Recognized as one of the finest institutions of legal education in the United States, our strength is rooted in a tradition of access, excellence, innovation and service.
Where Innovation Creates Impact
Since 1949, UCLA School of Law has been recognized as one of the top law schools in the nation and the world. We’ve been in the vanguard of establishing impactful programs and centers, and launching initiatives that are the first of their kind. At UCLA Law, our values are expressed through the highest level of individual and institutional excellence, a belief in the promise of people from all walks of life, and a commitment to serving the greater good.
UCLA School of Law has a reputation for excellence throughout the world. Consistently ranked in the top tier of law schools in the nation, ours is the premier law school in southern California. And, as judged by academic peers, the university itself consistently ranks in the top half-dozen in the country. The university boasts 13 schools and colleges, 69 departments, and 19 libraries.
Academic Studies and Curriculum
UCLA School of Law uses an interdisciplinary approach to legal studies, with a dynamic, flexible curriculum that appeals to a range of interests. In addition to taking our introductory seminar designed uniquely for LL.M. students, you may decide to specialize your studiesin fields such as Business Law, International and Comparative Law, Entertainment, Media, and Intellectual Property Law, Public Interest Law, and more.
The UCLA Law Community
The UCLA Law Community has a world-class reputation for scholarship. We're unique, however, because these leading scholars also seek to foster an encouraging and supportive learning environment. UCLA law students are among the best and brightest in the world, and together they make up a diverse, close-knit community. They come from a range of nationalities and backgrounds, offering fresh perspectives both inside and outside of the classroom. Whether at an academic lecture or one of our LL.M. social events, you're sure to make friends that will last a lifetime.
Stand Above the Rest
Our distinguished faculty prepare students for outstanding careers in transactional and litigation practices, government, academia, business, international law, public policy and public interest. Because of this exceptional academic preparation and our reputation for excellence, those who join us can look forward to a promising future for themselves -- and for those whom they will represent, teach and inform.
UCLA School of Law is more than a top-tier law school – it’s a top-tier public law school committed to equality of access and opportunity. We are cognizant of our obligation to prepare citizen-lawyers who not only practice their profession with distinction, but also remember their unique privilege to serve society.
At UCLA Law, you can find your path to professionalism through a wide-ranging curriculum, in-depth externships and numerous hands-on learning opportunities. Whatever you’re interested in, you can find a way to fulfill that promise here.
UCLA School of Law has long been recognized for its innovative approach to teaching, which transforms the classroom into a real-world laboratory through the integration of theory and practice. Here, students gain crucial firsthand experience that prepares them for future careers, learning from faculty whose knowledge and expertise place them at the forefront of legal thought.
As a Bruin, you’re a law student for three years – and an alumnus forever. While at UCLA, students have access to all the activities and events our campus has to offer. This is a safe space to grow and stretch yourself intellectually, creatively and socially, and, in the process, begin building relationships that will last a lifetime.
UCLA School of Law is located in the heart of the thriving metropolis of Los Angeles on the spectacular UCLA campus – the largest campus within the UC system and one of the world’s leading research universities. With an interdisciplinary tradition that offers partnerships across the campus and an ethic of service in the community, the UCLA network lifts your education beyond the law school. The only limitation? The depth of your desire to learn.