Centers

Centers, Programs and Institutes

UCLA Law's centers, programs and institutes allow students to tackle some of the most challenging and urgent issues of our time, under the direction of expert faculty. Students may seek specializations in many fields addressed by centers, and may join clinics, organizations and journals alongside others who share their passions to advance knowledge and push for positive change.

Specializations

Critical Race Studies

Led by renowned scholars, this program is the premier setting for studying the intersection of race and the law.

Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy

Focusing on entrepreneurship and practical business law training, LMI creates outstanding leaders in law and business.

Ziffren Institute for Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law

With experienced teachers, innovative clinics and prominent alumni, the Ziffren Institute creates media law leaders.

Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Founded in 2008, this institute is the leading law school center focused on climate change and environmental issues.

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.

The Williams Institute

Recognized nationally for its impact, this institute leads research on sexual orientation and gender identity law.

The Promise Institute for Human Rights

This institute is the center of human rights education, research and advocacy at UCLA and around the region.

A. Barry Cappello Program in Trial Advocacy

UCLA Law offers an immersive approach to trial advocacy through this program in which students hone courtroom skills.

Resnick Center for Food Law & Policy

This center contributes to a diverse field of research & knowledge related to global food issues.

Program on Understanding Law, Science & Evidence (PULSE)

PULSE explores the connections between law and science to better understand how these connections influence policies.

Center for Immigration Law and Policy

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

Institute for Technology, Law & Policy

This institute undertakes research to learn how emerging technologies influence society, privacy, and public policy.

Trial Advocacy

Alumnus Boosts Trial Advocacy Program to New Heights

With generous gifts and a profound vision, eminent litigator A. Barry Cappello ’65 sows the seeds of success for UCLA Law’s next generation of courtroom advocates.

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