Upper-Level Curriculum

Upper-Level Curriculum

In your upper-level years, you will choose from among a rich and diverse selection of specialized courses that build on your first-year foundation.

You can sample from a wide variety of courses in fields such as health law, intellecutal property, privacy, criminal law and public interest law, to name just a few. If you who want to specialize in a specific area of law, you will have the opportunity to combine courses and clinics in your academic terms with full-time work with employers across the globe during your co-op terms. By the time you graduate, you will be better prepared for the practice of law than students at any other law school in the country.

While the law school encourages a broad exposure to the law through academic and cooperative work, we realize that some students may wish to focus on a specific academic area. A list of upper-level courses is provided to assist students in their selections. Students who are interested in particular aspects of legal practice should note that the Co-op Program provides the full range of complementary practice experiences.

The academic calendar is subject to change. Not all courses are offered each academic year. Please refer to degree requirements for information about specific required courses and other requirements.

Upper-Level Courses

  • (LAW 7344) Accounting/Finance for Lawyers

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7300) Administrative Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7301) Advanced Criminal Procedure: Adjudication

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7495) Advanced Criminal Procedure: Investigation

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7680) Advanced Immigrant Justice Clinic

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7624) Advanced Legal and Interdisciplinary Research

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7644) Advanced Legal Research—Online Version

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7449) Alternative Dispute Resolution

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7608) American Legal Thought: Traditional and Critical

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7641) Amicus Curiae Project

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7684) Anatomy of Autonomy

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7303) Antitrust

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7496) Appellate Practice

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7927) Applied Learning Experience for JD/MPH

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7528) Balancing Liberty and Security Seminar

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7479) Basic Income Taxation

    4 Credits

  • (LAW 7494) Bioethics and the Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7602) Bioproperty

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7521) Branding Law and Practice

    4 Credits

  • (LAW 7503) Business Bankruptcy

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7012) Business Organizations

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 6405) California Professional Responsibility

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7573) Civil Procedure

    2-5 Credits

  • (LAW 6404) Civil Procedure

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7573) Civil Procedure-5

    2-5 Credits

  • (LAW 7597) Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Clinic

    6 Credits

  • (LAW 7306) Civil Trial Practice

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7964) Co-op Work Experience

    0 Credits

  • (LAW 7965) Co-op Work Experience Abroad

    0 Credits

  • (LAW 7944) Co-op Work Experience—Part Time

    0 Credits

  • (LAW 7610) Community Business Law Clinic

    8 Credits

  • (LAW 7580) Community Economic Development

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7668) Community Economic Development Practicum

    1-3 Credits

  • (LAW 7659) Comparative Family Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7549) Comparative Law: Law, Markets and Democracy in East Asia

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7577) Constitutional Law

    2-4 Credits

  • (LAW 6403) Constitutional Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7577) Constitutional Law-4

    2-4 Credits

  • (LAW 7320) Constitutional Litigation

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7315) Consumer Bankruptcy

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7607) Consumer Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7677) Contemporary Issues in Family Law

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 6401) Contracts

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7000) Copyright

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7590) Copyright Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7556) Corporate Finance

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7001) Corporate Finance

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7400) Corporate Taxation

    4 Credits

  • (LAW 7323) Corporations

    4 Credits

  • (LAW 7663) Cost Effective Legal Research

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7643) Creative and Innovative Economies: IP, Commercial Development, and Sustainable Business Practice

    Credits

  • (LAW 7576) Criminal Justice

    2-4 Credits

  • (LAW 7576) Criminal Justice-4

    2-4 Credits

  • (LAW 6406) Criminal Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7326) Criminal Trial Practice

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7487) Critical Race Theory

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7600) Current Issues in Health Law and Policy

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7672) Data Privacy Compliance in the 21st Century

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7674) Defense, Offense, and Dreaming: Lawyering for Social Movements

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7976) Directed Study

    1-6 Credits

  • (LAW 7469) Disability Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7660) Disrupt the Cradle-to-Prison Pipeline—Restorative Justice

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7410) Domestic Violence Clinic

    8 Credits

  • (LAW 7606) Drug Law and Policy

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7650) Dynamic Lawyering for Systemic Change

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7617) Economic Perspectives on Health Policy

    4 Credits

  • (LAW 7530) Education Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7582) Elder Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7962) Elective

    1-4 Credits

  • (LAW 6962) Elective

    1-4 Credits

  • (LAW 7448) Employment Discrimination

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7536) Employment Law - Safety and Health

