Meeting the Moment
UCLA Law’s Critical Race Studies Program Turns 20
Amid COVID-19 and a reckoning over systemic racism, seven faculty members weigh in on police accountability, immigration, equality in education, the use of racialized symbols in commerce and other issues of the day.
Year in Review
Message from Dean Jennifer L. Mnookin
Despite unprecedented challenges, UCLA Law thrived and excelled beyond even normal expectations, impacting communities far and wide in 2020.
From UCLA to the UN: Achiume Amps Up Human Rights Advocacy in Troubling Times
Any given year finds UCLA Law Professor E. Tendayi Achiume, a leading authority in global human rights, traveling the world, engaged in a robust slate of speeches and presentations at the highest levels. But in this year beset by the coronavirus pandemic and mass protests over systemic racism that started in the United States and spread around the world, her calendar was more packed than ever.
Sparking Success: Achievement Fellowship Program Enters Its Fifth Year
Created with gifts from alumni and friends, the program has so far provided full-tuition scholarships to 33 students who have overcome significant obstacles to get to UCLA Law — where they have found tremendous success.
Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Establish Faculty Chairs
Ralph Shapiro ’58 and Shirley Shapiro, UCLA alumni and longtime friends of UCLA School of Law, built upon their legendary generosity last year when they founded two new chairs at the law school.