Areas of Focus

Pursue Your Passion for the Law in a Challenging and Collaborative Environment

UCLA Law offers leading academic programs of phenomenal depth and breadth, with leading scholars and programs on topics ranging from constitutional law to Critical Race Studies, from tax and business law to immigration, trial advocacy and technology and the law. Students are encouraged to dive deep into their areas of interest while branching out to explore other facets of the law. Students can earn specializations in seven different disciplines, join some of our 60-plus student organizations, participate in clinics through our pioneering Experiential Education Program and learn from top practitioners and faculty through our institutes, centers and programs.

Criminal Justice

Students prepare for impactful careers through a rigorous curriculum that blends coursework with practical experiences.

Indian Law

From addressing the public policy concerns for Native peoples to repatriation and cultural resource protection, Indian law covers a variety of legal subjects and processes.

Critical Race Studies

As the first program of its kind in the nation, we prepare students for impactful careers in racial justice advocacy.

International Law

International legal authorities play an essential role in enforcing human rights in an increasingly connected world.

Human Rights

Faculty with real-life experience lead students in the search for new solutions to the human rights crises of our time.

Health Law

From regulation of therapies to privacy of patients, healthcare law is one of the most dynamic areas of practice.

Law & Economics

Students learn to develop laws with the greatest possible efficiency and fairness across society.

Technology & the Law

UCLA Law offers opportunities for students to dive into the disruptive impact of technology on law and society.

Entertainment Law

UCLA Law is consistently recognized as the nation's premier school for entertainment and media law.

Law & Philosophy

Explore the philosophical underpinnings of legal ethics with leading cross-disciplinary scholars and teachers.

Environmental Law

Our cutting-edge curriculum equips students to make a lasting difference in addressing environmental challenges.

Law & Sexuality

UCLA Law is a leader in scholarship at the intersection of law, policy, sexuality and gender identity.

Trial Advocacy

Alumnus Boosts Trial Advocacy Program to New Heights

With generous gifts and a profound vision, eminent litigator A. Barry Cappello ’65 sows the seeds of success for UCLA Law’s next generation of courtroom advocates.

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