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  • Academic Legal Writing
    This year-long seminar is designed for advanced law students who wish to develop and complete a full-length, high-quality legal article (or “comment”) of publishable quality...
  • Accounting For Lawyers
    This course introduces basic accounting principles, concepts and terminology. It is intended for the law student who does not have an accounting background. Permission of the...
  • Accounting, Finance and the Law
    While lawyers typically do not have formal training in accounting and finance, a basic understanding of these subjects is essential for business lawyers.  This seminar is...
  • Acquisition Financing Transactions
    From the client's initial call requesting a confidentiality agreement and term sheet, through the due diligence process and the preparation and negotiation of a commitment...
  • Administrative Law
    This course is an introduction to the legal principles that undergird the administrative state. We will study the sources of law for agency action and examine the ways in...
  • Advanced Corporation Law
    This course covers a number of advanced public corporation topics omitted from Business Associations, including control of the public corporation and the financing of public...
  • Advanced Criminal Law: Regulating Vice
    Throughout American history, criminal laws have been used to regulate a variety of “vice” behaviors. This advanced criminal law course is organized around the overarching...
  • Advanced Criminal Procedure: Adjudication
    This is a course for upper-level students interested in prosecution or criminal defense.  We will examine the constitutional and non-constitutional procedural...
  • Advanced Critical Race Theory
    Students will participate along with faculty in the law school's weekly Critical Race Studies Workshop. Every week we will discuss a work-in-progress.  These works will...
  • Advanced Judicial Process - Judicial Externship
    This two-unit course examines the judicial process and supports judicial externs.  Readings and discussion will address: the roles of judges, clerks, research attorneys...
  • Advanced Legal Issues in Distressed Debt Investing
    Distressed debt investing is a highly specialized and important segment of the alternative asset management industry with over 200 financial institutions managing over $400...
  • Advanced Legal Research
    This course is designed to provide students with the research skills needed in the practice of law. Topics covered include the use of primary and secondary sources; case...
  • Advanced Legal Writing: Criminal Pretrial Motions
    In this course, we will focus on motion writing in the criminal context.  We will work through an opening brief along with an opposition brief for a pretrial criminal...
  • Advanced Real Estate Transactions
    The Advanced Real Estate Transactions course examines the principal business and legal issues arising in each phase of typical real estate investment and development...
  • Agency Externships
    UCLA School of Law offers externships in a variety of settings from government agencies to non-profit organizations.  Currently, externship placements are limited to...
  • American Law in a Global Context
    This course, required for any LL.M. student who has not previously studied law in the United States, is designed to prepare the foreign lawyer for American legal...
  • Animal Law Selected Topics
    This semester this course will focus on current, controversial topics that pertain to animal shelters, including no-kill sheltering and the appropriate role of shelters...
  • Animals in Agriculture
    Animals in agriculture comprise over 98% of all animals raised and killed in the United States each year – over ten billion land animals alone. These animals also suffer some...
  • Anti-Terrorism and Criminal Enforcement
    This course addresses the legal aspects of the U.S. government's "war" on terrorism. It examines the crimes and special approaches to criminal procedure (including bases...
  • Antitrust Law I
    This course is a basic one-semester introduction to federal antitrust law, including the rules against price-fixing, market division, monopolization, attempts to monopolize,...
  • Arbitration Law
    Arbitration has become an important aspect of legal practice in such disparate fields as securities regulation, commercial law, employment law, family law, labor law, medical...
  • Art and Cultural Property Law
    Art intersects with law in a multitude of forums and disciplines, both nationally and internationally.  This course will introduce the student, from an academic and...
  • Art and Science of Rhetoric and Advocacy
    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the mechanics of speaking, presentation and persuasion, framed by the classical principles of rhetoric. The course will...
  • Asian American Jurisprudence
    Legal, social, and political discourse on race relations has traditionally been framed in Black-White terms. This course disrupts the traditional view by taking Asian...
  • Asylum Clinic
    The Asylum Clinic is a joint venture between the law school and Public Counsel’s Immigrants’ Rights Project. Students will spend approximately four hours each week in the...
  • Bankruptcy
    This course examines the United States Bankruptcy Code and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. Areas of emphasis are: financing, operating and administering debtors’...
  • Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Empiricism
    This course is designed to enable students with no background in empiricism or statistics to take an empirical project from conception through publication in a 4-unit,...
  • Bankruptcy Transactional Course: Negotiating and Confirming Chapter 11 Plans
    Students will be divided into groups and assigned one of  four  roles -- debtor's counsel, secured bank's counsel, unsecured creditors' committee 's counsel, and...
  • Business Associations
    UCLA offers basic courses in Business Associations.  A course in Business Associations is a foundational requirement in the Business Law Specialization.  Different...
  • Business Deals
    This transactional clinical course teaches the art of renegotiating business contracts such as leases, junk bond indentures, and loan agreements. After studying principles of...
  • Business Torts
    Business Torts is a two-unit course that covers the commercial tort claims most frequently asserted in business litigation. Unlike the first-year torts class, which focuses on...
  • California Prison to Parole
    This Seminar meets three times during the semester, for four hours each meeting, and provides students with substantive instruction on the rights of California prisoners, with...
  • Capital Punishment in America
    This course provides a general introduction to death penalty law and practice in the United States. We will explore the constitutional and legal structure of capital...
  • Cappello Trial Advocacy Clinic - Simulated Trial Advocacy
    The course explores theoretical and practical aspects of the trial process and provides training in the skills needed to represent clients in trials. Classes consider the...
  • Chapter 11 Overview for Law 740
    Previous or concurrent enrollment in Law 248 or this 1- unit mini-course is the substantive law prerequisite for Law 740 Bankruptcy Transactional Course: Negotiating and...
  • City Food Policy: Legislative & Policy Advocacy
    Cities are increasingly recognizing food policy as an important subject to be addressed at the local level. This has been demonstrated in the incorporation of food into...
  • Civil Procedure
    This is a course about the processes that courts follow in deciding disputes in noncriminal cases. It deals with the way in which conflicts are framed for courts, the stages...
