Interdisciplinary Courses, & Cross-Listed Courses

UCLA School of Law has long been a leader in the interdisciplinary study of law, and unlike many other schools, UCLA law students can take courses in the professional schools and departments elsewhere on the UCLA campus, offering yet another way for students to connect to the world outside of the law school.

G. Nelson

This is a concentrated study of the law governing the financing of land transactions from both a national and California perspective. Coverage includes the California deed of trust, installment land...

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D. Beglin E. Encarnacion M. Yahav

This course will provide an introduction to some of the central issues in the philosophy of law. We will specifically consider questions in analytical jurisprudence (the study of the nature of law)...

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S. Biegel K. Eichensehr

This course examines legal and policy challenges stemming from rapidly evolving cybersecurity threats. Cyber insecurities affect many types of actors—for example, individuals who suffer...

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C. Goldberg A. Riley

This course provides an overview of federal Indian law through a study of cases and historical and contemporary materials. It covers the basic conflicts among sovereign governments which dominate...

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S. Biegel

An examination of recent high profile, education-related disputes at both the K-12 and higher ed levels. Topics to be explored include campus safety and privacy, student freedom of expression,...

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J. Zasloff

In this course, we will study the legal regulation of the urban environment. Developers, environmentalists, homeowners, interest groups and other political actors are constrained and empowered by a...

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A. Carlson S. Hecht C. Horowitz E. Parson

This introductory course will focus on the variety of legal mechanisms that regulate the environment, including common law doctrines such as nuisance as well as major U.S. federal statutes such as...

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T. Bryant

The field of animal law has grown tremendously in the past decade. There is substantial litigation and reform legislation designed to help animals we currently exploit for food, entertainment, and...

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J. Horwitz

This course is an introduction into the law, policy, politics, ethics, and economics of health care in the United States. We will explore and discuss the legal and policy considerations that have...

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S. Falsafi F. Olsen

This course examines the legal and social status of women in modern American society, law and policy relating to that status, legal tools developed to address sexual inequality, and the...

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K. Abou El Fadl

This course introduces students to the field of Islamic law. It is designed to give students a firm grounding in the principles, concepts and terminology of Islamic law. Islamic law is one of the...

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F. Olsen

As dissent becomes criminalized and activity that has previously been considered legitimate dissent can land one in jail, the distinction between exercising freedom of speech and engaging in civil...

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The law is fundamentally concerned with human behavior, and every behavior is enabled by a brain. But does understanding the neuroscience – brain mechanism – behind a behavior matter for the law?...

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G. Orren

Whether our goal is to convince one person in a face-to-face encounter, influence a group, sway an entire organization, or win over the public, persuasion lies at the heart of our personal and...

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This course is an introduction to public health law and policy in the United States. We will discuss ways that law can and should be used to improve health, focusing on the legal basis and limits of...

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L. Santikian

The aim of this course is to provide law school students with a strong foundation in securities markets, investments, and valuation. Topics include discounting and present values, the valuation of...

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J. Horwitz

Health care is at the center of many of the most important and controversial policy issues in the U.S. This colloquium provides participants with an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research...

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A. Riley

This course explores the identity, ownership, appropriation and repatriation of both tangible and intangible cultural property – those items which are of great significance to the cultural heritage...

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R. Sander

A growing body of evidence suggests that high levels of housing segregation in the U.S. are the root cause of persistent black/white gaps in mortality, employment, cognitive skills and general...

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C. Goldberg

Students in this seminar will study the past and present legal systems of Native American tribal nations. There will be detailed examination of several different tribal systems, such as Navajo,...

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J. Oh K. Stark E. Zolt

Tax policy is at the heart of many of the most important public policy issues that we face in our society. How should we allocate the cost of government? Should the tax code be used to influence...

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M. Greenberg S. Munzer L. Sager S. Shiffrin

The Legal Theory Workshop brings leading scholars from around the world to discuss their works in progress with law students, graduate students in philosophy, and interested faculty. All the papers...

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K. Abou El Fadl

What is a political crime? Is there a meaningful distinction between a political as opposed to a non-political or common crime? And what is the relationship of political crimes to terrorism? This...

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B. Nyblade

This is a seminar focused on guiding students conducting original empirical legal research. It introduces the fundamentals of research design, statistics and data analysis in the first half of the...

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D. Lowenstein

From ancient times, law, justice, government, and responsibility have been major themes in many great works of literature. The primary emphasis of this seminar will be the consideration of a number...

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P. Goodman

This seminar focuses on the interface between two important subjects: law and popular culture. Before class, students will see a series of films or television shows relating to law, lawyers, and...

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J. Dienstag

This course will examine the important trends in European political and constitutional theory in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, that is, the political theory that was current and...

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In this seminar, we will explore issues in medical ethics and law that are almost always in the headlines and fall under the broad umbrella of "reproduction." We will examine how the institutions of...

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F. Olsen

The seminar examines traditional legal theory from a feminist perspective and explores alternative feminist views of legal issues and standard jurisprudential quandaries. Students planning to publish...

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A. Riley

This course examines issues legal issues integral to governance that Native American nations face in the 21st century, including those that impact and shape: political sovereignty, economic...

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S. Falsafi R. Moran

The Supreme Court famously called education "the very foundation of good citizenship" and designated it "the most important function of state and local government." Today, Americans continue to...

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C. Harris

This seminar will focus on race-conscious remedies designed to ameliorate race discrimination and inequality. Preliminary focus will be on the location of race-conscious remedies within the existing...

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M. Grady J. Horwitz A. Stremitzer

The UCLA Law and Economics Workshop is an interdisciplinary workshop attended by students and faculty members. Speakers from other universities will be invited to present working papers on law and...

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F. Olsen

In recent decades, sex discrimination scholarship has moved beyond its initial focus on legal doctrine and constitutional arguments to develop a criticism of the legal system itself. This seminar...

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R. Steinberg

This seminar briefly introduces students to international criminal law, then focuses on contemporary issues facing the International Criminal Court (ICC). At each weekly class meeting, we will...

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L. Baldwin Clark

This course will introduce students to sociology as a theoretical framework through which to understand law. The course will use sociological texts liberally to examine law “on the ground” as opposed...

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R. Sears

The HIV/AIDS epidemic is one of the greatest public health crises of the past four decades and has resulted in significant legislation and public policy geared toward both infected and affected...

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N. Zatz

This course surveys the emerging field of Reentry Law with a focus on the profound labor market consequences of racialized mass incarceration. Students will learn the key technical features of and...

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N. Netanel

This seminar canvasses a range of issues and views regarding how to structure innovation law and policy to spur greater technological innovation. Much debated issues in this area include whether...

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E. Parson

This course will examine the challenges posed to legal arrangements and institutions of government by certain societal trends – principally related to technological advance and environmental stress –...

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D. Simson

Issues of race and racial inequality have shaped American history and continue to be at the forefront of debates about justice, fairness, and equality. The legal system has developed particular...

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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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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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B. Depoorter J. Reynolds T. Ulen

This course introduces students to the field of law & economics. It highlights the various insights of social science research (economic theory, cognitive and social psychology, sociology) in...

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