Law Schools in California

Out of the 202 ABA-accredited law school in the United States, 21 of those are located in California. Some of the law programs in California are among the finest in the nation. Considered to be some of the best are University of California schools, UC Berkely, UCLA, UC Davis, UC Irvine and UC Hastings. Stanford and the University of Southern California have world renowned law programs as well. Being a resident of California is definitely a plus if you are interested in pursuing a law degree.

We will cover all 21 schools and go into more detail on a few of them, so you will have a better understanding of the law schools California has to offer.

University of California, Berkeley Law, is located in beautiful Northern California and is considered to be one of the most selective law schools in the nation. They are committed to absolute top-tier education and scholarship, while being equally committed to using their substantial intellectual capital to help solve real-world problems. Berkeley Law offers an outstanding education in both established and emerging fields of law. They were legal pioneers of the green movement, creating the nation's first environmental law program. Berkeley's multifaceted social justice program is a magnet for socially minded students and faculty from across the country.

Other UC schools include:

University of California, Davis School of Law (King Hall), located in Davis, CA.

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, located in San Francisco, CA.

University of California, Irvine School of Law, located in Irvine, CA.

University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA School of Law.

Loyola Law School, established in 1920, is located in downtown Los Angeles; a legal, financial and media capital. This law school is home to prominent faculty, dedicated students and cutting-edge programs. Loyal Law was the first ABA-approved law school in California with a pro bono requirement for graduation. Committed to legal ethics and the public interest, Loyola Law has produced top attorneys for nearly a century.

Pepperdine University School of Law is located in beautiful Malibu, California. They seek to provide a few highly qualified students with the opportunity to pursue a challenging program in a unique and exciting environment. Students will be surrounded by other peers who were also at the top of their undergraduate academic class, active participants in their community and leaders in extracurricular activities.

McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific, is located on 13 acres in Sacramento, and is one of the largest law-only campuses. McGeorge Law considers themselves as a friendly learning community, because while you will find big resource there, from high tech classrooms and mock courtrooms to one of California's largest legal libraries, you will also find a collegial atmosphere and small intensive classes.

Other schools in California to consider include the following:

California Western School of Law, located in San Diego, CA.

Chapman University of Law, located in Orange, CA.

Golden Gate University School of Law, located in San Francisco, CA.

University of La Verne College of Law, located in Ontario, CA.

University of San Diego School of Law, located in San Diego, CA.

University of San Francisco School of Law, located in San Francisco, CA.

Santa Clara University School of Law, located in Santa Clara, CA.

University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, located in Los Angeles, CA.,/P.

Southwestern Law School, located in Los Angeles, CA.

Stanford University Law School, located in Stanford, CA.

Thomas Jefferson School of Law, located in San Diego, CA.

Western State College of Law, located in Fullerton, CA.

Whittier Law School, located in Costa Mesa, CA.