LL.M. Program Response to COVID-19

Dean's Announcements Regarding 2020-21 LL.M. Programs

Erwin Chemerinsky
Erwin Chemerinsky

Our LL.M. students add so much to the diversity and vitality of our community. We are all so pleased to announce the following program options that allow us to support our students who wish to start, further, or complete their LL.M. studies at Berkeley Law in 2020-21. We remain committed to providing an excellent legal education to every student participating in our LL.M. program.

Erwin Chemerinsky
Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law
University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Summer 2021 Instruction Updates

Berkeley Law remains committed to adapting our programs and curriculum to ever-changing circumstances while maintaining the highest standard for your LL.M. education. Our work navigating Fall 2020 and our planning for Spring 2021 have given our staff and faculty the necessary experience to continue to provide you an enriching and fulfilling educational experience during your LL.M. journey.

In response to COVID-19 and ongoing uncertainty, we are providing multiple enrollment options for the summer 2021 semester of the LL.M. executive track. Students may attend summer 2021 classes remotely (online), on-campus, or a combination of remotely and on-campus (flex). Summer tuition fees are the same for all executive track students regardless of the method or duration of enrollment. Explore your summer options within the LL.M. executive track to see what works best for you.

Please know that our top priority is still to protect the health and safety of all of our students, staff, and faculty while doing what is best educationally for each and every student. We will continue to keep you informed as we receive updates from the university and public health officials.

Campus resources on COVID-19 response

Please review these campus resources on the ongoing response to the COVID-19 global health emergency by clicking on the boxes below.

Previous COVID Response for the 2020-2021 School Year

Thanks to the efforts of the Advanced Degree Programs staff and the dedication of our faculty, we were able to offer a full suite of courses on business law, intellectual property law, and areas of law tested on the bar exam as well as providing engaging opportunities for our students to network with each other and to participate in the intellectual life of the law school through streaming talks and events— all via Zoom. 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Berkeley Law provided our entering academic year students with 4 program options to better meet their educational needs. Students were able to choose to start in Fall 2020 and finish their degree in Spring 2021, as is the typical academic year schedule. Additionally for this past academic year, we gave students the options to start their program in Spring 2021 and finish in Summer 2021 by enrolling in our LL.M. executive track courses; or start in Spring 2021 and finish in Fall 2021. Additionally, students were also able to choose to defer to Fall 2021.

Questions? Please reach out the Advanced Degree Programs Office at llm@law.berkeley.edu