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List of Law Schools in California


California Western School of Law

Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.S.W.; J.D./Ph.D. History; J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./Ph.D. Political Science; Health Law Masters in Advanced Studies

Student activities: In support of our desire to be "what law school ought to be", we offer numerous Student activities:, including two law journals; trial, negotiation and appellate teams; and many diverse student organizations which address a variety of legal and social issues. Our competition teams have successfully competed in tournaments throughout the country. www.cwsl.edu/currentstudents

Chapman University School of Law

Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; LL.M. in Taxation Law

Student activities: We have three law journals in which students participate: The Chapman Law Review; NeXus Law Journal; and the Chapman Journal of Criminal Justice. We also have active competition teams at the trial and appellate levels and in skills areas such as negotiations and client counseling. Our Student Bar Association is very active and sponsors numerous student organizations.

Golden Gate University School of Law

Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./Ph.D.

Student activities: GGU Law has a diverse and enthusiastic student body. Our students have established and maintain over thirty student organizations, which reflect a variety of social and professional interests. GGU students are also members of numerous local and national specialty bar associations. GGU supports three law reviews and legal journals, several moot court competitions and an active student government.

Loyola Marymount University Law School

Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.

Student activities: Loyola Entertainment Law Review, Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Review, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. Scott Moot Court, National Moot Court, ABA Moot Court, Jessup Intl Moot Court, Byrne Trial Advocacy, Rich Patent Moot Court Competition, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration. More than 30 student organizations reflect its diverse, active student body.

Pepperdine University School of Law

Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.D.R.; J.D./M.P.P.; J.D./M.Div.

Student activities: Four journals: the Law Review, Dispute Resolution Law Journal, Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judges, and the Journal for Entrepreneurship and Business Law. We have extensive inter- and intra-school trial and appellate advocacy programs, and numerous and varied student organizations on campus.

Santa Clara University School of Law

Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.

Student activities: Student-run law journals include the Santa Clara Review, the Computer & High Technology Law Journal and the Journal of International Law, each holding annual symposiums on emerging legal issues. The internal Galloway Criminal Law Moot Court Competition is open to all Santa Clara Law Students, with the Law School sponsoring 8 to 12 teams to compete in external moot courts around the country.

Southwestern Law School

Joint degrees awarded: N/A

Student activities: Law Review; Journal of International Law; Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law; Moot Court Honors Program; Trial Advocacy Honors Program; Negotiation teams; 35+ student organizations; community outreach programs; public interest law fellowships and summer work grants.

Stanford University Law School

Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./Ph.D.; J.D./M.D.; J.D./M.P.A.; J.D./M.A.; J.D./M.S.; J.D./M.P.P.

Student activities: Stanford students publish 8 journals. More information on each can be found at http://www.law.stanford.edu/publications/journals/. The Law School is also home to more than 60 student organizations. See http://www.law.stanford.edu/experience/studentlife/organizations/. Intra- and extramural moot court and mock trial competitions abound, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals visits annually.

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Joint degrees awarded: JD / MBA

Student activities: The School has developed an academic program and overall environment that encourages individual student achievement. With an active Academic Success program and a Bar Preparation program, the School focuses on individual student achievement and success. There are over forty student organizations that provide opportunities for special concentrations.

University of California Hastings College of the Law

Joint degrees awarded: N/A

Student activities: Students work on eight law journals focusing on vital issues of public importance; participate in a thriving moot court and trial advocacy program; and are active in over 50 student organizations. Hastings students have a strong tradition of creating public service projects and programs, including programs that provide legal services to indigent people in San Francisco.

University of California--Berkeley School of Law

Joint degrees awarded: J.D./Ph.D. Jurisprudence & Social Policy; J.D./M.A. Public Policy; J.D./M.A. Energy Resources; J.D./M.A. Social Welfare; J.D./M.A. Economics; J.D./Ph.D. English; J.D./M.A. Journalism; J.D./Ph.D. Computer Science; J.D./M.A. Psychology; J.D./M.A. Political Science; J.D./M.A. City and Regional Planning; J.D./M.A. Business Administration

Student activities: Berkeley Law offers a wide range of opportunities to students outside of the classroom. In keeping with the law school's spirit of cooperative education, journal membership is open to all students and first-year students are encouraged to participate. The wide array of unique student organizations at Berkeley Law reflects a devoted willingness to dedicate time to activities outside the classroom.

