Practical Professional Training

UC Irvine School of Law seeks to do the best job in the country of training students for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession. In addition to the year-long Lawyering Skills course that students take in their first year, the law school offers a number of professional skills programs in which upper-level students can learn valuable skills that lawyers need from the first day of practice. These skills include legal research, writing and editing, and oral advocacy.

Students can hone their written and oral communication skills by working in such programs as the UC Irvine Law Review, Ballard Spahr LLP Mock Trial, UCI Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law, UCI Law Moot Court Competition, UCI Technology & Entrepreneurship Competition and Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

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Law Review

The UC Irvine Law Review was founded in the spring of 2010, during the law school's inaugural year, to promote exceptional legal scholarship by featuring contributions from a spectrum of academic, practical, and student perspectives.

Prof. Shaffer leading workshop on International Trade & Investment Law

Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law

This journal is a student-run publication dedicated to the advancement of legal scholarship in the fields of international, comparative, and transnational law.

Upper Level Lawyering Skills Competitions

Second- and third-year law students have the opportunity to participate in competitions, including those involving negotiation, moot court, and mock trial.