I am currently a foreign student enrolled in the master’s program (LL.M) at UCLA School of Law. Studying at UCLA, I do believe there is an inclusive environment with respect to the social and academic society. As a foreign candidate, I have had the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of cultural and academic events. There are various societies relating to each nationality that foreign students may join, an example being the South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA). Foreign candidates are also provided multiple networking opportunities across various fields of law. Having said that, I do believe internship opportunities are limited for foreign students as work authorization policies do not permit foreign candidates to apply for internships at private law firms, subject to certain limited exceptions.
The Master of Law program at UCLA consists of approximately 200 students. I do believe we are a diverse group of students; the diversity predominately involves representations from the jurisdictions of India, France, England, and China. It must also be noted that the diversity mentioned is with respect to only the pool of candidates enrolled in the Master of Law program at UCLA. The faculty is equally diverse as well resulting in an enriching learning experience.
Note: Views expressed are personal views of the author and not reflected by the university administration.