Institutional Learning Outcomes

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:

  1. Be familiar with generally recognized approaches to the study of law and legal reasoning.
  2. Be able to identify and understand key concepts in substantive law and the legal process.
  3. Have an understanding of the role of law in public policy.
  4. Have had exposure to legal theory and to interdisciplinary perspectives on law.
  5. Be able to carry out a competent legal analysis.
  6. Be able to conduct competent legal research.
  7. Be able to write effectively and to communicate orally in a legal setting.
  8. 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.
  9. Be familiar with the rules of professional ethics.
  10. Be capable of exhibiting professionalism in the practice of law in accordance with the legal profession’s values and standards.
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