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News Posted on January 12, 2011

King Hall Ranked Among Top Public Interest Law Schools

UC Davis School of Law placed No. 16 in preLaw magazine's ranking of "Best Law Schools for Public Interest."  The rankings are featured in the magazine's Winter 2011 issue. 

In order to be ranked, law schools needed to have at least one public interest clinic, at least one faculty committee/administrator to oversee public interest, and a loan repayment assistance program.  A total of 96 schools, including King Hall, met this criteria, and were then rated according to three categories: curriculum (including courses and clinical opportunities), cost (tuition, debt, and loan repayment options), and placement (the percent of graduates working in public service).  UC Davis placed sixteenth, behind only Stanford and UC Berkeley among California law schools.

Dean Kevin R. Johnson stated that while it is important not to attach too much significance to rankings, the preLaw article was a welcome recognition of King Hall's excellence in public interest law. 

"Best Law Schools for Public Interest"