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Last Updated: Sep 19, 2013 04:23PM PDT


If you are a foreign attorney or hold a degree that qualifies you to practice law from a school outside the United States, the University of California Hastings invites you to apply for a one-year LL.M. degree in U.S. Legal Studies.


Located in the heart of San Francisco, UC Hastings offers a dynamic and engaging intellectual community committed to the pursuit of justice and the highest professional standards. Our LL.M. graduates hold a wide variety of positions in law, business, and education both in the United States and around the world.

As an LL.M. candidate at UC Hastings you can pursue a general degree in U.S. Law or specialization in one of seven areas of specialization:  

  • 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
  • Taxation

UC Hastings also offers a unique transfer program that allows qualified UC Hastings LL.M. candidates to apply to the J.D. program.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The priority deadline for financial aid and scholarships is March 1st. If you have any questions, please contact us at 415-565-4817 or email llm@uchastings.edu.

If you are have already been admitted or are a current LL.M. student, please visit Global Programs for more information.


All LL.M. and Exchange Alumni - Please join us at the upcoming Reunion this October 12, 2013 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco! Please register today and to learn more about the different reunion events, visit the Alumni Reunion webpage

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