Please find below links to ABA Standard 509 Consumer Information.
ABA Standard 509 Information Reports
- 2017 Standard 509 Information Report
- 2016 Standard 509 Information Report
- 2015 Standard 509 Information Report
- 2014 Standard 509 Information Report
- 2013 Standard 509 Information Report
- 2012 Standard 509 Information Report
- 2011 Standard 509 Information Report
Founded in 1878 by Serranus Clinton Hastings, the first Chief Justice of California, the University of California, Hastings College of the Law was California’s first law school. UC Hastings has been at the center of the legal community in the West for more than 120 years.
The mission of the University of California Hastings College of the Law is to provide an academic program of the highest quality, based upon scholarship, teaching, and research, to a diverse student body. We work hard to assure our graduates have a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the law and are well trained for the multiplicity of roles that they will play in a society and profession that are subject to continually changing demands and needs.
J.D. Program Learning Outcomes
- Doctrinal and Substantive Knowledge : Students will be able to identify, explain, and employ basic concepts, theories, procedures, and rules of law in both core legal areas and in their own chosen area(s) of specialization.
- Problem Solving and Critical Thinking : Students will be able to analyze, assess, and form independent judgments on a variety of legal issues, and will use these skills to solve client legal problems.
- Practical and Communication Skills : Students will be able to gather and analyze evidence, communicate effectively in appropriate written and oral formats with a multiplicity of audiences, and demonstrate other professional skills.
- Research Skills: Students will be able to independently retrieve, organize, analyze and evaluate paper and electronic legal and interdisciplinary sources, and differentiate between the types and relevance of authorities.
- Professionalism: Students will demonstrate the professional skills necessary for effective and ethical participation in the legal profession.
- Public Service : Students will be able to describe the roles and responsibilities of lawyers in overcoming obstacles to legal access and in promoting social justice.
2017 Entering Class Profile
(Reported to the ABA as of October 5, 2017)
|Entering Class Size||323|
|Students of Color||38.7%|
|Median Undergraduate GPA||3.42|
|75th Percentile UGPA||3.60|
|25th Percentile UGPA||3.16|
|75th Percentile LSAT||161|
|25th Percentile LSAT||156|
Enrollment (As of Fall ’17)
Note: these numbers are officially reported to the ABA and IPEDS Fall 2017
- Typical first year section size, excluding Legal Research & Writing: 87
- Number of course titles,beyond the first year curricular,offered last year: 196
- Number of upper division classroom course sections
with an enrollment:
- Under 25: 190
- 25 to 49: 39
- 50 to 74: 10
- 75 to 99: 6
- 100+: 2
- Number of seats available in law clinics last year: 114
- Number of field placements positions filled last year: 311
- Number of seats available in simulation courses: 772
(2012-13 through 2017-18)
Estimated Living Expenses (9 months)
*Includes Enrollment Fee, Activity Fee, and Health Services Fee. Does not include UCSHIP Insurance Premium, which can be waived.
For more detailed information visit our Tuition and Fees page.
(Reported to Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Spring 2018)
*Please note that part-time faculty counts only include fall counts, not total counts.
(Reported to the ABA Fall 2017 for 2016-17 Academic Year)
** Differences in numbers between IPEDS and the ABA are based on different definitions of Full-time and non-full-time and on reporting periods.
The number of full-time and part-time faculty as reported to the ABA can be found in the ABA Standard 509 Information Report.
Enrollment Data, Attrition, Graduation, and Bar Passage Rates
- Please refer to the UC Hastings ABA Standard 509 Information Report (above) for bar passage rates.
- For more information on Bar Requirements and Resources, UC Hastings students should consult the Bar Passage Support Page on the Intranet.
- 2017 ABA Employment Summary
- 2016 ABA Employment Summary
- 2015 ABA Employment Summary
- 2014 ABA Employment Summary
- 2013 ABA Employment Summary
- 2012 ABA Employment Summary
- 2011 ABA Employment Summary
- 2013 NALP Summary
- 2014 NALP Summary
Credit Hour Policy:
- UC Hastings follows the ABA policy on credit hours (see Standard 310).
- The relevant Standard and Interpretations are below:
Standard 310. DETERMINATION OF CREDIT HOURS FOR COURSEWORK
(a) A law school shall adopt, publish, and adhere to written policies and procedures for determining the credit hours that it awards for coursework.
(b) A “credit hour” is an amount of work that reasonably approximates:
(1) not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and two hours of out-ofclass student work per week for fifteen weeks, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; or
(2) at least an equivalent amount of work as required in subparagraph (1) of this definition for other academic activities as established by the institution, including simulation, field placement, clinical, co-curricular, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.
For purposes of this Standard, fifty minutes suffices for one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction. An “hour” for out-of-class student work is sixty minutes. The fifteen-week period may include one week for a final examination.
A school may award credit hours for coursework that extends over any period of time, if the coursework entails no less than the minimum total amounts of classroom or direct faculty instruction and of out-ofclass student work specified in Standard 310(b).
Transfer of Credit Policy:
Application requirements can be found on the Transfer Student page.
UC Hastings has articulation, exchange, 3+3, or concurrent degree agreements with different institutions for the following programs:
- UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business (Concurrent JD/MBA)
- Presidio Graduate School (Concurrent JD/MBA)
- UC Davis Graduate School of Management (Concurrent JD/MBA in the process of being formalized/approved)
- Vermont Law School
- Austral University
- University of New South Wales
- Peking University Law School
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University, KoGuan Law School
- University of Copenhagen
- Bucerius Law School
- Freie University
- Central European University
- Tel Aviv University
- Bocconi University
- The International University College of Turin
- Waseda University
- Hitotsubashi University
- Leiden University
- Instituto de Empresa Law School
- The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
- University Paris II
- The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
The University of California Hastings College of the Law is an American Bar Association-approved law school and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. UC Hastings is also a member of The Association of American Law Schools. Contact information is listed below.
American Bar Association (ABA):
Office of the Consultant on Legal Education /
Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC):
WASC Senior College and University Commission
985 Atlantic Avenue, #100
Alameda, CA 94501
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