Prepare to become one of tomorrow's legal innovators in a rapidly changing world.
Immigration. Copyright. Public Policy.
All facets of our life—both domestically and globally—are impacted and shaped by the various aspects of law. Learn how to become one of tomorrow's legal innovators in a rapidly changing and globalized world by taking courses in our Legal Studies major.
Join an elite cohort of students learning in a dynamic, experiential environment. You'll learn from professors who not only bring their years of experience to the classroom, but who also love to teach law. Study alongside U.S. undergraduate students who are also preparing for advanced studies in law. This unique program provides rich opportunities to study with domestic students and experience Northern California's diverse Bay Area culture.
The core curriculum focuses on U.S. law, entrepreneurship and legal change. Learn more about sample courses.
During your semester-long stay with us, you'll take two 4-unit Core Courses, a 4-unit elective from our general Legal Studies curriculum and a 1-unit course that introduces you to UC Berkeley and prepares you to be a successful student.
The Core Courses introduce you to the fundamentals of U.S. law, entrepreneurship and legal change.
Specialize your learning with an elective in business law, constitutional law, criminal law, immigration law, intellectual property law or international law. By taking an elective, you'll explore the broad impact of legal ideas and institutions through the lens of economics, history, philosophy, politics, psychology or sociology.
In each of your courses, you'll learn alongside domestic students, creating rich and vibrant conversations as you discuss each topic.
* Courses subject to change.
Imagine yourself living in Berkeley, California, and learning from some of the most preeminent legal minds in the world.
You'll be spending a lot of time inside the classroom learning exciting new subjects and outside of the classroom studying. But we want to make sure that you have time to experience Berkeley and San Francisco Bay Area life to its fullest. Take advantage of various co-curricular activities for a fully immersive learning experience on the Berkeley campus.
Take part in activities such as: