Declaring the Legal Studies Major

Minimum Requirements 

– Overall 2.0 UCB gpa.
– At least 2 prereqs completed with overall 2.0 prereq gpa.

See: How to Declare the Legal Studies Major

Students must take one distinct course from each of the following four areas of study. All courses taken for the major must be taken for a letter grade.

Social/Behavioral Sciences

NOTE: When looking at requirements on this site, always click on ‘New Plan’. Because there are many students who declared before the curriculum changes, the old requirements are still included on this site.

Questions about the Legal Studies Program should be directed to the Undergraduate Advisor, Lauri La Pointe. 
Lauri is best reached via email at
No declarations during the first two weeks of class and the last 2 weeks of the semester (RRR Week and Finals Week).

*********NOTE Regarding Temporary Instructions***********

Because Lauri is working remotely, please complete the Application and your essay and e-mail to  Lauri will declare you remotely.

If you also have a Double major packet or a Simultaneous packet, please read the instructions on each page carefully, fully complete the forms and send to Lauri and she will sign and send back to you via e-mail: