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                      n today’s complex and dynamic world, law students expect to be prepared with
                      the skills required for actual practice. They must be able to cross-examine a
                      witness, negotiate a contract and draft a will. They should be able to represent
                 clients within a global economy, adding value to business enterprises and advancing
                 social justice. They will be able to blend technical training with the insights of other
                 academic disciplines and professional fields, becoming experts in subjects such as
                 health care policy reform.

                 UC Hastings has been one of the best law schools in the nation since it was founded.
                 Now we are changing legal education to ensure our graduates have the competitive
                 advantage. Above all, our alumni are inspired to become leaders who ensure justice.
                 They can be found everywhere, not only dominating the bench and bar of California,
                 but from Tokyo to New York City.

                 For me, serving as chancellor and dean of UC Hastings is a dream job. This law school
                 is my first choice. I hope it will be yours as well.

                 Frank H. wu
                 Chancellor & Dean
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                                                                        Why hastings?                                                 a s California’s first law
                                                                                                                                  school, founded in 1878, UC
                                                                        hastings has a long tradition of educating students who become prominent lead-
                                                                        ers and trailblazing entrepreneurs. today, you will find hastings graduates in top
                                                                        leadership positions in government, business, education, entertainment and the

                                                                        hastings students are part of an extraordinary legal community dedicated to
                                                                        innovative, interdisciplinary critical thinking. you will receive a superior—and
                                                                        emphatically relevant—legal education that seamlessly integrates theory, doctrine
                                                                        and practice. our vast course offerings reflect not only our seriousness of purpose
                                                                        but also our vision of the law as an evolving field that calls for expert skills and a
                                                                        highly developed sense of ethical responsibility.

                                                                        here, you will also encounter remarkable people—the life force behind the law
                                                                        school—who will inspire you to realize your educational and professional goals.
                                                                        From world-renowned faculty members to passionately engaged students, the
                                                                        people of hastings will open your eyes to new ideas and maybe even to a new
                                                                        side of yourself.

                                                                        at hastings, you will have many opportunities to participate in our vibrant legal
                                                                        culture, whether through clinical practice, studying abroad or joining one of our
                                                                        award-winning trial teams. our location in the heart of san Francisco—one of the
                                                                        most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities in the world—is within blocks of all levels

> UC hastings: A SCHOOL APART
                                                                        of state, local and federal courts, giving you up-close exposure to the larger
                                                                        legal community.

Hastings offers a win-win combination: a top-notch legal                the choices are as vast as your imagination. Whatever direction you take during
education and a stimulating environment. We invite you to               your three years here, one thing is certain: your experiences at hastings will be
                                                                        some of the most rewarding and memorable of your life. <
discover why Hastings is like no other law school in the country.

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                                                                                          > Academic Dean Shauna Marshall has an accomplished record
                                                                                          as a public interest lawyer, having spent 15 years working on issues of
                                                                                          equal rights and community empowerment. That someone with her
                                                                                          commitment to social justice oversees the academic life of the college
                                                                                          speaks volumes about UC Hastings’ unique standing in legal education.

Programs                                             > At Hastings, we believe the
                                                                                          The Juris DocTor Program
                                                                                          UC Hastings’ Juris Doctor program—a full-time, three-year legal education—
                                                                                                                                                                             “This law school
                                                                                          provides students with an exceptional foundation in the law. We encourage          sincerely cares about
                                                                                          students to delve into specialized areas of inquiry and take advantage of our
                                                     law does not exist in a vacuum,      clinical programs, pro bono opportunities, judicial externships, exchange pro-     turning out lawyers
                                                     and it is not restricted to the
                                                                                          grams and location in the San Francisco Civic Center.
                                                                                             Our faculty of 55 full-time professors and 75 adjuncts, many of whom hold
                                                                                                                                                                             who are thoughtful,
                                                     courtroom. It spans academic         advanced degrees in areas outside the law, consistently produce groundbreak-
                                                                                          ing legal scholarship. Passionate about the law, they inspire students to become
                                                                                                                                                                             ethical problem
                                                     disciplines, transcends tradition-   superb lawyers guided by knowledge, integrity and a strong sense of purpose.       solvers. We are
                                                                                             Each year, we enroll an entering JD class of about 400 students from more
                                                                                                                                                                             committed to
                                                     ally defined political borders and   than 6,000 applications. About one-third of our students come from traditionally
                                                                                          underrepresented groups, and the male-female ratio is roughly even. More than
                                                                                                                                                                             training lawyers
                                                     permeates almost every aspect        125 undergraduate institutions are represented in a given class, and a signifi-
                                                                                          cant number of our entering students hold master’s and doctoral degrees. The       who will make a
                                                     of contemporary life.                entering class is divided into sections of approximately 80 students, who remain
                                                                                                                                                                             meaningful differ-
                                                                                          together for the first two semesters. Upper-level students may specialize in one
                                                       This vision guides our efforts     of seven concentrations, the most offered by any law school in the country.
                                                                                                                                                                             ence on the local,
                                                     to provide students with a                                                                                              state, national and
                                                                                          Flexible JoinT Degree Program
                                                     rigorous, relevant education that                                                                                       international level.”
                                                                                          Students may participate in a joint degree program between Hastings and
                                                     aims to solve the definitive         another graduate school in a program related to their legal educational goals      —Shauna Marshall,
                                                                                          anywhere in the United States. Hastings students have participated in joint
                                                     problems facing lawyers today.       degree programs with Harvard, Tufts and UC Berkeley, to name a few.
                                                                                                                                                                             Academic Dean

                                                     To study law at UC Hastings is
                                                     to join a dynamic community
                                                     of legal scholars and thought-       > student support programs
                                                                                          Hastings has pioneered two academic support programs: the Legal Education

                                                     ful practitioners in the ongoing     Opportunity Program (LEOP) for students who have come from significantly adverse
                                                                                          backgrounds, and the Academic Support Program (ASP), which offers a variety of

                                                     exploration of the law and its       assistance to all students, including those experiencing academic difficulty.
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> ConCEnTRATionS At UC Hastings, students
have the opportunity to develop a sophisticated understanding of
many areas of the law, allowing them to earn a certificate in one
of seven concentrations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “We tell students
CIVIL LITIGATION AND                                                                                                                CRIMINAL LAW                                                                            who want to be trial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            lawyers that they can
DISPUTE RESOLUTION                                                                                                                  UC Hastings has graduated some of the country’s most distinguished leaders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            try more cases in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            criminal process than
                                                                                                                                    in the field of criminal justice, including local, state and federal judges; district
                                                                                                                                    attorneys; public defenders; and policymakers. The law school has achieved              anywhere else. As the
                                                                                                                                    this exceptional record by providing an integrated curriculum of theory, doc-
The Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution concentration recognizes the need          Noteworthy courses iNclude:
                                                                                                                                    trine and practice in one of the nation’s most exciting legal environments.             rest of the law moves
for today’s lawyers to have a theoretical and practical understanding of the
fundamentals of civil litigation, as well as expertise in fast-growing areas such as
                                                                                       • Appellate Advocacy
                                                                                       • California Civil Procedure
                                                                                                                                       All students in this concentration take core courses of criminal law, criminal
                                                                                                                                    procedure and evidence, as well as numerous electives that explore the most
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            away from trial and
alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Hastings offers unequaled resources in civil
litigation, including a faculty of nationally renowned experts, superb live-client
                                                                                       • Complex Litigation
                                                                                       • Domestic Violence Law
                                                                                                                                    important issues that face today’s criminal lawyer. Students are given ample            toward ADR, criminal
                                                                                                                                    opportunity to apply their knowledge by participating in the school’s criminal
clinical opportunities and one of the nation’s most successful Trial Advocacy and
Moot Court programs. Furthermore, Hastings’ proximity to federal and state
                                                                                       • International Litigation and Arbitration   practice, local government or legislation clinics, or by participating in the Legal     law is still all about
                                                                                       • Negotiation and Mediation: Process
courts offers the ideal environment for hands-on litigation experience.
                                                                                         and Practice
                                                                                                                                    Externship Program that provides work in a criminal law setting.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            trials. So, as a long-
                                                                                       • Patent Litigation
                                                                                       • Personal Injury Litigation                 Noteworthy courses iNclude:                                                             term job strategy, it
                                                                                       • Scientific Method for Lawyers              • California Appellate Process                                                          makes sense. Not to
                                                                                       • Trial Objections                           • Capital Punishment Seminar
                                                                                                                                    • Comparative Criminal Justice Seminar                                                  mention, it’s real fun.”
                                                                                                                                    • Forensic Evidence Seminar
                                                                                                                                    • International Criminal Law
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            —Rory Little,
                                                     “At Hastings, students are uniquely situated                                   • International War Crimes Prosecution Seminar                                          Professor of Law
                                                                                                                                    • Law and Morality Seminar
                                                     in that they are able to study with the civil                                  • Law, Psychiatry and the Mental Health System

