UC Irvine Law

Rank 37 (USNWR 2022)
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Also known as

  • UC Irvine Law
  • University of California—Irvine
  • UCI

UC Irvine Law is a law school located in Irvine, California. The school was ranked 37 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for UC Irvine Law is approximately 169.

Admissions website: https://www.law.uci.edu/admission/

Admissions email: admissions@law.uci.edu

Admissions phone: 949.824.5335

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UC Irvine Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 163 167 168
GPA 3.5 3.69 3.8
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 3600 81
# Admissions offers 606 -
Class size 169 43
% Accepted 16.8% 90
% Yield 27.4% 33

During the 2022 application cycle, 3,600 people applied and 606 were offered admission.

University of California—Irvine has a 1L class size of 169, and yield of 27.39%. 166 out of 606 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 27.39% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of California—Irvine has a median LSAT of 167. The 25th percentile LSAT is 163 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 168.

The median GPA is 3.69. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.5 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.8.

UC Irvine Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 422 applicants for the 2021-2022 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

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25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does UC Irvine Law cost per year?

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Cost of attending UC Irvine Law

In 2022, tuition was $60,211 and the annual cost of attending was $93,789 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

UC Irvine Law employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of California—Irvine make $180,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $60,000.

59.0% of law graduates from University of California—Irvine go directly to work for law firms, while 6.8% clerk for a judge. 18.8% of graduates go into public interest.

86.6% of University of California—Irvine graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about UC Irvine Law

Located in sunny Orange County, California, UC Irvine School of Law (PDF) opened its doors to students in August 2009, the first new public law school in California in more than 40 years. UCI Law seeks to create the ideal law school for the twenty-first century by doing the best job of training lawyers for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession. Recruited from prestigious schools, the faculty has been nationally recognized for its scholarly impact. The school’s innovative curriculum stresses hands-on learning, interdisciplinary study, and public service.

The law school has received tremendous recognition for its clinical training and intellectual property law programs, as well as for student diversity and its student-to-faculty ratio.

Other accolades include

national recognition for placement of our students in government and public interest jobs,

recognition as one of the country’s best schools for practical training,

the vast majority of our students rating their entire law school educational experience as “excellent” in a recent survey, and

recognition for student placement in prestigious federal judicial clerkships.

UCI Law prides itself on a commitment to public service, an innovative curriculum that features experiential learning, and its culture of civility. Take a look at how UCI Law’s inaugural class helped establish these foundations.

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Do you guys know if WL -> A still get money? keeping my hopes up
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are they reviewing the ED rejects first or just all together? they do mention that they would get ED rejects result out earlier, by 4/1?
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wave today?
anyone apply for the PS Scholarship?
wave today?
they didnt do one this day last year
Is there a wave this week?
Wave this week?
does anyone know if there is a status checker change before they send out the email
dont think so
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I think it varies based on person
I’ve seen some people say that they randomly checked and saw the change in their checker and then receive an email shortly after
I recieved other two ranked higher schools' offers , is there any chance to negotiate a higher scholarship?
My status checker changed on friday and I didn't get an email until monday
Do they give scholarship info in the acceptance email, or send later?
Never mind, status checker says it will come later.
does anyone know if UC Irvine calls or just emails? Thanks
Just emails
I got an email! I'm going to law school!
anyone here complete in december and still waiting?
bro i was complete in Oct
can anyone tell me how long they were in review for before getting their decision?
im under review for like a month and still wating
Can anyone tell me why seat deposits are on April 15th and US News has the audacity to release 2024 rankings on April 18th? I need answers!!!
@UnsuspectingRoyalPainInTheButt: Probably because US News Rankings have nothing to do with law school admissions except ranking them. Schools don’t pay US News to rank them so to US News it’s probably “we’ll release them when we want to release them”. Meanwhile schools are being stubborn & don’t want to adjust their deposit deadlines despite being behind with decisions bc they’re waiting for the rankings to come out.