LL.M. Cost of Attendance

LL.M. Fee* $23,750 $23,750 $47,500
Activity Fee** $157 $157
MBE Support Fee*** $120 $120
Health Services Fee $359 $358 $717
UCSHIP Insurance Premium**** $2,107 $2,951 $5,058
Total LL.M. Fees $26,493 $27,059 $53,552

2019 – 2020 Living Expenses

Expense Category Annual Expense Monthly Expense
Books & Supplies $1,496 N/A
Housing & Utilities $17,892 $1,988
Food $3,240 $360
Personal Expenses $2,697 $299
Transportation $1,939 N/A
Loan Fees $2,398 N/A

These figures are reasonable estimates of expenses students should expect to incur during the nine-month academic year, mid-August to mid-May.

*Tuition and Fees are subject to legislative, gubernatorial, and UC Hastings Board of Directors action and may change without notice.
** The Activity Fee is charged annually. Students who attend in the Spring semester but not the Fall semester are charged the Activity Fee in the Spring semester.
***Software the college is requiring each student to have.
**** The UCSHIP Insurance Premium may be waived with proof of alternate insurance. Contact Student Health Services at (415) 565-4612 for more information.


UC Hastings offers partial scholarships in the form of tuition waivers for exceptional LL.M. applicants. Please note that a majority of tuition, fees, and living expenses must be covered by students.

We offer three types of scholarships:

  1. The Virginia Leary Merit Scholarship

The Virginia Leary Merit Scholarship is a merit-based partial-tuition scholarship. All applicants who apply by the priority deadline of March 1 will receive full consideration. No separate application is required for this scholarship.

  1. International Scholarship (Need-Based Scholarship)

A limited number of need-based partial tuition scholarships are available in the form of tuition waivers. Applicants who wish to be considered for our need-based scholarship must answer the optional scholarship application questions on your online LL.M. application. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who apply by the priority deadline of March 1.*

  1. The Thomas Franck Merit Scholarship

The Thomas Franck Merit Scholarship is a merit-based full tuition scholarship based primarily on academic performance. Submit your completed LL.M. application and application for the Thomas Franck Merit Scholarship by February 1 to be considered. The decision will be made after March 1. NOTE: UC Hastings must receive your completed application from LSAC by no later than February 1. It can take weeks for LSAC to process and evaluate transcripts and process TOEFL/IELTS scores. Please plan accordingly. Your application will NOT be considered complete until we receive your completed application from LSAC.

For more information, please contact us at llm@uchastings.edu.

* The purpose of our need-based scholarships is to provide access for students who demonstrate high financial need. Need-based scholarships offset a portion of tuition and do not have to be repaid. Students whose enrollment fee is being billed to and paid by a third party, such as through GI Bill® or Vocational Rehabilitation programs, are not eligible for tuition waiver scholarships or grants.