Law School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#10 in International Law
#10 in Tax Law
Law School Overview
The School of Law at University of California--Los Angeles has an application deadline of February 1. The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at University of California--Los Angeles is $75. Its tuition is full-time: $45,221 per year (in-state) and full-time: $51,715 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 10.9:1. The School of Law at University of California--Los Angeles has 103 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
The UCLA School of Law is a highly ranked and relatively young public institution that is about 60 years old. Law students can cater their legal education through specializations including Business Law, Critical Race Studies, and Entertainment and Media Law and Policy. Students can also earn joint degrees through programs offered in conjunction with other academic divisions at UCLA, such as a J.D./M.B.A. through the Anderson School of Management or a J.D./M.A. in Afro-American Studies through the UCLA Center for African American Studies.
The School of Law has nearly 20 clinics for students to get hands-on legal experience and offers a unique depositions course in which students and faculty members take depositions in actual cases. There are about 20 research centers and programs, including the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy and PULSE, the Program on Understanding Law, Science, and Evidence. There are more than 10 law journals published, including the Entertainment Law Review and the Journal of Law & Technology, and there are nearly 40 organizations for students to get involved in, too.
Nearly 70 percent of the student body at the UCLA School of Law hails from California. Students may live in university-owned housing near the campus in Los Angeles. Notable alumni of the UCLA School of Law include Henry Waxman, a U.S. Representative from California, and Kelly Perdew, a winner on the reality television series The Apprentice.
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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||February 1|
|Full-time program application fee||$75|
|Part-time program application fee||N/A|
|Admissions Phone||(310) 825-2260|
|Full- and part-time faculty||103|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||333|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $45,221 per year (in-state)
|Room and board||$14,172|
|Employed at graduation 2||45.9%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$145,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$60,000|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||698,843|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data