About UCLA School of Law's Interdisciplinary Studies Program

UCLA Law has long been a leader in the interdisciplinary study of law.  Our faculty includes leading scholars at the forefront of thought that transcends disciplinary boundaries, and our location within a world-class research university allows students to develop specialized expertise in fields outside of the law and to connect this expertise back to their legal studies.

Students may pursue joint degrees in cooperation with other distinguished professional schools and departments on the UCLA campus.  We offer joint degrees in a wealth of other disciplines including African-American Studies, American Indian Studies, Business Administration and Management, Public Health, Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning.  Students who specialize in our Law and Philosophy Program deepen their understanding of the law by exploring its philosophical foundations, an ideal preparation for those pursuing a career in academia.

UCLA Law continues to innovate with programs that challenge students to think broadly about their legal education. From Educational Policy-Making to International Migration, cross-listed courses allow students to approach the law from differing vantage points. Students attend seminars on the legal meaning of DNA through the Program on Understanding Law, Science, and Evidence, and acquire skills in robust empirical analysis through work with the Empirical Research Group.

Whether learning side-by-side with peers from the UCLA Anderson School of Management or collaborating with health care professionals to support underserved Los Angeles communities, UCLA Law students are connected to the world outside of the law school.