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19 Top California Law Schools

top california law schools in 2020Below you will find a list of top California Law Schools approved by the American Bar Association in 2020.

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
https://www.cwsl.edu/

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 

 

 


 

 

Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law

1 University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 628-2500
https://www.chapman.edu/law/

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

 Ranked #132 nationwide according to U.S. News 

 

 


 

 

Golden Gate University School of Law

536 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 442-6630
https://law.ggu.edu/

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

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

 

 


 

 

Loyola Law School

919 S. Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 736-1000
https://www.lls.edu/

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

 

 


 

 

Pepperdine University School of Law

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
(310) 506-4611
https://law.pepperdine.edu/

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

 Ranked #51 nationwide according to U.S. News 

 

 


 

 

Santa Clara University School of Law

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
(408) 554-5048
https://law.scu.edu/

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

 

 


 

 

Southwestern Law School

3050 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 738-6700
https://www.swlaw.edu/

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 

 

 


 

 

Stanford Law School

Crown Quadrangle
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-2465
https://law.stanford.edu/

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

 

 

William L. Adams is an alumnus of Stanford UniversityWilliam L. Adams is a Partner at MAJ Law and an alumnus of Stanford Law School

An innovative, solution-oriented attorney, Bill serves as a counselor and an advocate for clients across the spectrum of legal services from proactive risk advice and cooperative transactions to crisis resolution and complex litigation.

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Thomas Jefferson School of Law

1155 Island Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 297-9700
https://www.tjsl.edu/

Student Body: Female 56.5% – Male 43.5%
Tuition & Fees: $49,500
Room & Board: $18,000

 Unranked nationwide according to U.S. News 

 

 


 

 

University of California Berkeley School of Law

215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-1741
https://www.law.berkeley.edu/

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

 

 


 

 

University of California Hastings College of the Law

200 McAllister St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 565-4600
https://www.uchastings.edu/

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

 Ranked #62 nationwide according to U.S. News 

 

 

Michael J. Fish is an alumnus of University of California Hastings College of LawMichael J. Fish is a Partner at MAJ Law and an alumnus of University of California Hastings College of Law

Michael Fish has counseled clients on matters as diverse as family law (divorce, child custody and support); real estate development; business entity formation, operation, and termination; acquisitions and sales of businesses; attorney-client fee disputes; FINRA arbitrations and estate planning.

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University of California Davis School of Law

King Hall
400 Mrak Hall Drive
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-0243
https://law.ucdavis.edu/

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

 Ranked #31 nationwide according to U.S. News 

 

 

William Arnone is an alumnus of University of California, DavisWilliam Arnone is a Partner at MAJ Law and an alumnus of University of California, Davis

Bill started his career with a high-tech boutique law firm in Palo Alto, CA. From there, he sharpened his litigation skills representing leading multiple technology firms in intellectual property disputes.

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University of California Irvine School of Law

401 E. Peltason Drive, Suite 1000
Irvine, CA 92697
(949) 824-0066
https://www.law.uci.edu/

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 Los Angeles School of Law

385 Charles E. Young Drive East, Building 1242
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 825-4841
https://www.law.ucla.edu/

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

 

 


 

 

University of San Diego School of Law

Warren Hall
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 260-4527
https://www.sandiego.edu/law/

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

 Ranked #86 nationwide according to U.S. News 

 

 

Ross Jones is an alumnus of University of San DiegoRoss Jones is a Partner at MAJ Law and an alumnus of University of San Diego

Former director of the North Bay World Trade Association, Ross focused on international business issues and served on the Sonoma County Bar Association Board of Directors, where he was elected to two terms as Chair of the Intellectual Property and Technology Law section.

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University of San Francisco School of Law

2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-6307
https://www.usfca.edu/law

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

Application Deadline: February 1

 

 

Michael Merrill is an alumnus of University of San FranciscoMichael Merrill is a Partner at MAJ Law and an alumnus of University of San Francisco

Mike has practiced law since 1967 with a focus on business law, litigation, labor and employment, and real property matters. He was also recognized by Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce with the “Outstanding Volunteer in Support of Economic Vitality” award for his leadership in bringing commercial air service back to Sonoma County.

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University of Southern California Gould School of Law

699 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213) 740-7331
https://gould.usc.edu/

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 the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

3200 Fifth Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 739-7191
https://www.mcgeorge.edu/

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

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

 

 

Marlon Young is an alumnus of University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawMarlon Young is a Partner at MAJ Law and an alumnus of University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Marlon is a licensed pilot and owns a 1967 Citabria that he rebuilt with his father, as well as a Cessna 195. He also represents pilots, mechanics, aircraft owners, FBO’s and aviation-related Non-Profit museums.

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Western State College of Law

1 Banting
Irvine, CA 92618
(714) 459-1101
https://www.wsulaw.edu/

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