LL.M. Executive Track Academic Calendar

The executive track is comprised of a choice among semesters outside of the traditional academic year. The spring term is online. The summer term is on campus or remote. The fall term is online.

Overall Academic Calendar: Spring, Summer, Fall 2021

Orientation for Spring Term (online) January 6, 2021
First day of spring classes January 7
Fundamentals of U.S. Law, 3 units (online)

Instruction Jan 7 -Mar 4

Final Mar 5 -Mar 11

Intellectual Property Law, 3 units or Business Associations, 3 units (online)

Instruction Mar 15 -May 3

Final May 4 -May 9

Last day of spring May 9
Orientation for Summer Term (in Berkeley or remote) May 24
Summer Term Begins (in Berkeley or remote) May 25
Commencement (in Berkeley or remote) July 20
Summer Term Ends August 6
First day of fall classes August 16
Capstone Writing Project Begins, 1 unit (online) August 16
Contracts, 3 units (online)


Venture Capital in Practice, 2 units (online)


Sustainable Capitalism & ESG, 2 units (online)


Capstone Writing Project Due November 23
Last day of fall November 23


Detailed Academic Calendar: Summer Term 2021

The summer term is divided into 4 quarters, each three weeks long. LL.M. executive track students starting in the summer may choose at least three consecutive quarters. 

Courses are intensive, each 1-3 weeks in duration, followed immediately by a final take-home exam window. Because of the intensive format, students complete on average 1-2 courses every 3 weeks. Click here for the Summer 2021 Schedule of Classes.

Orientation  May 24, Monday
Quarter 1 Instruction Begins May 25, Tuesday
Memorial Day, no classes meet May 31, Monday
Quarter 1 Final Examinations June 10-11, Thursday-Friday
Quarter 2 Orientation June 10, Thursday
Quarter 2 Instruction Begins June 14, Monday
Quarter 2 Final Examinations June 29-30, Tuesday-Wednesday
Quarter 3 Instruction Begins July 1, Thursday
Independence Day holiday, no classes meet July 5, Monday
Quarter 3 Final Examinations July 18-19, Sunday-Monday
Commencement July 20, Tuesday
Quarter 4 Instruction Begins July 21, Wednesday
Quarter 4 Final Examinations August 5-6, Thursday-Friday


Overall Academic Calendar: Spring, Summer, Fall 2020

Orientation for Spring Term (online) December 17, 2019
Fundamentals of US Law (online)

Instruction Jan 9-Feb 27

Final Feb 28-Mar 5

Intellectual Property Law or Business Associations (online)

Instruction Mar 9-Apr 27

Final April 28-May 3

Orientation for Summer Term (in Berkeley) May 18
Summer Term Begins (in Berkeley) May 19
Commencement (in Berkeley) July 21
Summer Term Ends August 10
First day of fall classes August 17
Capstone Writing Project Begins (online) August 17
Venture Capital in Practice (online)

Instruction Sept 7 -Oct 2

Final Exam Window
Oct 5-Oct 11

Sustainable Capitalism & ESG (online)

Instruction Oct 12-Nov 6

Final Exam Window
Nov 9-Nov 15 

Capstone Writing Project Due November 20
Last day of fall November 20



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