LL.M. Programs

“Berkeley Law affirms its commitment to a diverse, inclusive, welcoming community of scholars and professionals from around the world. Our student body and alumni encompass many ethnicities, nationalities, religions, and sexual orientations. We fully support international students in reaching their goal of a Berkeley Law LL.M. degree, despite the current political uncertainty about U.S. immigration policy.”

Interim Dean Melissa Murray

Melissa Murray

What does a Berkeley Law LL.M. mean?

It means creating long-lasting relationships with legal professionals from around the globe.
LL.M. Traditional Track Graduates, Class of 2016
It means coming to a place where we've been teaching LL.M. students for over 60 years; J.D. students, more than 100.
Berkeley Law, Boalt Hall
It means living in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the most culturally and intellectually stimulating regions on the planet.
Viewpoint at Lawrence Hall of Science
It means learning from and engaging with internationally renowned faculty and distinguished scholars.

One LL.M. degree. Three tracks. Endless customization. 

Berkeley Law’s LL.M. (Master of Laws) is a general degree program. Our LL.M. curriculum is designed to provide a strong basis in the fundamentals of U.S. law. while allowing for customization based on individual interests and goals. Students have the option to earn certificates of specialization in several areas of law, pursue eligibility to register for a U.S. Bar Exam, or complete a thesis. 

Berkeley Law LL.M. tracks comparison chart.

LL.M. Track Comparison Chart