University of California at Los Angeles School of Law

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Founded 1949 | ABA Accredited 1950

Established in 1948 and located in a residential area of Los Angeles, the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law is one of the nation’s youngest top-ranked law schools. It is also the first public law school in Southern California. “Since its founding, fifty-five years ago, the school has embraced its youth by not being tied to tradition and, instead, becoming a pioneer in American legal education.” (UCLA Law Website) Despite its youth, the law school now consistently ranks among the top 15 law schools in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report.


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Robert Schwartz


"If UCLA Law School is someone's first choice then there is no reason in my mind why they should not apply through the early decision program..." - Robert Schwartz - Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid, UCLA Law

March 24, 2011 \ Rob Schwartz joined the UCLA School of Law in October 2006, after serving for 11 years as the Dean of Admissions at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University. A 1992 magna cum laude graduate of Cardozo Law, he practiced for several years before entering the law school admissions profession. Rob has been an active member of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), serving on several committees including the Services and Programs Committee, the Annual Meeting and Educational Conference Committee and the New Admissions Personnel Workshop Committee.

AD Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions today.
R.S. Not a problem. I'm happy to do it.
AD So, how's the traffic in Los Angeles?
R.S. Ummm, the usual . . . I think.
AD Do you find that your students have adapted to LA traffic?
R.S. I guess so, but I don’t understand what you’re getting at.
AD Well, according to, UCLA students may be specially equipped to handle the mean streets of LA.
R.S. [Laughing] Oh, c'mon, not that!


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