Through an intricate network of connections spanning the globe, UCLA Law students acquire insight at a national and international level while establishing contacts that last for life. Opportunities abound for students, from semesters abroad to work-study programs in the nation’s capital. Externships range from the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in The Hague to the American Civil Liberties Union and the United Nations. We also offer exchange programs with law schools in South America, Asia and Europe.
When our students cross boundaries, they often find themselves with a front-row seat to history. Some have sat at the negotiating table at climate change conferences in Geneva, Switzerland, and Durban, South Africa. Others have traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to help heal villages and families torn apart by civil conflict. Whatever their experience, UCLA Law students apply what they have learned to make the world a better place.