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J.D. Admissions

All prospective students and visitors: please click here for important information about visiting campus.

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

All prospective students and visitors: please click here for important information about visiting campus.

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.

Admitted Students

We have set up an Admitted Students Webpage to help you stay informed about dates, deadlines, and other important enrollment information. The password to access it is in your acceptance letter. Questions? Email admissions@uchastings.edu.

Admitted Students Webpage

Black Pre-Law Summit

UC Hastings Law and the UC Hastings Black Law Student Association (BLSA) held our first-ever UC Hastings Black Pre-Law Summit on Saturday, October 24th from 12:00pm-2:00pm PDT.  The event was be held via Zoom.

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Justice for All

Justice for All: Diversity & Inclusion in Law School Admissions, is a special series of panels and workshops on the law school admissions process from the perspective of a diverse applicant. This year’s events have ended. If you would like to watch the recordings, please email us at admissions@uchastings.edu for the video passwords.

Justice for All Videos

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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Contact Admissions

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