                                                     litigation professor who ‘wrote the book’                                      • Legal Interpretation: The Language of Jury Instructions
                                                                                                                                    • Post-Conviction Remedies

                                                     on the subject while working alongside the                                     • Race, Racism and American Law
                                                                                                                                    • Roles and Ethics in Practice
                                                     professor who is a practical litigator with a                                  • Scientific Method for Lawyers
                                                                                                                                    • Sociology of Criminal Justice Seminar
                                                     wealth of experience.”                                                         • Theoretical Criminology
                                                                                                                                    • Trial Advocacy
                                                     —Roger Park, Professor of Law

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                                                     INTELLECTUAL                                                                                            “No other school can match our
                                                                                                                                                          opportunities for international and

                                                     PROPERTY                                                                                            comparative law study at home and
                                                                                                                                                        abroad. The future of globalization is
                                                                                                                                                            happening at UC Hastings now.”
                                                     Intellectual property—loosely defined as creations of the human mind—
                                                                                                                                                                                  —Joel Paul, Associate Dean of
                                                     involves many rapidly changing fields, from business to entertainment to                                           International and Graduate Programs
                                                     biotechnology. Consequently, the area of law concerned with protecting these
“Law and science                                     creations calls for highly skilled lawyers with multidisciplinary perspectives.

is the most vibrant
                                                     The Intellectual Property concentration gives students the foundation they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   study AbroAd ANd exchANge
                                                     need to excel in this dynamic arena. After taking core courses in copyrights,
area of law right                                    patents and trademarks, students choose from electives and skills-based
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   •	Argentina
                                                     offerings. The third-year seminar explores the challenges posed by globaliza-
now. It is fast paced,
                                                     tion and the technological advances that will shape intellectual property law in                                                                                              	 -	 Austral	University,	Buenos	Aires
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   •	Australia
fascinating and                                      coming years.
                                                              Students who pursue this concentration also may participate in the                                                                                                   	 -	 University	of	New	South	Wales,	Sydney

constantly evolving.                                 Hastings Law & Bioscience Project, take part in the consortium with UCSF and
                                                                                                        work closely with lawyers at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   •	China
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   	 -	 Peking	University,	Beijing
At Hastings, with our                                                                                   biotech companies in Silicon                                                                                               •	Denmark
                                                                                                        Valley. They may also explore                                                                                              	 -	 University	of	Copenhagen
extensive contacts                                                                                      pioneering intellectual prop-
                                                                                                                                           UC Hastings offers students a broad perspective on public and private inter-
                                                                                                                                           national law through a large range of courses, study abroad and exchange
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   •	France

in the biotech                                                                                          erty issues by serving on the
                                                                                                        Hastings Science and Tech-
                                                                                                                                           programs, international clinical work and externships, international moot court,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   	 -	 University	of	Paris	II	(Panthéon-Assas)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   •	Germany
                                                                                                                                           and extracurricular activities such as participating in the Hastings-to-Haiti
world and depth of                                                                                      nology Law Journal or the          Partnership, the Hastings International and Comparative Law Society, and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   	 -	 Bucerius	Law	School,	Hamburg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   	 -	 Freie	University,	Berlin
                                                                                                        Hastings Communications and
faculty in this area,                                                                                   Entertainment Law Journal.
                                                                                                                                           Hastings International and Comparative Law Review. Few law schools offer the
                                                                                                                                           variety of international opportunities, faculty, courses and study abroad pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   •	Hungary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   	 -	 Central	European	University,	Budapest
students have many                                                                                                                         grams that Hastings does.
                                                                                                                                              Students who choose to concentrate in international law can satisfy the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   •	Italy

opportunities to work                                Noteworthy courses iNclude:                                                           concentration by taking 20 units of credit, including three required courses, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   	 -	 Bocconi	University,	Milan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   	 -	 The	International	University	College		
                                                                                                                                           producing a paper of publishable quality on public or private international law.
on the cutting edge of                               •	Administrative	Law
                                                     •	Advanced	Topics	in	Patent	Law	
                                                                                               •		I nternational	and	Comparative		
                                                                                               	 Intellectual	Property
                                                                                                                                           Students can earn as many as 12 units toward the concentration by studying
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   	 	 of	Turin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   •	The Netherlands
law and science.”                                    •		Comparative	Cyberlaw	Seminar           •	International	Patent	Law	Seminar
                                                                                                                                           abroad for a semester at one of the leading foreign universities with which Hast-
                                                                                                                                           ings has an exchange program.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   	 -	 Leiden	University
                                                     •	Copyright	Law                           •		Law	and	Bioscience                                                                                                               •	Spain
—Robin Feldman,                                      •		Digital	Media	Law                      •	Patent	Litigation
                                                                                                                                              Hastings also offers several full-year joint JD/Master of Laws (LLM)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   	 -	 Deusto	University,	Bilbao
                                                                                                                                           programs—in partnership with renowned European universities—that allow
                                                     •		Entertainment	Law                      •		Patents	and	Trade	Secrets
Director of Hastings’ Law                                                                                                                  students to complete both degrees in three years. These universities include the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   	 -	 Instituto	Empresa	(IE),	Madrid
                                                     •		European	Trademark	Law	Seminar         •	Trademark	Prosecution	Seminar                                                                                                     •	United Kingdom
                                                                                                                                           University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), France; Tilburg University, the Netherlands;
& Bioscience Project                                 •		Health	Law                             •	Trademarks	and	Unfair	Competition
                                                                                                                                           Deusto University, Bilbao, Spain; and the School of Oriental and African Studies,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   	 -	 The	School	of	Oriental	and	African	
                                                     •	Intellectual	Property	Under	State	      •		Venture	Capital	and	the	Start-up		 	                                                                                             	 	 Studies,	University	of	London
                                                                                                                                           University of London, United Kingdom.
                                                     	 Law:	Trade	Secrets	and	Employee	        	 Company                                                                                                                           •	United States
                                                     	 Mobility                                                                                                                                                                    	 -	 Vermont	Law	School,	Royalton,	Vermont

