Founded in 1878 by Serranus Clinton, 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.
Note: these numbers are officially reported to the ABA as of October 31, 2013
|Estimated Living Expenses (9 months)||
Estimated Living Expenses (9 months)
(Reported to Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System as of November 1, 2012)
(Reported to the ABA as of October 5, 2013)
|Entering Class Size||333|
|Students of Color||40%|
|Median Undergraduate GPA||3.52|
|Undergraduate GPA Range||2.31 to 4.00|
|75th Percentile GPA||3.69|
|25th Percentile GPA||3.28|
|Median LSAT Score||159|
|LSAT Range||141 to 173|
|75th Percentile LSAT||163|
|25th Percentile LSAT||155|
|NO. of Undergraduate Institutions Represented||106|
|Percentage of Class Entering with Advanced Degrees||8%|
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
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC):Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100 Alameda, CA 94501 Phone: 510.748.9001 Fax: 510.748.9797 Send a Message
The Association of American Law Schools (AALS):Association of American Law Schools 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Suite 800 Washington, D.C. 20036-2717 Phone: 202.296.8851 Fax: 202.296.8869 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Last updated November 13, 2013.
University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco is redefining legal education through our experiential, interdisciplinary, and international approach to the law. We integrate rigorous academics with hands-on practice, preparing our graduates to tackle the legal challenges—and leverage the opportunities—of the 21st century.
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