The UC Law SF Certificate of Studies in Law (CSL) program is a two-semester, part-time program designed to provide professionals who engage with the law a foundational understanding of legal reasoning and doctrine.

We encourage you to sign up for our email listtour our virtual campus, or sign up for an advising appointment to learn more about our CSL program.



Some MSL and LLM Students from Fall 2019

Transfer to MSL Program

UC Law SF CSL students, who wish to continue their studies after completing the CSL, may be eligible to transfer to the Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program and complete their master’s degree in just one additional semester.

Learn more about the MSL Program
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Apply to CSL

The application for the CSL program opens in September each year with a priority application deadline of April 15. At this time, the CSL program only admits students for the fall semester.

Learn How to Apply

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