Public Interest Student Orgs / Journals

  • The Advocates for Children and Teens provides the law school with 1) a forum for discussing policy that affects children and 2) a community that supports and encourages academic and service-oriented child advocacy.  To those ends, we bring speakers to the school to talk with students about their research or work pertinent to the field of children's law.  We also organize meet and greets and serve as a resource for students seeking volunteer placements with organizations that deal with children's issues.

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  • DLS is an alliance of students with and without disabilities dedicated to the study of disability rights and policy. DLS fosters professional development for those interested in disability law, through programming and networking opportunities.

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  • El Centro Legal is UCLA School of Law’s student-coordinated network of volunteer legal aid clinics. Through each of El Centro's clinics, students provide legal services on a volunteer basis to a variety of communities in the greater Los Angeles area. Clinics focus on issues related to bankruptcy, education, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, immigration, juvenile justice, landlord/tenant, domestic violence and workers’ rights. Each Clinic has its own volunteers, leadership, practice area, and client base.

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  • We are the Indigenous Peoples’ Journal of Law, Culture & Resistance and we are here to serve as a law journal that publishes writings concerning Native Peoples’ cultures, traditions, and histories. We publish with the goal of bettering and advancing Native Nations and Indian People. Our Journal is here to actively resist against the insidious effects of colonialism, racism, and the subjugation of Native Peoples. We promote Native scholarship, both student and faculty, and support Native scholars and voices. We partner with Native communities to publish writings that will bring attention to their specific situations and legal battles. We discuss any and all legal struggles faced by Native Nations and Indian People and in so doing actively seek out publishable material from the traditional as well as the intellectual perspective.

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  • La Raza's primary focus is to recruit, support, and graduate Raza students. We advocate for training that prepares students to meet the needs of the legally underserved, particularly in the Latino/a community. La Raza provides academic support for Raza students, serve as an organizing force around Raza political issues, and creates a social atmosphere that promotes Raza culture and experience.

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