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, and application fee)
  • Having your supporting materials sent to LSAC (academic records, English language test scores, and letters of recommendation).

Click on each section below for basic information about the LL.M. application checklist, or go to the Application Forms & Deadlines page to see full, detailed instructions for 2025-26 applications.


Applying Online

Supporting Materials

Watch this video to hear our Senior Director of Admissions & Recruitment help you avoid common application mistakes and see our Application Timeline!

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 from LSAC by Berkeley Law’s LL.M. Admissions 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.