Berkeley Law online courses include a variety of activities, both synchronous (events happening at the same time for all students) and asynchronous (events happening at different times for each student).
Activities include pre-recorded video, live online and recorded class meetings, readings, quizzes, discussion groups, group assignments, and weekly office hours with the professor.
Watch this video to learn more about our asynchronous online courses.
The LL.M. executive track is the only degree program running at the law school during the summer semester, resulting in a tight bond among LL.M. students and faculty. Shortly after starting your semester you’ll know every person you see in the hallways.
In addition to the benefits of getting to know your fellow students and faculty in person, LL.M. executive track students take advantage of Berkeley’s location, visiting nearby companies such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter, sitting in on hearings at the local courthouses, and taking weekend trips to wine country, Lake Tahoe, or even Las Vegas.
1: Engaging content
Our courses employ a wide variety of online tools to make learning engaging and interactive. Students will experience video lectures, narrated slide show presentations, diagrams and displays, live class discussions, and group activities.
2: Engagement with faculty
A key feature of our online courses is the opportunity to interact directly with our faculty. During a typical course, students might connect with instructors through moderated discussions groups (both synchronous and asynchronous), participate in weekly office hours, and join live online meetings through video, audio, and/or chat.
3: Engaging student-to-student connections
Our courses are designed to create a feeling of community and accountability, foster networking opportunities, and provide connections that reach beyond the virtual world. Students will begin each course by posting brief video introductions, identifying their location on a map, and connecting with their fellow students.
4: Engagement with Berkeley
The Berkeley Law online course environment is one that creates a strong sense of connection to the vibrant Berkeley Law and UC Berkeley campus communities, even before students step foot in California. Videos and live events take place in actual classrooms, campus locations, and other locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Students meet faculty in their offices at virtual office hours, just like they do in Berkeley.