About the School
The mission of the School of Law of the University of California, Davis, is to be a nationally and internationally recognized leader in the development and dissemination of legal knowledge, as well as the training of students to become socially responsible lawyers committed to professional excellence and high ethical standards, and to provide significant public service through law reform and professional activities. Through its faculty, students, and graduates, the School of Law seeks to make substantial contributions toward solving the complex legal problems confronting our society. UC Davis School of Law is approved by the American Bar Association. The Juris Doctor program of study is full-time day only. Combined degrees and LL.M. and Summer International Commercial Law LL.M. degrees are also offered.
Total Student Body 2009-2010
- Total JD Enrollment 628
- Women Enrolled 53%
- Students of Color 37%
- For more information on the first year class, please refer to the Admissions-Student Profile page on this website.
Areas of Strength
- Business Law
- Criminal Law and Procedure
- Environmental and Natural Resources Law
- Health Care Law and Bioethics
- Human Rights and Social Justice Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- International Law
- Public Interest Law
- One-year LL.M. Program for International Students
- Certificates in Public Service Law and Environmental Law
- Clinicals and externships in Civil Rights, Immigration Law, Prison Law, Administration of Criminal Justice, Employment Relations, Environmental Law, Family Protection, Federal Taxation, Judicial Internships, Legislative Process, Public Interest
- Joint Degree Programs: JD/MBA, or JD/MA
- 3-Year full time day program leading to Juris Doctor degree
- In 2009-10, there are a total of 77 faculty with 37 Professors and Acting Professors, 7 Lecturers and Staff Attorneys, 15 Visiting and Adjunct Professors, and 21 Professors Emeriti
- There are approximately 6400 Alumni.
- The first class graduated in 1969.
- Davis Alumni are located throughout the United States and in several foreign countries with the majority located in the California Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego, Oregon and Washington.
- Davis Alumni are represented in all areas of the legal profession with the majority in private practice followed by government, public interest legal services, business and corporations, and academia.
- For more information about our Alumni, please visit the Alumni area on this web site.
- American Bar Association (ABA)
Office of the Consultant on Legal Education /
Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
- American Association of Law Schools (AALS)
Association of American Law Schools
1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20036-2717
Nondiscrimination. The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and University policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), physical or mental disability, age, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or service in the uniformed services (includes membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service, or obligation for service in the uniformed services). The University also prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities.
Inquiries regarding the University's student-related nondiscrimination policies may be directed to the Director, Student Judicial Affairs (530) 752-1128 or the UC Davis Compliance Director (ADA and Title IX Officer) (530) 752-9466. Students are encouraged to seek assistance as soon as possible, as time limits apply to some grievance processes.
For the full University policy, please see http://registrar.ucdavis.edu/ucdwebcatalog/appendix/nondesc.html