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

We are the center of human rights education, research and advocacy at UCLA and around the region. Join us!

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.

Law & Philosophy Program

This program provides a resource-rich curriculum to lead students’ study of the nature of law and legal systems.

Program on Legal Ethics & the Profession

This program addresses the central challenges facing today’s lawyers, serving as a forum examining professional issues.

Prison Law and Policy Program

Taking an expansive view of the criminal legal system and aiming to deepen our understanding of the role the law plays in shaping all aspects of the carceral experience.

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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