UC Hastings warmly welcomes applications from international students interested in the three-year JD program. The TOEFL is not required for international applicants.
In addition to the application requirements for domestic JD applicants, international students who have completed any post-secondary coursework outside the U.S. or Canada must submit their transcripts through the LSAC Credential Assembly Service. This service is included in the LSDAS subscription fee. This service is not required if an applicant completed foreign work through a study abroad program, consortium, or exchange program by a U.S. or Canadian institution.
Most international students attending UC Hastings do so with an F-1 student visa, unless they are a permanent resident or hold another visa status that permits them to study full-time. In order to obtain an F-1 visa, you will first need to be admitted to the JD program. Once admitted, you will be contacted by the International Student Advisor to complete all relevant F-1 forms.
International students must be able to show proof of funds from personal savings, family support, scholarships, or loans that will cover the cost of education and living expenses for each year of study at UC Hastings.
Incoming international LLM students should visit this page for more information.
Incoming foreign exchange students should visit this page for more information.