  • Civil Rights
    This is a survey course intended to review both the causal and remedial relationship of law to racial discrimination. The material will provide a brief review of the historic...
  • Civil Rights Litigation Clinic
    Students in the civil rights litigation clinic will tackle questions of litigation strategy, practice litigation skills in the civil rights context, and work on pending and...
  • Climate and Energy Law and Policy
    Global climate change has emerged as the most significant environmental, if not societal, issue of our era. This seminar will explore cutting-edge public policy, legal, and...
  • Climate Change and Energy Law
    The course will enroll up to 16 students, from law and other graduate programs, who will each week read the work of a scholar who will present a paper on the topic of either...
  • Commodification, Law & Public Policy
    The course explores problems of commodification.  The central goals of the course are to explore what is—and what should be—for sale in the market, and to consider why a...
  • Communications Law and Policy
    Rapidly changing computing-and-communication technologies are buckling old regulatory frameworks. This course provides a legal, technological, and policy introduction to these...
  • Community Economic Development
    Community economic development (CED) has emerged over the past quarter century as a important strategy for redressing urban poverty. The main programmatic goal of CED—advanced...
  • Community Lawyering and Low Wage Worker Organizing
    This course will give a brief overview of legal history and developments in labor and employment law pertinent to major issues impacting low wage workers.  The class will...
  • Community Property
    This course is a detailed examination of the California community property system, which has long regulated property relations between husband and wife during marriage and at...
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
    This course will focus on the comparative study of the structure and content of constitutional law, primarily (though not exclusively) comparing the United States with both...
  • Comparative Law
    This introduction to comparative law course focuses primarily – but not exclusively -- on studying two legal traditions, (1) the civil law tradition that originated in...
  • Comparative Sexual Orientation Law
    Laws across the world are used and created to suppress or marginalize homosexual behaviour, same-sex relationships, lesbian and gay identities. International, national and...
  • Complex Civil Litigation
    This course will examine issues relevant to complex civil litigation, with a particular focus on questions of civil procedure as they relate to large-scale public interest...
  • Complex Finance Transactions
    This course is designed to teach the basics of complex financing techniques commonly utilized by practicing lawyers in representing clients in raising capital in the global...
  • Conflict of Laws
    This course deals with legal conflicts arising in multistate transactions, both within the federal system and in the international sphere. The emphasis will be on choice of...
  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure
    This course studies Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment constitutional restraints on the activities of law enforcement officers during the investigatory stage of the criminal...
  • Constitutional Law I
    This course examines ways in which the United States Constitution (a) distributes power among the various units of government in the American political system, and (b) limits...
  • Constitutional Law II
    This course complements Constitutional Law I. It is devoted mainly to the study of the First Amendment's guarantees of the freedoms of speech, press, and assembly. The course...
  • Constitutional Theory
    This course examines selected theoretical topics in American constitutional law.  While the contours of the course material vary from year to year, students can...
  • Contemporary Free Exercise Issues: Sword or Shield?
    Central to the extraordinary success of the American experiment is the ability of religious minorities to thrive. This success is largely attributable to the First Amendment’s...
  • Contemporary Philosophy of Law
    This seminar explores selected topics in philosophy of law. Please see the individual descriptions for this semester for details on the topics to be discussed.
  • Contract Theory
    This seminar will address theoretical questions about contract law. Topics will include: the relationship between contract and promise; contract remedies; economic analysis of...
  • Contracts
    This is a course about the law governing private agreements. The course analyzes the criteria for determining whether or not a particular promise or voluntary agreement is...
  • Contracts for Foreign Lawyers
    This is a contracts law course that adds a practical perspective to a traditional first-year Contracts course.  This course is open only to LL.M. students.  In...
  • Copyright Law
    This course is a comprehensive four credit introduction to U.S. copyright law. The course begins with copyright's underlying policies and theoretical framework. It then...
  • Corporate Finance - Securities Markets and Corporate Value
    The aim of this course is to provide law school students with a strong foundation in securities markets, investments, and valuation. Topics include discounting and present...
  • Corporate In-House Clinic
    The Corporate In-House Clinic is designed to provide students an opportunity to learn about and actually work with in-house counsel at a local company.  In addition to...
  • Criminal Defense
    This clinical course examines the role of the defense lawyer in the criminal justice process.  The class seminar, which meets twice each week, covers both substantive and...
  • Criminal Law I
    This course covers selected topics in substantive criminal law: principles underlying the definition of crime such as the requirements of actus reus and mens rea and general...
  • Criminal Trial Advocacy
    Third year students have priority for enrollment in this course. This course will be graded on a P/U/NC basis. Students are allowed to take only one Trial Advocacy related...
  • Critical Race Theory
    Throughout American history, race has profoundly affected the lives of individuals, the growth of social institutions, the substance of culture, and the workings of our...
  • Critical Race Theory
    This course will explore emerging themes within the growing literature of Critical Race Theory.  Contrary to the traditional view of racial subordination as solely a...
  • Cultural Property
    This course explores the identity, ownership, appropriation and repatriation of both tangible and intangible cultural property – those items which are of great significance to...
  • Current Issues in Chinese Law
    Over the last 35 years, China has embarked on an unprecedented effort to build a legal system and a cadre of lawyers, judges, and law professors essentially from scratch. The...
  • Cybersecurity Law and Policy
    This course examines legal and policy challenges stemming from rapidly evolving cybersecurity threats. Cyber insecurities affect many types of actors—for example,...
  • Deposition and Discovery in Complex Litigation
    This course is designed for students who intend to engage in a civil litigation practice. The course focuses on the practical and theoretical aspects of preparing for, taking...
  • Digital Surveillance and the 4th Amendment
    New technologies are transforming the experience, regulation, and even meaning of personal privacy. Digital surveillance for law-enforcement purposes presents one salient...
  • Digital Wars - Major Current Legal Battles in Information Economies
    This seminar explores major legal controversies afflicting the digital economy. In particular, the seminar asks how “property” and “monopoly power” should be defined to...
