3L Degree Worksheet

This is a self-check degree worksheet for students beginning their third year of law school. Use it to check your progress toward the degree. You will also receive emails in the fall and spring of your 3L year with links to your online degree audit.


Requirements Completed

First Year Curriculum       ____________________________________________

Professional Responsibilty  __________________________________________

Constitutional Law __________________________________________________

Writing Requirement _________________________________________________

Skills Requirement  __________________________________________________ 

Normal Unit Progress

Check your first-year courses. You should have completed 30 units in your first year.
Completed, with __________ units.
(Transfer students: check your transfer units. Frequently transfer students are not awarded the full 32 units and will need to make up those units.)

You need to average at least 13. 5 units per semester. Did you acquire another 27+ units your second year?
Completed, with __________ units.

Total Units Completed so far __________
(Don’t count courses with No Report (NR), In-Progress (IP), or Incomplete (I) grades in this category until they are completed and the grade is displayed on your transcript.)

Plan for the Last Two Semesters

I am officially enrolled in __________ Fall units.

I will enroll in __________ units in Spring for a total of 85.

You must have 85 units completed by the end of the semester in which you plan to graduate. Please contact the Registrar (Carol Rachwald at 642-2278) if you have any questions.


LIMITS on Units Toward Graduation

Maximum Units Allowed

Completed Units

Law courses taken at another law school, including summer courses (petition required)(This doesnt come out of the 15-unit cap).  


Maximim 15 units total are allowed in the areas below:    
Non-law courses, including courses at other graduate programs at Berkeley; all require a petition and permission from the Dean of Students


Joint degree/concurrent units (petition required)
These use up the 8 non-law units listed above.


Law Journals (one unit per semester cap during 2L and 3L years)


Advocacy Competitions (295.3, McBaine, etc, but not Directors)


Board of Advocates Directors


Field Placements, Judicial Externships, Domestic Violence Practicum, and UCDC (295.6, 295.7, 295.8, 295.9)


Independent Study (295.10, 297, 298, 298C, 299; petition required)


Foreign Study (petition required)