University of California Hastings College of the Law (UC Hastings) is inviting foreign trained attorneys or those holding a degree that qualifies to practice law from a law school outside the United States to apply for its LLM program. The program, LLM in U.S. Legal Studies, is a one-year degree that may be completed in two to three semesters.
Located at the heart of San Francisco in California, UC Hastings was founded in 1878 as the University of California system's first law department. Within the 125 years that it has been in operation, UC Hastings produced prominent leaders in the bar, judiciary, business, government and education sectors.
The LLM in U.S. Legal Studies is open to students who have prior law degrees taken from other countries besides the U.S. Accepted students will receive one-on-one academic counseling and pick the courses that best interest them. LLM students have the option of pursuing a Certificate of Specialization in one of the following areas of specialization upon earning 12 credits in their chosen field:
- Criminal Law
- Dispute Resolution and Legal Process
- Environmental Law
- Health Law and Policy
- International Business and Trade
- International Law and Human Rights
- Science, Technology, and Intellectual Property
The LLM program starts August of each year. Applications have started and will be accepted on a rolling basis until 1 March 2018. Applications accepted after this date will be considered depending on availability of space. Applicants should submit their applications online via the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). A non-refundable application fee of US$75 is required.