To meet a growing need for tailored legal expertise, UCLA offers a number of distinctive areas of specialization that permit students to benefit from the expertise of our renowned faculty. These focused paths guide students  through a sequenced and challenging course of study and enable students to prepare for their individual career goals. Students who specialize earn a certificate of completion as well as a J.D. degree.

Currently we offer these official specializations:

Business Law & Policy

Critical Race Studies

David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy

Environmental Law

Media, Entertainment and Technology Law and Policy

International and Comparative Law

Law & Philosophy

Law & Sexuality (LL.M. only)