Areas of Focus

Immigration Law

With esteemed scholars, impactful clinics and innovative courses on a range of pressing issues, UCLA Law resides in a diverse city as a hub of immigration law and policy.

UCLA Law's immigration faculty features eminent legal leaders who teach courses in the doctrine and theory of global migration and oversee dynamic experiential opportunities. Through the Center for Immigration Law and Policy and initiatives including the Immigrant Family Legal Clinic at the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools in Los Angeles, students make a meaningful difference in the community while gaining an unparalleled view of the key issues that drive immigration law today.

Our robust educational programs include the Immigrants' Rights Policy Clinic, which partners with Public Counsel's Immigrants' Rights Project to help immigrants in the heart of Los Angeles. Students also travel throughout California and the nation, volunteering on the front lines by offering timely assistance to immigrants, including helping detained families who seek asylum.

Summer and post-graduate work opportunities include a robust slate of fellowships and public-interest service positions that allow students and recent graduates to gain the experience they need to join our faculty and alumni at the leading edge of immigration law.

Centers of Excellence
Centers of Excellence

Center for Immigration Law and Policy

A hub for immigration scholarship and advocacy, engaging community organizations, practitioners, lawmakers and experts in the field.

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Centers of Excellence

Criminal Justice Program

This program is designed to help students build a foundation in criminal law while gaining meaningful experience.

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Centers of Excellence

David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy

This program is of the nation’s most innovative and successful law school public interest programs.

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Oct 19, 2020

Hiroshi Motomura Interviewed by L.A. Times on Lasting Effects of Trump Immigration Policies on California

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Jul 30, 2020

Gorjian ’20 Wins UC President’s Award for DACA Leadership

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