Financial support is more critical than ever to attracting top students. The Student Scholarship and Support Fund helps UCLA Law stay competitive among other elite schools.
Despite being the youngest major law school in the nation, UCLA School of Law has earned a place among the elite U.S. law schools while establishing a tradition of innovation in teaching, research and scholarship. For a law school to be great, it must have great students. And to ensure that the most talented young minds continue to apply to and enroll in UCLA School of Law, even the best teaching, research and scholarship is not always enough.
The average debt of a law graduate is approaching $110,000, so scholarships and financial aid are more important than ever — they can make the critical difference in prospective students’ decisions. The Law Student Scholarship and Support Fund, therefore, is an important tool for bringing the best law students to UCLA.
For top students, UCLA School of Law starts from a position of strength. UCLA School of Law is a public school with a long-standing tradition of service, and many of its graduates are committed to working for the public interest or in government.
UCLA Law alumni serve in the U.S. Department of Justice, the Internal Revenue Service and the California Department of Justice, among others. New graduates join an engaged network of UCLA Law alumni who excel in the full gamut of legal realms — from private practice and business to government, public interest and beyond. These distinguished graduates — now nearly 15,000 strong — are regularly listed among SuperLawyers and Rising Stars. UCLA Law recently surpassed Harvard in the number of graduates who sit as judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals — six alumni now serve, more than from any other law school.
Attracting, enrolling and graduating the best law students are vital to the school’s success. The Law Student Scholarship and Support Fund ensures that UCLA remains competitive for the brightest students, maintains access for students of modest means and allows students to pursue careers in lower-paying but highly important fields of law. By bringing in talented, diverse and committed students, UCLA Law will continue to rank among the nation’s best law schools — and to make a powerful impact throughout the legal profession.
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