UCLA Law students gain invaluable exposure to immigration law on the local, regional and national levels. Our faculty includes esteemed scholars teaching a broad range of courses such as Immigrants’ Rights, Immigration Law and Crimes and Political Asylum and Refugee Law. Students also are encouraged to attend frequent talks by distinguished practitioners and advocates.
Students with a commitment to immigration law practice have extraordinary opportunities for hands-on experience. Students have appeared before the Los Angeles Asylum Office through our Asylum Clinic (a partnership with Public Counsel's Immigrants’ Rights Project) and participated in a successful immigration case before the Court of Appeals as part of our Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic. Through El Centro Legal, UCLA Law’s student-coordinated network of volunteer legal aid clinics, students help undocumented immigrants in dire circumstances, or families facing the deportation of minors.
UCLA Law’s summer public interest funding and its postgraduate public service fellowship program have enabled students to work at organizations such as the Immigration Center for Women and Children, where they gain the experience they need to join our alumni at the leading edge of immigration law.