UCLA Law has a well-established program to offer credit for appropriate school-year placements, including externships with movie and television studios, networks, Silicon Beach digital media companies, production companies, talent agencies and others.
Full-time, semester-long externships give J.D. students in their second and third years the opportunity to develop legal skills outside the classroom context, gain practical experience in supervised settings, and acquire perspectives about the lawyering process.
Both J.D. and LL.M. candidate students also may seek part-time corporate-venue externships, so long as they comply with school requirements. Students may take more than one part-time externship, but may receive a cumulative total of not more than 10 units of "pass-fail" credit for J.D. students or 5 units for LL.M. students for such externships. In one semester, J.D. students may choose from 3-8 units of fieldwork and LL.M. students 2-5 units. There is also a 1 unit mandatory companion seminar for all part-time externships. Students may not take part-time externships at law firms.
Students are encouraged to check with the UCLA Law Externship Director about venues, credit, and applicable requirements.
Students are eligible to receive course credit for summer internships at a variety of entertainment and media venues. More information is available through the UCLA Law Office of Career Services.
Students also have robust opportunities to pursue paid, year-round internships with media and entertainment industry organizations. Past placements have included Activision, CBS, FOX, Lionsgate, NBCUniversal, SAG-AFTRA, Warner Bros. and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, among others.