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LAW AND HEALTH                                                                                                                                 SOCIAL JUSTICE
SCIENCES                                                                                                                                       LAWYERING
                                  As the debate over health care reform intensifies, new medical technologies question the limits of our
                                  ethical principles, and scientific evidence becomes pervasive in our courtrooms, the need for lawyers with
                                                                                                                                               The Social Justice Lawyering concentration prepares students to practice law
                                                                                                                                               for and with underrepresented clients and communities. The concentration’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “How do you integrate
                                  an understanding of our health care system and scientific methods is greater than ever. To address this      90-plus qualifying classes are taught by more than 30 full-time Hastings faculty    your experiences and
                                  need, the Law and Health Sciences concentration allows students to focus on issues that reflect the inter-   members, augmented by adjunct faculty drawn from many of the Bay Area’s—
                                  disciplinary nature of law, medicine and science. In the required courses, students learn the fundamentals   and the nation’s—preeminent public interest lawyers. The cornerstone of the         values into your work
                                  of the health care system and basic scientific principles. These courses help students identify areas of
                                  interest, such as bioethics or global public health, for more advanced study. Students must take the
                                                                                                                                               concentration is a yearlong seminar that enables students to deepen their
                                                                                                                                               understanding of social justice practice and forge ties with peers and faculty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   with communities and
                                  Health Sciences Concentration Seminar, which connects law students with students from the University of      who share a passion for lawyering that acts on one’s values and vision of the       clients? Hastings is an
                                  California, San Francisco (UCSF), one of the world’s finest academic medical centers. This unique collabo-   world as it should be—and can become. By participating in one of Hastings’
                                  ration has created an engaged community of scholars and offers many opportunities for further research.      many public interest-oriented clinics, students gain experience in civil justice,   exciting place to dis-
                                  Noteworthy courses iNclude:
                                                                                                                                               community group advocacy, criminal practice, economic development, employ-
                                                                                                                                               ment law, environmental law, immigration, local government, mediation, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   cover your answer to
                                  •	Bioethics	Seminar                                    •	Issues	in	Public	and	Global	Health
                                                                                                                                               refugee and human rights law.
                                                                                                                                                  In addition to the rich array of academic and clinical offerings, students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   that question, thanks
                                  •	Food	and	Drug	Law
                                  •	Forensic	Evidence	Seminar
                                                                                         •	Law	and	Bioscience
                                                                                         •	Law,	Psychiatry	and	the	Mental	Health	System
                                                                                                                                               have myriad opportunities to cultivate their passion for public service. Stu-       to the unrivaled
                                                                                                                                               dents may publish a note on social justice topics in Hastings’ student-run
                                  •	Genetics:	Issues	in	Law	and	Policy	Seminar           •	Mass	Justice	Seminar
                                                                                                                                               scholarly publications, including the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal         opportunities to
                                  •	Incentives	in	Health	Care	Seminar                    •	Public	Health	and	Homelessness	Seminar
                                  •	International	and	Comparative	Perspectives	of		      •	Social,	Legal	and	Ethical	Implications	of		   	
                                                                                                                                               and the Hastings Women’s Law Journal. In the Public Law Research Institute
                                                                                                                                               of the Center for State and Local Government Law, students analyze legal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   pursue social justice
                                  	 Health	Law                                           	 Human	Reproductive	and	Genetic	Technologies
                                                                                                                                               issues while preparing reports used by California’s legislative bodies. Students    here, and throughout
                                                                                                                                               may also participate in the General Assistance Advocacy Project, which helps

                                                        “Hastings is becoming a thought leader                                                 homeless clients navigate the public benefits system; the ACCESS Program,           the Bay Area.”
                                                                                                                                               which assists unrepresented litigants in San Francisco Superior Court; and the
                                                        among law schools in producing innovative                                              Hastings-to-Haiti Partnership, in which students engage with Haitian law stu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   —Ascanio Piomelli,
                                                        scholarship at the intersection of law and                                             dents as well as bring supplies and information on human rights issues.             Professor of Law
                                                        science. With our growing partnership with                                             Noteworthy courses iNclude:

                                                        UCSF, Hastings is providing valuable                                                   •	Accountability	in	International		
                                                                                                                                               	 Human	Rights	Law	Seminar		
                                                                                                                                                                                     	   •	Education	Law
                                                                                                                                                                                         •	Employment	Discrimination
                                                        experiences to students while also taking                                              •	Animal	Law                              •	Environmental	Law
                                                                                                                                               •	Capital	Punishment	Seminar              •	Feminist	Legal	Theory	
                                                        research in the health sciences and health                                             •	Children	and	the	Law                    •	Litigation	of	Class	Actions	

                                                        policy to new levels.”                                                                 •	Civil	Rights	Seminar
                                                                                                                                               •	Disability	Law		
                                                                                                                                                                                         •	Reparation	for	Injustice
                                                                                                                                                                                         •	Sexuality	and	the	Law
                                                        —Osagie Obasogie, Associate Professor of Law                                           •	Domestic	Violence                       •	Wrongful	Convictions

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                                                      TAXATION                                                                                > CENTERS AND CONSORTIA Hastings’ centers and
                                                                                                                                              consortia represent leading-edge areas of the law. In close col-
                                                      LAW                                                                                     laboration with faculty, staff, fellow students and distinguished
                                                                                                                                              members of the legal community, students have challenging
                                                                                                                                              and enriching learning opportunities at Hastings’ centers and
                                                      One of UC Hastings’ many strengths is in the dynamic field of taxation. The
                                                      Taxation concentration introduces students to complex principles of the fed-
                                                                                                                                              consortia. Students are encouraged to participate in thought-
                                                      eral income, corporate, partnership and wealth-transfer tax systems. Students
                                                      learn to solve problems typically encountered in practice, and they develop
                                                                                                                                              provoking symposia and events; contribute to programs, reports
                                                      an instinct for tax planning and the resolution of tax controversies. Through           and research; and exchange and develop new ideas.
                                                      qualifying electives, students solidify their grasp of issues such as tax policy,
                                                      taxation of foreign transactions and taxation of nonprofit organizations.
                                                         Tax students at Hastings have tremendous opportunities to blend theory                                             The CeNTer fOr GeNder ANd
                                                      and practice. As part of the concentration, each student writes a significant
                                                      paper on a tax-related topic, and some concentrators publish tax-related notes
                                                                                                                                                                            refuGee STudIeS
                                                      in Hastings’ law journals. Many concentrators also assist low-income taxpayers
“Tax concentrators                                    with tax return preparation or work as law clerks in the tax departments of law
                                                                                                                                                                            Founded in 1999, the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS) is
                                                                                                                                                                            the nation’s leading advocacy organization on behalf of women asylum
often go on to work                                   and accounting firms and at government agencies.
                                                                                                                                                                            seekers who flee gender-related violence. CGRS, directed by Professor

in government, law                                                                                                                                                          Karen Musalo, provides legal expertise and resources to attorneys, and
                                                                                                                                                                            coordinates legal and national public-policy advocacy efforts.

