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UC Davis Law rises to No. 35 in U.S. News rankings

News Posted on March 30, 2021

UC Davis School of Law has moved up to No. 35 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of nearly 200 American Bar Association-approved law schools.

U.S. News ranks UC Davis Law No. 4 among the nation’s public law schools in generosity of financial aid.

The rankings appear in the newly released 2022 edition of U.S. News’ “Best Graduate Schools.” Davis rose three places from last year, tying UC Irvine and three other law schools at No. 35.

UC Davis Law once again placed high in peer reputation at No. 23. This number is consistent with the King Hall faculty’s continual high ranking on Professor Brian Leiter’s “Scholarly Impact List.”

The new U.S. News survey places UC Davis Law in or near the top 25 in several specialty categories, including Business-Corporate Law, Constitutional Law, Contracts/Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Dispute Resolution, Environmental Law, International Law and Tax Law.

In November, National Jurist’s preLaw Magazine ranked UC Davis at No. 3 nationally – and No. 1 in California  on its “top schools for racial justice” list. The rankings factor in student diversity, clinics, centers, journals, courses and other offerings. UC Davis Law offered a Racial Justice Speaker Series throughout the 2020-21 academic year.

In December, The Princeton Review’s “Best Law Schools 2021” rankings placed King Hall on its top-10 lists for resources for minority students and women, and for faculty diversity.