Our J.D. student body is among the most selective and diverse in the United States.
Each year we choose an entering J.D. class of about 300 from over 6,000 applications. About one-third represent cultural and ethnic minorities, and many have studied or lived abroad.
UC Hastings offers a J.D. transfer program which allows qualified UC Hastings LL.M. students to apply to our J.D. program using grades and faculty recommendations in substitution of an LSAT score. If a UC Hastings LL.M. candidate is admitted to our J.D. program, the student will not receive an LL.M. degree, and instead will have the 24 earned LL.M. credits applied towards the completion of the J.D. degree. The student is then required to complete two additional years of study in order to meet the additional requirements of the J.D. degree. LL.M. students from other law schools are not eligible for this transfer program.