firms, accounting
firms and public                                                                                                                                                            “From documenting human rights
interest organiza-                                                                                                                                                          conditions in countries around the
tions. We have a                                                                                                                                                            world to litigating impact cases and
strong alumni base,                                                                                                                                                         crafting national policy strategies,
and many of them                                                                                                                                                            CGRS is on the cutting edge of issues
are hiring the next                                   Noteworthy courses iNclude:
                                                                                                                                                                            with life-or-death consequences for
                                                      •	Advanced	Issues	in	Corporate	&		 	       •	Nonprofit	Organizations
generation of tax                                     	 Partnership	Taxation                     •	State	and	Local	Taxation	                                                those it serves. If you want to be
lawyers.”                                             •	Estate	Planning	Seminar
                                                      •	Federal	Income	Taxation		
                                                                                                 •	Tax	Policy	Seminar
                                                                                                 •		Taxation	of	Family	Wealth	Transfers	                                    involved with legal work that
—Heather Field, Associate                             •	Federal	Income	Taxation	of		
                                                      	 Corporations	and	Partnerships		
                                                                                            	    •	U.S.	Taxation	of	Foreign		 	
                                                                                                 	 Transactions	and	Investments	
                                                                                                                                                                            concretely makes a difference in the
Professor of Law                                      •	Land	Trusts	and	Conservation		                                                                                      world, CGRS is the place for you.”
                                                      	 Easements	Seminar
                                                                                                                                                                            —Karen Musalo, Director

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The CenTer for negoTiaTion                                                                                                     The CenTer for worklife law
and dispuTe resoluTion
                                                                                                                               The Center for WorkLife Law, overseen by Professor Joan C.
                                                                                                                               Williams, is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization that
The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution’s (CNDR) interdisci-
                                                                                                                               seeks to improve economic opportunities for employees who care
plinary classes and professional programs allow students to hone their
                                                                                                                               for family members. The Center works with employees, employers,
skills in negotiation, mediation and arbitration. The Center, which U.S.
                                                                                                                               attorneys, legislators, unions and researchers, providing guidance
News & World Report ranks as one of the top law school dispute resolu-
                                                                                                                               and technical assistance to help eliminate discrimination based on
tion programs, has a faculty of leading ADR scholars, including Director
                                                                                                                               family responsibilities.
Grande Lum, Professor Clark Freshman and Faculty Chair Melissa Nelken.

                                                                                                                               “The Center for WorkLife Law is the center of grav-
“At CNDR, our students can take advanced dispute
                                                                                                                               ity, nationwide, for work to eliminate workplace
resolution courses from renowned academics and
                                                                                                                               discrimination against mothers. Students participate
practitioners, mediate actual cases, and compete on one
                                                                                                                               in our interdisciplinary work, which combines law
of the world’s finest law school negotiation teams.”
                                                                                                                               and social science—pushing the boundaries of both
—Grande Lum, Director
                                                                                                                               law and public policy.” —Joan C. Williams, Director

                                                         The CenTer for sTaTe and loCal                                                                                          The uCsf/uC hasTings ConsorTium
                                                         governmenT law                                                                                                          on law, sCienCe and healTh poliCy
                                                         Hastings is the only public law school in California with a program                                                     The UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science and Health Policy
                                                         focused on state and local government law. Under the guidance of                                                        was founded to address the evolving convergence of law and health
                                                         Director David Jung, the Center for State and Local Government                                                          sciences. The two institutions have combined their considerable talents
                                                         Law promotes research on public law issues ranging from envi-                                                           and resources in an effort to inform the law regarding health sciences
                                                         ronmental protection to education and health care reform. The                                                           and to enable health sciences to better serve the public good.
                                                         Center also invites scholars, lawyers and students to share ideas
                                                         at conferences and colloquia.
                                                                                                                                                                                 “The Consortium presents extraordinary opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                                 for students at both Hastings and UCSF. The Consortium
                                                         “Hastings students are remarkable for their eager-                                                                      organizes and supports initiatives across the academic
                                                         ness to jump into complex questions of public law,                                                                      spectrum, seeking to enhance interdisciplinary oppor-
                                                         often contributing creative and original ideas. Many                                                                    tunities in education, support collaborations in research
                                                         of California’s leading public lawyers are alumni, and                                                                  and identify areas conducive to joint medical/legal clini-
                                                         their generosity in mentoring the next generation of                                                                    cal service. Although still early in its development, this
                                                         public lawyers is extraordinary.” —David Jung, Director                                                                 partnership between Hastings and UCSF has already
                                                                                                                                                                                 accomplished much, and its future success is limitless.”
                                                                                                                                                                                 —David Faigman, Director

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                                                                                                                                                  JudiCial externshiPs
> the art of lawyering At Hastings, students
                                                                                                                                                  through the Judicial externship Program, students work full- or part-time in
have unmatched opportunities to cultivate their legal expertise                                                                                   state and federal judicial chambers on legal research and judicial opinions. the

by participating in life-changing clinical programs, internship                                                                                   for-credit externships, available to students beginning in their second year, aid
                                                                                                                                                  students in improving analytical, research and writing skills in a real-time con-

and externship offerings, and sophisticated simulation courses.                                                                                   text. Judicial externships at all levels of the court system with the exception of
                                                                                                                                                  the U.S. Supreme Court are located within two blocks of the hastings campus.

In-House ClInICs                                      CliniCal Programs                                                                                                                                                                “The delivery of pro
•	Civil	Justice	Clinic:	Community		
	 Economic	Development	Clinic	                        UC hastings’ clinical programs give students valuable insights into what will be                                                                                                 bono legal services is
•	Civil	Justice	Clinic:	Individual		
	 Representation	Clinic
                                                      expected of them as lawyers, practical opportunities to fine-tune their professional
                                                      skills, and the chance to confront issues of social justice and contribute to the greater
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       an integral part of the
•	Civil	Justice	Clinic:	Group	Advocacy		              good. More than 20 members of the hastings faculty, as well as many prominent                                                                                                    practice of law and
	 and	Systemic	Reform	Clinic	                         adjunct professors, teach the clinical education curriculum.
•	Civil	Justice	Clinic:	Mediation	Clinic
                                                      in-house CliniCs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       a legal education. At
•	Refugee	and	Human	Rights	Clinic
                                                      in hastings’ in-house clinics, students represent real clients under the supervision                                                                                             Hastings, pro bono
                                                      of faculty members; they also attend an accompanying seminar. the result? a highly
outplaCement ClInICs
                                                      effective mentoring approach to legal training that successfully develops students’                                                                                              is a way for students
•	Criminal	Practice	Clinic
•	Environmental	Law	Clinic
                                                      professional identities as lawyers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to distinguish them-
                                                      outPlaCement CliniCs
•	Immigrants’	Rights	Clinic
•	Legal	Externship	Program
                                                      in hastings’ outplacement clinics, students work for government agencies at the             “This experience was invaluable. I had an opportunity to                             selves and give back
                                                                                                                                                  share my thoughts not only with my judge but also with the
•	Legislation	Clinic
                                                      local, state and federal levels, and nonprofit law offices, under the supervision of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to the community at
•	Local	Government	Law	Clinic
                                                      legal professionals and faculty. Participants view a particular field of law—such as        attorneys in chambers conferences. My judge introduced me
•	Workers’	Rights	Clinic
                                                      environmental, immigration, criminal or labor law—from the inside, and make lasting
                                                                                                                                                  to incredible attorneys who invited me to contact them when                          the same time.”
                                                      connections with members of the legal community.
                                                                                                                                                  I am ready to look for a job. I also made great friendships.”                        —Nancy Stuart ’94,
                                                                                                                                                  —Melissa Miller ’10, Judicial Externship, California Superior Court
                                                      “The clinical faculty is passionate about                                                                                                                                        Clinical Professor of Law

