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.

Public Interest Law & Policy

Our robust program provides the training and opportunities for students to become leaders in public service.

Technology & the Law

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

International Law

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

Law & Philosophy

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

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.

Immigration Law

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

Law & Economics

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

Health Law

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

Criminal Justice

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

Constitutional & Public Law

With renowned faculty, UCLA Law grounds students in the relationship between individuals and the U.S. government.

Intellectual Property

From exploration of topics such as copyright to the impact of new technologies on the law, we offer a robust curriculum.

Entertainment

Documentary Film Legal Clinic Shines at Sundance

Students meet with clients, get an inside view of the deal-making process and receive a rousing ovation at the independent film industry's annual festival in Park City, Utah.

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