Law School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#3 in Environmental Law
#5 in International Law
Law School Overview
The School of Law at University of California--Berkeley has an application deadline of February 1. The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at University of California--Berkeley is $75. Its tuition is full-time: $48,068 per year (in-state) and full-time: $52,019 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 11.6:1. The School of Law at University of California--Berkeley has 127 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
In an effort to end student rivalry, the UC-Berkeley School of Law does not use letter grades or GPAs. Students are also not ranked amongst their peers. The law school has pioneered curriculums like intellectual property law and technology-related law and offers specialized curricular programs in areas such as Clean Technology Law and Environmental Law. Students can tailor academics to their interests from the second semester onward. The school also offers unique survey courses, like Wine Law, and students can create their own electives, too.
Students might find opportunities to get involved through clinics, on-campus think tanks, and more than 10 student publications. Advanced law students can take their classroom education up a notch through the school’s Field Placement program, which places students in organizations like the Federal Trade Commission and the Sierra Club Environmental Law Program.
For a break from studying, students can venture into nearby San Francisco or take a quick trip to local beaches. Students can live in nearby university-owned housing, though most choose to live elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Notable graduates include David Estrada, YouTube managing counsel at Google Inc., and Terdema Ussery, chief executive officer of the Dallas Mavericks.
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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||February 1|
|Full-time program application fee||$75|
|Part-time program application fee||N/A|
|Admissions Phone||(510) 642-2274|
|Full- and part-time faculty||127|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||310|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $48,068 per year (in-state)
|Room and board||$16,602|
|Employed at graduation 2||72.6%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$160,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$55,000|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||950,583|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data