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NAMES AND ADDRESSES
Law School: University of California, Hastings College of the Law 
Address: 200 McAllister Street 
  2nd floor 
City: San Francisco 
State, Zip: CA, 94102 
Country: United States  
Phone: 415.565.4619 

Administrator Name: Sari Zimmerman 
Administrator Title: Assistant Dean 
Phone: 415.565.4856 
Fax: 415.565.4863 
Email: zimmerma@uchastings.edu 
Web: HastingsCareersOnline.com / uchastings.edu/careers 

Registrar's Name: Gina Barnett 
Phone No: 415.565.4613 
Names & titles of key CSO staff: Phil Marshall, Alumni Mentor Program Director; Sarah Tigerman, Associate Dir. for Recruitment; Annabrooke Temple, Assoc. Dir. for Career Dev; Fairuz Abdullah, Assoc. Dir. for Fellowships, Clerkships and LLMs; Louise Francis, Assoc. Dir.-Graduate Class Advisor; Anna Borg, Sr. Admin. Secretary; Eliza Leoni, Recruiting Coordinator 

DEGREE PROGRAMS
No. of hours required to graduate: 86 
Comments:  

No. of Full-time students 1289 
No. of Evening students:
No. of Part-time students:
Other:
Total: 1289 

COMPOSITION OF ENROLLMENT
'13-'14 Year 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year Total
Men: 205  155  214  574 
Woman: 214  235  221  670 
Totals: 419  390  435  1244 
Black (Men): 10  17 
Black (Women): 20  34 
Hispanics (Men): 19  23  18  60 
Hispanics (Women): 22  24  20  66 
American Indian/Alaskan (Men):
American Indian/Alaskan (Women):
Asian/Pacific Islander (Men): 36  27  36  99 
Asian/Pacific Islander (Women): 53  52  50  155 
Disabled (Men): 102  102 
Disabled (Woman): 70  70 
Openly GLBT (Men):
Openly GLBT (Woman):
Comments: We do not collect GLBT data, but have a very active GLBT organization on campus. Our disabled student data is not based on class level. 

Do you offer LL.M. degrees? Yes 
Is LL.M. grading system equivalent to JD system? No 
Do you offer joint degree programs? No 
NO. of LL.M. degrees awarded in previous year: 21 

FIELDS OF STUDY OFFERED > LL.M DEGREES:
Subjects Full-time Evening Part-time Other
U.S. Legal Studies 18
FIELDS OF STUDY OFFERED > JOINT DEGREES:
Subjects Full-time Evening Part-time Other
No records retrieved.

ADMISSIONS PROFILE
Applications received: 6149 
Size of entering class: 469 
No. of undergraduate colleges represented: 125 
No. of states represented: 24 
In-state enrollment: 374 
Out-state enrollment: 95 
Foreign countries represented:

GRADE POINT AVERAGE / LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST
25% 50% 75%
Grade Point Average Full-time 3.39 3.58 3.71
Part-time NA NA NA
Overall 3.39 3.58 3.71
Law School Admission Test

 

Full-time 161 164 165
Part-time NA NA NA
Overall 161 164 165
In determining GPA and LSAT averages, are all students included? No 
  If "No", what percentage is not included?
Some students have attended institutions for which UGPA was not calculated by LSAC.
 

JD PROGRAM
Fall Semester: Begin Date:
End Date:
8/22/2011
12/16/2011
Spring Semester: Begin Date:
End Date:
1/9/2012
5/13/2012
Semester Break: Begin Date:
End Date:
Spring Break: Begin Date:
End Date:
3/5/2012
3/9/2012

CLINICAL COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED
Clinical Courses/Program Enrollment Based on
1. Civil Justice Clinic, Individual Representation 1-4, 7, 12, 15. Instructor's permission required.
2. Civil Justice Clinic, Group Advocacy
3. Civil Justice Clinic, Community Econ. Develpmt
4. Civil Justice Mediation Clinic
5. Criminal Practice Clinic 5-6, 8-10. Students must fulfill prerequisite
6. Environmental Law Clinic and try to enroll as they do in regular classes.
7. Immigrants' Rights Clinic
8. Legislation Clinic
9. Local Government Clinic
10. Workers' Rights Clinic
11. Judicial Externship 11. Application to judges.
12. Refugee & Human Rights Clinic
13. ADR Externship 13. Instructor's permission required; prereqs
14. Legal Externship
15. Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic for Seniors 15. Instructor's permission required; prereqs
SPECIAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS
We offer six academic concentration programs:
1.  Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution
2.  Criminal Law
3.  Intellectual Property Law
4.  International & Comparative Law
5.  Social Justice Lawyering
6.  Taxation
7.  Law & Health Sciences
8.  Government Law (beginning 2012-2013)

MOOT COURT PROGRAM
Is Moot Court a required activity? Yes 
Please describe program, including when students participate, how board members are selected, etc.
All first year students participate in brief writing and oral arguments in the spring semester. Students in their second year can take the elective course called Appellate Advocacy. Students who excel at Appellate Advocacy are asked to participate in Moot Court Board. Students also participate in as many as 11 intercollegiate competitions.

