LL.M. Hybrid Option

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

Berkeley Law offers students the option of completing their LL.M. degree in a rigorous academic program delivered over one in-residence summer term in Berkeley, bookended by two terms of online study (spring and fall). Students complete 7 credits online and 16 credits in-residence, plus a 1 credit capstone writing project.

This part-online, part-in-residence option expands access to the world-class Berkeley Law LL.M. education to internationally-trained lawyers who cannot take a full year or two summers away from professional and personal commitments. 

Here is an overview of the program schedule:

Hybrid Option Program Schedule (1 calendar year, January through December)

  • Spring Term (Online): Students attend two fully online classes, consecutively, in the spring semester (January to May)
    • Fundamentals of U.S. Law (January – February, 3 units)
    • Followed by Introduction to Intellectual Property (March – May, 3 units)
  • Summer Term (In-residence): Students complete 16 units of in-residence instruction in Berkeley in the summer semester, May to August (including 2 units of Legal Research and Writing)
  • Fall Term (Online): Students complete two credits online in the fall semester (September to December)
    • A 1-unit online course on a cutting-edge topic in business and IP law (September)
    • A 1-unit capstone writing project (September to December)

Hybrid Option Program Advantages

  • More flexibility
  • Continue working while you take 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