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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.

UC Hastings Class Profile

*Accurate as of the first day of classes of the Fall 2018 semester.

313
2018 JD Class out of 3,234 Applicants
120
Undergraduate schools represented in the class
48%
Students of Color
$17,440
Average Scholarship Awarded
3.44
Median GPA
158
Median LSAT Score

Legal Education Opportunity Program

The UC Hastings faculty created the Legal Education Opportunity Program (LEOP) in 1969 in order to make a top-tier legal education accessible to those who come from significantly adverse backgrounds. LEOP recognizes that the traditional numeric criteria used to evaluate applicants may not be sufficient indicators of academic potential for students who have experienced significant obstacles – educational, economic, social, or physical – which have 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 the Historically Black Colleges and Universities of Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Hampton University, 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. This program is available for students matriculating in the Fall of 2019.

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Contact Admissions

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

Admissions Events

Dec 17

General JD Admissions Webcast

Topics covered in each session include an overview of the JD program, student life at UC Hastings, recommendations on how to create a strong application, and information about scholarships and financial assistance.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dec 20

On Campus Information Session

JD information sessions and webcasts are moderated by the Director or the Associate Director of Admissions. Topics covered in each session include an overview of…

200 McAllister Street
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jan 08

On Campus Information Session

JD information sessions and webcasts are moderated by the Director or the Associate Director of Admissions. Topics covered in each session include an overview of…

200 McAllister Street
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jan 25

JD Transfer Webcast

Topics covered in each session include an overview of the JD program, student life at UC Hastings, recommendations on how to create a strong application, and information about scholarships and financial assistance.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm