preLaw - Winter 2011 - 7
UCI offers scholarships to cover one-third of tuition
With the cost of law school gradually becoming a hot topic in the education world, the University of California Irvine School of Law is taking aggressive steps to make sure that they are able to attract top candidates. The school recently announced that it would provide scholarships of at least one-third tuition to each member of the Class of 2014. Opened in 2009, UCI Law is the first public law school in California in more than 40 years but has already become a competitor with the nation’s top 20 law schools. Tuition at UCI Law comes with a hefty price tag of $40,000 for in-state students and $50,000 for out-of-state students. However, the school provided fulltuition scholarships to its first class, and half-tuition scholarships to the second. UCI Law has been able to offer these enticing scholarships thanks to private donations, including a substantial gift from Mark P. Robinson Jr., chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council and senior partner at Robinson, Calcagnie & Robinson Inc in Newport Beach, Calif. “Because of the generosity of Mark Robinson and others, UCI Law will continue to provide generous scholarships to help us attract top-quality students,” said Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. “These scholarships will also help reduce the debt burdens of our stu-
dents by the time they are ready to pursue careers in law and public service.”
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