School of Law

Law is at the center of every critical issue facing our society today, from artificial intelligence and healthcare to the environment and everything in between. At UCI Law, we are driven to improve our local, national and global communities by grappling with important issues as scholars, as practitioners and as teachers who are preparing the next generation of leaders. Unconstrained by decades of dated practices, we capitalize on our freedom to break new ground. As thoughtful risk-takers, we are ready and excited to innovate and forge our own path. Our school is making a difference. Let’s go change the world together.

Joshua Larsen
Executive Director of Development, School of Law

Funding Priorities


UCI Law has experienced extraordinary, visionary leadership. Our deans have brought groundbreaking scholarship, national influence and unparalleled commitment to developing the law and its lawyers. To recognize this scholar-leader role, we are seeking an endowed dean’s chair named in honor of the donor.


Our stellar faculty contribute to the rich fabric of our school, developing new teaching strategies and enhancing our impact across every field. As key thought leaders and researchers, our faculty influence policy, law and the legal profession. Support UCI Law’s scholarly impact through endowed faculty chairs.


Scholarship aid provides critical resources that enable students to achieve their academic and professional goals with less concern for the financial burdens they may face. Merit- and need-based scholarships are paramount to recruiting an accomplished and diverse student body—a pillar of the school since its founding. Scholarships are the bridge between admitting world-class students and graduating future leaders in the legal profession. We invite you to help build this bridge with us.


UCI Law fosters and trains students with a commitment to public service. Postgraduate fellowships successfully launch our graduates into career positions with public interest organizations across the globe, ensuring a steady stream of top-notch lawyers who are ready to make a difference. Support law graduates with career ambitions in nonprofits, government service and public interest law.


Our clinics, ranked #5 nationally, are a cornerstone of our commitment to public service, providing real-life training opportunities for our students, and access to justice and legal counsel for underserved and vulnerable communities. Supporting our clinics will accelerate our students’ practical training and increase access to legal representation and justice in our communities. View our clinics.

Legal Clinics Include:

  • Appellate Litigation
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Consumer Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Domestic Violence
  • Environmental Law
  • Immigrant Rights
  • Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology
  • International Justice
  • Workers, Law and Organizing


Our brilliant faculty continue to build their expertise and influence in law and society as researchers, thought leaders, interdisciplinary conveners, community educators and policy advocates. Our centers, institutes and initiatives serve as bridges to the community and contribute to making the UCI School of Law a nationally recognized site for scholarship, education and impact. View our centers.

UCI Law’s Centers and Initiatives:

  • Center for Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies
  • Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy
  • Center for Empirical Research on the Legal Profession
  • Center on Globalization, Law, and Society
  • Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources
  • Center on Law, Equality and Race
  • Center in Law, Society and Culture
  • Center for Legal Philosophy
  • Center for the Study of Cannabis
  • Competition, Antitrust Law, and Innovation Forum (CALIF)
  • Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute
  • Initiative to End Family Violence
  • Initiative for Inclusive Civil Justice
  • Korea Law Center
  • Student Loan Law Initiative
  • The Future of Latinos in the United States, Law, Opportunity, and Mobility
  • The Long U.S.-China Institute
  • The Pay Equity Project

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