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UC Davis School of Law has in recent years made impressive strides in several areas that have contributed and will continue to contribute to its growing national reputation. Our strong showing in numerous rankings represents a welcome confirmation of King Hall’s excellence.

U.S. News & World Report Ranking: UC Davis School of Law placed 31st in the latest U.S. News rating of almost 200 American Bar Association-approved law schools. As part of the survey, the school was ranked among the top 25 in the nation based on responses from law school deans and faculty.

Faculty Quality Ranking: The UC Davis School of Law faculty was also rated 23rd in the most recent comprehensive faculty quality assessment undertaken by Brian Leiter, a law professor at the University of Chicago, whose periodic rating of law faculty productivity and influence is often regarded as the single most systematic evaluation of American law school quality.

Financial Aid: UC Davis School of Law ranks 4th in the latest U.S. News & World Report assessment of the generosity of financial aid at public law schools.

A Top Law School for Public Interest: In a welcome recognition of UC Davis School of Law's status as one of nation's top public interest law schools, preLaw magazine listed UC Davis School of Law in its ranking of "Best schools for public service careers" in two categories: Prosecutors/Public Defenders and Public Interest.

Student and Faculty Diversity: National Jurist magazine named UC Davis School of Law the No. 2 most diverse school in the country in 2019. Princeton Review's "Best Law Schools 2020." ranked UC Davis School of Law 6th in the nation in the categories of "Greatest Resources for Women" and "Most Diverse Faculty."