Experiential Courses - Clinics, Simulations, and Externships

UCLA School of Law’s Clinical and Experiential Learning Program offers extensive and rigorous practical training for student-lawyers interested in any area of practice. Experiential courses include a remarkable array of live-client clinics, simulation-based skills courses and courses that combine simulation-based teaching with field-placement programs. In these varied clinical settings, students learn how to interview and counsel clients, represent groups, draft legal documents, examine and cross-examine witnesses, resolve disputes and argue before a judge or jury. Students interested in transactional practice can learn how to finance a start-up company, sell a private company, advise a community-based organization or manage the myriad environmental issues that arise when selling a business. The law school also offers a robust externship program.

J. Horwitz L. McClelland

This course provides an intensive skill-building experience in legal research and drafting of rules and analyses regarding charitable nonprofit law. The client is the American Law Institute, an...

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The Yearlong Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic is a joint undertaking between UCLA and the law firm of O’Melveny and Myers LLP.Three senior O’Melveny appellate attorneys will teach the Clinic....

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J. Berra S. Paul J. Schwartz

Students in the civil rights litigation clinic will tackle questions of litigation strategy, practice litigation skills in the civil rights context, and work on pending and potential cases. During...

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S. Derian S. Paul

Third year students have priority for enrollment in this course. This course will be graded on a P/U/NC basis. Students are allowed to take only one Trial Advocacy related course (Civil, Criminal or...

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A. Miyashita

This clinic focuses on teaching students interviewing and counseling skills through practice client-centered lawyering. The course builds on UCLAW’s strong skills training curriculum developed by...

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J. Cramer I. Eagly G. Iversen

UCLA School of Law’s Criminal Defense Clinic (“CDC”) examines the role of the defense lawyer in the criminal justice process. The class seminar, which meets twice each week, covers both substantive...

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E. Achiume J. Berra

The International Human Rights Clinic requires students to navigate international human rights law theory and practice in the service of real clients. It has two components: clinical projects and a...

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J. Forgie S. Hecht M. Herzog C. Horowitz

The course is designed to train students in lawyering by exposing them to actual environmental law cases. Under faculty supervision, students represent environmental and environmental justice...

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L. Bocarsly

Taught in conjunction with Advanced Real Estate Transactions, the Real Estate Law Clinic is a year-long clinical course offering students practical, hands-on training and experience working on live...

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E. Volokh

The First Amendment Amicus Brief Clinic will file friend-of-the-court briefs on behalf of nonprofits in a wide range of First Amendment cases. Students will work in teams of two or three on each...

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S. Banner F. Rowley, Jr.

Students work on real cases before the U S. Supreme Court, while learning how the Court selects & decides its cases and how lawyers shape their arguments. Includes drafting certiorari petitions

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L. Miranda W. Wood

Students in this clinic will provide legal assistance to Indian nations. Projects served by the clinic will involve the development and modification of tribal legal codes, governing documents and...

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M. Tyner

In this clinic students will gain hands-on client experience by working directly with veterans in need of legal assistance. The course includes class instruction on veterans law, general...

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D. German V. Vanaman

The course is designed to provide hands on experience in various aspects of the lawyering process, including interviewing, administrative record review, factual and legal case analysis, and mediation...

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K. Jackson J. London

The Asylum Clinic is a joint venture between the law school and Public Counsel’s Immigrants’ Rights Project. Students will spend approximately four hours each week in the classroom and an additional...

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M. Kezirian C. Powers

**Completion of Law 608- Intersection of Law, Health and Public Policy: Medical-Legal Partnerships, is pre-requisite to enrollment in this course.** Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) represent a...

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S. Cummings B. Weiss

Community economic development (CED) has emerged over the past quarter century as a important strategy for redressing urban poverty. The main programmatic goal of CED—advanced primarily by...

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J. Feuer M. Tarango

The Corporate In-House Practice Clinic is designed to provide students an opportunity to learn about and actually work with in-house counsel at a local company. In addition to training students in...

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R. Steinberg

Students enrolled in the Sanela Diana Jenkins Clinic on Gender Violence in Eastern Congo will help support and assess five interventions to assist villages that have suffered mass rape attacks in...

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R. Steinberg

This year-long clinic has elements of a clinic, a seminar, a law journal, and a long-distance externship. We will partner with the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court...

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J. Nanda

Students will gain a complete understanding of the inner workings of the Juvenile Justice System, both nationally and locally with a focus on issues impacting youth who interact with the criminal

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B. Weiss

The modern neighborhood-based community development corporation (CDC) has emerged as a critical actor in the effort to close the housing affordability gap and to promote sustainable development in...

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N. Arya

In this clinic, students will gain hands-on experience working on state and federal criminal justice reform campaign efforts. Lawyers engaged in criminal justice reform projects use multiple tactics...

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The Workers’ Rights Clinic is looking for motivated students with a strong interest in labor law and social justice. Under the supervision of in-house counsel and a senior organizing director,clinic...

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S. Paul

This clinic will focus on developing core trial skills in the context of representing low-wage workers in today’s economy. The live-client case-work will center around administrative hearings, which...

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