Best Law Colleges in California

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in California that offer Law degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 30 Law schools located within California. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Law Colleges in California for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA

Loyola Marymount University offers 1 Law Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 369 students graduated in the study area of Law with students earning 369 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
2 Whittier College Whittier, CA

Whittier College offers 1 Law Degree program. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 176 students graduated in the study area of Law with students earning 176 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
3 Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Southwestern Law School offers 1 Law Degree program. It's a private university in a large city. In 2015, 316 students graduated in the study area of Law with students earning 316 Doctoral degrees.

4 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

University of California-Los Angeles offers 1 Law Degree program. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 334 students graduated in the study area of Law with students earning 334 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 88 Reviews
5 University of California-Hastings College of Law San Francisco, CA

University of California-Hastings College of Law offers 1 Law Degree program. It's a public university in a large city. In 2015, 308 students graduated in the study area of Law with students earning 308 Doctoral degrees.

6 Stanford University Stanford, CA

Stanford University offers 1 Law Degree program. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 194 students graduated in the study area of Law with students earning 194 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 64 Reviews
7 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
UC Berkeley

University of California-Berkeley offers 1 Law Degree program. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 278 students graduated in the study area of Law with students earning 278 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 140 Reviews
8 University of San Diego San Diego, CA

University of San Diego offers 1 Law Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 248 students graduated in the study area of Law with students earning 248 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
9 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA

Pepperdine University offers 1 Law Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 198 students graduated in the study area of Law with students earning 198 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
10 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California offers 1 Law Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 213 students graduated in the study area of Law with students earning 213 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Loyola Marymount University Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
5/5
13 : 1 9,392
Whittier College Whittier College Whittier, CA
5/5
12 : 1 2,187
Southwestern Law School Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA 14 : 1 1,031
University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
12 : 1 41,908
University of California-Hastings College of Law University of California-Hastings College of Law San Francisco, CA 11 : 1 950
Stanford University Stanford University Stanford, CA
5/5
6 : 1 16,980
University of California-Berkeley University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
21 : 1 38,189
University of San Diego University of San Diego San Diego, CA
5/5
15 : 1 8,251
Pepperdine University Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
5/5
16 : 1 7,632
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
University of the Pacific University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
5/5
12 : 1 6,281
Santa Clara University Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
5/5
14 : 1 8,680
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Thomas Jefferson School of Law San Diego, CA 15 : 1 700
University of California-Davis University of California-Davis Davis, CA
3/5
15 : 1 35,186
University of San Francisco University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
5/5
15 : 1 10,797
Chapman University Chapman University Orange, CA
5/5
14 : 1 8,305
California Western School of Law California Western School of Law San Diego, CA 11 : 1 628
University of California-Irvine University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA
3/5
17 : 1 30,836
Western State College of Law at Argosy University Western State College of Law at Argosy University Fullerton, CA 11 : 1 339
Trinity Law School Trinity Law School Santa Ana, CA 13 : 1 189
University of La Verne University of La Verne La Verne, CA
5/5
21 : 1 8,334
Golden Gate University-San Francisco Golden Gate University-San Francisco San Francisco, CA
3/5
11 : 1 2,735
The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law at Santa Barbara The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law at Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 19 : 1 73
San Joaquin College of Law San Joaquin College of Law Clovis, CA 13 : 1 184
Taft University System Taft University System Denver, CA
2/5
33 : 1 851

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Additional Law Degree Facts for California Schools

What Law degree programs were earned in California?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 30 Colleges 4,723 Graduates
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