Graduates may pick up their diplomas at the law school’s Records Office service window (1224 Law Building). Be sure to bring a driver’s license, state-issued ID, or passport.
Graduates may also request to have diplomas mailed. Send your signed request to:
UCLA School of Law
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
In your request, please include: your name, signature, UCLA ID # or the last four digits of your Social Security #, date of birth, year of your graduation, a contact phone number or email address in case we need to reach you, and the address to which the diploma should be sent. Diplomas are sent via certified mail with a recipient signature required for delivery. Please note that the diploma is very large and flat. Having it delivered to your office/work address is generally better than having it delivered to a residence. If there is nobody there to sign for it, then somebody would have to go to the postal office and pick it up (as it is sent via certified mail). Please make sure the delivery address is valid as returned diplomas tend to get very beat up necessitating a re-order of your diploma and another 8-week wait. There is no cost for mailing.
You can authorize a trusted third party to pick up your diploma by sending in advance a written, signed request to the Records Office. In addition to the usual diploma request information (your name, signature, UCLA ID # or Social Security #, date of birth, year of your graduation, a contact phone number or email address), you must include the name of your designate and they must present their own photo I.D. when they come for pick up. Authorizations can be faxed or scanned and emailed in to the Records Office.
Your diploma is not released if you have outstanding financial obligations to the University (you can check URSA for information on any outstanding holds on your academic records).
If your original diploma has been lost or significantly damaged, you can request a replacement diploma. In addition to the ordering process outlined above, you must include information regarding the status of the original diploma (e.g.
, whether it was damaged or lost) and a check to cover the $75 fee for a replacement diploma; please make checks payable to "UC Regents." Re-orders take approximately 8 weeks to process. The replacement diploma will bear a reissue date and the signatures of the current
officials of the state and University (that is, no more Schwarzenegger signature!).