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About the Class of 2018

Posted By Madhavi Sunder, Aug 14, 2015

One important role of the Senior Associate Dean of the law school is to oversee our admissions process. In that capacity, it has been my distinct privilege and pleasure to work closely with Assistant Dean of Admissions Kristen Mercado this summer to finalize the members of the entering class. We are incredibly excited to welcome an excellent and diverse 1L class to King Hall at our annual Welcome BBQ this Sunday.

The entering class is 180 students strong with a median LSAT of 163 and median undergraduate GPA of 3.51. The class is comprised of nearly half students of color and is 48 percent female. Forty-three percent of the class hails from UC Schools; 70 percent are California residents. True to our mission as a top public law school, our generous financial aid and scholarship program (ranked number one among public law schools nationwide by U.S. News & World Report) has allowed us to stay accessible to many students who are the first in their families to attend graduate school. The members of the incoming class are committed to developing their talents and critical thinking and oral advocacy skills to serve the community.

Thanks to the hard work of last year’s Admissions Committee led by Professor Carlton Larson for bringing us this wonderful new Class of 2018 -- the School of Law's 50th class!