J.D. Class of 2023 Profile

A look at the accomplishments and background of the J.D. Class of 2023.

UCLA Law is proud of the depth and breadth of the careers and interests pursued by our students prior to law school. Our students have excelled in almost every industry. The following is just a sampling of some of the outstanding pre-law school accomplishments of the class of 2023.

The class includes three presidents of students’ associations or student unions, three student government presidents, a debate club president, a model United Nations team president, three mock trial team presidents or captains, two honors society presidents, two chairs of campus judicial boards or tribunals, five fraternity or sorority presidents, senior/managing editors or editors in chief of multiple college newspapers and journals, two university commencement speakers, a Fulbright Scholar and a Guinness World Record Holder.

  • Business

    The class includes entrepreneurs who have started their own businesses and a number of professionals from the investment banking, private equity, real estate, consulting, banking and accounting industries.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The incoming class has a wealth of experience in the art, entertainment and media industries and includes editors, film producers, a professional screen writer and numerous instrumentalists and dancers.

  • Government

    Students in the Class of 2023 have worked or interned for the White House, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Secretary and for numerous U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives and candidates for elected office. The class also includes veterans from the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Army Reserves.

  • Public Service

    The incoming class is also committed to public service and to advancing public policy. The class has spent countless hours working and volunteering for organizations like the American Enterprise Institute, ACLU, Border Rights Project, UNESCO, Alliance for Children’s Rights, Amnesty International, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Animal Equality, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Teach for America, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Equal Justice Initiative, Tribal Justice Project, Public Counsel, the United Way, the Peace Corps and others.

  • Athletics

    The class includes competitive athletes in a variety of sports as well as a number of team captains for cross-country, golf, soccer, squash, track and field, women’s basketball, women’s tennis, and women’s rugby.

  • Bar Passage Rate For the Class Of 2020

    Approximately 97% of the UCLA Law graduates who took the October 2020 (rescheduled July 2020 administration) California Bar Exam for the first time passed the examination. The statewide bar passage rate average for first-time test takers was approximately 74%. For UCLA Law graduates taking the October 2020 (rescheduled July 2020 administration) New York Bar Exam, the passage rate was 100% for first-time test takers.

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