                                                      practicing and teaching law. We spend a lot                                                                                                                                      and Director of Externships
                                                                                                                                                  Pro Bono
                                                      of time asking students: ‘What kind of                                                                                                                                           and Pro Bono Programs
                                                                                                                                                  our commitment to pro bono publico, serving the public good without charge,
                                                      lawyer do you want to be? What does an                                                      is intimately connected to our belief that pro bono work is essential for becom-
                                                                                                                                                  ing an ethical practitioner of the law. By assisting those who live at the margins
                                                      effective lawyer/client relationship look like?                                             of society and who have little or no access to legal representation, our students

                                                      How do great lawyers think?’ And we give                                                    develop the virtues associated with civic leadership and gain a better apprecia-
                                                                                                                                                  tion of the power a law degree can have in creating a more just society.
                                                      them the tools they need to answer those                                                       Students’ many pro bono opportunities include assisting low-income
                                                                                                                                                  litigants in general civil legal matters; aiding asylum seekers; providing tax
                                                      questions.” —Miye Goishi, Clinical Professor of Law                                         assistance to residents of San francisco’s underserved tenderloin neighbor-
                                                                                                                                                  hood; and participating in the hastings-to-haiti Partnership, where students
                                                                                                                                                  engage with haitian law students to help strengthen the rule of law in the
                                                                                                                                                  Caribbean country.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 real situations. Through seminars, critiques of videotaped role-playing and
                                                                                                                                           ⓭                                                                                                                                                                     presentations before mock judges and juries, students gain practice and

                                                  ⓯                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              confidence in their lawyering abilities. Simulation courses include appellate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 advocacy, contract writing and analysis, interviewing, counseling, negotiation

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                                                                                                                                                       .                                                                                                                                                         networking possibilities and teamwork skills.
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                                                                      ⓰                                             CIVIC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2 David Snodgrass Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 country, students gain essential experience with research, analysis, writing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 appellate briefs and oral advocacy. The team participates in some 20 national
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       3 mary Kay Kane Hall
                                                                                                                   PLAZA                                                                                                                                                                                         Moot Court competitions annually, earning top honors year after year.
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    M                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           St .                                                             negotiation and mediation team
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             ke                                                                                                             L arkin                                                                                                                    CourTS AnD GoVErnMEnT                                     Students on the alternative dispute resolution team participate in regional and

                           .                                                                                                                                                                                                                           oFFICES:                                                  national competitions to negotiate deals and settle disputes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hastings’ internationally recognized Trial Team gives students expertise in trial

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of the country’s 50 best law libraries by
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       court of Appeal, First District
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       6 Phillip Burton Federal Building                         preparation and courtroom advocacy.                                                   PreLaw magazine, our recently renovated
                                                                                                                                                                                                  2                                                    and U.S. courthouse; U.S. District                        Client CounSeling team                                                                library features a wealth of both traditional
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                                                                                                              Hyde S                                                                                                                                   court, northern District                                  The Hastings Client Counseling Team (HCCT) is an organization designed to             and electronic research tools. The library’s
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       appealing modern setting earned top

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 focus on skills development, and integrating “real world” experience with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       8 San Francisco city Hall

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 theories and principles of client interviewing and counseling.                        honors for library interior design in 2008.

                                                                                                                                                ⓱                                                                                                      9 James r. Browning U.S. court-


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ninth circuit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ⓾ San Francisco Federal Building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 > Journals and Publications

                                                                                                       St                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hastings students may join one of the law school’s nine distinguished law journals as staff members or editors during their second
                                                                                                              en                                                                                                                                       CuLTurAL SITES:                                           and third years. Involvement with law journals helps students gain legal scholarship experience and develop reading, writing, editing,
                                                                                                                        n                                                                                                                              ⓫ San Francisco Public library                            researching and teamwork skills, all of which are essential to a practicing lawyer’s success.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ⓬ Asian Art museum

                                                                                                                         ⓾                                                                                                                             ⓭ War memorial Veterans Building

                                                                          is                                                                                                                                      St .                                 and Herbst theatre                                        LAW JournALS:
                                                                                                                                                                                                       J o n es
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ⓮ War memorial opera House


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ⓯ louise m. Davies Symphony Hall
                                              in                                         St                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Hastings Business Law Journal                                           • Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ⓰ Bill Graham civic Auditorium                            • Hastings Communications and Entertainment                               • Hastings Science and Technology Law Journal


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              michael newhouse

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Law Journal                                                             • Hastings West-Northwest Journal of Environmental
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       oTHEr:                                                    • Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly                                     Law and Policy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ⓱ civic center BArt/
    ow                                        .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Hastings International and Comparative Law Review                       • Hastings Women’s Law Journal
              d                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        muni metro Station                                        • Hastings Law Journal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ⓲ United nations Plaza

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                                                                                                                                                            > Student
> The campus experience Hastings students                                                                                                                   Whether you want to get fit, pursue a hobby or
                                                                                                                                                            socialize with like-minded students, hastings has
enjoy countless extracurricular activities. They can join campus                                                                                            you covered. Get a workout with the hastings
                                                                                                                                                            cycling League or soccer club, develop interna-
groups that address a wide range of political, cultural and                                                                                                 tional legal skills with the international human
                                                                                                                                                            rights Organization, or take in a movie with the
ethnic issues; they may also attend frequent on-campus                                                                                                      usual suspects criminal Justice Film club. Whatever

lectures. For stress relief, students often work out in Hastings’                                                                                           your passion, there are more than 60 organiza-
                                                                                                                                                            tions to choose from. and if you can’t find one that

well-appointed fitness center and gym, or socialize with class-                                                                                             sparks your interest, you can always start your own.
                                                                                                                                                            For a complete listing of student organizations, visit

mates and faculty at parties, theatrical events and talent shows.                                                                                 

                                                      < housing options
                                                      mcallister Tower, hastings’ residential center, houses
                                                      more than 300 students and their families, with choices
                                                      of efficiency, studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom
                                                      apartments. The Tower is conveniently located on the
                                                      same block as hastings’ classrooms. students may live
                                                      at the Tower for all three years of enrollment. students
                                                      also may apply for housing at ucsF’s mission Bay cam-
                                                      pus, which is located about two miles from hastings.
                                                         uc hastings also offers assistance to students who
                                                      prefer to live off campus, providing information about
                                                      neighborhoods and transportation, and an online
                                                                                                                       happy hour >
                                                                                                                  sure, attending law school is a serious
                                                      housing board, where new and returning students can
                                                                                                                      pursuit, but not all the time—and
                                                      search for roommates and housing opportunities.
                                                                                                                 especially not on Thursday afternoons,
                                                         Visitors and students may use the hastings parking
                                                                                                                     when students are invited to enjoy
                                                      Garage, a modern, seven-story facility located at 376
                                                                                                                       the much-loved campus tradition
                                                      Larkin street, just around the corner from hastings’
                                                                                                                         known as “Beer on the Beach.”
                                                      main buildings.

