David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy

UCLA School of Law Named One of the Best Public Interest Law Schools in the Country

April 7, 2014 -- UCLA School of Law has been named the fifth best public interest law school in the country by The National Jurist. The publication ranked the top 25 schools for public interest law based on the strength of each school’s curriculum and experiential learning opportunities, the percentage of graduates working in public interest positions and the cost of a legal education. 

UCLA Law’s David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy was established in 1996 and has since come to stand as one of the most innovative and successful law school public interest programs in the country.The program’s curriculum offers an innovative and rigorous approach to legal education that enables students to refine their own career goals while educating and training them to engage in sophisticated representation of traditionally underserved individuals, communities, and interests. Through its speaker series and other colloquia and symposia, interdisciplinary collaborations and active engagement in the community, the Epstein Program offers students an array of opportunities to learn about, grapple with and work on some of the most pressing challenges facing our society.