  • Directors & Officers Liability Insurance
    This course will provide students with substantive knowledge about Directors & Officers Liability Insurance (“D&O Insurance”). All lawyers who serve publicly-traded...
  • Disability Law
    This course explores the relationship between law and disability from three angles. First, we will study the disability civil rights paradigm in the United States, with some...
  • Education and the Law
    An examination of recent high profile, education-related disputes at both the K-12 and higher ed levels. Topics to be explored include campus safety and privacy, student...
  • Education Law Clinic
    The course is designed to provide hands on experience in various aspects of the lawyering process, including interviewing, administrative record review, factual and legal case...
  • Educational Policy-Making and the Law
    This course will examine contemporary American educational law and policy with a particular emphasis on California and school district governance. Students will study and...
  • Elder Law
    This course is an introduction to issues that arise in the context of providing legal services to seniors, which is a rapidly growing field of legal practice and academia....
  • Election Law
    This course considers ways in which the law governing the political process affects and reflects political power relationships. Topics covered will include campaign finance,...
  • Empirical Approaches to Disparate Impact Litigation
    This short course will introduce students to the ways in which publicly available data is used in disparate impact litigation.  They will learn the legal definitions of...
  • Empirical Legal Studies: Research and Composition
    This is a yearlong seminar on conducting empirical legal research.  It covers research design, statistics, data analysis, and critical reading of empirical...
  • Empirical Legal Studies: Theory and Methods
    The purpose of this course is to prepare students to conduct original empirical legal research. Empirical Legal Studies is the application of the tools of a social scientist...
  • Employment Discrimination Law
    This course examines the regulation of employment discrimination through Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related laws. It offers a comprehensive introduction to...
  • Employment Discrimination Law Practicum
    This practicum course is designed to deepen students’ understanding of employment discrimination law —understood broadly to include the full range of legal strategies to...
  • Employment Law Survey
    This employment law survey course is designed to introduce the student to selected topics pertaining to law in the workplace.  The student should acquire a working...
  • Energy Law and Regulation
    This course provides an introduction to energy law and regulation in the United States.  It covers basic principles of rate regulation and public utilities; the division...
  • Entertainment Law
    This course provides a comprehensive overview of the legal, business and financial aspects of filmed entertainment, with pertinent comparisons and contrasts between the...
  • Entertainment Law Research and Writing
    This seminar (taught in the Spring Semester) is primarily but not exclusively intended for students who have completed an unpaid entertainment industry internship the previous...
  • Entertainment, Media, and Intellectual Property Colloquium
    This seminar gives students the opportunity to participate in cutting edge scholarship in the areas of entertainment, media, and intellectual property. During the first part...
  • Environmental Aspects of Business Transactions
    The acquisition of a going concern raises a host of environmental issues to be resolved and integrated into the larger transaction. It also offers an excellent context in...
  • Environmental Justice Law
    This course will cover the development, theories, and practice of environmental justice law, specifically analyzing the legal and policy tools used by advocates to advance...
  • Environmental Law and Policy
    This introductory course examines the variety of federal legal mechanisms that protect the environment, focusing principally on several major environmental statutes such as...
  • Environmental Policy and Politics
    This course examines the theoretical underpinnings and politics of several major types of regulatory policy, as well as the practical issues involved in implementing and...
  • Estate and Gift Taxation
    Survey of the federal gift, estate, and generation skipping transfer taxes, with emphasis on the tax consequences of various methods of transferring wealth during life and at...
  • Ethics of Criminal Justice
    This course is an examination of the model rules and comments concerning specific ethical and professional issues arising in the practice of criminal law.  Students will...
  • European Union Law
    The European Union is an economic and political union of 28 member states and nearly 500 million citizens, and forms the world’s largest trading bloc.    It...
  • Evidence
    This course examines the law governing the admission of evidence, focusing on the Federal Rules of Evidence (and to a lesser extent the California Evidence Code), related case...
  • Executive Compensation
    Over the last two decades, the compensation of chief executive officers and other top executives has been one of the most controversial areas of law and corporate...
  • Fact Investigation and Discovery in Complex Matters
    This 4-credit clinical course provides students with hands-on experience in conducting investigations of facts relevant to litigation, transactional matters, and public policy...
  • Family Law
    This course explores how the law constructs, defines, limits, and regulates the family.  Topics covered include:  marriage and...
  • Federal Courts
    This course addresses the constitutional and statutory provisions, as well as the judicially-created doctrines, that shape and limit the role that federal courts play in our...
  • Federal Indian Law
    This course provides an overview of federal Indian law through a study of cases and historical and contemporary materials.  It covers the basic conflicts among sovereign...
  • Feminist Legal Theory
    In recent decades, sex discrimination scholarship has moved beyond its initial focus on legal doctrine and constitutional arguments to develop a criticism of the legal system...
  • Financial Analysis
    This course focuses on the financial analysis skills lawyers need to better represent their clients on a variety of issues. As a foundation course in the Business Law Program,...
  • First Amendment Amicus Brief Clinic
    The First Amendment Amicus Brief Clinic will file friend-of-the-court briefs on behalf of nonprofits in a wide range of First Amendment cases. Students will work in teams of...
  • First-Year Public Interest Seminar
    This seminar is a non-credit first-year course required of all students in The David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy.  Through readings, guest...
  • Food Law and Policy
    UCLA School of Law has recently established the Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy. This new program, the first of its kind at a top tier law school, recognizes the...
  • Foundations of Jewish Ethics
    This course will engage in a close consideration and reading of Pirkei Avot, one of the formative texts of Rabbinic Judaism and a central source for Jewish ethics over the...
  • Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic
    The course is designed to train students in lawyering by exposing them to actual environmental law cases.  Under faculty supervision, students represent environmental and...
  • Gender Violence in Eastern Congo
    Students enrolled in the Sanela Diana Jenkins Clinic on Gender Violence in Eastern Congo will help support and assess five interventions to assist villages that have suffered...
  • Global Perspectives on Criminal Procedure
    This seminar provides an overview of comparative criminal procedure. Its goal is not only to study how other legal systems regulate the criminal process, but also to...
