LL.M. Specializations


After successful completion of our program, UC Hastings LL.M. students will receive an LL.M. Degree in U.S. Legal Studies conferred by UC Hastings. Global Programs Advisors help students individually tailor their coursework to meet their personal and professional goals. Students may choose to take a variety of courses that interest them or prepare them for a Bar Exam, or students may choose to specialize in one of our eight areas of specialization. LL.M. students who pursue a specialization must earn at least 12 credits of qualifying courses in their chosen specialization and will receive a Certificate of Specialization at graduation.

LL.M. students may also choose to complete a Practice Training Track to develop basic lawyering skills in a field of interest to them. LL.M. students who pursue this track must earn a minimum of six credits in experiential learning courses. The six credits of experiential learning courses must include at least one legal clinic or the Start-up Legal Garage. LL.M. students who complete these requirements will receive a Practice Training Certificate at graduation. LL.M. students have the option of completing both a specialization and the Practice Training Track.

Criminal Law

Dispute Resolution & Legal Process

Environmental Law

Health Law & Policy

International Business & Trade

International Law & Human Rights

Science, Technology & Intellectual Property