UCLA Law School

General Info

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The UCLA School of Law is the law school of the University of California, Los Angeles. It is generally regarded as the top law school in Southern California, as well as one of the top fifteen law schools in the United States. It is usually considered to be the youngest of the top-tier American law schools.

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UCLA Law School Admissions

UCLA Law School is considered a Moderately Competitive law school, which accepts only 30% of its applicants. Comparatively, Ucla is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2025 5254 1562 (29.73%) 293 (5.6%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.51 3.74 3.86
LSAT 162 166 169

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $45,284 $51,778
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $26,368
  • Living off-campus: $26,368
  • Living at home: $15,837

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: 12/01
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 12/31
  • Application Fee: $75

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UCLA Law School Community

UCLA Law School is considered to have a Highly Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Ucla is Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 98
  • Part Time: 40

Faculty

  • # Female Faculty: 56
  • # Minority Faculty: 26

Ratio

9.9 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

UCLA Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. UCLA Law School 1L section size is 20% larger than law schools in California and 30% larger than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

UCLA Law School: 188
California Average: 150
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 457
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 193

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 162
  • Law Journals: 468
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 2.9%
  • Second Year: 0.6%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

UCLA Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The UCLA Law School class of 2020 had an employment rate of 93% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2020, 92.7%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 64.0%
  • Business: 8.0%
  • Government: 8.0%
  • Public Interest: 12.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • California: 85%
  • District Of Columbia: 3%
  • New York: 3%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 92.7%
  • First Time Takers: 328
  • Average School: 81.9%
  • Average State: 66.4%
  • Pass Difference: 15.5%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • California: 66.1%
  • Passed: 240 of 295 (81.4%)
  • State Average: 66.4%
  • Difference: 15.3%