JOURNALS/ACTIVITIES
JOURNALS
Journals No. of Students Grades Write-on Intv. Other
Hastings Law Journal 96 1/3* 1/3* 2.2
Hastings Constitutional Law Qrtly 93 0 100% 2.2
International & Comparative Law Review 55 0 100% 2.2
Communications & Entertainment Law Journ 52 50% 50% 2.2
Women's Law Journal 47 0 0 2.2
West-Northwest Journal of Environmental 25 0 0 2.2
Race & Poverty Law J 54 0 100% 2.2
Hastings Buisness Law Journal 59 0 100% 2.2
Hastings Science & Technology Law Journa 40 0 100% 2.2
 
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Asian/American Law Students Assoc.
Black Law Students Association
Chinese Law & Culture Society
Filipino Bar Association of Northern CA
Hawaii Law Caucus
Jewish Law Students Association
Japanese Law Society
Korean American Law Students Assoc.
La Raza Students Association
South Asian Law Students Association

GRADING SYSTEM
EXPLANATION OF GRADING SYSTEMS
Letter Grades Other Grade System? Numerical Equivalents
       A+ 4.3
       A 4.0
       A- 3.7
       B+ 3.3
       B 3.0
       B- 2.7
       C+ 2.3
       C 2.0
       C- 1.5
       D 1.0
       F 0

 Comments:
LLMs and students visiting from law schools in foreign countries are graded according to the following system: (E) for excellent or outstanding performance; (VG) for very good or very creditable performace; (G) for good or average performance; (P) for passing or acceptable performance; and (NP) for not passing or unacceptable performance.  There are no numerical equivalents.  With the permission of the Academic Dean, a visiting student from a law school in a foreign country may be graded according to the grade point scale instead (A+ through F).
 
MINIMUM GRADE REQUIRED TO ATTAIN (Based on May 2013 graduation class)
Top 10%: 3.624 
Top 25%: 3.413 
Top 33%: 3.321 
Top 50%: 3.175 
Top 75%: 2.937 

Median GPA: 3.175 
Minimum grade required for graduation: 2.0 
Do you have a pass/fail option? No
If "Yes", please describe:  
Are students ranked in their class? Yes
If so, how often? End of each academic year. 
Will the school verify student grades? Yes
Please describe policy: With student's written authorization. 

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORS
ACADEMIC AWARDS
Name of Award No. Awarded Selection Process
CALI 452 Highest grade in course w/ academic credit
Order of the Coif 34 Top 10% of grad class w/ 75% cswk GPA-bearing
Thurston Society 55 Top 5% of 1st-yr class; top 10% of 2nd & 3rd
Witken Award 404 Highest grade in selected courses
GRADUATION HONORS
  % of Class Receiving GPA Required # of Students
Order of the Coif: Top 10% 3.624
Summa cum laude: top 1% 3.75 or high 4
Magna cum laude: Top 10% 3.5 or highe 37
Cum laude: Top 30% 3.25 or high 82
Other: N/A
 

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Areas of practice (Include both legal and non-legal positions) % of employed students with jobs in area Employment locations % of students with known location who are in region
Private practice: 68  New England:
Business and industry: Middle Atlantic:
Government: 11  East North Central:
Judicial clerkship: West North Central:
Military:   South Atlantic:
Public interest organization: East South Central:
Academic: West South Central:
Job category not identified: Mountain:
Pacific: 89 
Non-US:

  Jurisdictions: (states and/or metropolitan areas)
                      with the highest % of graduates from the most recent graduating class

ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS
  Week invitations are sent to employers:
March 5, 2012
  OCI requests accepted by:  
  Mail Beginning Date: 03/05/2012
  Phone beginning date: 03/05/2012
  Email beginning date: 03/05/2012 To Email: careers@uchastings.edu
  Online beginning date: 03/05/2012 URL: www.HastingsCareersOnline.com
 
Please specify any changes in OCI procedures or policies that will be in effect for the first time during Fall 2014 :
2012 Fall OCI will be conducted through HastingsCareersOnline.com (powered by Symplicity).  Registration is online; student resumes are available online; preselects are made online
 
OCI date assignment procedure:
 First come first served   Random
 Early/Late Rotation   Out of state employer by geographic location
  Comments:
OCI dates are secured primarily on a first-come first-serve basis, however we make every effort to accommodate employers date requests.  Coordination of OCI schedules with Berkeley Law is avaialble if registration is received by March 31, 2012.
 
