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.

Law & Philosophy

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

Human Rights

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

Law & Economics

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

Trial Advocacy

From competitions to a strong curriculum, we offer comprehensive training for students.

Immigration Law

UCLA Law resides in a hub of immigration law and policy and offers innovative courses on a range of pressing issues.

Criminal Justice

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

International Law

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

Law & Sexuality

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

Environmental Law

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

Entertainment Law

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

Critical Race Studies

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

Health Law

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

Technology & Law

At the Intersection of Emerging Tech and Public Policy

UCLA’s cutting-edge Institute for Technology, Law and Policy addresses innovations that stand to disrupt steadfast institutions and understandings throughout society.

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