Application Checklist

Berkeley Law requires that applicants submit their application online through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website. There are two basic steps to applying via LSAC:

  • Applying online (online application form, c.v., personal statement, dissertation proposal summary, writing sample, and application fee)
  • Having your supporting materials sent to LSAC (academic records, English language test scores, and letters of recommendation) and your Faculty Advisor Form submitted to Berkeley Law. [Note: Berkeley Law LL.M. students and graduates may be able to submit some supporting materials directly to Berkeley Law; see below for details.]

Click on each section below for basic information about the J.S.D. application checklist, or go to the Application Forms & Deadlines page to see full, detailed instructions for the 2024 application.


Applying Online

Supporting Materials

We strongly advise applicants to register for the LLM Credential Assembly Service and submit their supporting materials well in advance of the application deadline. LSAC recommends applicants register at least six weeks before their first application deadline.

Applicants will not be considered for admission until all required application materials are received by Berkeley Law’s Advanced Degree Programs Office. All applications and supporting documents become the property of Berkeley Law and will not be returned. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all items are submitted before the deadline.