To apply to the UC Hastings LL.M. program, you must be an attorney licensed outside of the U.S. or have completed (or expect to complete prior to enrollment at UC Hastings) a first degree in law outside of the U.S. To see a list of minimum degree requirements by country, click here.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis from September 1 until June 30. The priority deadline for scholarship consideration is March 1. Enrollment is limited to the fall semester, which begins in early August.
We encourage applicants to submit their applications early in order to receive an enrollment decision in a timely manner; however, we will continue to accept and review applications continuously until June 30.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name: Vasiliki “Vanessa” Kiou
“The LL.M. program prepared me for a career in Business and Intellectual Property law, helped me develop a set of valuable skills, and expanded my professional network. Living in the heart of the global innovation ecosystem and studying in such a diverse academic environment was one of the most intellectually and socially stimulating experiences I have ever had.”
Name: Katlyn Anne Carlos Aguilar-Bilgera
“Being an LL.M. student at UC Hastings was a rewarding experience. The school’s intellectually stimulating and enriching learning environment enabled me to go beyond my perceived limitations. Because of the knowledge, skills, and discipline I acquired and developed from the program, I am now able to contribute in preparing and shaping students to become competent and productive members of the legal profession in my home country. It is my hope that I will be able to exhibit the same commitment and competence which I have witnessed from my professors at UC Hastings.”
Name: Tripti Sharma
“The faculty at UC Hastings are very engaged with their students. Most have an “open door” policy and are extremely reachable. I was interested in Immigration Law at the beginning of my coursework and my professor guided me through the process of getting an externship in that area. It was a valuable experience and helped me improve my writing and researching skills.”