University of California, Irvine Law School was established in 2009. Though it was just opened, the school reached number 30 in U.S. News ranking. Currently, University of California, Irvine Law School ranking in U.S. News ranking is at number 28. This means you cannot underestimate the quality and the reputation of this school.
University of California Irvine Law School Ranking
In March 2015, U.S. News & World Report announced the ranking of the American law schools. At that time, University of California, Irvine Law School ranking was in number 30 among 144 law schools. When the announcement was published, UC Irvine’s median LSAT was 164, and UC Irvine’s median GPA was 3.53. USNWR also ranked UC Irvine Law School in number 11 for the best clinical program, number 23 for the best intellectual property law program, and number 20 for the best diversity index.
UC Irvine Law School struggles to be in top 20. It has few obstacles that can make it to be in top 20. One of the obstacle is the tuition. UC Irvine Law School’s tuitions are $44,819 for in-state students and $51,313 for out-of-state students. For public law school, this tuition is considered pricey which almost similar with the tuition of private law school. This expensive tuition makes potential students lose their interest to enter the school because they do not want to have a lot of study loan debts.
In March 2016, University of California, Irvine Law School ranking has raised from number 30 to 28, but its other ranks such as clinical program, intellectual property law program, and student diversity index has decreased. Also in 2016, University of California, Irvine Law School ranking is in number 4 for the Best Schools for Practical Training according to The National Jurist judgment.