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University of California, Davis School of Law

University of California, Davis School of Law

King Hall 400 Mrak Hall Drive Davis, CA 95616-5201

The University of California, Davis School of Law is a public institution founded in Davis, California in 1965. It has an acceptance rate of 28.26% and offered admission to 1,055 of 3,813 applicants in fall of 2021. Of those accepted, 265 students enrolled. Students have a median LSAT of 165 and a median GPA of 3.7.

The average age of students at Davis School of Law is 25. 6% of students are international, and 62% are women. 23% of students are LGBTQ+ and 48% are of a minority background. 116 undergraduate institutions are represented, and 20% of students are first-generation college students.

Prospective students must submit two to three letters of recommendation, and there is no application fee. In-state tuition is $53,093, and out-of-state tuition is $65,094. Many scholarships are offered, including four $60,000 scholarships for students who apply through Early Decision.

There are six academic concentrations that students can choose from, including Business Law, Intellectual Property Law, and International Law. Moreover, there are eight certificates available, such as Environmental and Intellectual Property Law. Students can also choose to complete a combined degree, where they can get a master's degree alongside their JD.

The UC Davis School of Law offers the UCDC program, where students can travel to Washington, D.C. and participate in a field placement. There, students about federal statutes, regulations, and policies.

There are five clinics available focused on the legal areas of Immigration Law, Civil Rights, Family protection and Legal Assistance, Water Justice, and Criminal Justice. Externships are also offered, with many students externing at the nearby California Supreme Court.

95.35% of graduating students pass the bar exam within two years, and 88.7% are employed ten months after graduation. Graduates earn an average salary of . 50 graduates from the class of 2021 work at law firms with less than 250 members, and 28 graduates work at law firms with more than 250. 9 hold clerkship positions (5 at the federal level, and 4 at the state, local, or territorial level). 16 graduates are employed in government, 22 in public interest, 9 in academia, and 13 in business and industry. 15 work in a field where obtaining a JD is considered an advantage.

States with the highest amount of graduates are California, Florida, and Nevada.

The city of Davis is located an hour from the San Francisco Bay area, and 15 minutes from Sacramento, allowing students to discover and interact with a wide array of sites and people. There are more than 50 student organizations that the institution offers, including sports, academic clubs, and even an annual talent show. Regardless of interests, there is a place for everyone at the University of California Davis School of Law.

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Length of Program
3 Years

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Employed 10 months post graduation:

    • First Generation Students: 20
    • International students: 6%
    • Average age(years): -
    • Minority students: 48%
    • Women: 62%
    • Veterans: -
    • LGBTQ: 23%
    • Graduates that passed the bar exam within 2 years: 95.35%
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 250 and less: 50
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 251 and above: 28
    • Median salary of graduate: -

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