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Law Schools in California

Are you are looking to go to one of the law schools in California? There are 21 ABA accredited law schools in California.

The highest ranked law school in California is Stanford University, which was ranked 2 by US News in 2022. The school has an LSAT median of 172 and a GPA median of 3.91.

The best law school in California depends on what you're looking for. Every law school is different, just like every person is different.

Other schools in California include UC Berkeley Law School, UCLA Law, USC Gould School of Law, UC Irvine Law, UC Davis Law School, UC Hastings Law School, Pepperdine Law School, USD Law School, Loyola Law School Los Angeles, Chapman University Fowler School of Law, Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law, Southwestern Law School, Western State College of Law, USF Law School, California Western School of Law, University of La Verne College of Law, Whittier Law School, Thomas Jefferson School of Law. If you want to go to law school in California, you should consider these schools.

ABA accredited law schools in California

  1. Stanford Law School
  2. UC Berkeley Law School
  3. UCLA Law
  4. USC Gould School of Law
  5. UC Irvine Law
  6. UC Davis Law School
  7. UC Hastings Law School
  8. Pepperdine Law School
  9. USD Law School
  10. Loyola Law School Los Angeles
  11. Chapman University Fowler School of Law
  12. Pacific McGeorge School of Law
  13. Santa Clara University School of Law
  14. Golden Gate University School of Law
  15. Southwestern Law School
  16. Western State College of Law
  17. USF Law School
  18. California Western School of Law
  19. University of La Verne College of Law
  20. Whittier Law School
  21. Thomas Jefferson School of Law

You can also check out law schools in the states that border California: Arizona, Nevada, Oregon.

Detailed information on California law schools

Stanford Law School

Stanford, California
Rank 2 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 2 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 170/172/175
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.81/3.91/3.99
  • Acceptance rate: 6.3
  • Bar passage rate: 96.8

UC Berkeley Law School

Berkeley, California
Rank 9 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 9 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 165/169/171
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.74/3.83/3.92
  • Acceptance rate: 13.7
  • Bar passage rate: 96.8

UCLA Law

Los Angeles, California
Rank 15 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 15 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 166/170/171
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.57/3.82/3.92
  • Acceptance rate: 15.4
  • Bar passage rate: 97.2

USC Gould School of Law

Los Angeles, California
Rank 20 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 20 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 165/168/169
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.6/3.82/3.9
  • Acceptance rate: 13.0
  • Bar passage rate: 91.6

UC Irvine Law

Irvine, California
Rank 37 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 37 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 163/167/168
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.5/3.69/3.8
  • Acceptance rate: 16.8
  • Bar passage rate: 86.6

UC Davis Law School

Davis, California
Rank 37 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 37 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 160/165/167
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.44/3.7/3.82
  • Acceptance rate: 28.3
  • Bar passage rate: 88.1

UC Hastings Law School

San Francisco, California
Rank 51 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 51 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 157/160/162
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.3/3.52/3.69
  • Acceptance rate: 28.0
  • Bar passage rate: 85.2

Pepperdine Law School

Malibu , California
Rank 52 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 52 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 159/164/166
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.48/3.8/3.91
  • Acceptance rate: 25.0
  • Bar passage rate: 78.6

USD Law School

San Diego, California
Rank 64 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 64 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 157/161/163
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.39/3.7/3.81
  • Acceptance rate: 31.0
  • Bar passage rate: 86.0

Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
Rank 67 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 67 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 158/161/163
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.43/3.64/3.78
  • Acceptance rate: 29.4
  • Bar passage rate: 88.2

Chapman University Fowler School of Law

Orange, California
Rank 118 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 118 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 154/160/162
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.13/3.6/3.71
  • Acceptance rate: 28.3
  • Bar passage rate: 80.3

Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Sacramento, California
Rank 133 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 133 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 152/155/157
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.03/3.44/3.66
  • Acceptance rate: 55.7
  • Bar passage rate: 75.2

Santa Clara University School of Law

Santa Clara, California
Rank 133 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 133 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 155/157/160
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.18/3.42/3.62
  • Acceptance rate: 53.3
  • Bar passage rate: 70.2

Golden Gate University School of Law

San Francisco, California
Rank 147 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 147 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 148/151/154
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 2.85/3.13/3.42
  • Acceptance rate: 51.6
  • Bar passage rate: 44.1

Southwestern Law School

Los Angeles, California
Rank 147 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 147 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 152/154/157
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.03/3.31/3.57
  • Acceptance rate: 46.8
  • Bar passage rate: 82.5

Western State College of Law

Irvine, California
Rank 147 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 147 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 148/150/153
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 2.86/3.11/3.43
  • Acceptance rate: 46.0
  • Bar passage rate: 51.7

USF Law School

San Francisco, California
Rank 147 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 147 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 153/155/157
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.01/3.33/3.6
  • Acceptance rate: 46.9
  • Bar passage rate: 78.4

California Western School of Law

San Diego, California
Rank 147 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 147 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 151/153/156
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 2.97/3.26/3.48
  • Acceptance rate: 56.6
  • Bar passage rate: 65.3

University of La Verne College of Law

Ontario, California
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Whittier Law School

Costa Mesa, California
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Thomas Jefferson School of Law

San Diego, California
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