LL.M. Hybrid Option

Get your LL.M. with 2 terms online + 1 summer term in Berkeley

In the LL.M. hybrid option, students earn their LL.M. degree in a rigorous program comprised of one in-residence summer term in Berkeley, bookended by two terms of online study (spring and fall). Students complete 16 credits in-residence and 8 credits online (including a 1 credit capstone writing project).


Hybrid Option Program Advantages

  • More flexibility to fit an LL.M. into your life
  • Continue working while taking engaging online classes
  • Study and live in Berkeley for one culturally and educationally immersive summer in the San Francisco Bay Area, just north of Silicon Valley
  • Experience the full range of academic, networking, and professional development resources of Berkeley Law

Hybrid Option Program Overview (Jan – Dec)*

Spring Semester (ONLINE, JANUARY – MAY)

  • Fundamentals of U.S. Law (8 weeks, Jan – Feb, 3 units)
  • Intellectual Property Law (8 weeks, Mar – May, 3 units)

Summer Semester (IN BERKELEY, MAY – AUGUST)

  • 16 units of courses (including 2 units of Legal Research and Writing)


  • Startup Fundamentals: FORM+FUND (4 weeks, Sept – Oct, 1 unit)
  • Capstone writing project (Sept – Dec, 1 unit)

*See more detail on the hybrid option courses or academic calendar.