Law and Public Policy

A four-year program offered by UCLA Law and UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, leading to a J.D. and a Master’s in Public Policy.

The close connection between law and public policy often leads law students to seek careers in public policy formulation and administration. UCLA Law recognizes the growing need for technical policy training, and joint study allows students to learn quantitative methods, microeconomics, political economy and bureaucracy, skills often required to secure important public policy positions. The joint degree enables public policy-oriented law students to take a year of intensive training in relevant skills, experience an expanded academic environment and systematically prepare for their chosen careers. Requirements include satisfactory completion of at least seventy-three (73) first-year and elective law school semester units and at least sixty-eight (68) public policy quarter units, as well as satisfactory completion of a 400-hour field internship with an approved government agency, non-profit group or other organization.

More Info About the Public Policy Requirement

For more information about the Public Policy portion of the Joint Degree Program, contact the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs at 310.825.0448 or

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