California Law Pathways

Community College Pathway to Law School (CCPLS)

The University of California, Davis School of Law (King Hall) is proud to be a founding signatory of the California LAW Pathways (also known as California State Bar's Community College Pathway to Law School (CCPLS)) initiative. CCPLS is a collaboration between 29 California community college, 16 undergraduate universities and 14 law schools, to create an educational pipeline into the legal profession for students underrepresented in the legal profession. To learn whether your institution is a member of the Pathways program, please visit Pathways Partners. CCPLS students are encouraged to contact the law school at for more information or to schedule an advising appointment. 


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City Year University Partnership

The University of California, Davis School of Law (King Hall) has been a City Year (an AmeriCorps program) University Partner since 2017. The University Partnership program is a network of higher education institutions providing benefits to members of the City Year network. Given the School of Law's historical commitment to service, access, and equity in legal education and the legal profession, we strongly welcome applicants from the City Year corps, whose members and staff possess a high level of maturity, insight, and commitment to strengthening communities through education that aligns with the our own mission.

Applicants who are current or past City Year members (must have or will have completed one year of service prior to matriculation) or staff are entitled to the following benefits as part of the University Partnership:

  • No application fee (no code required - UC Davis Law does not charge an application fee)
  • Enrollment deferral up to one year for currently serving City Year members accepted to the School of Law who decide to serve for an additional time with City Year
  • City Year Scholarship of $15,000 per year for one recipient per year or Dean's Merit Scholarship (whichever is greater). Please note that this does NOT preclude admitted City Year alumni and staff from consideration for further scholarship and need-based grant consideration. For information about our institutional aid offerings, please visit Types of Assistance.
    • City Year alumni and staff are strongly encouraged to consider applying for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Interest Scholarship, which is awarded to two incoming students each year. Recipients receive $60,000 over three years, a paid Research Assistant position for the 1L summer, and a faculty mentor for the 1L  year. The application is available on our 1L Scholarships page and the deadline to apply is March 1 of the year in which you intend to matriculate.

City Year alumni and staff should indicate their status as such on the application for admission and secure a service verification letter from City Year. Service verification letters should be sent no later than February 1 of the year in which you intend to matriculate. Service verification letters and any other questions about the partnership can be sent to