Centers

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.

UCLA Law Degree Programs

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.

Center on Reproductive Health, Law, and Policy

Engaging with community organizations, scholars, lawmakers, practitioners, and advocates on reproductive health, law and policy.

Institute for Technology, Law & Policy

This institute undertakes research to learn how emerging technologies influence society, privacy, and public policy.

Animal Law & Policy Program

This program encourages new empirical research to better evaluate and pursue animal law and policy reform.

Congratulating the Class of 2021

UCLA Law Celebrates 70th Commencement

Rep. Ted Lieu delivers the keynote address to 394 members of the Class of 2021 at a livestreamed event featuring Bill Walton, Judge Paul Watford ’94, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ’91, Dean Jennifer Mnookin, and many more.

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