12. University of California Hastings
Tuition: $55,538 per year
This University is a public law school located in San Francisco, California. Founded in 1878, by the first Chief Justice of California, it became one of the first law schools to be instituted in the United States.
This institution stands out as one of the affiliated law schools that doesn’t share a campus with other postgraduate and undergraduate programs run by the institution.
Despite being located in the Ugliest part of the most beautiful city, it has an enrolment number of over 900 and has enjoyed bar pass success rate of 76%.
The University of Hastings is managed by a nine-member Board of Directors who oversee the running of the school. Surprisingly, the Board exist independently and never report to the Regents of the University of California.
This institution offers a three year Juris Doctor program with a lot of concentration in criminal law, taxation, public interest, family, intellectual property law just to name a few.
Hastings takes part in the Concurrent Degree Program with U.C. Berkeley’s Haas Graduate School of Business. Therefore, upon completion of a four-year program, the student earns a Berkeley M.B.A. degree and a J.D. degree from UC Hastings College of the Law.
This University is ranked the 62nd best law school to study in as they continue to improve year to year.
Founded in 1868, the University of California is a public university and stands as the flagship for ten campuses.
Berkeley’s total enrollment stands 42,519: 30,853 undergraduate and 11,666 graduate students, with women accounting for 52.6% of undergraduates and 46.4% of graduate and professional students.
However, to get admitted into UC Berkeley, you must pass an entry-level writing requirement before enrollment (typically fulfilled by minimum scores on standardized admissions exams such as the SAT or ACT). In addition, you must complete coursework on “American History and Institutions” before or after enrollment by taking an introductory class. Finally, you’ll need to pass an “American Cultures Breadth” class at Berkeley, as well as requirements for reading and composition and specific requirements declared by the department and school.
Berkeley alumni, faculty members and researchers have together won 107 Nobel laureates, 25 Turing Award winners, and 14 Fields Medalists. Furthermore, they have also won 19 Wolf Prizes, 45 MacArthur Fellowships, 20 Academy Awards, 19 Pulitzer Prizes, and 207 Olympic medals (117 gold, 51 silver and 39 bronze).
University of California Berkeley ranks 5th internationally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, 28th in the QS World University Rankings, 13th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and 4th in the U.S. News & World Report Global University Rankings. This ranking makes it a big part of our list on the cheapest law schools in California.
The law school of Golden State University received an “A” in The National Jurist 2016 rankings in the “Most Diverse” and “Best for Practical Training” categories. The school’s Environmental Law Program was ranked in 2012 by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 25 programs in the nation.
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