University of California--Davis School of Law

Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.S.; J.D./M.A.; J.D./M.C.P.

Student activities: Cooperation and collegiality define student life (http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/). 5 journals: UC Davis Law Review; Environs; UC Davis Journal of International Law and Policy; UC Davis Journal of Juvenile Law and Policy; Business Law Journal (electronic and print); extensive appellate and trial advocacy; parent co-operative nursery for law students' babies; Law Student Assoc. and 30+ student groups.

University of California--Los Angeles School of Law

Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.A. Urban Planning; J.D./M.A. American Indian Studies; J.D./M.S.W.; J.D./M.P.P.; J.D./M.A. African American Studies; J.D./M.P.H.

Student activities: UCLA Law students participate in more than 50 student organizations and law publications, including the Federalist Society, Sports Law Federation, International Law Society, Public Interest Law Fund, UCLA Law Review, Chicano-Latino Law Review and Entertainment Law Review. The UCLA Moot Court Program, recognized as one of the finest in the country, helps students develop appellate advocacy skills.

University of La Verne College of Law

Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.P.A.

Student activities: The Journal of Juvenile Law is the College of Law's nationally recognized law review. Students compete at the national level in moot court competitions involving criminal procedure, entertainment law, cybercrimes and more. A variety of student organizations sponsor events and activities, both social and educational, throughout the academic year.

University of San Diego School of Law

Joint degrees awarded: JD-MBA; JD-International-MBA; JD-MA International Relations

Student activities: Nearly 40 organizations serve the student body, ranging from special interest groups to the San Diego Law Review and the International Law Journal. The Moot Court Board oversees a number of activities including the McLennon Honors Competition, which has featured justices of the US Supreme Court as presiding judges. The USD Mock Trial Team regularly ranks as one of the finest in the nation.

University of San Francisco School of Law

Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.

Student activities: USF has a wide range of activities. Student editors publish 4 scholarly journals. Students compete in regional & national trial competitions. Frequent symposia and panels provide exchanges among students, faculty, alumni, and visitors. Over 40 student groups reflect the diversity and varied interests of our community. Volunteer/pro-bono activities offered through Law in Motion Service Program.

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.A. Economics; J.D./M.A. International Relations; J.D./M.P.A.; J.D./M.S.W.; J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.B.T.; J.D./M.A. Communications Management; J.D./M.R.E.D.; J.D./M.A. Philosophy; J.D./M.S. Gerontology; J.D./M.P.P.; J.D./Ph.D.; J.D./Pharm.D.

Student activities: 3 student-run journals (Southern California Law Review; Interdisciplinary Law Review; Review of Law and Social Justice). Public Interest Law Foundation among the nation's largest and most active public interest student groups, offering 25 summer public interest grants annually. Hale Moot Court Honors Program as well as nationally competitive teams. Over 30 diverse student organizations.

University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.S. M.I.S.; J.D./M.P.P.A.; J.D./M.Acc.

Student activities: Over 35 professional, social, and academic student organizations represent the breadth of interests and diversity of our student community. Two student law reviews offer the opportunity to contribute to legal scholarship at the national and international levels. Many students serve on competition teams which represent the law school in interscholastic competitions regionally and nationally.

Western State University College of Law

Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.

Student activities: Law Review; Moot Court Team; 16 student organizations, including American Trial Lawyers Association, Asian Pacific-American Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association, Business Law Association, Christian Legal Society, Criminal Law Association, Entertainment and Sports Law Society; International Law Students Association, Latino Student Bar Association, Phi Alpha Delta, and more.

Whittier Law School

Joint degrees awarded: N/A

Student activities: Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy; Moot Court; Honors Board; Trial Advocacy Honors Board; Whittier Law Review; National Juvenile Law Moot Court.







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