Interdisciplinary Studies Student Orgs / Journals

  • The Art Law Society offers a bridge between the sphere of high art and the legal community. Aesthetic minded law students with an interest in the Arts, ranging from the performing arts to Contemporary Visual Art, work together with members of the Los Angeles arts and legal communities to sponsor programs to explore the memes where art and law intersect. Past Events include talks and panel discussions with leading Art Law practitioners, museum professionals, and cutting-edge Intellectual Property theorists. Future projects include community outreach, site visits to vanguard galleries, and local museums, and a colloquium.

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  • The Asian Pacific American Law Journal (APALJ) focuses exclusively on the legal, social and political issues affecting Asian Pacific American communities. APALJ plays an important role by providing a forum for legal scholars, practitioners and students to communicate about emerging concerns and by disseminating these writings to the general population. We work hard to reach out to the community and initiate discourse on APA issues. APALJ members are involved in the entire journal publication process, including selection, substantive editing, and cite-checking of all articles and comments. In addition to publishing law journals, APALJ hosts symposia and live speaker series.

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  • APILSA serves as a valuable resource and a significant social support network for law students to succeed academically, socially, politically, and professionally.  APILSA coordinates numerous events and activities that educate and inform members about current Asian Pacific Islander issues, and prepares members to manage such issues in both academic and professional legal settings.  APILSA also provides a common forum for expressing members’ needs and concerns as Asian Pacific Islander law students.  APILSA strives to develop innovative programs that lend academic and peer support, and aspires to continue its long-standing success.

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  • Over the last 30 years, the Chicana/o-Latina/o Law Review (CLLR) has provided an essential forum for the discussion of central issues affecting the Latino community that "mainstream" law journals continue to ignore. In publishing Volume One, the Review introduced to the nation the first legal journal that recognized how common law, statutes, legislative policy and politically popular propositions impact the Latino community. Since 1972, the Review has established a reputation for publishing strong scholarly work on affirmative action and education, Spanish and Mexican land grants, environmental justice, language rights and immigration reform. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Nevada Supreme Court and New Jersey Superior Court have cited the Review as a persuasive authority.​

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  • The mission of the Education and Law Society (“Ed Law”) is to strengthen UCLA Law students’ commitment to achieving educational equity by providing: (1) resources for coursework, advocacy, research, and careers related to education and the law; (2) forums for discussing educational issues with legal practitioners, professors, and colleagues; and (3) volunteer opportunities that directly impact students in underserved areas.

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  • The Empirical Legal Scholars Association (ELSA) raises awareness of the value of empirical research and creates opportunities for students to develop their research skills , to present their findings and to meet practitioners who use empirical data.

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  • The Law and Philosophy Association promotes the philosophical study of law and justice at UCLA. We fulfill this mission by regularly assembling law students and philosophers to discuss current scholarly research on a range of legal topics. Additionally, the Law and Philosophy Association periodically hosts conferences that are open to the UCLA community. These conferences bring together legal practitioners and scholars to further a deeper understanding of the law and its nature.

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