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UC Davis offers both renewable and one-time scholarships. The Law School does not award scholarships that are contingent upon maintaining a particular cumulative GPA or class rank; students need only stay in good standing to retain their awards. Therefore, the Law School does not post an ABA "conditional scholarship retention worksheet."


The School of Law complies with The University of California, Davis Policy on Nondiscrimination as follows:

The University of California, Davis, School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), physical or mental disability, age, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or service in the uniformed services (includes membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service, or obligation for service in the uniformed services), status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran, in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws, and with University policy. As required by Title IX, the University of California, Davis, School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, admissions, employment, or other activities.

Inquiries regarding the University's student-related nondiscrimination policies may be directed to the Director, Office of Student Support and Judicial Affairs (530) 752-1128 or the UC Davis Compliance Director (ADA and Title IX Officer) (530) 752-9466. Students are encouraged to seek assistance as soon as possible, as time limits apply to some grievance processes.

Policies Regarding the Transfer of Credit Earned at Other Institutions of Higher Education

Students who wish to take classes at another law school approved by the American Bar Association (“ABA”) toward satisfaction of their J.D. requirements must obtain prior permission from the Law School’s Senior Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. Students must be in their 2nd or 3rd year of law study with a law grade point average of 2.0 or above. The dean may set a maximum number of credits for the courses.

Students must earn grades of C or better in each course taken at an ABA accredited law school in order to apply the units toward the UC Davis J.D. degree. Grades earned in courses at the other schools are not computed in the student’s UC Davis grade point average. Only units are applied toward the required 88 units for graduation from UC Davis School of Law. No more than 31 units from other law schools will be applied towards the UC Davis J.D. degree. Units earned at non-ABA approved law schools or at educational institutions other than the University of California will not be applied toward the UC Davis J.D. Degree.

Institutional Learning Outcomes

In compliance with ABA Standard 302, the Faculty of the University of California, Davis School of Law has adopted the following institutional learning outcomes for our J.D. students.

A graduate of this law school should:

  • Be able to identify and understand key principles of substantive and procedural law.
  • Be a competent legal analyst and researcher.
  • Be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Be able independently to learn new areas of the law, and address new problems.
  • Have had exposure to methods and techniques enabling lawyers to practice effectively in a diverse society and world, including the ability to work collaboratively, to communicate effectively with clients, and to engage competently with persons from a variety of backgrounds and holding a variety of views.
  • Understand the role of law in policy.
  • Understand the broader social and intellectual context of the law and legal system, through, for example, study of legal theory and interdisciplinary perspectives on law.
  • Learn and understand the rules of professional ethics
  • Understand the legal profession’s values, standards, and traditions of professionalism.