Legal Studies

The Legal Studies Department has provided information for students who plan to study abroad. Review your department’s responses to the Major Advising Questionnaires below, then contact the department directly with any additional questions.

 

Advising Resources

 

Study Abroad for Legal Studies Majors (PDF) N/A

Study Abroad Information on the Legal Studies Website N/A

Legal Studies Advising Contact Information

 

Berkeley Programs Questionnaire

 

Does your department currently sponsor a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program?

No.

Do any courses offered on a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program currently satisfy requirements within your major?

We don’t have an approved course list. It’s best to send Lauri up to two syllabi with description via e-mail for review.

 

UCEAP Programs Questionnaire

 

What is the maximum amount of major credit given for courses taken during UCEAP? Is this maximum calculated by number of courses or by units of credit?

Legal Studies majors can take up to two law-related courses from abroad, 12 units maximum to count towards the upper division Distribution requirements for the major.

Does your department maintain a list of courses previously awarded credit on UCEAP and/or a list of pre-approved courses for UCEAP programs? How do students access this information?

Legal Studies majors can take up to two law-related courses from abroad, 12 units maximum to count towards the upper division Distribution requirements for the major.

Does your department have a 4-year or 2-year plan available to students that incorporates semester or year-length study abroad? How do students access this information?

Legal Studies does not maintain a list.

What is the process in your department to have courses evaluated? What materials must be submitted? What is the timeframe for response?

Stop by and talk with Lauri about your study abroad plans to work out an academic plan tailored for you.

Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?

Please send up to two syllabi via e-mail to Lauri for review and possible approval by the Legal Studies director. The response timeframe is usually very reasonable.

Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?

Possibly. The Legal Studies Honors Program is two semesters long during Fall and Spring. Both semesters are required.

Are UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?

Yes.

If you represent a department which teaches foreign language, does your department award major credit for the courses taken during the Intensive Language Program (ILP) portion of the UCEAP program?

Yes.

Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?

N/A

Does your department place Academic holds on declared majors prior to each registration period? If yes, what is your departmental policy on releasing advising holds for students currently abroad on UCEAP (e.g. is advising possible via email, skype, etc.)?

The undergraduate adviser.

Do you have any department specific advice for students participating on a UCEAP program in their last term at Berkeley?

Yes. Please e-mail Lauri.

 

Independent Programs Questionnaire

 

Have any Independent programs been approved by your department and the Study Abroad Advisory board for credit in the major?

No.

Are there any pre-approved courses for your major from other UC summer abroad programs (UCLA, UCD, etc.)?

No.

What is the process to have a course from an Independent study abroad program evaluated for your major?

No.