Employment and Labor Law Student Orgs / Journals

  • El Centro Legal is UCLA School of Law’s student-coordinated network of volunteer legal aid clinics. Through each of El Centro's clinics, students provide legal services on a volunteer basis to a variety of communities in the greater Los Angeles area. Clinics focus on issues related to bankruptcy, education, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, immigration, juvenile justice, landlord/tenant, domestic violence and workers’ rights. Each Clinic has its own volunteers, leadership, practice area, and client base.

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  • Nearly every person in the world wears clothing, and each piece of clothing has an impact. The Fashion and Beauty Law Association aims to connect the UCLA Law and fashion and beauty communities in order to foster discussion on the myriad legal issues implicated by the fashion and beauty industries, including:

    • Intellectual property;
    • Environmental impact;
    • Constitutional rights;
    • Labor & employment;
    • Health & Safety;
    • Animal rights;
    • Advertising and sponsorships; and
    • International trade.
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  • The UCLA National Black Law Journal has been committed to scholarly discourse exploring the intersection of race and the law for 35 years. The NBLJ was started in 1970 by five African-American law students and two African-American law professors. The Journal was the first of its kind in the country. Because of the drop in African-American students at UCLA School of Law after the passage of Proposition 209, the Journal was sent to Columbia where publication could be continued. One of the Journal's founding editors noted that it was important that there be a forum for providing a theoretical framework for practical daily application of black legal ideas and concepts.

    The Journal has aimed to build on this tradition by publishing articles that make a substantive contribution to current dialogue taking place around issues such as affirmative action, employment law, the criminal justice system, community development and labor issues. The Journal has a commitment to publishing articles that inspire new thought, explore new alternatives and contribute to current jurisprudential stances.

    In 2005, a group of students at UCLA began the process of bringing the Journal back to its birthplace through the organization of a symposium entitled "Regression Analysis: The Status of African-Americans in American Legal Education." In the fall of 2009, a group of committed students reformed the NBLJ Board and in spring 2010, NBLJ was published at UCLA for the first time in more than a decade.

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  • The Pacific Basin Law Journal (PBLJ) is considered the world's foremost journal focused on Pacific Rim issues. We are committed to publishing original, cutting-edge scholarship that significantly contributes to the study of this important region of the world, and we seek to enhance dialogue between U.S. and international scholars through our publications. Past issues have featured articles by leading scholars and practitioners on a range of international and comparative law topics, including human rights, constitutional law, criminal law, international trade, labor and employment, corporate governance, climate change, and intellectual property. The breadth and diversity of topics covered by the PBLJ make it one of the most exciting, informative, and authoritative student publications at UCLA School of Law.

    The PBLJ is an entirely student-run law journal. Founded in 1982, it is the second oldest journal at UCLA Law. We publish twice a year and are available on LexisNexis, HeinOnline, eScholarship, and Westlaw.

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