University of California, Davis School of Law (UC Davis)

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University of California, Davis School of Law (UC Davis)

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Top 10 Reasons to Choose UC Davis School of Law

  • World-Class Reputation: King Hall has a nationally recognized faculty, a world-class student body, and an international reputation to match.
  • The King Hall Community: Our friendly, supportive, and collaborative environment stands in stark contrast to the cutthroat atmosphere of many other top law schools.
  • Friendly, Brilliant, Diverse: King Hall, home to the only "majority-minority" faculty of a leading American law school, is committed to recruiting and retaining a student body that is both brilliant and diverse. Our vibrant and multicultural environment includes scores of student groups, award-winning student-run trial programs and appellate advocacy programs, and innovative clinics and externship opportunities.
  • Fellowships: King Hall's substantial fellowship support have consistently placed the  School of Law among national leaders in generosity of financial aid and helped students to attend with lower educational debt.
  • Real World Learning: King Hall students complement classroom learning with hands-on experience participating in cutting-edge research and real-world lawyering. Faculty fully integrate students into their ambitious research and practice activities.
  • Location, Location, Location: King Hall has proximity to leading institutions of law, government and business. UC Davis' location, an hour from the Bay Area and 15 minutes from California's state capital, connects students to centers of activity in law, policy and commerce.
  • Alumni Who Care: Our graduates' sincere love for their time at King Hall translates to strong alumni networks in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, as well as metropolitan areas throughout the nation and the world.
  • The Legacy of Dr. King: UC Davis School of Law is committed to the ideals of social justice and equality espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for whom the law school building is named. This commitment is expressed in our dedication to public service, diversity, and all aspects of our mission.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Students have 24-hour access to a truly state-of-the-art facility that blends technology with a true community and seriousness of purpose.

Follow the Dream!

If you want an experience that will change your life, get engaged with another culture or community — either on campus or abroad. It’s an education like no other. And at UC Davis, we’ve got the location, program and experience that will suit your needs.

Interesting facts

UC Davis consistently has been ranked among the top ten public universities by U.S. News and World Report and is listed as 15th in research funding among all U.S. ranked public universities by the National Science Foundation. Recently, UC Davis was listed first among "America's Coolest Schools", a ranking of the nation's greenest universities undertaken by the Sierra Club's Sierra magazine. The campus is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, one of just 62 institutions of higher learning to be admitted to this distinguished group.

Unlike many law schools, whose facilities are located apart from the main campus, UC Davis School of Law is located on the UC Davis campus, affording students the benefits and opportunities that are a part of a vibrant college community.

% of the class of 2019 was employed within 10 months after graduation

Why choosing the UC DAVIS LL.M. Program?

Join our outstanding Academic Year LL.M. program for the professional and personal experience of a lifetime. Here are some of the qualities that make our LL.M. program one of the best in the country.

  • Classes taught by top scholars in their fields
  • LL.M. students fully integrated into J.D. classes
  • Academic program tailored to each LL.M. student’s needs
  • Individual academic and personal advising throughout the program
  • One- and two-year options
  • August and January starts
  • Workshops on academic success, bar exam preparation and career guidance
  • Membership in an international alumni network
  • Supportive, welcoming King Hall community
  • Student organizations and networking opportunities
  • 24-hour access to our state-of-the-art building
  • One of the top U.S. research universities
  • Close to San Francisco, Napa, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite
  • Davis community known for safety and ease of getting around

“I am sure choosing UC Davis School of Law is one of the best decisions I have made in my life, and I believe that this year of LL.M. study will significantly influence my future career. UC Davis stands apart from other Law Schools because of its first-class professors, its friendly and interactive staff, and beautiful facilities with 24-hour access for students.”

– Ping, China, LL.M. Program graduate –