  • Good (Native) Governance
    This course examines issues legal issues integral to governance that Native American nations face in the 21st century, including those that impact and shape: political...
  • Gun Control
    This semester, the constitutional law seminar will focus on the right to keep and bear arms.  We will examine the philosophical and historical origins of the arms...
  • Health and Human Rights Colloquium
    This new course focuses on the relationship between global health and international human rights law.  We examine the conceptual linkages between health and human rights...
  • Health Insurance and Reform: Normative, Empirical and Policy Perspectives
    This seminar examines contemporary scholarship on health reform.  The seminar will provide a framework from which to understand and evaluate the ethical, empirical...
  • Health Law and Policy
    This course surveys the law and policy applicable to health care financing and delivery in the United States.  Students will learn how different areas of law (e.g.,...
  • Hedge Fund and Private Equity Funds
    Study of the structure, organization, documentation and operation of hedge funds and private equity funds.  Focus will include the legal and regulatory issues that arise...
  • Hidden Architecture of Legal Rules, Issues and Arguments
    Are tax law, constitutional law & personal injury law in any way similar? This seminar explores why the answer is “Yes.”  Many lawyers and law students fail to...
  • HIV/AIDS Law and Public Policy
    The HIV/AIDS epidemic is one of the greatest public health crises of the past three decades and has resulted in significant legislation and public policy geared toward both...
  • Housing and Sustainability Transactions Clinic
    The modern neighborhood-based community development corporation (CDC) has emerged as a critical actor in the effort to close the housing affordability gap and to promote...
  • How would You change Legal Education?
    For nearly a decade, debate again has focused on how to improve legal education – to make it more focused on the problem solving at the heart of all law practice, more...
  • Human Rights & International Criminal Law Online Forum
    This year-long clinic has elements of a clinic, a seminar, a law journal, and a long-distance externship.  We will partner with the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the...
  • Human Rights and Sexual Politics
    Sexual politics cut across issues in human rights, encompassing debates about gender equality, cultural relativism, sexual orientation, human trafficking, and HIV/AIDS....
  • Immigrants' Rights
    This course examines the rights (and responsibilities) of non-citizens.  Put differently, this course analyzes when and how questions of membership in U.S. society are...
  • Immigration Court Practice
    This course, which is open to students who are currently enrolled in Immigration Law or who have taken Immigration Law in a prior semester, is focused on providing a more...
  • Immigration Law
    The course focuses on the answers to four principal questions: who is a citizen of the United States?; who else can come to this country as an immigrant or a visitor?;...
  • Income Taxation of Entertainers, Athletes, and Artists
    This course will focus on income tax issues of particular interest to lawyers who represent talent, especially issues that lurk in the shadows what appear to be very ordinary...
  • Indian Gaming Law, Policy and Politics
    This seminar will explore a range of topics related to Native American tribal governmental gaming and will consider the relationship between legal and non-legal...
  • Insurance Law
    Insurance issues figure prominently in many litigation and business matters. This course will introduce students to fundamental principles of insurance law and regulation. It...
  • Intellectual Property
    Patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret law are increasingly playing a central role in the economy, in business strategy, in scientific achievement, and in culture as...
  • Intellectual Property: Law and Strategy
    Although the details of intellectual property law are best left to specialized lawyers, no modern business leader can afford to be unaware of the opportunities presented by,...
  • Intensive Editing Workshop
    Writing is one of the most important skills a lawyer can have, and editing is the key to good writing.  This court will provide intensive practice with editing briefs,...
  • Intensive Voir Dire Clinic
    Litigators often describe voir dire as the most essential part of any criminal or civil trial.  This 1-unit, January term course will use criminal cases to provide a...
  • International and Comparative Women's Human Rights
    Women’s human rights and gender equality are touted as key for sustainable development, improved public health, decreased poverty, and robust democratic systems.  In...
  • International Business Transactions
    This course examines the legal framework of private international business transactions, including: the international sale of goods; bills of lading; letters of credit;...
  • International Commercial Arbitration
    International commercial arbitration is the single most important means to  resolve cross-border commercial disputes in today’s flat world economy. This course provides...
  • International Criminal Law
    In this course, we will study the evolution of international criminal law since Nuremberg. We will concentrate on studying the important developments in the field in the last...
  • International Environmental Law and Policy
    This course examines how society manages-–or fails to manage-–environmental issues that fall beyond the authority or capability of one national government.  Class...
  • International Finance
    This course explores the kinds of financial markets, intermediaries and instruments through which cross-border loan and securities transactions are accomplished, with...
  • International Human Rights Clinic
    The International Human Rights Clinic requires students to navigate international human rights law theory and practice in the service of real clients.  It has two...
  • International Human Rights Law
    Many of the most significant and troubling trends in international law and international relations today center on fundamental questions of human rights.  The rise of...
  • International Intellectual Property
    With a growing global market, the spread of the Internet, and continuing disparity between developed and developing countries, intellectual property assumes a major role in...
  • International Justice Debates in Context
    Developments in the last two decades have produced a network of institutional mechanisms at the international level designed to pursue accountability for mass violations of...
  • International Mergers and Acquisitions
    This course is intended to introduce students to the principal legal and practical issues typically encountered in structuring and executing cross-border merger and...
  • International Migration
    This course is a joint offering in collaboration with Professor Roger Waldinger of the UCLA Department of Sociology.  We seek to offer a comprehensive multi–disciplinary...
  • International Rule-Of-Law Promotion
    This seminar addresses ongoing efforts by the United States and other governments and international entities to encourage legal reforms, reduce corruption, and promote the...
  • International Trade Law
    This course examines the present legal structure and operation of the world trade system, primarily through analysis of multilateral and regional trade treaties and associated...
  • Intersection of Law, Health, and Public Policy
    This course will examine the intersection of law, health and public policy as applied through medical-legal partnerships.  An emerging national trend poised to expand...
  • Introduction to Federal Income Taxation
    This course is intended to give students an understanding of the fundamental concepts underlying the U.S. income tax. The course will focus on the statutory framework of U.S....
  • Introduction to Food Law and Policy
    UCLA School of Law has recently established the Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy.  This new program recognizes the important role of food law and policy in a...
