18 Top California Law Schools

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Below you will find a list of top California Law Schools approved by the American Bar Association in 2021.

American Bar Association, or ABA, is the largest private organization of American lawyers.

ABA is an authority in formulating guidelines for the practice of law, advising legislation, lobbying for the law as a profession, even evaluating federal judges.

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California Western School of Law

225 Cedar St.
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-0391

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Student Body: Female 59.3% – Male 40.7%
Tuition & Fees: $52,470
Room & Board: $16,320

 Ranked #146 (tied) nationwide according to U.S. News 

California Western School of Law

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Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law

1 University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 628-2500

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Student Body: Female 58.1% – Male 41.9%
Tuition & Fees: $53,124
Room & Board: $20,700

 Ranked #132 nationwide according to U.S. News 

Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law

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Golden Gate University School of Law

536 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 442-6630

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Student Body: Female59.6% – Male40.4%
Tuition & Fees: $50,000
Room & Board: $16,200

 Ranked #146 (tied) nationwide according to U.S. News 

Golden Gate University School of Law

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Loyola Law School

919 S. Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 736-1000

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Student Body: Female 55.3% – Male 44.7%
Tuition & Fees: $57,230
Room & Board: $18,090

 Ranked #62 nationwide according to U.S. News 

Loyola Law School

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Pepperdine University School of Law

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
(310) 506-4611

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Student Body: Female 52% – Male 48%
Tuition & Fees: $55,890
Room & Board: $17,500

 Ranked #51 nationwide according to U.S. News 

Pepperdine University School of Law

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Santa Clara University School of Law

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
(408) 554-5048

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Student Body: Female 55.7% – Male 44%
Tuition & Fees: $50,624
Room & Board: $17,298

 Ranked #104 nationwide according to U.S. News 

Santa Clara University School of Law

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Southwestern Law School

3050 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 738-6700

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Student Body: Female 52.1% – Male 47.7%
Tuition & Fees: $53,966
Room & Board: $20,520

 Ranked #146 (tied) nationwide according to U.S. News 

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Stanford Law School

Crown Quadrangle
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-2465

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Student Body: Female 49.6% – Male 50.4%
Tuition & Fees: $62,373
Room & Board: $25,998

 Ranked #2 nationwide according to U.S. News 

Stanford Law School

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University of California Berkeley School of Law

215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-1741

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Student Body: Female 59.7% – Male 40.1%
Tuition & Fees: $49,325
Room & Board: $24,160

 Ranked #10 nationwide according to U.S. News 

University of California Berkeley School of Law

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University of California Hastings College of the Law

200 McAllister St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 565-4600

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Student Body: Female 58.5% – Male 41.5%
Tuition & Fees: $44,326
Room & Board: $19,008

 Ranked #62 nationwide according to U.S. News 

University of California Hastings College of the Law

Application Deadline: March 31

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University of California Davis School of Law

King Hall
400 Mrak Hall Drive
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-0243

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Student Body: Female 58.3% – Male 41.7%
Tuition & Fees: $47,723
Room & Board: $14,809

 Ranked #31 nationwide according to U.S. News 

University of California Davis School of Law

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University of California Irvine School of Law

401 E. Peltason Drive, Suite 1000
Irvine, CA 92697
(949) 824-0066

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Student Body: Female 57% – Male 43%
Tuition & Fees: $45,099
Room & Board: $23,884

 Ranked #23 (tied) nationwide according to U.S. News 

University of California Irvine School of Law

Application Deadline: March 1

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University of California Los Angeles School of Law

385 Charles E. Young Drive East, Building 1242
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 825-4841

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Student Body: Female 50.2% – Male 49.8%
Tuition & Fees: $45,600
Room & Board: $18,612

 Ranked #15 nationwide according to U.S. News 

University of California Los Angeles School of Law

Application Deadline: February 1

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University of San Diego School of Law

Warren Hall
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 260-4527

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Student Body: Female 55.5% – Male 44.5%
Tuition & Fees: $54,641
Room & Board: $14,694

 Ranked #86 nationwide according to U.S. News 

University of San Diego School of Law

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Below you will find a list of top California Law Schools approved by the American Bar Association in 2021.

American Bar Association, or ABA, is the largest private organization of American lawyers.

ABA is an authority in formulating guidelines for the practice of law, advising legislation, lobbying for the law as a profession, even evaluating federal judges.

Call Merrill, Arnone & Jones at (707) 528-2882 to learn more or visit American Bar Association.