  OCI Fee?
Fees based on # attorneys worldwide: 1-20: $225; 21-100: $450; 101+: $600
 
  OCI date confirmation will be sent to employers:
email notification in May
 
  if requested our school will coordinate with:
UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall)
Stanford Law School
 
  Describe required employer forms:
Online registration is preferred: www.HastingsCareersOnline.com.  A registration form is also avaialble to download on www.uchastings.edu.  We do not require NALP forms in print, but expect that they will be updated online.
 
OCI DATES
OCI dates for August: 08/06/2012 - 08/15/2012
OCI dates for Fall: 08/21/2012 - 10/26/2012
OCI dates for Spring: 02/01/2012 - 04/12/2013
  Flyback dates:
N/A
 

  Is video conferencing available?  Yes 
  Comments:
Video conferencing is available for a fee.
 

  Are employers permitted to prescreen?  Yes 
  If "No", explain:
 

OCI drop date: 07/16/2012
Date student materials sent to employer: 07/20/2012
Date interview schedule sent to employer: 08/01/2012
Postage/express mail fee? N/A
  Comments:
Students upload resumes and applicaiton materials onto HastingsCareersOnline, and 'bid' on employers by July 16.  Applications are electronically available to employers on July 20. Preselections are entered online, and scheudles will be available by August 1.
 
Do you provide resume collection or direct mail option for employers not participating in OCI?  Yes 
  Are all OCI conducted in campus buildings?  Yes 
  If "No", describe alternatives and reservation procedure:
 

OTHER INTERVIEW PROGRAMS
  Cooperative/Consortia:
The Northern California Law School Consortium hosts Public Interest/Public Sector Day on a Saturday in early  February each year.  The program is admnistered by One Justice.

The event is typically held at Hastings College of the Law. The program is administered online through Symplicity. Employers receive student resumes for pre-screening.

There is no fee for this event. Interested employers can contact Julia R. Wilson, Executive Director, at (415) 834-0100 ext. 306.
 
  Diversity Interview Programs:
 

JOB POSTING
  Will you send, upon request, one package containing resumes/transcripts?  Yes 
  Will you post a notice directing students to apply directly to employer?  Yes 

If you provide job listings for graduates, describe how to send notice, when employers can expect responses, length of time notice is posted (whether in print or online), etc.;
Job posting services are available throughout the year for employers seeking full-time attorneys, contract or part-time attorneys, law students and volunteer interns.  Postings appear in our online career center, www.HastingsCareersOnline.com.  Employers may choose the method of application (email, U.S. mail, fax, website, etc.).

To submit a job posting, please visit www.HastingsCareersOnline.com or contact our office at (415) 565-4619 or careers@uchastings.edu. Listings are posted upon receipt and will remain posted until either the employer 's deadline or 60 days.
 

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS
Describe any special regulations pertaining to the recruitment of first year students that are in addition to the NALP guidelines. For example, are first year students eligible for spring OCI? When are job notices posted during second semester?
No special regulations.

1Ls are eligible for Spring OCI.

Job notices are posted for 1Ls beginning 11/1.
 

DIVERSITY PROGRAMS
Minority Student Organizations frequently organize career fairs.
Employers can access student organization contact information on the www.uchastings.edu website under the "Students" tab.

Hastings posts diversity scholarships and fellowships online on HastingsCareersOnline.com, and sends email notices about such postings to a Diversity listserv maintained by the Career Office.

The Career Office regularly co-hosts panels and programs with minorty student organizations on campus.

The Bay Area Legal Recruitment Association holds an annual Diversity Speed Networking Event for students from the local consortium of law schools.  The event is hosted at Hastings.
 

PRO BONO PROGRAM
Students are encouraged to committ to a Pro Bono Pledge and perform a certain number of pro bono hours over the course of thier 3 years at Hastings.  If they reach certain levels, their transcripts will acknowledge that fact.  The Office of Externships and Pro Bono Programs provides counseling and resources to students on a host of pro bono options from working with self-represented litigants at the local superior court, to providing tax assisstance, worker's rights counseling, working with the homeless, and much more.
 

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
University of California, Hastings College of the Law does not make its career services facilities available to employers who discriminate on the basis of national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, handicap or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. A limited, express exception to this policy is made by the Hastings Board of Directors for the U.S. military. Read the Dean's statement on military recruiting on campus.
 

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