Centers, Programs and Institutes
UCLA Law's centers, programs and institutes allow students to tackle some of the most challenging and urgent issues of our time, under the direction of expert faculty. Students may seek specializations in many fields addressed by centers, and may join clinics, organizations and journals alongside others who share their passions to advance knowledge and push for positive change.
Critical Race Studies
Led by renowned scholars, this program is the premier setting for studying the intersection of race and the law.
Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy
Focusing on entrepreneurship and practical business law training, LMI creates outstanding leaders in law and business.
Ziffren Institute for Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law
With experienced teachers, innovative clinics and prominent alumni, the Ziffren Institute creates media law leaders.
Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Founded in 2008, this institute is the leading law school center focused on climate change and environmental issues.
David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy
This program is of the nation’s most innovative and successful law school public interest programs.
The Williams Institute
Recognized nationally for its impact, this institute leads research on sexual orientation and gender identity law.
The Promise Institute for Human Rights
We are the center of human rights education, research and advocacy at UCLA and around the region. Join us!
A. Barry Cappello Program in Trial Advocacy
UCLA Law offers an immersive approach to trial advocacy through this program in which students hone courtroom skills.
Resnick Center for Food Law & Policy
This center contributes to a diverse field of research & knowledge related to global food issues.
Empirical Research Group
This program emphasizes rigorous research methods in law, the social sciences and public policy.
Prison Law and Policy Program
Taking an expansive view of the criminal legal system and aiming to deepen our understanding of the role the law plays in shaping all aspects of the carceral experience.
Program on Legal Ethics & the Profession
This program addresses the central challenges facing today’s lawyers, serving as a forum examining professional issues.