The Hastings College of the Law or Hastings Law School ranking in 50th among all higher education institutions and universities in America. The school that was founded in 1878 is one of the best law schools in America. As the name suggests, the school founded by the University of California on the ideas and contributions of Serranus Clinton Hastings is one of the few law schools in America that have their own campus or have no other program than law.
Academic Programs of Hastings Law School
The school located adjacent to San Francisco's Civic Center has a Juris Doctor program that can be reached within 3 years. The school has several leading departments such as civil litigation, public interest law, family law, intellectual property law, taxation, international law, and of course the criminal law. In the first year of study, students of Hastings Law School must pass some major courses and one course of electives. Furthermore, students may take any course and internship or externship program during the second and third year. In the second and third years they must also take judicial clinics or student exchanges.
Hastings Law School also has an LL.M program for foreign students who already have a law degree. Hastings also collaborates with Berkeley's Haas Graduate School of Business for students (especially those with degrees in taxation, intellectual property law, and public interest law). In 2011, the law school in cooperation with UCSF Medical School to start the Master of Studies in Law, Science and Healthy Policy Program and LL.M. Hastings also collaborated with UC Santa Cruz to undertake a seven-year undergraduate program. Undergraduate student Santa Cruz who has been studying for 3 years will continue his education in Hastings. They will be rated as 3rd graders and have time in Hastings for 3 years plus 1 additional year maximum.
Rank of the Hastings Law School
Hastings is an accredited B + school. This position puts them in the 50th position of the entire university in America. Hastings also occupies the 11th position for schools that produce the most popular legal professionals in America. Over the last 5 years, hasting put some of his courses in the top 5. Some programs such as family law, taxation, and criminal law are Hastings's most wanted programs. Students from many parts of America and the world are racing to be part of these programs. While the new Hastings program intellectual property law is the last in Hastings Law School ranking.