September 12, 2011 – For the third year in a row, UCLA School of Law has been named one of the Top 10 Best Law Schools for Hispanics by Hispanic Business magazine. UCLA Law, which is committed to making a world-class legal education available to students of all backgrounds, is featured in the magazine’s September 2011 issue for the law school’s dedication to diversity on campus.
Hispanic Business magazine ranked the law schools according to various criteria, including enrollment, percentage of Hispanic faculty members and student services, such as recruitment and mentorship programs. Among UCLA School of Law’s many notable features is the law school’s Critical Race Studies Program, the only program of its kind in the country; the Chicana/o Latina/o Law Review, which affords students the dual opportunity to work with scholarship pertinent to Hispanics and to amass valuable editing experience; and the Law Fellows Program, in which students have the opportunity to participate as mentors in the school’s academic outreach initiative.
In addition, UCLA Law fosters a strong sense of community among its students. The La Raza Law Students Association, in particular, supports students by holding meetings and social events throughout the year, provides mentorship programs and offers a comprehensive academic support program. UCLA Law also has an active and extended alumni network with strong relationships, especially among La Raza and alumni.
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