The prestige that comes with being a student at UC Berkeley Law is one of the main reasons many law professionals and graduates choose to take their LLM degrees at this world-renowned university. However, those who intend to take their LLM at Berkeley Law in 2018 have until January 10 to submit their applications via the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website.
Currently, Berkeley Law offers four LLM programs, as follows:
- LLM Professional Track
- LLM Traditional Track
- LLM Thesis Track
- LLM Hybrid Option
The 2018-2019 LLM Hybrid Option is now closed for applications as the 2018 classes start January. Those who want to take this program, which is taught part on-campus and part online, must wait for its 2019 intake. However, for the other LLM programs which will start August 2018 (for the Traditional and Thesis Tracks) and May or June 2018 (for the Professional Track), the deadline is 10 January 2018. Admission decisions will be released by March or April for the thesis and traditional tracks and within three weeks from receipt of applications for the professional track.
Applying through the LSAC involves two basic steps 1) submission of the electronic application form with the attached CV, personal statement and application fee payment, and 2) submission of the supporting documents, such as transcripts and recommendation letters. The following application fees apply:
|Fee Type||Cost||Required or Optional?|
|Berkeley Law Application Fee||$80.00||Required (waived for hybrid option application)|
|LSAC LLM CAS Document Assembly Fee||$85.00||Required|
|LSAC LLM CAS International Transcript Authentication & Evaluation Service||$135.00||Optional but recommended|
|LSAC LLM CAS Report Fee||$30.00||Required|