Facilitating a DeCal

Facilitating a DeCal in the Legal Studies Department


Departmental Application Deadlines:

Fall semester:  April 1
Spring semester:  November 1


Academic Senate Informationhttps://academic-senate.berkeley.edu/committees/coci/sfc

Note: The Academic Senate deadlines come after the departmental deadline. The Academic Senate deadline date changes from semester to semester.

Note: The Legal Studies department will not accept late submissions.


1) Attend a DeCal Start-up workshop through the SLC (Student Learning Center):

https://slc.berkeley.edu/ucftr

2) Prepare a 14-week syllabus with course description, reading list, attendance and grading policy, etc.

3) Seek out a faculty supervisor.

4) Complete the Course Proposal Form

5) Write up a ‘Statement of Faculty Supervisor Involvement

6) Complete the ‘Worksheet to Calculate Workload and Resultant Unit Value

7)  Attach the completed ‘Legal Studies DeCal Course Application Form

9) Obtain the ‘Faculty Sponsor Letter of Support

10)  Once you have all documents completed and signed by all facilitators and your faculty supervisor, please email all documents to the Legal Studies Scheduler, Erika Espinoza - eespinoza@berkeley.edu.

11)  The Legal Studies department will obtain the Legal Studies Department Chair signature on your ‘Legal Studies DeCal Course Application Form’, we will also submit the finalized packet to the Academic Senate for approval and schedule a room for your DeCal.

12)  Remember to have fun and GO BEARS!