Founded in 1949, UCLA School of Law has garnered a reputation for artful teaching, influential scholarship and enduring innovation. As the first public law school in Southern California and the youngest top-ranked law school in the United States, UCLA Law has consistently pushed new boundaries in the study and practice of law. Its faculty are influential teachers and scholars, and its 22,000-plus alumni are leaders in government, industry, social justice and the legal profession. The school offers students a strong foundation in the law and practical training in a collaborative, intellectually rich environment.

Over the decades, UCLA Law has developed a depth and breadth of academic offerings unsurpassed by any other law school in the nation. The Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy is among the best anywhere. UCLA Law’s faculty also has emerged as one of the most influential nationwide. Its professors are leading scholars in areas including bankruptcy, corporate law, constitutional law, critical race theory, entertainment law, environmental law, intellectual property and tax law. 

Alumni live and practice in virtually every state, the District of Columbia, multiple U.S. territories and more than 50 foreign nations. These graduates excel in their chosen fields, from private practice to business to government to public interest and beyond. UCLA Law has a long tradition of distinction on the bench, with more than 320 alumni who are serving, or have served, on courts throughout the country. 96.7% of 2022 J.D. graduates were employed in full-time, long-term Bar Required or J.D. Advantage jobs 10 months after graduation. 

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Last updated
January 5, 2024