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: submissions your applying online (online application form, c.v., personal statement, and application fee) and having your supporting materials sent to LSAC (academic records, English language test scores, and letters of recommendation.

Simplified information about the LL.M. application checklist can be found below.  Visit the Application Forms & Deadlines page to see the full and detailed instructions for the 2023-24 application cycle.


Applying Online

Supporting Materials

Watch this video to hear our Director of Admissions help you avoid common application mistakes.

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.

Please note that LSAC will not forward any supporting documents to Berkeley Law until all of your transcripts are received, as well as authenticated and evaluated if you purchased the International Authentication & Evaluation Service.

Admitted applicants are required to submit a $1,000 deposit if they choose to accept. The deposit will be applied to tuition fees in the first semester of study, and it is non-refundable under any circumstance.

All questions regarding deposits, fees, or refunds should be directed to the Advanced Degree Programs Office.