UCLA Law’s proud tradition of collaboration and collegiality stems from a deep and vibrant culture. Our student body is among the most diverse of any top law school in the country. This is a learning environment where 35 percent of the class are people of color and half are women. We enroll students from all walks of life – and from around the world. And our programs attract leaders from a broad spectrum of careers, including journalists, professional athletes and musicians. This mosaic of backgrounds cultivates shared respect, broadens perspectives and enhances individual growth.
Students often tell us that UCLA Law is a campus unlike any other they’ve experienced. Here, students are a support network themselves, dedicated to helping each other succeed and, in the process, building relationships that will continue throughout their lives and professional careers.
In turn, our strong community ignites an enduring commitment to service. Students work alongside each other to run El Centro Legal Clinics, the largest student-run pro bono legal clinic program in the United States. From 16 locations in Southern California, members of the UCLA Law community provide legal services to thousands of the most underserved and vulnerable people in our society. Students also travel globally as part of teams that address international issues ranging from human rights violations to climate change.