The San Francisco Bay Area and the Silicon Valley have the status as the biggest technological hub in the world. But that is not the only reputation for the So-Cal area. It also houses some of the best law schools in the United States. In this article, we will list some of the most famous law schools in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area.
Stanford Law School
The Stanford Law School ranks second among the most prestigious law schools in the country. On average, they accept only 12% of students that apply and they have high standards when accepting students to their highly sought after law programs. Although the university itself is big, the law school is rather small, and it admits only 15 to 20 students each year.
University of California, Berkeley Law
The University of California, aka ‘Cal’ is another law school with an enviable reputation. It ranks eighth in the US News & World Report and offers two types of LL.M programs. They offer the traditional LL.M over two summers allowing the students to work for the rest of the year and a Professional Track LL.M.
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law
The UCLA is famous for a lot of things, one of them is their top-rated Law School. It is also the first public law school in So-Cal region. Ranked 17th in the countrywide law school listing, the UCLA offers regular specializations like Tax Law, Business Law, and Law. They also offer programs on Sexuality and Critical Race Studies and other unique areas.
These are the top three law schools in California. Apart from these, there are ten other ranked and seven unranked law schools. Ask any aspiring lawyer where they want to study, and you will find these three at the top of the list.