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Welcome to Admissions and Financial Aid at UC Davis School of Law

Message from the Assistant Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Kristen MercadoLaw school is hard. Applying to law school should not be. The Office of Admission and Financial Aid is here to guide you through the process and help you discover all the ways in which a UC Davis education is like no other. 

At UC Davis School of Law, King Hall, you will find yourself in a community of students who challenge convention, champion new ideas, and embrace collaborative learning. Students are competitive with themselves, not one another. Our faculty integrate students into their work, providing enrichment opportunities inside and outside the classroom. King Hall alumni are skilled practitioners, community leaders, and sources of support to current students. In short, UC Davis is a place where you can thrive academically, professionally and personally. We hope you will consider joining us.

I encourage you to peruse our website, contact us with questions, visit, and then apply!

Join the King Hall Community!

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Kristen L. Mercado, J.D.
Assistant Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

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Catalog for Prospective Students

Catalog for Prospective Students

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A video that explores the many ways that UC Davis School of Law offers a top-tier legal education and outstanding student experience, from its renowned faculty to its unparalleled atmosphere of support and collaboration.

J.D. Admission Video

Qualifications for Admission to the Bar

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.



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JD Admission Key Dates

September 1, 2016 - Application period opens for Fall 2017 First-Year admission and Fall 2017 First-Year Early Decision admission

November 1, 2016 - Application deadline for Fall 2017 First-Year Early Decision program**

January 1, 2017 - Application period begins for Fall 2017 Transfer admission

March 15, 2017 - Application deadline for Fall 2017 First-Year admission

**Students taking the September/ October LSAT are eligible if all other application materials are received by November 1

Financial Aid Deadlines

March 2, 2017 - FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) due to Federal Processor