University Of California Hastings College Of Law

University Of California Hastings College Of Law

University of California- Hastings College of the Law, popularly referred to as just Hastings, was established in 1878 by the first Chief Justice of California, Serranus Clinton Hastings. It was the first school of law under the University of California. Located in San Francisco, California, Hastings was ranked 38th among the best law schools in the US by the U.S. News & World Report of 2008.

University of California- Hastings College of the Law offers the Juris Doctor program in areas including criminal law, taxation, family law, civil litigation, international law, and intellectual property law. Special one-year LL.M. degrees are also offered.

The O'Brien Center for Scholarly Publications is the publishing department of Hastings. The students publish several journals including the Hastings Law Journal, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, and Hastings Women's Law Journal. The institute also supports various student clubs and organizations like the Active Minds, American Constitution Society, Clara Foltz Feminist Association, and Hastings Golf Club.

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Contacting Hastings College of Law

University of California Hastings College of Law
200 McAllister St
San Francisco , CA 94102-4978
General Phone: (415) 565-4600

Hastings College of Law Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Law414law, legal professions

Number of programs and degrees for Hastings College of Law in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Doctor's degree - professional practice3971
Master's degree171

Hastings College of Law Student Body

In 2007-2008, Hastings College of Law had a total enrollment of 1,262 students (1,483 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 44%
Black 3%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 23%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 19%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 0%
20-21 0%
22-24 34%
25-29 49%
30-34 13%
35-39 3%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%

Hastings College of Law Room and Board (2007)

Hastings College of Law offers campus housing for 252 of its 1,483 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of San Francisco, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Hastings College of Law Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 9,100

Financial Aid:
Hastings College of Law participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 394700)

Hastings College of Law Faculty

Hastings College of Law has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year32$182,16711$171,164
Associate professorcalendar year4$134,2505$132,420
All faculty totalcalendar year36$176,84316$159,056

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Hastings College of Law Degree Programs (2007)

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Professions and Studies, Other

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