  • Introduction to Islamic Law
    This seminar introduces students to the field of Islamic law.  It is designed to give students a firm grounding in the principles, concepts and terminology of Islamic...
  • Investment Companies and Investment Advisors
    This course provides an introduction to the regulation of the investment management industry, and in particular financial investment products for retail investors.  The...
  • Islamic Jurisprudence
    This course introduces students to the field of Islamic law. It is designed to give students a firm grounding in the principles, concepts and terminology of Islamic law....
  • Judicial Decision-Making: Remedies
    This seminar explores the phenomenon of judicial decisionmaking, and it does so in the context of the law of remedies.  Students enrolled in this seminar work as judges...
  • Labor Law and Social Policy
    Requirements: four brief response papers and one research paper This seminar will have three thematic parts. First, it will look at the changing nature of the employment...
  • Labor Law I
    This course will focus on the federal law governing relations between private-sector employers and workers acting collectively through unions. We will study the structure,...
  • Land Use
    In this course, we will study the legal regulation of the urban environment. Developers, environmentalists, homeowners, interest groups and other political actors are...
  • Latinos and the Law
    This course surveys the experience of Latinas/os (Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and others) in the American legal system. The course begins with two...
  • Law & Practice with the "Hollywood" Guilds
    This survey course examines the entertainment industry from the perspective of laws and practices related to the unions in the creative and production sphere of the...
  • Law and Dissent
    As dissent becomes criminalized and activity that has previously been considered legitimate dissent can land one in jail,  the distinction between exercising freedom of...
  • Law and Economics Workshop
    The UCLA Law and Economics Workshop is an interdisciplinary workshop attended by students and faculty members. Speakers from other universities will be invited to present...
  • Law and Entrepreneurship
    This course will focus on legal and regulatory issues facing entrepreneurial ventures of different forms and sizes, the gamut that covers lemonade stand-like businesses, the...
  • Law and Information Technology
    Information technology is affecting every aspect of our lives, transforming work, trade, communities, politics and governances. The law is called upon to respond to these...
  • Law and Literature
    From ancient times, law, justice and responsibility have been major themes in many great works of literature. The primary emphasis of this seminar will be the...
  • Law and Popular Culture
    This seminar focuses on the interface between two important subjects: law and popular culture.  Before class, students will see a series of films or television shows...
  • Law and Sexuality
    This course explores the ways in which the law constructs and regulates sexuality. Subjects covered include the criminalization of sexual activity, sexual identity...
  • Law and Terrorism
    This course will provide a systematic study of the legal definition and responses to terrorism. In this course, we will discuss the causes and consequences of international...
  • Law and Your Life
    The Law and Your Life: Aligning Personal Values with the Practice of Law / Fundamentals of Professional DevelopmentStudents will explore the practice of law from the...
  • Law of Advertising & the 1st Amendment
    This course will examine the current state of regulation and litigation surrounding advertising—especially TV and internet advertising—in the United States. The enormous...
  • Laws of War & the War(s) on Terror
    The subset of international law relating to the conduct of war – known as international humanitarian law (IHL) or the law of armed conflict – plays a prominent role in...
  • Lawyer as Peacemaker
    This course will examine cutting edge developments, lawyering roles, and practice skills that are necessary to prepare law students for a successful legal career to serve...
  • Lawyering Skills Writing Advisor Seminar
    This seminar is required for all writing advisors in the Lawyering Skills Program and is open only to those writing advisors. The seminar reinforces the analytical and writing...
  • Lawyering Skills: Theory and Practice
    Lawyering Skills is the students’ foundational clinical course and focuses on practice-oriented legal analysis. During this yearlong course students develop the analytic skill...
  • Legal Analysis
    This Workshop aims to deepen and sharpen students’ capacity to produce high-quality legal analysis.  To do so, the Workshop will require students on a daily basis to...
  • Legal Philosophy
    This course will provide an introduction to some central issues in the philosophy of law. For example, we will consider whether citizens have a duty to obey the law, and if...
  • Legal Philosophy
    This seminar explores selected topics in philosophy of law. Please see the individual course descriptions for this semester for details on the topics to be discussed.
  • Legal Philosophy Meets the Israeli Legal System
    The course will have to main objectives: 1) to provide a short survey of different theories of law (from Natural Law to Critical Legal Studies), focusing also on their...
  • Legal Philosophy--Feminist Contributions
    The seminar examines traditional legal theory from a feminist perspective and explores alternative feminist views of legal issues and standard jurisprudential quandaries....
  • Legal Research, Writing and Analysis for LLMs
    This 2-unit course will satisfy the Revised New York Court of Appeals Rule 520.6 (as amended January 12, 2012), enabling L.L.M. students to take the New York Bar Exam. During...
  • Legal Theory Workshop
    This is an unusual course, structured around the Legal Theory Workshop, which brings leading scholars from around the country to discuss their works-in-progress with students...
  • Legislative Process and Statutory Interpretation
    Despite the emphasis in law school, especially in the first year, on case law and the judicial process, most practicing lawyers work principally with statutes. This course...
  • LGBT Law and Public Policy Research
    This course will explore the relevance of public policy research to LGBT legal issues. The course will feature the scholars and research of the Williams Institute at UCLA...
  • Lifecycle of a Corporation
    This course will introduce students to typical corporate transactions, providing students with substantial drafting and negotiation experiences as well as exposure to the...
  • Managing Complex Business Deals
    This course is offered jointly by Professor Unterman of the Law School and Professor Osborne of the Anderson Graduate School of Management. Most of the class sessions will be...
  • Market Mechanisms for Environmental Regulation
    This seminar will examine market mechanisms to regulate pollution and conserve limited natural resources.  We will use case studies of various economic approaches, such...
  • Mediation
    Mediation is now a central aspect of lawyers’ work in the litigation, transactional and public sector contexts.  This Foundational Skills Course has a dual focus. ...
  • Medical Ethics, Reproduction, and the Law
    In this seminar, students will explore complex issues in medical ethics and law that are ripped from the headlines and fall under the broad umbrella of "reproduction." ...
  • Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic
    **Completion of Law 608- Intersection of Law, Health and Public Policy:  Medical-Legal Partnerships, is pre-requisite to enrollment in this course.**  Medical-Legal...
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
    This is a survey course that examines the basic legal aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions, which are among the most dynamic and complex strategic activities firms...
  • Mergers and Acquisition Transaction Planning
    In this course, students will have an opportunity to study in depth the process of selling a private company. Students will learn (from both the buyer’s and the seller’s...
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
    Note: Enrollment limited to 12 students. This seminar takes an in-depth look at selected topics in mergers and acquisitions.  Areas explored will include the reasons for...
  • Modes of Legal Inquiry
    "Modes of Legal Inquiry" is a collection of electives:  one-credit courses, offered on a pass/unsatisfactory/no credit basis. The Modes of Legal Inquiry will be taught in...
  • Moral Culpability
    This seminar examines the criminal law's alleged link between legal and moral blame. Most of the criminal law's culpability and excuse doctrines for mala in se crimes are...
  • Motion Picture Distribution
    This course will provide an intensive introduction to the sequential distribution of theatrical motion pictures, both domestic and international. Students will follow the...
  • Motion Picture Financing
    The course presents, from the practitioner's standpoint, key legal and business issues involved in financing theatrical features.  Students need no prior knowledge of the...
  • Music Industry Law
    This course provides a comprehensive overview of the legal, business, and financial aspects of the music business.  It will focus on the representation of artists as a...
  • National Security Law
    This course is about the rapidly growing and changing area of U.S. national security law, providing an overview of critical areas in the field. It is also a course about the...
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Workshop
    Students will participate in a workshop series in which scholars from UCLA and other universities – representing a variety of academic disciplines including business,...
  • Negotiation Theory & Practice (J-Term)
    Whether negotiating business deals or litigation settlement agreements, negotiation is a central part of practice for nearly all lawyers.   Law 972 (Law 709 when...
  • Negotiation Theory and Practice
    All lawyers, regardless of specialty, must negotiate: with opposing counsel, with clients, and with members of their own firms or organizations. Law 709 is a 3-unit course...
  • Ninth Circuit Appellate Clinic
    The Yearlong Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic is a joint undertaking between UCLA and the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP.  Three senior O’Melveny appellate...
  • Nonprofit Law Drafting
    This seminar provides an intensive immersion experience in legal research and drafting.  The students will participate in drafting black letter, legal commentary, and...
  • Ocean and Coastal Law and Policy
    More than half of the U.S. population lives near a coast, and we rely on coasts and oceans for a variety of important services like food, transportation, recreation, energy,...
  • Patent Clinic
    The Patent and Trademark Clinics at UCLA School of Law teach students how to file applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  The clinics offer...
  • Patent Intensive
    This seminar is designed to allow students to delve into current issues and controversies in patent law.  The seminar will be co-taught by two partners from the law firm...
  • Patent Law
    This is an introductory course in patent law and patent strategy. Although the readings will at times cover technical areas, no technical background is required or even...
  • Perspectives on Law and Lawyering
    These seminars are designed to give students the chance to discuss engaging texts pertaining to law, lawyering, and their emerging professional identities in a...
  • Philosophy of Law
    This seminar will explore a cluster of issues concerning concepts, conceptual grasp, and incomplete and incorrect understanding of concepts.  The class will range across...
  • Philosophy of Punishment
    The seminar will focus on what (if anything) makes it morally permissible for the state to inflict “hard treatment” on people, against their will, provided they have been...
  • Plea Bargaining
    The vast majority of criminal and juvenile cases—90 to 95 percent—are resolved through plea bargaining. Due to its centrality to the criminal system, plea bargaining provides...
  • Political Asylum
    This seminar will introduce students to international refugee law and U.S. asylum law. Some background in immigration law would be helpful, but it is not necessary. Students...
  • Political Asylum and Refugee Law
    This course will introduce students to international refugee law and U.S. asylum law. Some background in immigration law would be helpful, but it is not necessary. Students...
  • Political Theory of the Founders
    This course will examine the important trends in European political and constitutional theory in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, that is, the political theory that...
  • Poverty, Human Rights, and Development
    This course uses a multidisciplinary lens to explore the linkages between global poverty, human rights, and development from an historical, theoretical, institutional, and...
  • Practicum
    Practicums link substantive law courses with practice experience.  They combine doctrinal courses with either field placements (live-client practicums) or...
  • Practicum
    Practicums link substantive law courses with practice experience.  They combine doctrinal courses with either field placements (live-client practicums) or...
  • Presidential Power
    This seminar will examine the President’s authority under the Constitution and the limits on presidential power.  It will cover the following topics: theories of...
  • Pretrial Civil Litigation
    This course is designed for students who will be doing civil litigation. The course provides a “real world” overview of how pretrial civil litigation is conducted and explores...
  • Pretrial Criminal Litigation
    This course is designed for students with an interest in the practice of criminal law.  Specifically, this course will cover the major pretrial phases of criminal...
  • Prison Law and Policy
    Courses in criminal law tend to focus on the “front end” of the criminal justice process:  investigation, prosecution, and verdict. But for those offenders sentenced to...
  • Problem Solving in the Public Interest
    This seminar is a required course for the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy and enrollment is limited to Epstein Program students except by approval...
  • Professional Responsibility
    This course satisfies the Professional Responsibility Requirement and deals with the law and ethics of lawyering; that is, the standards of law and the ethics that...
  • Property
    An analysis of property as a social institution and particularly of the dynamics of the system for recognizing and protecting competing claims to resources. Major problem...
  • Property Theory
    The readings of this seminar cover some of the major theories of property, both positive and normative, including the labor theory, the personhood theory, welfarist theories,...
  • Public Benefits Law and Anti-Poverty Policy
    This course surveys government programs that provide direct assistance to economically vulnerable people in the United States.  These include means-tested programs...
  • Public International Law
    Public international law is the body of law that governs relations between states in the international system and, increasingly, regulates the treatment of individuals and...
