University of California, Davis School of Law (UC Davis)

University of California, Davis School of Law (UC Davis)


The University of California, Davis, offers a challenging education and unmatched research and internship opportunities in every academic discipline. The School of Law at UC Davis is one of the world's leading law schools. We are proud of our history of outstanding scholarship, teaching and real-world impact. Faculty, fellow students and staff are accessible, engaged and committed to your education, and our alumni form a strong, lifelong global network.

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A leader university in international education

Whether you are a J.D. student, international law student, international legal practitioner, judge or scholar, the University of California, Davis School of Law offers a quality academic, professional and personal experience that will meet your needs.



The UC Davis School of Law is a leader in international legal education. Over the past 25 years, thousands of students and legal professionals have attended our UC Davis School of Law International Programs. Our participants have been overwhelmingly pleased with the superior academic quality, cutting edge knowledge, individualized attention, and deep sense of community that we provide here at the UC Davis School of Law. When you attend our educational programs, you become a valued member of our select and special King Hall family.

Diverse and fulfilling student life


UC Davis consistently has been ranked among the top ten public universities by U.S. News and World Report and is listed as 15th in research funding among all U.S. ranked public universities by the National Science Foundation. Recently, UC Davis was listed first among "America's Coolest Schools," a ranking of the nation's greenest universities undertaken by the Sierra Club's Sierra magazine. The campus is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, one of just 62 institutions of higher learning to be admitted to this distinguished group.



Unlike many law schools, whose facilities are located apart from the main campus, UC Davis School of Law is located on the UC Davis campus, affording students the benefits and opportunities that are a part of a vibrant college community.

Athletics programs

King Hall Softball League:

Every Fall, King Hall students gather together on Friday afternoons to play softball. No experience is necessary!


King Hall Bowling League:

In the Spring, student teams compete at the on-campus bowling alley.


Dr. Ives Basketball Tournament:

The 5-on-5 refereed basketball tournament is open to any and all students, alumni, faculty, and friends of King Hall. Played in a round-robin format, each team plays a minimum of 3 games. The annual competition has become a King Hall tradition and regularly draws a great group of King Hall students, alumni, and professors.



Visual and Performing Arts: 

Davis is home to several art galleries, including the John Natsoulas Gallery and the Pence Gallery, representing internationally known artists.

Night Life:

Unlike other small towns that "go to sleep" at 9 p.m., Davis remains lively into the late hours of the night. Students and the young at heart enjoy live music and dancing at a number of Davis night clubs, most of which are located within walking distance from the UC Davis campus. And places like coffeehouses, bookstores, music stores and video stores often stay open late to cater to those night owls.

Special Events and Fairs:

UC Davis has various events and fairs throughout the year including; Picnic Day, Whole Earth Festival, Asian Pacific Culture Week, La Raza Cultural Days, Mixed Heritage Week, Native American Cultural Days, California State Fair, and so on!

Application process

The application consists of:


  • Completed application form.
  • One official set of academic records issued in the original language and accompanied by a certified English translation.                    Academic records should show graded coursework, dates of enrollment and award of degrees. 
  • Two letters of recommendation. It is preferred that these letters come from the applicant's law professors.
  • Official score report for either TOEFL or IELTS. A minimum of 570 TOEFL, or 88 for the iBT examination is requiredTOEFL                score reports should be sent to Institution Cods 4778. A minimum of 6.5 IELTS is also acceptable.
  • Personal Statement: Your personal statement should include personal, academic and professional background and your                    reasons for seeking an advanced degree.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Note: application fee waived.


Your may apply :



More information here


Résumé or curriculum vitae.



If you have any questions regarding the application or application process, please contact:

Conche Romero
LL.M. Admissions Director
University of California, Davis, School of Law
400 Mrak Hall Drive, Room 1123
Davis, CA, 95616
+1 530.752.6081

Explore the two LL.M. Programs offered at UC Davis:

General LL.M.


International legal studies at King Hall

International Legal Education and LL.M. Degrees

For 25 years this summer, the International Law Programs at King Hall have provided exceptional academic educational opportunities for international lawyers, judges, scholars and J.D. students. Educational offerings include the academic year LL.M. program, the summer LL.M. program in International Commercial Law, the Summer International Law Programs for foreign legal professionals, the Visiting Scholars program, the Licentiate in Transnational Law, online legal education, and the J.D. Exchange program.



California International Law Center at King Hall (CILC)


The California International Law Center at King Hall (CILC, pronounced "silk") enriches international legal studies at the law school by fostering the work of faculty, students, and alumni in international, comparative, and transnational law. Programs include a speakers' series and curriculum and career development. Also key to CILC's mission are partnerships with international law and human rights organizations; for example, its partnership on Darfur, with the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights, and its Academic Partnership with the American Society of International Law and ASIL-West. Advising CILC are councils made up of King Hall faculty members and other internationally known scholars.

Master of laws

  • General - Customized LL.M.: Working with the program director, you will tailor your curriculum to either gain a basic knowledge of the U.S. legal system, or to focus on any area of legal scholarship supported by King Hall's world-class curricula. The General LL.M. is designed to fit each student's needs, including preparation for a bar exam.

  • LL.M. with a Pre-planned Specialized Area of Study: Select an area of focus such as business law, private or public international law, criminal law and procedure, intellectual property, human rights and social justice law, public interest law, environmental and natural resources law, health law and bioethics                                                                                and many others in our law school curriculum.


  • Two-year LL.M. option: For some students, a longer period of study is vital to meeting educational and career goals. For more information about our two-year option, please contact the adAdmissions Director at

Bar exam preparation

  • Bar Preparation: The UC Davis School of Law also provides excellent preparation to participants who choose to take a Bar examination.