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                                                                                                                                                                              > only in San FranCiSCo
                                                                                                                                                                              Vibrant. Cosmopolitan. Hip. Stunning.
                                                                                                                                                                              San Francisco just might be the best
                                                                                                                                                                              place on Earth to be a student.
                                                                                                                                                                                Not only is San Francisco home to
                                                                                                                                                                              every level of court and countless
                                                                                                                                                                              government and nonprofit agencies, it’s
                                                                                                                                                                              also brimming with world-class culture.
                                                                                                                                                                              Hastings’ location in the Civic Center
                                                                                                                                                                              offers easy access to all these resources.
                                                                                                                                      > Everybody’s Favorite City
                                                                                                                                      With San Francisco’s approximately      Our students can witness law in action
                                                                                                                                      150 theaters, more than 60 muse-
                                                                                                                                      ums and some 3,500 restaurants,         at the nearby courthouses, or enjoy
                                                                                                                                      it’s no wonder the city is one of the
                                                                                                                                      world’s best-loved destinations.
                                                                                                                                                                              outstanding museums and live music
                                                                                                                                      Consistently earning top honors as
                                                                                                                                                                              venues—all within walking distance.
                                                                 < Center of it all                                                   one of the most beautiful, eco-

                                                                 Being at the heart of the extraordinary Bay Area only enhances
                                                                                                                                      friendly and walkable cities in the     Venture a bit farther from campus to find
                                                                                                                                      United States, San Francisco was

           1                                          880
                                                                 San Francisco’s appeal. Due east are Oakland, with its up-and-
                                                                 coming food and arts scene, and the famously progressive
                                                                                                                                      also named by Forbes as the coun-       inviting parks, lively neighborhoods and
                                                                                                                                      try’s best place to live for singles.
                                                                 city of Berkeley. To the south, you’ll find Silicon Valley and the
                                                                 quaint coastal hamlet of Half Moon Bay. And to the north lie
                                                                                                                                                                              breathtaking views.
                                                                 the fertile valleys of California’s renowned Wine Country.


                                                                 > Getting around At Hastings, you will be in the hub of San
                                                                 Francisco’s mass transit system. Muni, the country’s seventh
                                                                 largest public transit agency, makes getting around the city a
                                                                 cinch. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) connects you to the East
                                                                 Bay and South Bay, while Amtrak and the region’s three inter-
                                                                 national airports (located in San Francisco, Oakland and San
                             92                                  Jose) facilitate adventures farther afield.

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   > insider’s guide There are unlimited ways                                                                                       6. gorgeous getAWAys
                                                                                                                                    in just a matter of hours, students can be strolling along the dramatic
   for Hastings students to enjoy life in San Francisco.                                                                            coastlines of Point reyes to the north or Big sur to the south. other
                                                                                                                                    favorite locales within easy reach include historic gold rush towns, lake
   Especially when they learn to do as the locals do.                                                                               tahoe, Monterey, santa Cruz, and napa and sonoma valleys.

                                                                                                                                    7. exerCise Al fresCo
                                                                                                                                    there’s no shortage of ways to work out in the Bay Area’s great

                                                        1. Art for Art’s sAke                                                       outdoors. you can find our students jogging along the embarcadero,

                                                        students on a budget enjoy the city’s fine arts: Most museums are gratis    playing tennis in dolores Park or hiking in the Marin headlands.

                                                        at least one day a month, and first thursday Art is a free monthly crawl
                                                        through downtown’s premier art spaces.                                      8. underground gourMet
                                                                                                                                    Within blocks of hastings is a wide range of ethnically diverse (and easy-

                                                        2. All thAt JAzz                                                            on-the-wallet) eateries, offering everything from Cambodian to California

                                                        Packed with music venues, fillmore street pulsates with fascinating         cuisine. elsewhere in the city, Chinatown, north Beach and soMa are

                                                        rhythms. And twice a year, the san francisco Jazz festival brings to        top foodie destinations, as is the Mission, where the street food scene is

                                                        town a superb lineup of jazz masters.                                       booming (check out the tamale lady and Crème Brûlée Cart).

                                                        3. Cutting-edge CineMA                                                      9. ACCess All AreAs
                                                        the Bay Area has frequent film festivals to suit every taste and genre,     With an efficient public transit system, san francisco is easily navigable

                                                        with the granddaddy of them all being the prestigious san francisco         without a car. But when our students do need wheels, local car-sharing

                                                        international film festival.                                                services such as zipcar and City Carshare are popular options.

                                                        4. soniC BooMs                                                              10. finger on the Pulse
                                                        students can catch roof-raising shows at venues such as the Warfield, the   students can stay up-to-the-minute by checking out the listings on

                                                        fillmore, the independent or the Bill graham Civic Auditorium, which is, and

                                                        directly across the Civic Center Plaza from uC hastings.

                                                        5. ClAssiCAl ACts
                                                        An evening at the ballet, opera, theater or symphony (all within blocks
                                                        of uC hastings) doesn’t have to break the bank. Most offer discounted
                                                        tickets the day of the performance and half-off student subscriptions.

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                                                                                                                                          DiD You Know …?
> Building for the future As a UC Hastings
                                                                                                                                          • three times as many hastings alumni sit as judges on the California bench
student, you’ll study with prominent faculty members, network                                                                               than alumni of any other law school.

with alumni mentors and enjoy a wealth of professional and                                                                                • the hastings alumni community is one of the country’s largest legal
                                                                                                                                            networks, with more than 18,000 living members.

personal opportunities. With all these career resources, it’s no                                                                          • hastings produced more lawyers on 2010’s northern California Super
                                                                                                                                            lawyers list than any other law school.
surprise that our graduates enjoy so many success stories.                                                                                • in its annual survey of top law schools, Super Lawyers magazine ranked
                                                                                                                                            hastings number 11 in the nation.                                             “Going to Hastings, I
                                     ResouRcesStaffed by highly trained professionals, the hastings office of Career and Pro-                                                                                             knew I would receive
                                     fessional development provides students and alumni with career resources, including counseling,
                                     workshops, programs and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          a great education.
                                     alumni mentoring. to give students every advantage upon graduation, the Career office offers                                                                                         However, I was not
                                     workshops on interviewing techniques, résumé and cover letter writing, networking, professional
                                     etiquette, salary negotiation and effective job-search strategies. Services include:                                                                                                 prepared for the
                                     • More than 60 programs a year, including career panels, workshops and lunches with practitioners.                                                                                   attention, assistance
                                     • networking events such as the intellectual Property Career fair, Public interest/Public Sector
                                       Careers day and Creative Career options with a Jd.                                                                                                                                 and mentoring I
                                     • More than 800 alumni volunteers around the world ready to mentor and advise students.
                                     • fall and spring mock interview programs in local attorneys’ offices.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          received from the
                                     • one-on-one counseling with our Jd career counselors.                                                                                                                               professors and staff.
                                     • online database of over 8,000 employers, student reviews of employers, and job postings.
                                     • fall and spring on-campus interview programs.                                                                                                                                      It was an inspiring
                                     • extensive library of law-related career resources, including website.                                                                                                              experience that not
                                                                                                                                          Alumni mentoR PRogRAm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          only prepared me for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the practice of law,
                                                       “Hastings was instrumental in preparing me                                         uC hastings students have access to one of the most successful law school
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          it contributed to my
                                                                                                                                          mentor programs in the country. our Alumni Mentor Program offers students
                                                       for my legal career. The classes that taught                                       unparalleled opportunities to meet hastings alumni and to explore a wide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tremendous growth
                                                       me the principles and theories underlying                                          range of career options. the program operates in more than a dozen coun-
                                                                                                                                          tries, so students may be matched with both local and geographically distant    as an individual.”
                                                       an area of the law have had a lasting effect                                       mentors who can provide invaluable networking resources.
                                                                                                                                             the program was designed to help students bridge the gap between             —Yadira Rios ’01, Managing
                                                       on my ability to succeed in my profession.                                         the academic environment and the outside professional world. Students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Attorney, Harmon & Davies,
                                                                                                                                          who already have plans to specialize in a certain practice area often use the
                                                       The strength of the law school is teaching                                         program to meet practitioners in that field. others consult with mentors for    Las Vegas
                                                       its students to think like lawyers.”                                               general advice on the job search process and to develop professional con-
                                                                                                                                          tacts. Since mentors vary considerably in their approach and experience,
                                                       —The Hon. Ashley Tabaddor ’97                                                      students may wish to meet with more than one mentor to derive greater
                                                                                                                                          benefits from the program.
                                                        U.S. Immigration Court, Los Angeles

