Application Timeline

2016 Traditional Track (Fall/Spring) LL.M. & J.S.D. Admissions Timeline  

 August 2015  LL.M. Application available
 October 2015  JSD Application available
 Dec 17, 2015 – Jan 4, 2016  Winter recess (University closed)
 January 10, 2016  Deadline to apply online and postmark application materials for 2016-2017 LL.M. traditional track
 February 1, 2016  Deadline to apply online for the 2016-2019 J.S.D. program
 March – April  Admissions decisions finalized, applicants notified
 August 15, 2016*  LL.M. Orientation
 August 19, 2016*  J.S.D. Orientation
 August 22, 2016*  Fall semester law school classes begin

*dates tentative

For a more detailed LL.M. traditional track & J.S.D. program timeline, please see the Current Academic Calendar.

2016 Professional Track (Summer) Admissions Timeline

 August 2015  LL.M. Application available
 September 2015 – January 2016  Rolling admissions: applicants notified of admission status within 2-3 weeks of application completion
 January 10, 2016  Deadline to apply online and postmark application materials for 2016-2017 LL.M. professional track
 May 18, 2016*  Q1 Orientation
 May 24, 2016*  Q1 Instruction begins
 June 9, 2016*  Q2 Orientation
 June 15, 2016*  Q2 Instruction begins
 July 25, 2016*  End of Q3
 July 26, 2016*  Commencement
 August 16, 2016*  End of Q4

*dates tentative

For a more detailed LL.M. professional track schedule, please see https://www.law.berkeley.edu/llm-jsd/professional-llm/timeline/.