University of California, Hastings College of the Law (UC Hastings) is a leading public law school in San Francisco, California, USA. It was founded in 1878 as the first law department of the University of California. The school's faculty consistently ranks in the top tier of the nation's law schools.

The Juris Doctor program at Hastings is a three-year, full-time education in the law. Concentrated studies certificates are available in the areas of: Civil Litigation, Health Sciences, International Law, Public Interest Law, and Taxation. Other areas of study cover Administrative and Public Law, Business and Commercial Law, etc.

Notable UC Hastings alumni include: Jeffrey Amestoy (Former Chief Justice of The Vermont Supreme Court), Michael D. Bradbury (Former District Attorney of Ventura County, California), Richard Bryan (Former U.S. Senator and Governor of Nevada), Kathryn Walt Hall (Former U.S. Ambassador to Austria), Bob Hertzberg (Former Speaker of the California State Assembly and Los Angeles mayoral candidate), Kevin Shelley (28th California Secretary of State), etc.


- Ranked 42nd among Top 100 Law Schools by U.S. News & World Report (2011).

- Ranked 11th in Super Lawyers Magazine's first ever Law School Rankings. The publication based its methodology on how many Super Lawyers each school produces.

- 18th in the Thomas E. Brennan: Judging the Law Schools ranking 2007.

- According to the Web site "Law School Advocacy", UC Hastings had the No. 2 Moot Court program in the country in 2007.

- 36th in the Leiter Law School Rankings by Quality of Student Body (2000-2002).

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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