Law and Social Welfare


A four-year program offered by UCLA Law and UCLA’s Social Welfare Department, leading to a J.D. and a Master of Social Work degree.

This integrated course of study prepares lawyers who want to focus on social welfare law and programs for work in the field. Social workers interested in legal issues guiding social welfare policy also benefit from this program. Requirements include satisfactory completion of at least seventy-five (75) first-year and elective law school semester units and at least sixty-six (66) social welfare quarter units.

More Info About the M.S.W. Requirement

For more information about the Social Welfare portion of the Joint Degree Program, contact the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs at 310.825.7737 and sw@luskin.ucla.edu.

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