The first law school program in the United States dedicated to critical race theory in legal scholarship and related disciplines, the Critical Race Studies program is unequaled in American legal education. The cornerstone of the program is the CRS specialization, a competitive academic course of study engaging top students who are committed to racial justice scholarship and legal practice. The CRS specialization enhances coursework with a variety of collaborative and interdisciplinary experiences to integrate theory and practice. The Critical Race Studies program hosts an annual symposium that draws top scholars from around the country for discussion of cutting-edge topics and works with student-led clinics to provide students with on-the-ground training and opportunities for representation and advocacy.
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Intersecting Race and Law
The signature event of the CRS program, highlighting strategies to end racial injustice and promoting collaboration across disciplines.
Presenting recordings of past CRS events and symposia.
Combating the effects of mass incarceration on Los Angeles communities
Collaborating with Legal Aid at Work and the Black Worker Center on this employment law clinic serving low-wage workers and members of the center.
Supporting students dedicated to achieving equity for Los Angeles' African American communities.
Sustaining the research and professional development of students pursuing a career in teaching the law.
Who We Are
- Faculty Director
- Program Director
E. Tendayi AchiumeProfessor of Law
Faculty Director, Promise Institute for Human Rights
LaToya Baldwin ClarkAssistant Professor of Law
Asli Ü. BâliProfessor of Law
Devon W. CarbadoThe Honorable Harry Pregerson Professor of Law
Jennifer M. ChacónProfessor of Law
Kimberlé W. CrenshawDistinguished Professor of Law
Promise Institute Chair in Human Rights
Jonathan GlaterProfessor of Law
Laura E. GómezProfessor of Law
Cheryl I. HarrisRosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Professor in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Jasleen KohliDirector, Critical Race Studies Program
Hiroshi MotomuraSusan Westerberg Prager Distinguished Professor of Law
Sunita PatelAssistant Professor of Law
Faculty Director, UCLA Veterans Legal Clinic
Angela R. RileyProfessor of Law
Director, MA/JD Joint Degree Program in Law and American Indian Studies
Director, Native Nations Law and Policy Center
Sherod ThaxtonProfessor of Law
Noah D. ZatzProfessor of Law
Affiliated Faculty and Staff
Khaled M. Abou El FadlOmar and Azmeralda Alfi Professor of Law
Joseph BerraHuman Rights in the Americas Project Director
Beth A. ColganProfessor of Law
Scott L. CummingsRobert Henigson Professor of Legal Ethics
Professor of Law
Ingrid EaglyProfessor of Law
Joanna C. SchwartzProfessor of Law
Anthony TolbertDirector of Learning Environment and Academic Affairs
Leo Trujillo-CoxExecutive Director of Academic Outreach & Development
Associate Director of Admissions & Recruitment
Instructor, Law Fellows Program
Alicia ViraniGilbert Foundation Associate Director, Criminal Justice Program
Karin H. WangExecutive Director, David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy
Professor from Practice