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.

Law & Philosophy

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

Health Law

From regulation of therapies to privacy of patients, healthcare law is one of the most dynamic areas of practice.

Human Rights

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

Immigration Law

UCLA Law resides in a hub of immigration law and policy and offers innovative courses on a range of pressing issues.

Trial Advocacy

From competitions to a strong curriculum, we offer comprehensive training for students.

Technology & the Law

UCLA Law offers opportunities for students to dive into the disruptive impact of technology on law and society.

Criminal Justice

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

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.

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.

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.

Technology & Law

At the Intersection of Emerging Tech and Public Policy

UCLA’s cutting-edge Institute for Technology, Law and Policy addresses innovations that stand to disrupt steadfast institutions and understandings throughout society.

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