UCLA Law students have ample opportunity to engage in law practice before they graduate in one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

Experiential faculty are grappling with our most significant social and economic challenges in rigorous clinics, stimulating practicums, sophisticated simulation courses, and an extensive externship program. Climate change, immigration, criminal justice reform, food insecurity, and racism are some of the challenges that you will take on through UCLA Law clinics and practicums.

Simulation courses focused on litigation, dispute resolution, and transactional skill development put you in the middle of complex business and adjudicatory matters. Clinics developed in the Lowell Milken Institute and the Ziffren Center offer the rare opportunity to work on real-life transactional matters as law students.

Clinical practice and scholarship at UCLA Law has fostered paradigmatic shifts in legal practice including client-centered lawyering, in-depth skill development, theories of lawyering and cognition, and community and "rebellious" lawyering. Our commitment to experiential learning is deeply rooted, innovative, and influential in legal practice.

ABA Standards for Experiential Education

UCLA Law has incorporated the 6-credit American Bar Association experiential education requirement. Every student is guaranteed the opportunity to meet this requirement through participation in our extensive program.

The ABA Standards – Standard 303(a)(3) mandates six credit hours of experiential coursework; Standard 304 defines experiential courses.

Experiential Education Staff