Student Events

Upcoming Student Events

Thursday • Club Event: 
Week 9: The Hammer Museum Tour, led by Rares Fota

Time: Friday, March 10th • 4:00pm-6:00pm (tour); 6:00-7:30 PM (dinner)
 Hammer Museum (tour) and TBD (dinner)

Join us on Friday for the CLAFI Student Club’s tour of the Hammer Museum! The tour will be led by Rares Fota, our Marketing Director and Podcast Host! Admission is Free!

Thursday • Film Screening and Discussion: 
“Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru”

Time: Thursday, February 23 • 6:00-9:00 PM
 Law School 3211A

Join us on Thursday for a screening and discussion of Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru. No advance registration is required. Pizza and light refreshments will be provided!

Thursday • Club Event: 
Dinner in Westwood

Time: Thursday, February 9 6:00-7:30 PM
 Maharaja Cuisine of India (dinner) and Saffron and Rose Ice Cream (dessert)

Come join us for casual dinner in Westwood Village to meet fellow CLAFI members! Please RSVP for our event by Wednesday evening!

Thursday • Discussion: 
Week 4: Reading Discussion, Ralph Ellison’s “In a Strange Country”

Time: Thursday, February 2 7:30-9:00 PM
 Law School 3211A

Join us for a discussion of Ralph Ellison’s short story, In a Strange Country. Here is the link to a PDF of the short essay. Pizza and light refreshments will be provided!

Wednesday • Discussion: 
Constitutional Day Dinner

Time: Wednesday, September 28• 6:00PM
 Charles E. Young Grand Salon, Kerckhoff Hall

Join CLAFI on Wednesday, September 28 at the Charles E. Young Grand Salon in Kerckhoff for a (free) catered dinner and a conversation with Judge Alex Kozinski, the former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

If you are interested in attending our event, please RSVP using the following link below!

We hope to see you there!


Wednesday • Seminar: 
Augustine on Eternity:
“Finding the Father”

Time: Wednesday, May 17th• 7:30PM
Location(s): UCLA Law School Room

Come join CLAFI for a seminar led by James Johnson, a graduate student in UCLA’s Philosophy Department,  about Augustine of Hippo – a highly influential Roman theologian and philosopher!

In particular, we will be exploring Augustine’s definition of “eternity” – from both philosophical and theological perspectives.

If you are even vaguely interested in ancient philosophy or theology, you don’t want to miss this seminar!

The event is free and open to all — no advanced registration required

Thursday • Film Screening and Discussion: 
“The Lives of Others (2006)” 

Thursday, April 28st

Screening – 5:30PM • Discussion – 7:45PM
Location(s): Melnitz 2534

“In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.”

Come join CLAFI for a film screening and discussion about The Lives of Others (2006) – an Academy Award Winning drama about surveillance in Communist East Germany!

Pizza and light refreshments will be provided at the discussion!

If you want to attend but have not yet RSVP’d, please fill out this Google form with your information – as it will help us determine how much pizza to buy:

After the lecture, there will be time for Q&A and discussion.


Thursday• Lecture: 
“Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine in National and Global Contexts” 

Time: Thursday, April 21st • 7:30PM
Location(s): Dodd Hall 170

Come join CLAFI for a lecture led by Lydia Roberts and Cooper Lynn (both PhD Candidates in Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies) providing an in-depth overview of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, including it’s historic and cultural contexts.

After the lecture, there will be time for Q&A and discussion.

The event is free and open to all — no advanced registration required.