Congratulations on your admission to UCLA School of Law!  I know how competitive the process is, so you are among the best and the brightest anywhere.  Because you undoubtedly are weighing many options, I would like to explain why UCLA Law is unique in offering a top-notch legal education in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

UCLA School of Law is home to engaged students, faculty, alumni and staff. Our innovative curriculum combines rigorous instruction in legal theory and doctrine with practical training. You can choose a specialization, or sample from the wide array of course offerings in business law, critical race studies, environmental law, entertainment law, international human rights, public interest law and much more. This broad selection of courses will enable you to craft an education that meets your own professional needs.

The study of law at UCLA Law is not a solitary pursuit. The law school's stimulating intellectual environment is strengthened by a robust sense of community.  UCLA School of Law attracts highly talented faculty members and students who appreciate the virtues of collegial exchange and collaborative effort. As a result, everyone benefits by drawing on varied backgrounds and diverse interests that enrich our understanding of complex legal problems. 

The UCLA Law faculty is composed of nationally recognized experts who are leaders in their respective fields. Many have authored the casebooks that you and students across the country will use in class. Our professors are not just scholars of the first rank but also are award-winning teachers. Faculty members take an active role in getting to know their students, building mentoring relationships that transcend the classroom and endure well beyond the three years spent at UCLA Law.

The law school benefits from its location both on the UCLA campus and in the vibrant global city of Los Angeles. Because UCLA is one of the world's leading research institutions, our students benefit from unparalleled opportunities to do interdisciplinary work, either by pursuing a joint degree or by taking courses in other leading professional schools and academic departments. Los Angeles has rich cultural and artistic offerings, which include numerous museums and live performances. The city is a gastronome's delight that boasts options to suit every taste and budget, including gourmet food trucks and a plethora of ethnic restaurants. The extraordinary Los Angeles climate - sunshine constantly bathes our campus - allows students to enjoy outdoor recreational activities all year long, from surfing to skiing and hiking to biking. 

Los Angeles also has a dynamic business, political and legal community, which encourages many students to establish their careers here. UCLA Law alumni are leaders in this community, as well as in communities around the globe. Our distinguished graduates stay deeply involved in the life of the law school by participating in roundtable discussions, teaching courses and serving as mentors. The example of their dedication and drive plays an integral part in ensuring that future generations of law students become consummate professionals with successful and satisfying careers.

UCLA School of Law is a very special place. If you would like to visit the law school and experience UCLA Law firsthand, or if you are interested in speaking to our students, faculty members or alumni, please contact us at (310) 206-9779 or send an e-mail to: incoming@law.ucla.edu.

I hope you will join us and become part of the UCLA Law family.

Warmly,

Rachel F. Moran
Dean and Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law