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Study at University of California Hastings College of Law

University of California- Hastings College of the Law, popularly referred to as just Hastings, was established in 1878 by the first Chief Justice of California, Serranus Clinton Hastings. It was the first school of law under the University of California. Located in San Francisco, California, Hastings was ranked 38th among the best law schools in the US by the U. S. News and World Report of 2008. University of California- Hastings College of the Law offers the Juris Doctor program in areas including criminal law, taxation, family law, civil litigation, international law, and intellectual property law. Special one-year LL. M. degrees are also offered. The O'Brien Center for Scholarly Publications is the publishing department of Hastings. The students publish several journals including the Hastings Law Journal, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, and Hastings Women's Law Journal. The institute also supports various student clubs and organizations like the Active Minds, American Constitution Society, Clara Foltz Feminist Association, and Hastings Golf Club.

Profile of University of California Hastings College of LawHastings College of Law is located in a large city, in San Francisco, California. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Hastings College of Law top out at the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school tries to do a few things and do them well, and doesn't offer a huge range of majors. Students at Hastings College of Law often study law.

Hastings College of Law Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply.

The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, the school tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

Hastings College of Law offers classes to 1, 262 students (1, 262 full-time equivalent).

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law is to provide an academic program of the highest quality, based upon scholarship, teaching, and research, to a diverse Student Enrolment and to assure that its graduates have a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the law and are well trained for the multiplicity of roles they will play in a society and profession that are subject to continually changing demands and needs. "Hastings College of Law Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Law432law, legal professions
Contact: Hastings College of LawUniversity of California Hastings College of Law

200 McAllister St

San Francisco, California 94102-4978

General Phone: (415) 565-4600


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