  • Public Natural Resources Law and Policy
    This course examines the laws that address the legal status and management of public lands and natural resources, as well as the history, theory and legal authority that have...
  • Quantitative Methods in the Courtroom
    To a growing degree, the sophisticated practice of law requires a familiarity with quantitative methods and an understanding of how judges apply these methods in hearing and...
  • Quantitative Methods in the Law
    Although numbers and empirical analysis now pervade many fields of law, most lawyers have few skills in presenting or interpreting data or quantitative arguments.  This...
  • Race Conscious Remedies
    This seminar will focus on race-conscious remedies designed to ameliorate race discrimination and inequality. Preliminary focus will be on the location of...
  • Race, Law and Representation
    This seminar will explore the manner in which the relationship between race, racism and the law has been represented in film. Grounded in the recognition that law has...
  • Real Estate Finance
    This is a concentrated study of the law governing the financing of land transactions from both a national and California perspective. Coverage includes the California deed of...
  • Real Estate Financial analysis
    The objective of this course is to provide students with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary to analyze a wide variety of real estate investments in the context...
  • Real Estate Financial Analysis
    The objective of this course is to provide students with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary to analyze a wide variety of real estate investments in the context...
  • Real Estate Law Clinic
    Taught in conjunction with Advanced Real Estate Transactions, the Real Estate Law Clinic is a year-long clinical course offering students practical, hands-on training and...
  • Rebellious Lawyering
    This course will immerse students in "rebellious lawyering" – the name given both to a particular vision of problem solving practiced by growing numbers of lawyers and to the...
  • Rebellious Lawyering Workshop and Speaker Series
    This Workshop (which includes a Speaker Series) will immerse students in "rebellious lawyering" - the name given both to a particular vision of problem solving practiced by...
  • Redesigning the Administrative State
    This seminar examines innovative efforts to design more effective pathways for delivering public goods and services than might be available within the strictures of...
  • Re-entry, Work and Race
    This short course surveys emerging legal and policy responses to the profound labor market consequences of racialized mass incarceration.  Specific approaches to re-entry...
  • Regulation of the Business Firm: Theory and Practice
    This seminar examines the theoretical underpinnings of several major types of regulation, as well as the practical issues involved in implementing and enforcing each.  We...
  • Regulation of the Securities Market Structure
    This seminar will examine the regulatory regime governing the securities market structure, which encompasses interconnected trading venues, such as securities exchanges and...
  • Religious Legal Systems: Jewish Law
    This course introduces students to Jewish law, beginning with biblical law and continuing through its rabbinic interpretation and expansion over 2500 years to our own...
  • Religious Liberty
    Our Constitution does not include a single reference to God, yet devotes more attention to religious liberty than to any other liberty-bearing feature of our constitutional...
  • Remedies
    This course is a survey of the law of remedies. It considers the central remedies of modern American law, including various forms of damages, injunctions, restitution, and...
  • Section 1983 Doctrine: An Overview
    This two-credit January-Term course offers an overview of key civil rights doctrines (including municipal liability, qualified immunity, and supervisory liability), remedies...
  • Secured Transactions
    Debt is pervasive in the American economy. Security interests, mortgages, and liens are the legal devices by which the parties to loans, deals, and other transactions...
  • Securities Regulation
    This course offers a challenging introduction to the federal securities laws, covering the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as well as the...
  • Seminar: Asian American Jurisprudence
    This course provides an overview of various topics in Asian American Jurisprudence, from the earliest arrival of Asian immigrants through current debates involving Asian...
  • Sexual Orientation Workshop
    This course examines and evaluates recent scholarship in the field of sexual orientation and gender identity law.  Each week, students will read and discuss several...
  • Social Enterprise Clinic
    This course will build on the antipoverty, civil rights, community economic development, and community lawyering movements in public interest law to introduce students to the...
  • Social Entrepreneurship, Housing and Sustainability
    The objective of this course is to provide students with a foundational understanding of social entrepreneurship and the manner in which it can be applied to real estate. We...
  • Special Topics in CRS - Arabs, Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans and the Law
    The course will examine the role law and American legal institutions have played racially defining and categorizing Arab, Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans. Particular...
  • Special Topics in Family Law: Children of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Parents
    This seminar will examine some of the most cutting-edge legal issues in family law: how to define a parent and what constitutional rights parents have; custody and visitation...
  • Sports and the Law
    This course will cover legal issues pertaining to both professional and amateur team sports. Representative issues include: labor issues; antitrust issues (including those...
  • State and Local Taxation
    According to the Wall Street Journal, "it has become evident in recent years that the serious business of governing the United States is largely being done in the...
  • State Appellate Practice
    This course is designed for students with an interest in appellate practice. The course has two basic features. First, the course will offer in-class instruction regarding...
  • Statutory Interpretation
    Statutory interpretation is a pervasive ​activity for most lawyers, yet practice does not typically give a lawyer a comprehensive view of the subject.  This course will...
  • Street Law--American Legal Education
    Students teach law-related topics in local high schools and participate in weekly seminar meetings at the law school.  Each student, in consultation with the hosting high...
  • Supreme Court Clinic
    Course credit: 5 unitsLimited to 6 studentsEnrollment by applicationIn this course students work on real cases before the United States Supreme Court, while learning how the...
  • Sustainable Argriculture Law
    Farming has dramatic environmental impacts including air and water pollution, soil erosion, and loss of biodiversity.  Unlike other industries with similar impacts, it is...
  • Syndicated Loan Transaction
    This course will introduce students to the modern syndicated loan transaction and the principal legal and practical issues relevant to a commercial financing arrangement in...
  • Tax - Exempt Organizations
    The nonprofit, tax-exempt sector is a vibrant part of our economy and our society’s identity. It is also a growing and interesting legal practice area. This course introduces...
  • Tax Aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions
    This course surveys the taxation of reorganizations and other adjustments involving continuing businesses, including mergers, asset and stock acquisitions and other similar...
  • Tax Policy: Tax and Democracy
    This seminar will examine several issues related to tax and society, including determining the role governments should play in providing goods and services and in using taxes...
