LL.M. Professional Track

Earn an LL.M. degree at Berkeley Law over two-consecutive summers. 

The professional track of our LL.M. program is designed for lawyers educated outside the U.S. who want to enhance their careers by earning an advanced degree from an internationally renowned law school, but can’t leave professional commitments for an entire year.  

This recent article, Endless Summer: Professional LL.M. Experience Spans Globe, Lasts a Lifetime, provides an overview of the unique benefits of Berkeley Law’s summer LL.M. program. 

Click photo below to watch a video highlighting the program.


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Innovative, Accessible, and Comprehensive

An LL.M. degree is often a necessity when dealing with international clients. The professional track offers:

    • Choice of 10- or 13-week summer semesters, allowing students to return home to work and family in the year between.
    • Courses taught by world-renowned, full-time Berkeley Law faculty who are leaders in their fields.
    • Rigorous curriculum including business law, intellectual property, and core U.S. law courses.
    • Flexible start dates (either first or second quarter, each summer)
    • Opportunity to qualify for the California Bar Exam.
    • Exposure to the practice of law in the U.S. through a speaker series led by practicing U.S. attorneys.


Certificates of Specialization in Business Law, IP Law, Public Law, or Energy and Environmental Law

In addition to an LL.M. degree, students seeking in-depth training in a particular area of law can earn a Certificate of Specialization in recognition of their expertise.


Superior Education in an Incomparable Setting

Explore endless possibilities for academic and cultural enrichment.

  • Access the academic resources of the world-renowned University of California, Berkeley.
  • Experience the dynamic legal, business, and high tech communities of the East Bay, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley.

Live Stream: LL.M. Professional Track Graduation, July 26, 2016

Use this link to view a live stream of our LL.M. Professional Track 2016 Graduation Ceremony on July 26, 2016.