First year students
If you are a first year student who wrote a CRS statement as
part of your application to UCLA School of Law, you have first priority
to declare the CRS Specialization. You do not have to write a new
statement, but you must submit the election form at any time during the
Fall semester of your first year.
In the Spring Semester, we will accept election forms, on a
time-stamped basis, from any first year student. (If you are a
student who had first priority and opted to wait until the Spring
semester to declare the specialization, your application will be
time-stamped as part of the general pool of applicants). The timing of
submission will be used in case of over-enrollment in CRS core
courses, with students enrolling first, getting first enrollment
The CRS Election Form and essay will only be accepted by email and must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for electing is June 1st after your first year. (We will
consider late enrollments, but cannot guarantee priority enrollment in
the core courses to students who elect the CRS Specialization after June 1st).
To learn more about enrollment procedures, course sequencing, and priority enrollment, refer to our FAQ.
To enroll in the CRS specialization, please fill out the election form above and email email@example.com as
soon as possible. Transfer students are also entitled to priority
enrollment in the core courses. However, since transfer admissions
decisions are made after UCLA law first-year students have elected into
the specialization, you may not be able to exercise priority enrollment
options in the Fall Semester of your second year. Please be as diligent
as possible, to increase your options.
Candidates for the Master of Laws degree at UCLA Law are
eligible to customize their one-year course of study to graduate with a
Critical Race Studies Specialization. We recommend that you
first consult the Director of Graduate Studies regarding your interests
and encourage you to contact the CRS program director for information
about CRS enrollment options.