UCLA School of Law offers engaging classroom instruction across a wide spectrum of courses that appeal to students with disparate interests. Beyond the intellectually rich core program lie additional valuable opportunities to enhance student learning and preparation for professional pursuits.
Our curriculum includes intensive, supervised educational experiences in the school's groundbreaking clinical program, coordinated courses of study in specific areas of specialization, joint degree programs, and special programs.
Areas of specialization allow students to earn an advanced degree in a specialty area. Currently, UCLA School of Law offers areas of specialization in Business Law, Critical Race Studies, Entertainment and Media, Law and Philosophy, and Public Interest.
Joint Degree Programs allow students to pursue formal training in another field of study concurrently with their legal training.
UCLA School of Law also boasts a variety of Special Programs, areas in which we have deep faculty knowledge, broad curricular offerings, dedicated support staff, formal linkages with other UCLA departments, or ongoing research programs.
- The Law & Philosophy Program takes full advantage of the law faculty's remarkable strength and depth in legal philosophy and the Law School's close relationship to the exceptional UCLA Department of Philosophy.
- UCLA School of Law's Clinical Program is widely regarded as one of the strongest in the nation.
- UCLA School of Law's Environmental Law Program is an important voice in the ongoing discussion to better understand, educate and resolve environmental issues that affect our world.
- Based in the heart of Los Angeles, our Entertainment & Media Law program is taught by some of the most renowned practitioners in the field.
- The International and Comparative Law Program comprises some of the brightest minds in Asian, European, Latin American and Middle Eastern Law.
- UCLA School of Law's Native Nations Law & Policy Program is one of the only programs of its kind in the country dedicated to the study of Tribal Law.