University of California--Los Angeles

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71 Dodd Hall, PO Box 951445
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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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: $45,226 per year (in-state) and full-time: $51,720 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 10.4:1. The School of Law at University of California--Los Angeles has 115 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 and Policy, Critical Race Studies and Entertainment, Media, and Intellectual Property Law. Students can also earn joint degrees through programs offered in conjunction with other academic divisions at UCLA, such as a J.D./MBA 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 more than 40 organizations for students to get involved in, too.

About 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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Year founded 1949
Public/private Public
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
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 115
Student-faculty ratio 10.4:1
Total faculty 145

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 975
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 332


Tuition and fees

full-time: $45,226 per year (in-state)
full-time: $51,720 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $14,322


Employed at graduation2 55.6%
Median private sector starting salary $160,000
Median public service starting salary $56,704


Total volumes and volume equivalents 706,665

* 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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