Cost of Attendance

J.S.D. Program Cost of Attendance

Total tuition and fees for the 3-year program are approximately $61,550 for CA residents or $76,652 for nonresidents.

Tuition for first year J.S.D. students during the 2023-24 academic year is estimated at $32,873 for California residents or $37,127 for nonresidents, including the mandatory Student Health Insurance Plan. Details can be found here under “Graduate: Academic”. J.S.D. students are also charged a $15 Law Materials Fee per semester.

Once a student advances to candidacy after the first year, the nonresident supplemental tuition fee (if applicable) is waived for two subsequent years.

Information on estimated living expenses can be found here under “2023-24 Graduate Student Budgets“. 

The law school provides partial to full tuition waivers to eligible students in the form of the Robbins J.S.D. Fellowship. Students will be invited to apply for a fellowship only after admission.

Please see this page for information on financial aid for U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens, and for links to potential funding sources for international students.