Berkeley Legal Studies

Global Access Program

The next application deadline is November 19, 2018.


Focus on Legal Studies

Learn how the law will shape your future career.

Immigration. Copyright. Public Policy. All facets of our life 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, while experiencing student life in Berkeley, the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

"You'll be prepared for advanced studies in law or understand how U.S. law fits into a global economy."

Calvin Morrill

Associate Dean at UC Berkeley School of Law

Latest Stories

6 Insights Into the Foundations of Legal Studies Elective

One of the electives you can take as part of the Legal Studies Global Access Program is Foundations of Legal Studies. In this course, you gain an understanding of law as a cross-disciplinary field that is influenced by the humanities and social sciences.

10 Questions With Legal Studies Graduate Ling Yao

When Ling Yao stepped foot on the beautiful, sunny UC Berkeley campus to study at the Law School's Legal Studies Department, she had already studied Chinese law for three years at Nanjing University.

Legal Studies Faculty Member Publishes New Book

Associate Dean, co-author Calvin Morrill examines influence of law on high school peer conflict

Legal Studies Students Come From a Variety of Backgrounds

For the past few years, UC Berkeley has been ranked the #1 public university by , by the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and by the World Reputation Rankings by Times Higher Education in the UK.

The next application deadline is November 19, 2018.


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