|Research Facilities: ||The Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library houses over 600,000 bound volumes and includes a wealth of electronic information resources. The Law Library is also the home to the Williams Institute Reading Room and Collection, which supports the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy. Ranked among the top ten research libraries in the U.S., the UCLA Library system also encompasses the College Library, which provides collections and services tailored to undergraduates; the Charles E. Young Research Library, which houses graduate and faculty collections in education, government information, maps, public policy, social sciences, and urban planning; and seven subject libraries focused on East Asian vernacular-language materials, health and life sciences, management, performing and visual arts, and physical sciences and engineering. Collections across the entire system total eight million volumes; nearly eighty thousand serial titles; and important collections of archives, audiovisual materials, corporate reports, government publications, manuscripts, microforms, oral histories, photographs, technical reports, and other scholarly resources. The UCLA Film and Television Archive is the world's largest university-based collection of motion pictures and broadcast programming. Several interdisciplinary Organized Research Units (ORUs) offer students and faculty the opportunity to engage in basic and applied research. The following lists some of UCLA's ORUs within 6 major research divisions: Arts and Humanities: Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies; Health Sciences: Brain Research Institute, Crump Institute for Biological Imaging, Dental Research Institute, Jules Stein Eye Institute, Mental Retardation Research Center, UCLA-DOE Laboratory of Structural Biology and Molecular Medicine; Office of International Studies and Overseas Programs (ISOP): Coleman African Studies Center, Center for European and Russian Studies, Latin American Center, Von Grunebaum Center for Near East Studies, Center for International Relations, Center for Pacific Rim Studies, Center for Chinese Studies, Joint Center in East Asian Studies, Center for Japanese Studies, Center for Korean Studies; Life Sciences: Center for the Study of Women, Molecular Biology Institute, Physical Sciences and Engineering; Institute of American Cultures (Center for African American Studies, American Indian Studies Center, Asian American Studies Center, Chicano Studies Research Center), Institute of Archaeology, Institute for Social Science.|
|Off-Campus Resources: ||School of Law students have myriad opportunities to work with or otherwise take advantage of off-campus resources. The SchoolÂ’s Office of Public Interest Programs serves as a resource center or information clearinghouse for off-campus public interest-oriented volunteer opportunities, events and programming. Additionally, the Office of Public Interest Programs often cosponsors programs of interest with off-campus entities. A number of School of Law student organizations also sponsor opportunities and programs together with nonprofit organizations and other entities in the community. Further, through a variety of courses, including clinical courses, students can work with nonprofit organizations and government agencies in the community.
Law students may spend one semester abroad through student exchange agreements with universities in Argentina, Australia, France, Israel, Japan, Norway, Spain, and Switzerland. Some students also obtain approval for an individualized study-abroad program. UCLA Law has an extensive national and international student externship program. The law school has developed a core group of judicial and agency externships which include externships with federal judges, government agencies, public interest law firms, and nonprofit organizations. In addition, the UCDC Program is a uniquely collaborative full-time externship program in Washington, DC. Both full-time and part-time externships are available. Students can also propose new agency externships tailored to their academic goals.|