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                                                      Alumni At Work                                                                    “Hastings prepared me not just to think
                                                      Hastings graduates are employed by top law firms, government agencies and      like a lawyer, but to appreciate the greater
                                                      nonprofits throughout the United States and overseas. Here are just a few
                                                      places where Hastings’ most recent alumni have been hired:
                                                                                                                                         implications of my work. I am thankful
                                                      • California Attorney General’s Office   • PricewaterhouseCoopers
                                                                                                                                       to the professors who taught me to solve
                                                      • California Public Utilities            • San Francisco District Attorney’s       legal issues in a creative manner while
                                                        Commission                                 Office
                                                      • Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass          • San Francisco Public Defender’s       maintaining the highest moral compass.”
                                                      • Crystal Dynamics                           Office
                                                                                                                                                  —Eduardo Angeles ’90, Senior Assistant City
                                                      • Dechert                                • StubHub
                                                      • Equifax                                • Time Warner Cable                      Attorney for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office
“Not only was my                                      • Farella Braun + Martel
                                                      • Fenwick & West
                                                                                               • U.S. Attorney’s Office
                                                                                               • U.S. Department of Labor
experience at                                         • Latham & Watkins                       • U.S. Marine Corps
                                                      • Morrison & Foerster                    • U.S. Senate Committee on Energy
Hastings enriching,                                   • Pacific Gas and Electric                 and Natural Resources
                                                                                                                                      Private Practice:     70%
educational and fun,                                  • Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker      • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
                                                                                                                                      Government:           15%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           > recent employment trends
                                                      • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman        • World Health Organization                                                                                 The majority of Hastings students from the classes of 2007, 2008
it prepared me for a                                                                                                                  Business/Industry: 8%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           and 2009 chose to enter private practice, followed by careers
                                                                                                                                      Public Interest:      7%
career in international                                                                                                               Academia:             < 1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                           in government. The chart at left gives the three-year average of
                                                                                                                                                                                                           employment by occupational sector.

human rights law that
has allowed me to
work with some of the                                                                                                                EmploymEnt StAtiSticS for thE clASS of 2009
best, most prepared                                                                                                                  Average salary: $122,378         |   Minimum salary: $30,000     |   Maximum salary: $165,000
attorneys in the field.”                                                                                                             Category                             Graduates       No. reporting salary         Avg. salary             Min. salary             Max. salary
—Viviana Waisman ’95,                                                                                                                law firms (total of all sizes)          210                    147                 $135,337                 $45,000                $165,000
                                                                                                                                     2–10 attorneys                           54                    19                   $72,568                 $45,000                $135,000
Executive Director,
                                                                                                                                     11–25 attorneys                          14                    9                    $75,556                 $55,000                $115,000
Women’s Link Worldwide                                                                                                               26–50 attorneys                          8                     3                   $103,333                 $70,000                $160,000
                                                      “At Hastings, I gained the skills to join the great tradition of               51–100 attorneys                         17                    12                  $114,583                 $60,000                $160,000

                                                      American trial lawyers whose legacy we uphold and honor as                     101–250 attorneys                        15                    14                  $142,857                $100,000                $160,000
                                                                                                                                     251–500 attorneys                        15                    15                  $156,467                $135,000                $165,000
                                                      Hastings alumni. I also realized for the first time that crimi-
                                                                                                                                     501+ attorneys                           74                    73                  $158,014                 $85,000                $165,000
                                                      nal law is also civil rights law, because everyone has a right
                                                                                                                                     Government                               56                    21                   $63,147                 $30,000                $160,000
                                                      to be safe in their homes and in their communities.”                           Business                                 31                    6                    $78,000                 $70,000                 $83,000
                                                      —Kamala Harris ’90, San Francisco District Attorney                            public interest                          22                    3                    $42,033                 $34,500                 $50,000

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> HoW to ApplY We strive to admit and enroll individuals who
will thrive in our challenging academic program; who will connect their
success in law school to the success of their classmates; and who will
continue UC Hastings’ legacy of graduating future leaders of the bar,
the private sector and the government. Factors such as academic
preparedness, professional experience, writing ability, community
service, character, standardized testing results and backgrounds will
be considered when evaluating an applicant’s file.

     > ApplicAtion RequiRements                                    • Personal statement and résumé.                                > ADmission to tHe BAR                                        > legAl eDucAtion oppoRtunitY
     Applications are accepted on a rolling basis from october     Following the guidelines on the application form, submit        Applicants should be aware that to practice law, it is        pRogRAm ApplicAtion
     1 through march 1. note that Hastings does not interview      your résumé and personal statement, which will be evalu-        necessary to be admitted to a state bar after graduat-        Approximately 20 percent of each first-year class
     applicants or offer spring admission or part-time enroll-     ated for clarity, content and presentation.                     ing from law school. Applicants are advised to determine      enters Hastings through the legal education
     ment. to be considered, candidates must possess or be in                                                                      the requirements in the state(s) in which they intend to      opportunity program (leop). uc Hastings created
     the process of receiving a bachelor’s degree or its foreign   • Letters of recommendation.                                    practice. information on state bar exams and links to         the leop over 40 years ago to provide an
     equivalent from an accredited institution, and supply the     two letters from individuals familiar with your academic        most state bar offices can be found on the website for the    alternative means of evaluating the academic
     following materials:                                          work, character and/or professional experience must             national conference of Bar examiners (          potential of persons who have overcome significant
                                                                   be submitted directly to lsAc. While the Admissions             bar-admissions/offices/).                                     obstacles which may have restricted their access to
     • LSAC CAS Report/LSAT.                                       office prefers recommendations from academic sources,                                                                         academic opportunities and resources.
     You must register with the law school Admissions              particularly for applicants who have been out of college        > inteRnAtionAl stuDents                                         once enrolled, students in the leop program
     council’s credential Assembly service (lsAc cAs), take        or graduate school for less than five years, we welcome         Hastings welcomes JD applications from foreign nationals      participate in a cooperative learning environment
     the law school Admissions test (lsAt) on or before the        employer recommendations.                                       and students who earned undergraduate degrees outside         through skills-based workshops, simulated exams,
     February prior to matriculation, or provide an lsAt score                                                                     the united states and canada. Applicants must have their      one-on-one tutoring, bar preparation sessions, and
     that is not more than five years old. cAs compiles your       > eARlY commitment option                                       transcripts evaluated by lsAc‘s credential Assembly ser-      a study aids library. Beginning with a mandatory
     transcripts, lsAt scores, two required letters of recom-      Applicants frequently identify Hastings as their first-choice   vice. the toeFl is not required for the JD application. For   orientation, the program’s services span the entire
     mendation and statistical information into a report that      law school. the early commitment option (eco) entails           more information, call 215.968.1001 or visit    three years concluding with a bar preparation
     is retrieved by the Admissions office once you apply to       an expeditious evaluation by the Admissions committee.             to receive student visas, admitted international           program.
     Hastings. Visit, or call 215.968.1001 about      submit your application and all supporting documents            applicants are required to provide financial records             prospective students must complete the leop
     the services provided through lsAc.                           on or before november 15, with the eco box checked.             documenting their funds to pay the full cost of Hastings      Application and leop statement in addition to the
                                                                   candidates will be notified of the committee’s decision by      attendance each year. international students are not          general application for admission. Applicants who
     • Application form and fee.                                   December 15. eco candidates must commit to matriculate          eligible for federal financial aid or institutional grants.   are not admitted through leop will be considered
     You may access all necessary application forms by visiting    at Hastings and submit a nonrefundable deposit by Janu-         However, they are eligible for merit-based scholarships.      through the general admission process. For more or              ary. successful candidates may not initiate additional law                                                                    information, please visit the fee for applying is $75. Hastings           school applications and must withdraw other applications
     accepts fee waivers granted by lsAc.                          once they have accepted their Hastings admission. if you
                                                                   do not receive an offer through the eco process, your file
                                                                   will be considered with all other applications.

