Degrees & Specializations for the Juris Doctor

The youngest among the top law schools in the nation, UCLA School of Law is a dynamic and forward-looking institution committed to training students to be leaders both in practice and in the community. Our students benefit from a rich and expansive curriculum, cutting-edge centers and programs, a long tradition of interdisciplinary thought and study, and an extensive selection of clinical and experiential courses that enable students to shape their own professional identities. 

Juris Doctor Program

UCLA School of Law offers students a rigorous and engaging J.D. program. From the innovative design of our first-year curriculum, to the demanding capstone courses of the advanced curriculum, UCLA Law offers students a dynamic start to their professional life.

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Joint Degree Programs

At UCLA Law, we offer eight formal joint degree programs. Learn More

Law & African-American Studies

Law & Public Health

Law & American Indian Studies

Law & Public Policy

Law & Management

Law & Social Welfare

Law & Philosophy

Law & Urban Planning


Currently we offer seven official specializations for the Juris Doctor.

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Business Law & Policy

International and Comparative Law

Critical Race Studies

Law & Philosophy

David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy

Media, Entertainment and Technology Law and Policy

Environmental Law