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Student Journals: Travel Information

Planning or booking travel? Read this FIRST

Before you travel (or arrange for travel for someone else for Journal purposes), it is important that you are aware of the University Policies and Procedures.   

If policy and procedure are not followed or approved of ahead of time, you might not be reimbursed, even if travel was for a legitimate business purpose.  When in doubt, contact the Journal Administrator with any questions AHEAD of time.

You MUST receive internal approval from your Journal's Editor in Chief or Managing Editor PRIOR TO any travel you expect to receive reimbursement for, even if it is for legitimate journal-related business!


Planning Travel

Are you planning on hosting a guest for a Journal Symposium?   Are you attending a national journal-related conference?  Are you planning an Editorial Retreat?  

Many times it is easier (and cheaper) for the Journal Administrator to book and pay for airfare, hotel, taxi ahead of time.    You (or your guest) can avoid out of pocket expenses, ensure that it is an allowable expense up front(!), and not have to deal with waiting for reimbursements.

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Travel Policy, Instructions & Forms

Please take the time to review the documents below to ensure you are aware of and are complying with UC policy and procedure for travel!   Contact the Law School's Business Office with any questions.

Requesting Travel Reimbursement

Berkeley Law students may use the Travel Expense Form  (found below or in the Forms Library) to request reimbursement for eligible trip costs. 

After filling in the form and obtaining internal approval from your Journal's EIC or ME, you will need to forward the form, travel itinerary, receipts showing zero balance due, and email to the Journal Administrator for authorizing signature and inputting journal financial information.  

Hosted guests who will receive direct reimbursement for authorized travel expenses should also use the Travel Expense Form - the completed and signed form with receipts may be sent electronically to the Berkeley Law host for payment processing.