J.D. Admissions

UC Hastings’ Juris Doctor program provides students with an exceptional foundation in the law. 
Students are encouraged to delve into specialized areas of inquiry and take advantage of the College's many clinical programs, pro bono opportunities, judicial externships, exchange programs, and location in San Francisco.

LL.M Admissions

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

Summer Legal Institute

The University of California Summer Legal Institute in San Francisco offers intensive law courses in a variety of subjects. All courses are taught at UC Hastings.

MSL Admissions

The Master of Studies in Law (MSL) is a 1-year degree program for professionals seeking to equip themselves with a sophisticated understanding of legal reasoning and doctrine.

Costs & Financial Aid

UC Hastings was founded on the belief that a top-tier legal education should be financially accessible to everyone. We are deeply committed to helping students achieve their educational goals—and our financial aid programs underscore this core value.