In compliance with ABA Standard 302, the Faculty of UCLA School of Law has adopted the following institutional learning outcomes for our J.D. students:
- Be familiar with generally recognized approaches to the study of law and legal reasoning.
- Be able to identify and understand key concepts in substantive law and the legal process.
- Have an understanding of the role of law in public policy.
- Have had exposure to legal theory and to interdisciplinary perspectives on law.
- Be able to carry out a competent legal analysis.
- Be able to conduct competent legal research.
- Be able to write effectively and to communicate orally in a legal setting.
- Have had exposure to problem-solving techniques that prepare students to practice in a diverse society and world, such as the ability to work collaboratively, to communicate effectively with clients, and to engage competently with persons from a variety of backgrounds and holding a variety of views.
- Be familiar with the rules of professional ethics.
- Be capable of exhibiting professionalism in the practice of law in accordance with the legal profession’s values and standards.