  • Tax Practice
    The goal of this course is to train students in a number of skills fundamental to the practice of tax law.  Through a number of simulated exercises, students will gain...
  • Taxation in a Global Economy
    This class explores current important issues related to taxation in a global economy.  The goal is for students to understand the terminology and structures of the...
  • Taxation of Business Enterprises
    This course examines the taxation of corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. Business transactions will be emphasized, and topics will include the...
  • Taxation of Property Transactions
    The course will survey several important areas related to the federal income taxation of property transactions. Emphasis will be on federal income tax treatment of sales and...
  • Television Law
    This course reflects an integrated approach to the television industry, and the role of lawyers and legal doctrine within it. The course will be divided into three units,...
  • The 8th Amendment Prohibition on Cruel and Unusual Punishment
    The 8th Amendment’s cruel and unusual punishment clause is the constitutional provision that limits what the state can do to convicted criminal offenders as punishment....
  • The Trafficking in Human Beings: Law and Policy
    The course will provide an overview of the broad range of legal issues related to the growing international and domestic problem of human trafficking.  Conservative...
  • Theories of International Law
    This course is intended for those interested in sophisticated international legal argumentation or those interested in scholarly debates over international law. The seminar...
  • Topics in California Environmental Law
    This course will provide an intensive look at California’s approaches to several areas of environmental and natural resources law.   California’s environmental...
  • Topics in Corporate Governance
    It is widely believed that failures in corporate governance – the institutional structures, practices and legal rules through which corporations are governed – were among the...
  • Topics in Non-Profit Law
    Over the past several decades, the nonprofit sector has grown dramatically in wealth and prominence. So has controversy over whether the benefits provided by nonprofit...
  • Topics in Post-Conviction Law & Policy
    Courses in criminal law tend to focus on the “front end” of the criminal justice process: investigation, prosecution, and verdict. This seminar will cover a series of...
  • Torts
    This course focuses on personal injury law, as it has developed within the Anglo-American legal tradition. In particular, the concept of negligence and the refinements of...
  • Trademark Clinic
    The Patent and Trademark Clinics at UCLA School of Law teach students how to file applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  The clinics offer...
  • Trademark Law
    This course is a two-credit introduction to U.S. trademark and unfair competition law. It covers federal trademark, trademark dilution, and unfair competition law. We will...
  • Transactional Lawyering - A Competitive Approach
    Using both real and hypothetical transactions to frame the inquiry and dialogue, this advanced, limited enrollment course will explore the transactional process from a...
  • Transactional Skills
    This class focuses on the development of skills used by lawyers in connection with transactions rather than controversies.  It is intended to appeal to a wide range of...
  • Transition to Practice
    Although the course satisfies the Law School's Professional Responsibility requirement, the emphasis will be less on rules of ethics and more on ethical and judgmental issues...
  • Transition to Small and Mid-Sized Practice
    Most lawyers will work, at some point in their careers, in a small or medium-sized law firm. For many law students, their first job will be with such a firm. Students in this...
  • Transnational CRT: Racialization and Positive Action Around the Globe
    This comparative CRT seminar will address the legal and social apparatuses of racialization in the global North and South. A primary focus will be the development of...
  • Trial Advocacy
    Third year students have priority for enrollment in this course. This course will be graded on a P/U/NC basis. Students are allowed to take only one Trial Advocacy related...
  • Tribal Legal Development Clinic
    Students in this clinic will provide legal assistance to Indian nations.  Projects served by the clinic will involve the development and modification of tribal legal...
  • Tribal Legal Systems
    Students in this seminar will study the traditional and contemporary legal systems of Native American tribal nations. There will be detailed examination of several different...
  • UCLA Colloquium on Tax Policy and Public Finance
    Tax policy is at the heart of many of the most important public policy issues that we face in our society. How should we allocate the cost of government? Should the tax code...
  • Understanding the Legal Profession by Planning Your Legal Career
    The global recession has dramatically altered the job market for law graduates. During their careers, most lawyers change jobs several times. This seminar will introduce...
  • Urban Housing and Community Development
    This course will examine the past forty years of federal and state programs to stem urban decline and improve housing in the U.S. The course will compare and contrast a...
  • Venture Capital and the Start-Up Company
    We will examine the nature and structure of, and the multidisciplinary legal rules relevant to, start-up companies and venture capital transactions.  The course is...
  • Veterans Benefits Legal Clinic
    This course is designed for students with an interest in seeking justice for homeless veterans with disabilities who have been wrongfully denied access to benefits by the...
  • Water Law
    Water law presents a unique mix of federal and state regulatory regimes over a resource that is scarce yet ubiquitous and, of course, essential to life.  In this course,...
  • Water Law
    Water law presents a unique mix of federal and state regulatory regimes over a resource that is scarce yet ubiquitous and, of course, essential to life. In this course, we...
  • Wills and Trusts
    This course surveys the law of wills and trusts. Topics include: interstate succession, wills (with an emphasis on execution and revocation), will substitutes, planning for...
  • Women and the Law
    This course examines the legal and social status of women in modern American society, law and policy relating to that status, legal tools developed to address sexual...
  • Workers' Rights Clinic
    The Workers’ Rights Clinic is looking for motivated students with a strong interest in labor law and social justice. Under the supervision of in-house counsel and a senior...
  • Workers Rights Litigation Clinic
    This clinic will focus on litigation on behalf of low-wage workers, with an emphasis on litigation allied with organizing and policy campaigns. A central focus will be on...
  • Workshop in Law, Science, and Evidence
    The course will enroll up to 16 students, from law and possibly other graduate programs, who will, in most weeks, read the work of a scholar who will present a paper on a...
  • Wrongful Convictions
    This course is about the wrongful conviction and incarceration of the factually innocent in the American criminal justice system.  We will examine how and why wrongful...
  • Youth & Justice Clinic
    Note:  Law 750 is a live client clinical yearlong course. An application is required for admission.  There are no prerequisites required for this clinic. ...
  • Youth and Justice
    This course will systematically and creatively examine the juvenile justice system and the impact of various legal, social and political policies on at-risk youth -- with a...