University of California–Irvine Law School


Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Janice Austin
Application deadline March 1
Full-time program application fee $0
Part-time program application fee $0
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 23.8% – Low
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.49
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 165

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate N/A
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 163-167
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.25-3.69
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.49
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 165

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate N/A
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants N/A
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants N/A

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered N/A
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
Each 3L student must complete at least one semester in one of the School’s four core clinics (Appellate, Environmental, Immigration, and Community Development) or at a clinical field placement. Three additional clinics are available for 2Ls and 3Ls. There are two interdisciplinary centers and an international institute, the John S. and Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law.
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 34
Seminars 3
Positions available in seminars 72
Positions available in simulation courses 60
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses N/A
Student activities (as provided by the school)
Co-curricular activities include Law Review, MootCourt, Jessup MootCourt, and Mock Trial. Students have created and participate in 25+ extracurricular organizations.The Pro Bono Program at UC Irvine School of Law is very active and is a reflection of the school’s deep commitment to experiential learning and public service. More than 90% of students are engaged in 45 projects in any given semester.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 42
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? Yes
Typical size of first-year “small section” 21
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 27
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 43
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses N/A
Full-time students involved in field placements 33
Full-time students involved in law journals 53
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 18
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 29

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) N/A
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? N/A
Positions filled in part-time program seminars N/A
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses N/A
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses N/A
Part-time students involved in field placements N/A
Part-time students involved in law journals N/A
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions N/A
Part-time students enrolled in independent study N/A

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 6.9:1 – Low
Full- and part-time faculty 41
Full-time minority faculty 25.0%
Part-time minority faculty 7.7%
Total faculty 43
Total faculty (men) 60.5%
Total faculty (women) 39.5%
Total faculty (minorities) 18.6%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

Unranked Best Law Schools

Law Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) N/A
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) N/A
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.25-3.69
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.49
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 163-167
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 165
Acceptance rate 23.8% – Low
Student-faculty ratio 6.9:1 – Low
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation N/A
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) N/A
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar N/A
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) N/A

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 235

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 235

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Second-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Third-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school N/A
Female students discontinuing law school N/A

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Nasreen Zia
Financial aid phone (949) 824-8080
Financial aid application deadline March 2

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $53,125 per year
Room and board $17,224
Books $1,955
Miscellaneous expenses $4,825
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? Yes
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? No

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 0.0%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 31.9%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 28.5%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.4%
Median grant amount $25,287
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $20,275–$40,550
Full-time students receiving grants 60.9%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full N/A
Students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
Median grant amount N/A
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) N/A
Part-time students receiving grants N/A

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt N/A
Proportion who borrowed N/A
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? No

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 13,639
Microform titles 0
Electronic titles 37,733
Other non-book titles 6
Total titles 51,378
Volumes (excluding microforms) 23,081
Volume equivalent microforms 0
Total volumes and volume equivalents 23,081
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 0
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 84
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 49
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 25
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 10
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 40
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 15
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 52
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 47
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 5
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 40
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 4

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department, university information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 6
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 0
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? No

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 16,429
Total seats available for library users 300
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) UCI Law is housed in a 3-building “campus” that is designed to encourage interaction between faculty, students, & the greater campus community. The Law Library provides the services & information resources of traditional research libraries, delivered in innovative ways that capitalize on developments in legal publishing & information technology. For more info see www.law.uci.edu

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar N/A
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) N/A
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) N/A

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates N/A
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation N/A

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown N/A
Graduates whose employment status is known N/A
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program N/A
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work N/A
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work N/A

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown N/A
Graduates whose employment status is known N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation N/A
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program N/A
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work N/A
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work N/A

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary N/A
Median private sector starting salary N/A
75th percentile private sector starting salary N/A
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information N/A
Median public service starting salary N/A

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia N/A
Percent employed in business and industry N/A
Percent employed in government N/A
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships N/A
Percent employed in law firms N/A
Percent employed in public interest N/A
Percent employed in an unknown field N/A

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state N/A
Graduates employed out-of-state N/A
Graduates employed in foreign countries N/A
Number of states where graduates are employed N/A
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) N/A
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) N/A
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) N/A
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) N/A
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) N/A
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) N/A
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) N/A
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) N/A
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) N/A
Employment location unknown N/A

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations The Career office provides individual career counseling, networking events, on-campus interview programs, & workshops covering a broad range of topics including job-search nuts & bolts, professional development, and substantive practice overviews. Every 1st-yr student is matched with a practicing attorney mentor to gain exposure to different practice areas & the daily realities of legal practice.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) N/A
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions N/A
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) N/A
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions N/A
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) N/A
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions N/A
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) N/A
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions N/A


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