LL.M. Professional Track

The professional track’s flexible format fits within our students’ lives while delivering the same Berkeley Law LL.M. degree.

Berkeley Law’s LL.M. Professional Track is specifically designed for lawyers educated outside the U.S. who want an internationally renowned Berkeley Law degree but can’t leave professional or personal commitments for an entire standard academic year. 

Students in our professional track complete courses during May through August, over two consecutive 10-or 13-week summer semesters, allowing students to return home to work and family in the year between. A rigorous curriculum including business law, intellectual property, and core U.S. law courses is taught by world-renowned Berkeley Law faculty who are leaders in their fields. Students may focus their studies to earn a Certificate of Specialization and/or to meet the requirements to become eligible to register for the California Bar Examination.

Learn more about the program

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 LL.M. Professional Track program. 

Attending Berkeley Law’s LL.M. Professional Track means you’ll be in the company of professionals from some of the most prestigious law firms and companies in the world, including:

Allen & Overy, Prague, Czech Republic
Barclays Bank, Lusaka, Zambia
Bird & Bird Attorneys Ltd., Helsinki, Finland
Castrén & Snellman, Helsinki, Finland
Citibank, Kyiv, Ukraine
Dentons, Muscat, Oman
Deutsche Bank, Seoul, South Korea
Deutsche Bahn, Berlin, Germany
Gazprom, Moscow, Russia
Green Climate Fund, Incheon, South Korea
Google, Tokyo, Japan
Haidermota BNR & Co., Karachi, Pakistan
Homburger AG, Zurich, Switzerland
IBM, Sydney, Australia
J.P. Morgan, Tokyo, Japan
J.P. Morgan, Geneva, Switzerland
JunHe, Shanghai, China
King & Wood Mallesons, Beijing, China
KPMG, Moscow, Russia
Lenz & Staehelin
Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados, Porto Alegre/São Paulo, Brazil
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Montreal, Canada
Nishimura & Asahi, Tokyo, Japan
O’Melveny & Myers, Tokyo, Japan
Pérez Bustamante & Ponce, Quito, Ecuador
Pinheiro Neto Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bangkok, Thailand
Sanofi (China) Investment Co., Ltd. Shanghai, China
SoundCloud Limited, Berlin, Germany
SPD Silicon Valley Bank, Shanghai, China
UBS AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Verizon Communications Technology, Beijing, China
Vodafone, Doha, Qatar
Walder Wyss, Zurich, Switzerland
Warner Music Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
White & Case LLP, Silicon Valley, USA; Paris, France; Brussels, Belgium
Willke, Farr & Gallagher LLP, Frankfurt, Germany
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Beijing, China
YKVN, Hanoi, Vietnam