Areas of Focus

Pursue Your Passion for the Law in a Challenging and Collaborative Environment

UCLA Law offers leading academic programs of phenomenal depth and breadth, with leading scholars and programs on topics ranging from constitutional law to Critical Race Studies, from tax and business law to immigration, trial advocacy and technology and the law. Students are encouraged to dive deep into their areas of interest while branching out to explore other facets of the law. Students can earn specializations in seven different disciplines, join some of our 60-plus student organizations, participate in clinics through our pioneering Experiential Education Program and learn from top practitioners and faculty through our institutes, centers and programs.

Business & Tax Law

Offering trailblazing education in transactional law, entrepreneurship, and hands-on business law training.

Constitutional & Public Law

With renowned faculty, UCLA Law grounds students in the relationship between individuals and the U.S. government.

Indian Law

From addressing the public policy concerns for Native peoples to repatriation and cultural resource protection, Indian law covers a variety of legal subjects and processes.

Critical Race Studies

As the first program of its kind in the nation, we prepare students for impactful careers in racial justice advocacy.

International Law

International legal authorities play an essential role in enforcing human rights in an increasingly connected world.

Law & Economics

Students learn to develop laws with the greatest possible efficiency and fairness across society.

Intellectual Property

Why IP? Because IP law ensures that authors and inventors have the resources they need to dream big and change the world.

Public Interest Law & Policy

Our robust program provides the training and opportunities for students to become leaders in public service.

Human Rights

Faculty with real-life experience lead students in the search for new solutions to the human rights crises of our time.

Law & Philosophy

Explore the philosophical underpinnings of legal ethics with leading cross-disciplinary scholars and teachers.

Criminal Justice

Students prepare for impactful careers through a rigorous curriculum that blends coursework with practical experiences.

Environmental Law

Our cutting-edge curriculum equips students to make a lasting difference in addressing environmental challenges.

Public Interest

Public Interest Grads Make a Mark With Skadden Fellowships

With nearly three dozen winners of what is among the most prestigious awards in public interest law, UCLA Law primes students for impact in America’s neediest communities.

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