California Western School of Law

225 Cedar St.
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-0391

Visit school’s official website here

Student Body: Female 59.3% – Male 40.7%
Tuition & Fees: $52,470
Room & Board: $16,320

 Ranked #146 (tied) nationwide according to U.S. News 

California Western School of Law

Application Deadline: April 1

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Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law

1 University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 628-2500

Visit school’s official website here

Student Body: Female 58.1% – Male 41.9%
Tuition & Fees: $53,124
Room & Board: $20,700

 Ranked #132 nationwide according to U.S. News 

Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Application Deadline: April 16

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Golden Gate University School of Law

536 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 442-6630

Visit school’s official website here

Student Body: Female59.6% – Male40.4%
Tuition & Fees: $50,000
Room & Board: $16,200

 Ranked #146 (tied) nationwide according to U.S. News 

Golden Gate University School of Law

Application Deadline: April 15

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Loyola Law School

919 S. Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 736-1000

Visit school’s official website here

Student Body: Female 55.3% – Male 44.7%
Tuition & Fees: $57,230
Room & Board: $18,090

 Ranked #62 nationwide according to U.S. News 

Loyola Law School

Application Deadline: February 1

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Pepperdine University School of Law

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
(310) 506-4611

Visit school’s official website here

Student Body: Female 52% – Male 48%
Tuition & Fees: $55,890
Room & Board: $17,500

 Ranked #51 nationwide according to U.S. News 

Pepperdine University School of Law

Application Deadline: April 15

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Santa Clara University School of Law

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
(408) 554-5048

Visit school’s official website here

Student Body: Female 55.7% – Male 44%
Tuition & Fees: $50,624
Room & Board: $17,298

 Ranked #104 nationwide according to U.S. News 

Santa Clara University School of Law

Application Deadline: February 15

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Southwestern Law School

3050 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 738-6700

Visit school’s official website here

Student Body: Female 52.1% – Male 47.7%
Tuition & Fees: $53,966
Room & Board: $20,520

 Ranked #146 (tied) nationwide according to U.S. News 

Southwestern Law School

Application Deadline: April 1

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Stanford Law School

Crown Quadrangle
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-2465

Visit school’s official website here

Student Body: Female 49.6% – Male 50.4%
Tuition & Fees: $62,373
Room & Board: $25,998

 Ranked #2 nationwide according to U.S. News 

Stanford Law School

Application Deadline: February 1

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University of California Berkeley School of Law

215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-1741

Visit school’s official website here

Student Body: Female 59.7% – Male 40.1%
Tuition & Fees: $49,325
Room & Board: $24,160

 Ranked #10 nationwide according to U.S. News 

University of California Berkeley School of Law

Application Deadline: February 1

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University of California Hastings College of the Law

200 McAllister St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 565-4600

Visit school’s official website here

Student Body: Female 58.5% – Male 41.5%
Tuition & Fees: $44,326
Room & Board: $19,008

 Ranked #62 nationwide according to U.S. News 

University of California Hastings College of the Law

Application Deadline: March 31

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University of California Davis School of Law

King Hall
400 Mrak Hall Drive
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-0243

Visit school’s official website here

Student Body: Female 58.3% – Male 41.7%
Tuition & Fees: $47,723
Room & Board: $14,809

 Ranked #31 nationwide according to U.S. News 

University of California Davis School of Law

Application Deadline: March 15

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University of California Irvine School of Law

401 E. Peltason Drive, Suite 1000
Irvine, CA 92697
(949) 824-0066

Visit school’s official website here

Student Body: Female 57% – Male 43%
Tuition & Fees: $45,099
Room & Board: $23,884

 Ranked #23 (tied) nationwide according to U.S. News 

University of California Irvine School of Law

Application Deadline: March 1

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University of California Los Angeles School of Law

385 Charles E. Young Drive East, Building 1242
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 825-4841

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Student Body: Female 50.2% – Male 49.8%
Tuition & Fees: $45,600
Room & Board: $18,612

 Ranked #15 nationwide according to U.S. News 

University of California Los Angeles School of Law

Application Deadline: February 1

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University of San Diego School of Law

Warren Hall
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 260-4527

Visit school’s official website here

Student Body: Female 55.5% – Male 44.5%
Tuition & Fees: $54,641
Room & Board: $14,694

 Ranked #86 nationwide according to U.S. News 

University of San Diego School of Law

Application Deadline: July 31

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University of San Francisco School of Law

2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-6307

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Student Body: Female 54.8% – Male 45.2%
Tuition & Fees: $49,820
Room & Board: $19,350

 Ranked #146 (tied) nationwide according to U.S. News 

University of San Francisco School of Law

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University of Southern California Gould School of Law

699 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213) 740-7331

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Student Body: Female 51.6% – Male 48.4%
Tuition & Fees: $64,908
Room & Board: $17,802

 Ranked #17 nationwide according to U.S. News 

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

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University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

3200 Fifth Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 739-7191

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Student Body: Female 55% – Male 45%
Tuition & Fees: $51,312
Room & Board: $13,887

 Ranked #146 (tied) nationwide according to U.S. News 

University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

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Western State College of Law

1 Banting
Irvine, CA 92618
(714) 459-1101

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Student Body: Female 52.9% – Male 47.1%
Tuition & Fees: $43,350
Room & Board: $20,616

 Ranked #146 (tied) nationwide according to U.S. News 

Western State College of Law

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