam within two years of graduation and 90.52% are employed ten months after graduation.

5 graduates from the class of 2021 hold clerkships, with 2 at the federal, 2 at the state and local, and 1 at the tribal level. 57 are employed in law firms with less than 250 members, and 78 are employed in firms larger than 250. 11 work in business, 11 in government, 21 in public interest, and 1 in education. 9 are employed in careers where obtaining a JD was an advantage.

Off-campus, students have access to numerous extracurricular activities ranging from nature to shopping. Situated between Los Angeles and San Diego, there are countless opportunities available to students of all interests. On campus, there are countless student organizations, including those that are geared towards identity, recreation, and academics. With so many available clubs and organizations, all students are sure to find their niche.

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3 Years

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Employed 10 months post graduation:

    • First Generation Students: 25
    • International students: -
    • Average age(years): 25
    • Minority students: 55%
    • Women: 52%
    • Veterans: -
    • LGBTQ: 28%
    • Graduates that passed the bar exam within 2 years: 97.86%
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 250 and less: 57
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 251 and above: 78
    • Median salary of graduate: -

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