UCLA Law Offers Program for Deferred Associates
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UCLAUCLA School of Law has announced its Transition to Practice LL.M. Program, which will allow deferred associates to take an extra year of classes that would duplicate the skills learned in the first year with a firm.

The school says the courses will feature practice-oriented projects, in addition to substantial research and written work. The program will offer part-time externships within corporate legal departments.

Classes will be taught by the core faculty of the law school and prominent practicing lawyers. The curriculum will be developed in conjunction with leading law firms and corporate legal departments.


The UCLA School of Law is generally regarded as the top law school in Southern California, as well as one of the top 15 law schools in the United States. Founded in 1949, is the youngest of the top-tier US law schools.


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