    3,4 Credits

  • (LAW 7536) Employment Law Safety & Health

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7540) Employment Law—Compensation, Benefits, and Retirement

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7539) Employment Law—Job Security and Rights

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7676) Energy Justice: Theory, Law, and Policy for a Just Clean Energy Transition

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7634) Energy Law and Policy

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7417) Entertainment Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7329) Environmental Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7331) Estate Planning

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7332) Evidence

    4 Credits

  • (LAW 7333) Family Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7398) Federal Courts and the Federal System

    4 Credits

  • (LAW 7946) Field Placement

    7 Credits

  • (LAW 7945) Field Placement Seminar

    1 Credits

  • (LAW 6370) Financial Transactions

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7475) First Amendment

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7687) First Amendment Seminar: The Religion Clauses

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7683) Free the Land: Legal Strategies for Black Farmers, Reparations, and Land Justice

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7541) Global AIDS Policy Seminar

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 6330) Global Legal Practice

    1-8 Credits

  • (LAW 7335) Health Law

    3,4 Credits

  • (LAW 7619) Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7682) Historical Injustice and Reparation

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7665) Housing Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7651) Human Rights in the United States

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7685) Human Rights, IP, and Access to Medicines

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7666) Human Rights, the Environment, Development and Community Resilience

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7657) Immigrant Justice Clinic

    8 Credits

  • (LAW 7673) Immigrant Justice Practicum

    4 Credits

  • (LAW 7336) Immigration Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7978) Independent Study

    1-5 Credits

  • (LAW 7686) Indigenous Rights and the Law

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7675) Information Privacy Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7640) Information Security Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7629) Inside Counsel

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7010) Insurance Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7002) Intellectual Property

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7369) Intellectual Property

    3,4 Credits

  • (LAW 7009) Intellectual Property and Technology Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7565) Intellectual Property Transactions Practice

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 6301) Intensive Introduction to American Law and Legal Institutions

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 6302) Intensive Introduction to Legal Research and Writing for LLM Students

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7569) International and Foreign Legal Research

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7603) International Business Transactions

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7538) International Environmental Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7491) International Human Rights and the Global Economy

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7554) International Investment Arbitration and Litigation Practice

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7338) International Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7003) International Sales and Commercial Arbitration

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7008) International Tax

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7559) International Trade

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7639) Internet Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 6316) Introduction to Civil Procedure

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 6313) Introduction to the Law of Contracts

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 6314) Introduction to U.S. Constitutional Law

    4 Credits

  • (LAW 6400) Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal System

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7633) IP CO-LAB Clinic

    8 Credits

  • (LAW 7526) Juvenile Courts: Delinquency, Abuse, Neglect

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7511) Labor Arbitration Workshop

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7424) Labor Law 1

    4 Credits

  • (LAW 7429) Labor Law 2

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7635) Laboratory Seminar in Applied Design and Legal Empowerment

    4 Credits

  • (LAW 7394) Land Use

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7934) LAW 7934. Law Review - Senior Editor

    5 Credits

  • (LAW 7681) Law and Biotechnology

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7525) Law and Economic Development

    3,4 Credits

  • (LAW 7667) Law and Ethics of Advocacy

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7664) Law and Inequality

    3,4 Credits

  • (LAW 7649) Law and Social Movements

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7653) Law and Strategy

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7669) Law and Technology

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7546) Law of Financial Institutions

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7614) Law Practice Management: Access to Justice

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7642) Law Practice Technology and the Legal Profession

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7935) Law Review - Editorial Board Member

    1,2 Credits

  • (LAW 7936) Law Review - Executive Editor

    1-3 Credits

  • (LAW 7933) Law Review - Note Development

    1 Credits

  • (LAW 7934) Law Review - Senior Editor

    0.5,1 Credits

  • (LAW 7930) Law Review, Legal Writing, and Scholarly Publication

    1-3 Credits

  • (LAW 7658) Legal Blogging: Health Law

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7535) Legal Interviewing & Counseling

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7535) Legal Interviewing Counseling

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7656) Legal Research and Writing 2

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 6315) Legal Research and Writing for LLM Students: Preparing for Co-op

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7678) Legal Research Workshop

    1 Credits

  • (LAW 7979) Legal Technology and Legal Operations

    1 Credits

  • (LAW 7516) Legal Writing Workshop

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7670) Legislation and Regulation

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7931) LSSC Lawyering Fellow

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7928) LSSC Lawyering Fellow Seminar

    1 Credits

  • (LAW 7662) Master Class in Legal Design

    3 Credits