University of California (Hastings)

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200 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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The Hastings College of the Law at University of California (Hastings) has an application deadline of March 1. The full-time program application fee at the Hastings College of the Law at University of California (Hastings) is $75. Its tuition is full-time: $47,634 per year (in-state) and full-time: $53,634 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 15.8:1. The Hastings College of the Law at University of California (Hastings) has 121 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The University of California Hastings College of Law is located in San Francisco, blocks away local, state, and federal courts. Students can focus their studies in a variety of concentrations including intellectual property law, social justice lawyering, and law and health sciences. Legal writing skills are also emphasized; students will take a small-group writing course in their first year and must write a substantial legal paper before graduation.

Students at the Hastings College of Law get hands-on training in a variety of in-house and out-placement clinics, as well as in more than 10 simulation courses. Hastings also has a large judicial externship program, which more than 100 students take advantage of each year. UC Hastings has a wide variety of legal journals, including the Hastings Women’s Law Journal, the Hastings Science and Technology Law Journal, and the Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal (Comm/Ent). For a break from school work, students can get involved in more than 60 student organizations, including the Legal Eagles Hastings Running Club and Gleeks at Hastings, and can partake in various school events like Beer on the Beach, an afternoon reception, and The Cabaret, an annual student talent show. Hastings has a housing community exclusively for law students, though students can also live off campus.

Notable alumni of the Hastings College of Law include Gregg Jarrett, a FOX News Channel anchor; Richard Thalheimer, founder and chief executive officer of consumer electronics company The Sharper Image; and Jeff Adachi, a public defender in San Francisco.

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Year founded 1878
Public/private Public
Law school designation National


Application deadline March 1
Full-time program application fee $75
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (415) 565-4623
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 121
Student-faculty ratio 15.8:1
Total faculty 138

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 1,041
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 373


Tuition and fees

full-time: $47,634 per year (in-state)
full-time: $53,634 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $17,325


Employed at graduation2 30.0%
Median private sector starting salary $90,000
Median public service starting salary $55,000


Total volumes and volume equivalents 752,934

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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