Centers and Programs

Personalized Legal Education

A life in the law has infinite possible paths. Personalize your course of study by choosing from more than 200 course offerings, a variety that rivals that of the largest schools in the country. The College of Law offers three centers of excellence, a clinical program that offers unparalleled opportunities to practice law in a variety of settngs with actual clients, and numerous other programs that you can explore.

Excellent faculty-student ratios ensure that you will get to know the faculty on a personal basis, and they can serve as mentors to discuss your law school experience and plans for the future. Smaller class sizes also mean you will get individualized attention, with about 70 percent of upper-division courses having enrollments of 20 or fewer students.

In addition, the College of Law offers an LL.M., or Master of Laws program for those with a J.D. who wish to specialize, and an M.L.S., or Master of Legal Services, for those who wish to learn about the law but don't plan to be an attorney.

Please read about all the programs below:

The Center for Law, Science & Innovation is the first and largest academic center focused on the intersection of law with science and technology. Its 26 faculty fellows, together with numerous associated faculty, students, and research fellows, explore innovations in law and policy for a world of rapidly changing technologies, through leading-edge scholarship, education, and policy dialogue.

The Center for Law and Global Affairs supports and inspires research, education and practice regarding emerging forms of transnational governance that extend beyond the traditional paradigms of international law. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, state and non-state actors – from corporations to grassroots movements – manage governance and power in new ways.

The Indian Legal Program was established in 1988 to provide legal education and generate scholarship in the area of Indian law and to undertake public service to tribal governments.  The Indian Legal Program trains students to effectively engage the representation of Native peoples and seeks to promote an understanding of the differences between the legal systems of Indian Nations and those of the state and federal governments. 

The Program on Law and Sustainability seeks to accelerate the development and dissemination of legal ideas and constructs capable of furthering sustainability goals. Through cutting-edge faculty research, world-class instruction, meaningful student opportunities, and an extraordinary annual conference, the Program is committed to helping address the world’s pressing environmental sustainability challenges.

The LL.M. programs allow one year of rigorous graduate law study tailored to the scholarly and practice interests of participating U.S. and foreign-trained students. Concentrations include biotechnology and genomics, global legal studies, and tribal policy, law and government. Students also can create a customized LL.M. to meet their specific needs.

The Master of Legal Studies is a unique, 30-credit graduate program offered to established professionals or academicians whose work intersects with the law. MLS students learn the foundations of U.S. law and study the process of legal analysis in the context of the cases, laws, and regulations related to their specific career interests. 

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