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News Posted on March 20, 2014

King Hall Places Second in U.S. News & World Report Generosity of Financial Aid Rankings 

UC Davis School of Law ranks second in the latest U.S. News & World Report assessment of the generosity of financial aid at public law schools. King Hall students receive more financial aid and graduate with less debt than peers at other top-tier California law schools, according to the rankings.

In rankings based on median grant amounts, King Hall placed second in generosity among public law schools nationwide. In the ranking of schools whose students graduate with the least debt, the School of Law placed second among law schools in California.

UC Davis School of Law was 36th overall in the U.S. News & World Report 2015 rankings while placing 22nd in the "peer assessment" category based on survey responses from law school deans and faculty. The School of Law also placed 24th in the assessment by participating lawyers and judges, and 26th in the ranking of "Most Diverse Law Schools."

"A legal education is an investment that goes beyond student fees and tuition," said Kristen Mercado, Assistant Dean of Admission and Financial Aid. "UC Davis School of Law, which offers financial aid packages that are significantly more generous than most other top-ranked law schools, is smart investment in many ways."

UC Davis School of Law presents a particularly attractive option for students looking to practice in California. Of the 10 highest-ranked California law schools, King Hall has the lowest room-and-board costs, the most generous financial aid, and the lowest average graduate indebtedness. At UC Davis School of Law, roughly one-third of all student fees are returned to students in the form of financial aid.

"A UC Davis School of Law education prepares students for myriad career settings, areas of law, and geographic locations," said Mercado. "Whether a student wants to work in state government, in Silicon Valley, in immigration law, environmental law, wine law, or any of the other areas in which UC Davis excels, King Hall offers exceptional value for their investment."

U.S. News Ranking of Public Law Schools Awarding the Most Financial Aid