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The School of Law at the University of California, Davis, is a national center of legal learning characterized by the scholarly excellence and ambition of its faculty and student body, as well as an abiding commitment to being a diverse community serving the welfare of its constituents and the world around it. It is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. The school is housed in a newly expanded state-of-the-art building, King Hall, named for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in honor of his efforts to bring social and political justice to disadvantaged peoples.
The Davis campus, a major research university consistently among the country’s top 20 in research funding, is a little over an hour from San Francisco, and 15 minutes from Sacramento, within easy reach of major recreational areas such as Napa, Carmel, and Lake Tahoe. The campus occupies 3,600 acres within the bike-friendly and charming college town of Davis.
The law school’s idyllic surroundings and close proximity to the Bay Area and the state capital create abundant opportunities for a well-rounded educational and professional experience. The campus offers a full range of excellent graduate and professional programs.
Type of school: Public
Setting: Suburban, small city
Size: 589 (2011)
Incoming class size: 196 (2011)
Student-to-faculty ratio: 11.3 to 1
Acceptance percentage: 23.5% (943 of 4,020 admitted)
Tuition and fees: $41,763 (CA resident), $50,595 (non-resident)
Cost of living (single student): $16,700
Address: Admission Office, 400 Mrak Hall Drive, Davis, CA 95616-5201
Twitter accounts: @UCDavisLaw
Facebook: UC Davis School of Law
Blog: Index of all UC Davis Law blogs
All information (except for social networking and blog information) was gathered from the school’s profile on the Law School Admission Council’s Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools and the school’s website. Please consult the school’s website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information.
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