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.

Trial Advocacy

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

Criminal Justice

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

Public Interest Law & Policy

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

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.

Environmental Law

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

Critical Race Studies

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

Law & Sexuality

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

Law & Economics

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

Intellectual Property

Why IP? Because IP law ensures that authors and inventors have the resources they need to dream big and change the world.

Business & Tax Law

Offering trailblazing education in transactional law, entrepreneurship, and hands-on business law training.

Human Rights

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

International Law

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

Human Rights

Taking Action at the United Nations

Through her official work for the Human Rights Council, Professor E. Tendayi Achiume reports on global intolerance and racism, making students a key part of her endeavors.

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