LL.M. Programs

One degree. Four program options. Endless customization.

Berkeley Law is a world class law school with a world-class LL.M. program.

Our LL.M. (Master of Laws) is a general LL.M. degree designed to prepare foreign lawyers for global practice. Our LL.M. curriculum provides a strong foundation in the fundamentals of U.S. law while allowing for limitless customization based on individual interests. Students can earn certificates of specialization in several areas of law, pursue eligibility to register for a U.S. bar exam, or complete a thesis.

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Professional Track

Traditional Track

Thesis Track

Academic
Schedule / Program
Format

Two In-Berkeley Summer Terms

May-Aug

Two consecutive summers

10-13 weeks
per summer

Hybrid Option
(One In-Berkeley Summer Term,
Four Courses Online)

Jan-May
Two consecutive online courses
(6 units total)

May-Aug
On-campus,
(16 units total, 13 weeks)

Sept-Dec
One course online plus capstone project
(2 units total)

Aug-May

One academic year

28-week academic year

Aug-May

One academic year

28-week academic year

Degree Requirements

21 units

24 units

21 units

21 units

Minimum Elective Units

16

16

16

8

Certificates of Specialization:

       

Business Law

X

X

X

X

Law and Technology

X

X

X

X

Public Law and Regulation

X

X

   

Environmental Law

   

X

X

Energy and Environmental Law

X

X

   

Energy and Clean Technology

   

X

X

International Law

   

X

X

Public Interest and Social Justice

   

X

 

Bar Eligibility

CA

CA

CA, NY

CA