Campus Visit

Berkeley Law School is located on the beautiful and historic campus of the University of California at Berkeley. We are situated between the Berkeley Hills and the San Francisco Bay. Plan for a fun, full day when you visit. See below for some possible activities.

 

If you are planning to visit Berkeley, you can request an appointment with an Advanced Degree Programs staff member by emailing us with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Date and time of your visit
  • Country of first law degree
  • If you are still in law school, how many years have you completed?
  • How many years of work experience do you have?
  • What year do you expect to apply to our LL.M. program?

If a member of our staff is available to meet with you during your visit to the law school, we will send a calendar invite to your email address. Appointments last 15 minutes; please arrive on time and come prepared with questions about the LL.M. program, the law school, or the application process.

Please note that this meeting is not an interview, and has no bearing on your admission decision now or in the future as many of our applicants are unable to travel to Berkeley and we strive for a fair admissions process.

If you don’t receive a calendar invite, we regretfully don’t have availability during your visit. You are still welcome to visit the law school without an appointment.

The law school is a public building, and prospective applicants are welcome to visit even if they do not have an appointment.  You can take a self-guided tour of the law school, have lunch or a snack at our restaurant, Café Zeb, visit our award-winning Library, see our newly-renovated classrooms, and observe a class.

Advanced Degree Programs Office

The Advanced Degree Programs Office is located at 214 Boalt Hall, and open Monday-Thursday 10AM-3PM and Friday 10AM-2PM.

Self-Guided Tour of the Law School

Click here to download our self-guided tour. Copies are also available in the Advanced Degree Programs Office.

Observe a Class

You can observe a class if you like. We suggest that you arrive at least five minutes before the class begins to introduce yourself to the professor and to ask permission to observe. Ask if there is a preference where you sit as some classes have assigned seating. Do not enter classes late or leave early unless you have the professor’s permission.

During the academic year (mid-August through April), LL.M. students take classes with J.D. students, and during the summer (mid-May through mid-August), LL.M. students take classes as part of the professional track or hybrid option program. Consult the current course schedule for availability.

Classes are not in session during certain national holiday periods, nor during winter and spring breaks. Check the academic calendars in advance to confirm the dates when classes are in session:

Academic Year Calendar

Summer Calendar

Events

See the Events Calendar for information about upcoming events, guest speakers, and symposia that may pique your interest.

A walking tour of UC Berkeley’s campus is available seven days a week at 10AM, and you should sign up in advance if you are interested. This tour does not include the law school.