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.

S. Patel J. Schwartz

The Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic pursues police reform through civil litigation. In the seminar, students will develop litigation skills including complaint drafting, litigation...

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

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J. Cramer I. Eagly

UCLA School of Law’s Criminal Defense Clinic (“CDC”) examines the role of the defense lawyer in the criminal justice process. The central feature of this clinical course is the CDC’s work providing...

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E. Achiume J. Berra T. Schneider

The International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) requires students to navigate international human rights legal theory and practice in the service of real clients and partners. It has two components:...

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M. Hankins S. Hecht C. Horowitz J. Stein

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

The Real Estate Law Clinic offers students practical, hands-on training and experience working on live real estate transactions involving the development and finance of affordable housing. Students...

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E. Volokh

This Clinic files friend-of-the-court briefs on behalf of nonprofits (e.g., the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and more) in a wide range of First...

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S. Banner

In this course students work on real cases before the United States Supreme Court, while learning how the Court selects and decides its cases and how lawyers shape their arguments. Our work consists...

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L. van Schilfgaarde W. Wood

Students in this clinic provide legal assistance to Native nations. Clinic projects emphasize skills of drafting legislation, legal memoranda and other documents, along with cross-cultural...

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C. Goldberg

Students in this Clinic will provide assistance to justices of the highest courts of the Hualapai Tribe in Arizona and other tribes, while learning skills useful in clerking for any appellate judge...

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S. Patel W. Watts

The Poverty, Homelessness, and Criminalization Clinic provides critical legal services as part of a broad approach to addressing the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles. In a law office setting only...

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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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J. Stein J. Zasloff

The California Environmental Legislation and Policy Clinic would expose students to the workings of the California Legislature, and Sacramento in general, and to the unique role attorneys can play in...

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S. Cummings D. Smith

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 Practice Clinic provides students an opportunity to work on a law assignment provided by a local company under the supervision of the instructor. The assignments will require the...

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J. Nanda

What is juvenile justice? How and why do we define “youth” and “youth at risk?” How are juveniles profiled? What happens when juveniles enter “the system?” What is the role of a prosecutor,...

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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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E. Chong

The Patent and Trademark Clinics at UCLA School of Law teach students how to file applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The clinics offer such limited legal services on a...

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The Patent and Trademark Clinics at UCLA School of Law teach students how to file applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The clinics offer such limited legal services on a...

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S. Genco S. Hilderley J. Light

The Music Industry Clinic will allow students to take on the role of providing legal advice along with negotiating and drafting agreements related the production, distribution and publishing of music...

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D. Cohen D. Mayeda

The Documentary Film Legal Clinic will give students the opportunity to provide legal counsel and representation to documentary filmmakers. The legal services for independent filmmakers may include:...

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I. Eagly

Sentencing advocacy is central to the work of criminal defense lawyers. In the federal system, 97% of cases are resolved by plea bargaining and proceed immediately to sentencing. Sentencing law is...

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J. Berra H. Motomura

Immigrants’ Rights addresses the consequences of immigration or citizenship status. For example, are undocumented immigrants eligible for state-run health care and other public benefits? Are...

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A. Korn

The Food Law and Policy Clinic will allow students to take on the role of policy advocate within the food justice movement, which calls for positive, systemic change in the areas of food insecurity,...

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The Copyright Amicus Legal Clinic integrates research, analytical and writing skills, and strategic and collaborative decision making in the context of drafting amicus briefs on current copyright...

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T. Bryant

Video Message from Prof. Taimie Bryant about Law 778. Clinic webpage: https://law.ucla.edu/academics/clinical-and-experiential-programs/dog-adjudication-clinic/ Dogs in the United States frequently...

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J. Groban

Students will work directly for an individual justice of the California Court of Appeal in the judge’s chambers (you will be working in downtown Los Angeles twice a week). Students will: regularly...

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S. Ashar E. MacLean N. Rabin

Course Description: This live-client clinic serves immigrant families on the site of the Robert F. Kennedy campus of six K-12 public schools located in Koreatown. The location of this clinic will...

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J. Berra

The Human Rights in Action Clinic (HRAC) will provide students with a critical understanding of human rights as a dynamic and contested field of law and social action, focusing on collaborative...

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J. Berra

The Promise Institute for Human Rights is offering for the 2019 J-Term the International Human Rights Field Experience. The International Human Rights Field Experience offers students a unique...

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T. Bryant

Video Message from Prof. Taimie Bryant about Law 938 A/BDogs in the United States frequently die just because someone accused them of being “dangerous.” Some accusations are legitimate, but many are...

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