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    > transFer and visiting students                              > appLication requirements For                                    > making education happen UC Hastings was
    students currently attending an aBa/aaLs accredited law       transFer and visiting students
    school may be eligible to transfer to hastings. a student     transfer and visiting students are encouraged to use              founded on the belief that a top-tier legal education should be
    must have completed or be in the process of completing
    at least 24 semester units, and may transfer a maximum of
                                                                  application forms provided by Lsac cas.
                                                                                                                                    financially accessible to everyone. We are deeply committed to
    30 semester units. to earn a hastings Jd, a student must      • application form and fee.                                       helping students achieve their educational goals—and our financial
    successfully complete a minimum of 56 units while enrolled
    full-time at hastings for not less than four semesters.
                                                                  these materials must be received on or before July 1.
                                                                  (For spring admission, visiting students must submit on or
                                                                                                                                    aid programs underscore this core value.
        visiting student status may be granted to students who    before november 15.)
    will graduate from other law schools. candidates must have
    competitive grades and a compelling reason to study at        • Personal statement and résumé.
    hastings. Financial aid is awarded by the school of origin.   describe your background, academic history, professional                                                                    investing in our students
                                                                  experience and personal accomplishments, as well as your                                                                    at hastings, our approach is to find the right solution for each stu-

                                                                  reason for transferring to hastings. visiting students must                                                                 dent. our Financial aid office helps our students navigate the many
                                                                                                                                                                                              types of aid—loans, grants, scholarships, fellowships—for which they
                                                                  define a compelling need to enroll at hastings.
                                                                                                                                                                                              may be eligible. We are serious about investing in our students, and
                                                                                                                                                                                              here are just a few of the many ways we make education happen.
                                                                  • Letters of recommendation.
                                                                  two letters from law school faculty are required. transfer                                                                  • We typically budget more than $13 million of our own resources to
                                                                  students should submit through Lsac cas.                                                                                      financial aid initiatives, including a wide variety of scholarships,
                                                                                                                                                                                                fellowships, grants and loan repayment assistance.
                                                                  • Official law school transcript.                                                                                           • We award more than $1.3 million in scholarships to entering
                                                                  this should be sent directly from your current law school                                                                     students.
                                                                  to hastings.
                                                                                                                                                                                              • in recent years, up to 92 percent of entering students received
                                                                                                                                                                                                some form of financial assistance, and up to 82 percent of those who
                                                                  • Letter of good standing (transfer students) or
                                                                                                                                                                                                received financial assistance were awarded a scholarship or grant.
                                                                  letter of permission (visiting students).
                                                                  Letters should be sent directly from your current law                                                                       • in determining need-based aid, we look at each student as an
                                                                  school to hastings.                                                                                                           independent individual, without factoring in parental resources,
                                                                                                                                                                                                allowing us to offer aid to a greater population of eligible students.

                                                                  • Updated LsaC Cas Report.
                                                                  this should include updated letters of recommendation.

                                                                                                                                > loan forgiveness                                                                   all incoming students must be classified as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     residents or nonresidents of california for
                                                                                                                                public interest law is dear to our hearts at hastings. We are proud of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     tuition purposes. entering nonresident
                                                                                                                                our students who choose to serve the greater good—but we recognize
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     students may apply for resident status
                                                                                                                                that the salaries they will earn may make loan repayment difficult. that’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     while at hastings. For more information on
                                                                                                                                why we created the public interest career assistance program (picap),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     california residency requirements, visit
                                                                  > contact the admissions oFFice                               which helps hastings graduates in government or public interest jobs
                                                                  For questions about hastings or your application, call        with the repayment of qualifying educational loans. We do not want
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         For more information about financial aid,
                                                                  415.565.4623, e-mail or visit           loan repayment to stop any student from making the world a better
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     visit or call
                                                                                                                                place—so we recently raised the income ceiling to $70,000, allowing
                                                                                                                                                                                        the Financial aid office at 415.565.4624, or
                                                                                                                                more of our graduates to qualify for this unique form of assistance.

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                         A LEGACY OF LEADERSHIP
                         Founded in 1878, Hastings
                         College of the Law was the first
                         law school west of the Rockies
                         and has been at the center of the
                         West’s vibrant legal community
                         ever since. Our accomplished
                         alumni span the globe and can
                         be found in leadership positions
                         in all areas of the law, business
                         and government.
                                                                                       FALL 2010 EntERInG
                                                                                       CLASS PROFILE
                                                                                       • Number of applicants: 5,881
                                                                                       • Acceptance rate: 22 percent
                                                                                       • Entering class size: 383
                                                                                       • UGPA range: 2.45–4.13
                                                                                         - UGPA 25th percentile: 3.45
                                                                                         - UGPA 75th percentile: 3.71
                                                                                       • LSAT range: 142–175
                                                                                         - LSAT 25th percentile: 160
                                                                                         - LSAT 75th percentile: 165
                                                                                                                                            • Undergraduate institutions
                                                                                                                                                represented: 111
                                                                                                                                            • Entering with advanced degrees:
                                                                                                                                                7.5 percent

                                                                                                                                            APPROxImAtE tOtAL
                                                                                                                                            StuDEnt BODY
                                                                                                                                            • JD: 1250
                                                                                                                                            • LLM: 20

                                                                                                                                            EStImAtED 2010-11 tuItIOn,
                                                                                                                                            FEES AnD ExPEnSES
                            Today, under the innovative                                • Age:
                                                                                                                                            • California resident: $39,085
                         leadership of Chancellor & Dean                                 - Median: 24
                                                                                                                                            • Nonresident: $50,310
                         Frank H. Wu and Academic Dean                                   - Range: 19–47
                                                                                                                                            • Living expenses: $19,898
                         Shauna Marshall, Hastings is                                  • Gender:
                         further defining and enhancing                                  - Women: 60 percent                                FACuLtY
                         its legacy as the preeminent                                    - Men: 40 percent
                                                                                                                                            • Full-time faculty: 55
                         West Coast law school, bringing                               • Students of color: 44 percent
                                                                                                                                            • Adjunct professors: 75
                         life to the study of law.

> Contact Us
UC hastings College of the Law                                      for more information,
Office of admissions                                                call 415.565.4623,
200 Mcallister street                                               e-mail or
san francisco, Ca 94102                                             visit

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