If you're seeking an LL.M. degree, you have a number of questions to consider.
WHICH SCHOOLS ARE BEST?
UCLA School of Law has a reputation for excellence throughout the world. Consistently ranked in the top tier of law schools in the nation, ours is the premier law school in southern California. And, as judged by academic peers, the university itself consistently ranks in the top half-dozen in the country. The university boasts 13 schools and colleges, 69 departments, and 19 libraries.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
UCLA School of Law uses an interdisciplinary approach to legal studies, with a dynamic, flexible curriculum that appeals to a range of interests. In addition to taking our introductory seminar designed uniquely for LL.M. students, you may decide to specialize your studies in fields such as Business Law, International and Comparative Law, Entertainment, Media, and Intellectual Property Law, or Public Interest Law.
WHOM WILL I MEET?
UCLA's law faculty has a world-class reputation for scholarship. We're unique, however, because these leading scholars also seek to foster an encouraging and supportive learning environment. UCLA law students are among the best and brightest in the world, and together they make up a diverse, close-knit community. They come from a range of nationalities and backgrounds, offering fresh perspectives both inside and outside of the classroom. Whether at an academic lecture or one of our LL.M. social events, you're sure to make friends that will last a lifetime.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO ACHIEVE?
Our distinguished faculty prepare students for outstanding careers in transactional and litigation practices, government, academia, business, international law, public policy and public interest. Because of this exceptional academic preparation and our reputation for excellence, those who join us can look forward to a promising future for themselves -- and for those whom they will represent, teach and inform.
...AND FINALLY, WHY WOULDN'T I CHOOSE LOS ANGELES?
Those of us who work and study in Los Angeles have a hard time understanding why people go anywhere else. In fact, UCLA's colors were chosen to represent regional attributes: blue to symbolize the Pacific Ocean and yellow to reflect "the Golden State," the California poppy and sunsets. Our lush, sprawling campus is ideally located in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city, just 15 minutes from the beach and 5 minutes from Beverly Hills. In addition to having what might be the best climate on earth, Los Angeles is a dynamic, cosmopolitan cultural center of more than ten million people. Our arts and entertainment offerings rival any in the world. Why wouldn't you choose Los Angeles?
The application period for the 2013-2014 LL.M. Program is now closed.
Admission decisions will be announced via email on a rolling basis throughout the spring.
To learn more about the LL.M. Program, please visit the following pages: