Graduate students are admitted for one academic year in residence, leading to
the degree of Master of Laws. To qualify for the LL.M. degree, students must:
- successfully complete at least 18 units
of the 24 units required of regular course and seminar offerings (in the Law School or other schools in the University);
a total of no fewer than 12 units of credit per term;
- up to 6 units per year (or 8 units if a candidate takes a first-term
ungraded course) may be taken credit/fail only with the consent of the instructor;
- spend at least two terms in residence.
LL.M. candidates can complete up to 6 units of the 24 units required of independent research and writing for
credit under the supervision of a Law School faculty member. (With approval, up to 6 units of credit toward the LL.M. degree
can be earned in courses in other schools in the University.) They can also participate in student-run programs such as reading
groups and law journals.