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University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law

Overview

Lawdragon Limelight

Q&A with Rachel Moran

Dean, UCLA School of Law

"We benefit from a tremendously diverse student body. The diversity cuts across a number of dimensions: race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ideology, socioeconomic status and more. For lawyers who will need to practice in a complex society, this diversity can be a tremendous asset ..."

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Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
28%
Number students applying:
5,383
Number students accepted:
1,511
First-year attrition rate:
7%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
169
Median:
167
25th percentile:
163

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.90
Median:
3.79
25th percentile:
3.56

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $45,226 0
Non-resident $51,720 0
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $26,136
Off Campus $26,136                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
992
Number students enrolled full-time:
992
Number students enrolled part-time:
Number of first-year students:
314

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
39%
% Women students:
48%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
18%
% Minority students:
32%
% International students:
4%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
12
Names of law journals:
Asian Pacific American Law Journal, Chicano-Latino Law Review, Dukeminier Awards Journal of Sexual Orientation and Gender, Entertainment Law Review, Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs, Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law, Journal of Law & Technology, National Black Law Journal, Pacific Basin Law Journal, UCLA Law Review, Women's Law Journal
% of students involved in law journals:
62%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
36
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Civil Rights Litigation, Trial Advocacy Clinic, Criminal Defense Clinic, Supreme Court Clinic, Ninth Circuit Appellate Clinic, Public Policy Advocacy, Street Law: American Legal Education, Tribal Legal Development Clinic, Asylum Clinic, Human Rights & International Criminal Law Forum, International Human Rights - Law Beyond Borders, Environmental Law Clinic, Sports and the Law, Bankruptcy Transactions Course: Negotiating and Confirming Chapter 11 Plans, Mergers & Acquisitions Transactions Planning, Real Estate Law Clinic, First Amendment Amicus Brief Clinic, Youth and Justice Clinic, Criminal Trial Advocacy, Community Economic Development
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
15%
% of students in field placements:
17%
% of students in simulation courses:
30%

Curriculum Strengths

Trial Skills & Litigation,
Corporate/M&A/Transactions,
Labor and Employment,
Public Interest Law,
Real Estate

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 81% 272
National Employment Rate 2013 76% 252
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer CA 85% 264
State 2nd Largest Employer DC 3% 10
State 3rd Largest Employer NY 3% 10
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer CA 84% 255
State 2nd Largest Employer NY 4.6% 14
State 3rd Largest Employer DC 2.7% 8

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
0.3%
Law Firm 2-10
10.6%
Law Firm 11-25
3.3%
Law Firm 26-50
2%
Law Firm 51-100
1%
Law Firm 101-250
4.6%
Law Firm 251-500
2.3%
Law Firm 501+
28.8%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
8.3%
Government
8%
Public Interest / Service
10.3%
Clerkships Federal
7.6%
Clerkships State / Local
1.3%
Education / Academia
1.3%
Other
0.7%

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 CA 88% 71%
State 2 NY 95% 85%
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 CA 88% 71%
State 2
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 CA 89% 72%
State 2
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Public
Part-time:
No
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
University of California - Los Angeles
Feeder School 2:
University of California-Berkeley
Feeder School 3:
University of Southern California

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:
URL (if any):

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

385 Charles E. Young Drive, 1242 Law Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1445
Region:
Far West
Main Phone:
310-825-4841
Admissions Phone:
310-825-2080
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Rachel
F.
Moran
Undergraduate:
AB
School:
Stanford University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Yale University
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Robert
L.
Schwartz
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
University of Vermont
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law - Yeshiva University
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

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