UC Davis Law School

General Info

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The University of California, Davis School of Law or Martin Luther King Jr., School of Law and commonly known as King Hall, is an American Bar Association-accredited law school located in Davis, California on the campus of the University of California, Davis. By design, King Hall is the smallest of the four law schools in the University of California system, with a total enrollment of just under 600 students. Having graduated its first class in 1969, it is also the youngest.

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UC Davis Law School Admissions

UC Davis Law School is considered a Moderately Competitive law school, which accepts only 32% of its applicants. Comparatively, Davis is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2027 2996 932 (31.11%) 180 (6.0%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.27 3.51 3.68
LSAT 159 163 165

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $47,339 $56,590
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: N/A
  • Living off-campus: $21,772
  • Living at home: N/A

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: 11/02
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 06/30
  • Application Fee: N/A

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UC Davis Law School Community

UC Davis Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Davis is Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 42
  • Part Time: 31


  • # Female Faculty: 36
  • # Minority Faculty: 27


11.8 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: No
  • Graduate Housing: No
  • Law Specific Housing: No

UC Davis Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. UC Davis Law School 1L section size is 24% smaller than law schools in California and 9% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

UC Davis Law School: 121
California Average: 150
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 484
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 106

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 119
  • Law Journals: 301
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 7.3%
  • Second Year: 0.0%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

UC Davis Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The UC Davis Law School class of 2022 had an employment rate of 90% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2022, 93.8%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 46.0%
  • Business: 9.0%
  • Government: 22.0%
  • Public Interest: 12.0%
  • Academia: 3.0%
  • California: 85%
  • District of Columbia: 1%
  • Idaho: 1%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 93.8%
  • First Time Takers: 160
  • Average School: 86.0%
  • Average State: 66.1%
  • Pass Difference: 20.0%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • California: 66.1%
  • Passed: 129 of 150 (86.0%)
  • State Average: 66.1%
  • Difference: 20.0%