UCLA Places #13 in World University Rankings

Prominent rankings organizations consistently place UCLA and its School of Law in the elite tier of American universities. UCLA’s reputation for excellence extends throughout the globe, as evidenced by the recently published 2011-2012 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Analyzing factors such as international diversity, faculty scholarship, pedagogical quality, and academic preparation, the World University Rankings place UCLA 13th out of 400 top universities worldwide. UCLA is also the second-ranked public university in the United States, and the tenth-ranked American university overall.

Joining UCLA means becoming part of an innovative, diverse, and distinguished community. See for yourself how UCLA measures up! 

LL.M. Student Chioma Udeagbala Delivers Commencement Address

chioma.jpgChioma Udeagbala of Nigeria was elected by her classmates to deliver the first-ever speech by a graduating LL.M. student at the 2011 UCLA School of Law Commencement ceremony. Chioma came to UCLA from her native Nigeria and studied international business law in the LL.M. Program. Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Barack Obama, delivered the keynote address to the nearly 425 graduating law students. Click here for a full report from the UCLA Daily Bruin

Prof. Stemple Publishes Op-Ed in New York Times 

Prof. Lara Stemple, Director of Graduate Studies and of the Health and Human Rights Law Project at UCLA School of Law, published an op-ed in the New York Times on March 2, 2011. In "The Hidden Victims of Wartime Rape," Prof. Stemple examines the often-overlooked issue of wartime sexual assault against men and boys and urges the United Nations and the U.S. government to commit to ending wartime sexual violence against everyone.

Please click here to read the full article at the New York Times website. 

UCLA Welcomes Chinese Education Administrators

In December 2010, UCLA welcomed a delegation of 19 Chinese higher education officials for an intensive week-long training course in which UCLA faculty, students, and staff offered valuable perspectives on building and maintaining a world-class university. In detailed informational sessions, UCLA officials such as Christine Littleton, Professor of Law and UCLA's new vice provost for faculty diversity and development, conveyed the vital importance of UCLA's diverse student and faculty population. "The latest research indicates that, in fact, excellence and diversity go hand in hand. There is no trade-off. In fact, there is only mutual benefit," Littleton noted.

"The team was very impressed by the diversity at UCLA and the training for students to become more international and more open-minded," said Ma Qinrong, University Council Chair of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Click here to learn more about the Chinese delegation's visit to UCLA. (Photo credit: UCLA Today)  

UCLA and Sonke Gender Justice Network Launch Health and Human Rights Fellowship


University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (UCLA Law) and Sonke Gender Justice Network (Sonke) announce the launch of the  UCLA Law - Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship. Commencing in August 2011, the program will provide specialized training to top graduates from South African law schools for careers as impact-oriented public interest lawyers in the areas of health, human rights, HIV prevention, and gender equality.

The fellowship offers a full-tuition grant to enroll in UCLA Law’s Master of Laws (LL.M.) program, assists fellows in securing living and travel expenses for their studies, and offers the opportunity to apply for a one-year fellowship placement with Sonke in Cape Town or Johannesburg. For more information and application instructions, visit the link above.