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J.D. Admissions

We are unique. No other law school in the United States exists at the epicenter of law firms; local, state, and federal courts; tech and biotech companies; and social justice-oriented non-profits — all in the heart of a progressive, global metropolis. Our students leave prepared to transform themselves and the world, without losing sight of real issues affecting real people living real lives.

We are proud to have one of the most extensive and innovative experiential learning and judicial externship programs in the country. Our graduates possess an array of skills that are critical for practice, which most lawyers don’t develop until completing several years on the job.

Our prestigious faculty are eminent scholars and professional leaders from a wide range of disciplines. They embody our school’s ethos by turning knowledge into action, and helping students do the same.

From international human rights attorneys, to litigators, to patent prosecutors, and beyond, our accomplished alumni practice in all fifty states and in global hotspots including Shanghai, Seoul, Dubai, and London. We invite you to explore what makes UC Hastings one of the top law schools in the nation.

J.D. Admissions

We are unique. No other law school in the United States exists at the epicenter of law firms; local, state, and federal courts; tech and biotech companies; and social justice-oriented non-profits — all in the heart of a progressive, global metropolis. Our students leave prepared to transform themselves and the world, without losing sight of real issues affecting real people living real lives.

We are proud to have one of the most extensive and innovative experiential learning and judicial externship programs in the country. Our graduates possess an array of skills that are critical for practice, which most lawyers don’t develop until completing several years on the job.

Our prestigious faculty are eminent scholars and professional leaders from a wide range of disciplines. They embody our school’s ethos by turning knowledge into action, and helping students do the same.

From international human rights attorneys, to litigators, to patent prosecutors, and beyond, our accomplished alumni practice in all fifty states and in global hotspots including Shanghai, Seoul, Dubai, and London. We invite you to explore what makes UC Hastings one of the top law schools in the nation.

Legal Education Opportunity Program

UC Hastings created the Legal Education Opportunity Program (LEOP) in 1969 to make an outstanding legal education accessible to those who come from disadvantaged educational, economic, social, or physical backgrounds. UC Hastings recognizes that the traditional numeric criteria used to evaluate applicants may not be sufficient indicators of academic potential for students who have experienced restricted access to academic opportunities and resources.

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California Scholars Program

The California Scholars Program supports a pipeline to enroll and financially support students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the American University in Armenia. The Program offers full tuition scholarships and $20,000 in living expenses, per year, for all three years at UC Hastings. UC Hastings also guarantees its California Scholars on-campus student housing in the McAllister Tower.

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Diversity Open House

The Office of Admissions invites you to join us on Friday, September 6 from 1:00 – 6:00 pm for a special on-campus information session: Justice for All: Diversity and Inclusion in Law School Admissions. You will attend a mock law school class, gain insight on how to bolster your law school application, and hear directly from diverse UC Hastings students, faculty, and alumni about their law school experiences. The session will be geared towards the diverse law school applicant, but all are welcome.

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UC Hastings Class Profile

*Accurate as of the first day of classes of the Fall 2019 semester.

349
2019 JD Class out of 3,280 Applicants
110
Undergraduate schools represented in the class
48%
Students of Color
$16,000
Average Scholarship Awarded
3.45
Median GPA
158
Median LSAT Score

Contact Admissions

200 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 565-4623
admissions@uchastings.edu

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