University of California - Los Angeles Reviews of Doctorates in Law

  • 15 Reviews
  • Los Angeles (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $28,138
100% of 15 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 15 students said they would recommend this program to others
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  • Reviewed: 3/25/2017
  • Degree: Law
"Ucla Law provided not only a rigorous legal education but more importantly provided me with invaluable networking opportunities with leaders in the legal world. I was able to secure my dream job with the help and support of the school. I would highly recommend UCLA."
Stacy Yae
  • Reviewed: 1/13/2016
  • Degree: Law
"Pros - Collegial environment between students and professors. Great reputation in Southern California. Wide network and alumni base is available for students who actively pursue to expand their network. Cons - Career services could be better. Students most successful at finding their jobs did most of their own research and grunt work."
David Shelton
  • Reviewed: 8/24/2014
  • Degree: Law
"The pros of the school are obvious. It's the big fish in a big Southern California pond, and you can take that education anywhere. It will even do you some personal good too. It has a laid back and friendly California atmosphere that takes the edge off the competition that is law school. The only objections to it are that it is in Hollywood and therefore very expensive and occasionally annoying to live nearby. It also has the same problem that many institutions have in terms of diversity; it talks like diversity is a priority, but often acts like it isn't."
Gabriel Nieto
  • Reviewed: 8/1/2014
  • Degree: Law
"As a student who is currently enrolled, I feel the pros are: a very competetive environment, a great opportunity to creat a network of fellow international lawyers, and great campus equipped with all that we need to obtain a very positive learning experience. As a con, I feel it is very expensive."
Myles Blau
  • Reviewed: 8/8/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Had a fantastic experience at UCLAW. thanks to the opportunities provided by the institution, I have a great job and will quickly be able to pay back my substantial debt"
Arielle Spinner
  • Reviewed: 7/4/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Pros: Incredible support from staff, beautiful area to live in, academically competitive. Cons: Expensive area, housing, and parking."
Vicki Nee
  • Reviewed: 6/24/2013
  • Degree: Law
"UCLA School of Law is the best school in the region and with that comes an extensive network of alumni, particularly in the Southern California area. The campus is beautiful and Westwood is typically safe, if a little run-down. The law school also has many well-known faculty members and different specializations. It's expensive considering its public school image but it's understandable considering the cost of legal education in the first place and UCLA's desire to stay high in the rankings. (More financial aid/ facilities/ reputation they can offer the better the students they can draw) A definite pro is UCLA is #1 in entertainment law (for obvious reasons). Other pros is the niceness of the area, alumni support, and being generally well-established enough to have an large network of journals/reviews/etc. A con is the high cost of tuition and higher cost of living while attending as a student."
Brian Daly
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2013
  • Degree: Law
"UCLA Law is a great, prestigious program. Pros: large, vibrant campus; great area of LA; good public transit to/from school. Cons: because UCLA is such a prestigious academic institution, there's less focus on real-world skills, and more focus on theoretical issues."
E Chang
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2013
  • Degree: Law
"pros - friendly atmosphere, not cutthroat like some law schools, good faculty. cons - career support is friendly but lacking, very high cost of living/tuition for public school facilities, hard to get the more desirable classes, even bar courses"
Tim Najera
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2013
  • Degree: Law
"I love the campus and love the environment that UCLA provides. I learned a lot from my law school education and got a great job. However, I do question if law school in general was the right move for me. The money (equivalent to a private school education) and time component make it difficult to justify the cost."
Shelby Lamb
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2013
  • Degree: Law
"UCLA Law is a supportive environment. The career center will open doors to the highest paying jobs in the legal field. There is also an amazing and unparallelled public interest law program as well as a thriving social scene."
kevin li
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Pros: A lot of knowledgable teachers, distinguished professors (in niche areas though) UCLA is in a nice area Cons: -Classes are difficult to get into, especially the better the professor is -clinical classes are a tease, depends on luck/ enrollment schedule -career services may or may not be helpful, depending on what you want to do -value for money: public institution at a private school price."
Amanda Diamond
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2013
  • Degree: Law
"I love UCLA, it is an amazing institution. It has a wonderful Public Interest program. This is not a law school that pushes firm life, it shows you about all the options you have as a future lawyer."
Guy Rodgers
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2012
  • Degree: Law
"The UCLA School of Law offers an incredibly rich program with some of the finest legal scholars in the country. While grading is highly competitive, thanks in no small part to the ABA-mandated law school standards, I have only ever experienced a tremendously collegial social vibe here, and I have never felt overt competition or ill-will from any student. The cost of living in West Los Angeles can be quite high if you don't do your homework, and the cost of tuition has quickly grown to match that of most private schools, but the fantastic curriculum and top-notch professors and all-around friendly atmosphere make me truly feel like I am taking advantage of an incredible educational opportunity that is far underrated by US News. GO BRUINS!"
chioma udeagbala
  • Reviewed: 9/27/2012
  • Degree: Law
"The school is's just that they don't really help their graduates .Particularly international students with career connections or job search so much for the money they made us pay."