University of California, Davis School of Law


University of California, Davis School of Law

Infobox Law School


name = University of California, Davis, School of Law
established = 1965
type = Public
endowment =
parent endowment = US $651 million cite web |url=http://www.ucop.edu/treasurer/foundation/foundation.pdf |title=UC Annual Endowment Report, Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2007 |accessdate=2008-03-28 |publisher=Office of the Treasurer of the Regents of the University of California|date=2008]
head = Kevin Johnson
city = Davis
state = California
country = USA
students = 582 [http://officialguide.lsac.org/SearchResults/SchoolPage_PDFs/ABA_LawSchoolData/ABA4834.pdf UC Davis School of Law Official ABA Data] ]
faculty = 70
ranking = 44 [ [http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/grad/law Law - Best Graduate Schools - Education - US News and World Report] ]
bar pass rate = 84% [ [http://calbar.ca.gov/calbar/pdfs/admissions/Statistics/JULY2007STATS.pdf General Statistics Report July 2007 California Bar Examination] ]
annual tuition = $25,489
homepage = [http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/ www.law.ucdavis.edu]
motto = Fiat lux (Latin)
aba profile = [http://officialguide.lsac.org/SearchResults/SchoolPage_PDFs/LSAC_LawSchoolDescription/LSAC4834.pdf UC Davis Profile]

The University of California, Davis School of Law (referred to as UC Davis School of Law and commonly known as King Hall and UC Davis Law) is an American Bar Association-accredited law school located in Davis, California on the campus of the University of California, Davis. By design, UC Davis School of Law is the smallest of the four law schools in the University of California system, with a total enrollment of just under 600 students. Having graduated its first class in 1969, it is also the youngest. Located in a building named for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and commonly referred to as [http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/about/kingHistory.shtml| King Hall] , the School is deeply committed to preserving Dr. King's ideal of social and political justice.

The School’s traditional and emerging areas of study include business law, criminal law and procedure, environmental and natural resources law, health care law and bioethics, human rights and social justice law, intellectual property law, international law, and public interest law. Certificate programs are offered in Public Service Law, Environment and Natural Resources Law, and Pro Bono Service.

Rankings

US News ranks UC Davis 44th among top law schools in the US, and as the second most diverse of the four law schools in the UC system (after UC Hastings).cite web | title=America's Best Graduate Schools 2008 | url= http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/usnews/edu/grad/rankings/law/brief/lawrank_brief.php | publisher= US News | accessdate= 2007-10-23] [cite web | title=America's Best Graduate Schools 2008, Law School Diversity Index | url= http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/usnews/edu/grad/rankings/law/brief/lawdiv_brief.php | publisher= US News | accessdate= 2007-10-20] It has the smallest student body of the UC schools, but a slightly larger student/faculty ratio than UCLA or Berkeley. [cite web | title=America's Best Graduate Schools 2008, What are the largest and smallest law schools? | url= http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/usnews/edu/grad/webextras/brief/sb_law_size_brief.php | publisher= US News | accessdate= 2007-10-20] In addition, it is one of the least expensive law schools in the UC system, and it grants the most in financial aid after UCLA, so students tend to graduate with significantly less debt on average than all the other schools in the system. [cite web | title=America's Best Graduate Schools 2008, Who's the priciest? Who's the cheapest? | url= http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/usnews/edu/grad/webextras/brief/sb_law_cost_public_brief.php | publisher= US News | accessdate= 2007-10-20] [cite web | title=America's Best Graduate Schools 2008, Which public schools award the most and the least financial aid? | url= http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/usnews/edu/grad/webextras/brief/sb_law_finaid_public_brief.php | publisher= US News | accessdate= 2007-10-20] [cite web | title=America's Best Graduate Schools 2008, Whose graduates have the most debt? The least? | url= http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/usnews/edu/grad/webextras/brief/sb_law_debt_brief.php | publisher= US News | accessdate= 2007-10-20]

According to Brian Letier's Law School rankings, Davis ranks 24th in the nation in terms of scholarly impact as measured by academic citations of tenure-stream faculty, on par with Boston University Law School. [cite web | title= Top 35 Law Faculties Based on Scholarly Impact, 2007 | url= http://www.leiterrankings.com/faculty/2007faculty_impact.shtml |publisher= Brian Leiter's Law School Rankings | accessdate=2007-10-21] In terms of student quality, Davis ranks 35th in the nation by LSAT scores in the 25th percentile. [cite web | title= Brian Leiter's Law Schools Ranked by Student (Numerical) Quality, 2007 | url= http://www.leiterrankings.com/students/2007student_quality.shtml |publisher= Brian Leiter's Law School Rankings | accessdate=2007-10-21]

In February 2008, the National Jurist ranked the "UC Davis Law Review" number thirty on its list of the 100 best law reviews. [cite web | title= National Jurist's 100 Best Law Reviews | url= http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cypress/nationaljurist0208/index.php?startid=22 |publisher= National Jurist | accessdate=2008-09-25]

News

The law school is currently undergoing expansion. Construction information, floor plans, and a live construction camera are all available on the school's website. [cite web | title= UC Davis School of Law: Our New Building | url= http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/about/building/ |publisher= UC Davis School of Law | accessdate=2008-09-25]

References

External links

* [http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/ University of California, Davis School of Law] - Official law school Web site
* [http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/news/archive.aspx?id=Alumni| UC Davis Law Alumni in the News]
* [http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/alumni/bench.shtml| UC Davis Alumni on the Bench]
* [http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/faculty/index.shtml| UC Davis School of Law Faculty Directory]
* [http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/publications/publications.shtml| UC Davis School of Law Publications]
* UC Davis School of Law Webcasts -- [http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/publications/webcasts/symposia.shtml| Symposia] ; [http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/publications/webcasts/lectures.shtml| Lectures] ; [http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/publications/webcasts/specialevents.shtml| Special Events]
* [http://lawlibrary.ucdavis.edu/ University of California, Davis, Mabie Law Library] - Official law library Web site
* [http://lawreview.law.ucdavis.edu/ UC Davis Law Review] - Official Law Review Website
* [http://blj.ucdavis.edu/ UC Davis Business Law Journal] - Official Business Law Journal Website
* [http://environs.law.ucdavis.edu/ UC Davis Environs] - Official Environmental Law and Policy Journal
* [http://jilp.law.ucdavis.edu/ UC Davis Journal of International Law and Policy] - Official International Law Journal Website
* [http://jjlp.law.ucdavis.edu/ UC Davis Journal of Juvenile Law and Policy] - Official Journal of Juvenile Law and Policy Website
* [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5934452153852795866 "The MLK"] - UC Davis talent show film
* [http://www.faqs.org/faqs/ucdavis/king-hall-faq/part1/ King Hall Law School USENET FAQ] - Antiquated Unofficial FAQ from 1996. Of historical interest.
* on Daviswiki


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