University of California, Davis School of Law (King Hall)

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Founded 1965 | ABA Accredited 1968

Established in 1965, University of California, Davis School of Law (King Hall) named its law school building after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A statute of Dr. King graces the law school lobby. Located in the college town of Davis, CA, the school is in close proximity to the state’s capitol and offers its students convenient access to valuable legal and governmental resources. The school recently ranked among the top 35 schools in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report.

Students begin their journey at the UC Davis School of Law with a weeklong introductory course. First year students then engage in the traditional required courses. At the upper level, students are required to complete an advanced legal writing requirement and a course in Professional Responsibility. In addition, students have a myriad of courses, seminars, programs and many other academic opportunities from which to course. For example, the school offers trial and appellate advocacy programs and is home to four clinics in the areas of Immigration, Civil Rights, Prison Law, and Family Protection. The school also offers its students the opportunity to pursue joint degrees or study abroad.

In addition, students at the UC Davis School of Law enjoy small class sizes. First year students ordinarily have at least one substantive course with no more than approximately 30-35 students. In addition, the largest first year class has approximately 70 students.


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