At A Glance

Boalt Hall's students, alumni and faculty all contribute to making the school a leading, dynamic center for legal education. In this section, you will learn more about the diverse people who comprise the Boalt community.

2014-15 ENTERING J.D. CLASS PROFILE

Number of Applicants 5,699
Median Grade Point Average 3.79
Median LSAT 167 (95th percentile)
Class Size 274
Age
   Average 24
   Range 21-40
   Over 30 5%
Gender
   Men 42%
   Women 58%
Students of Color 34%
Entering with Advanced Degrees 11%
Most Common Undergraduate Majors Economics, English, History, International Relations, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology

TYPICAL SIZE OF STUDENT BODY

J.D. 850
LL.M./J.S.D. 290
Ph.D. 55

ESTIMATED 2014-15 J.D. PROGRAM TUITION AND FEES*

California resident $48,066
Nonresident
(first year only)
$52,024

ESTIMATED 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR LIVING EXPENSES**

Housing and food $18,560
Books and supplies $1,544
Personal $1,480
Transportation $3,002

STUDENTS RECEIVING FINANCIAL AID

80%

FACULTY

Tenured /tenure-track/clinical 80
Lecturers in Residence/Adjuncts 37

DEGREES OFFERED

J.D. Program:

J.D. (Juris Doctor)

Advanced Law Degree Program:

LL.M. (Master of Laws)
J.S.D. (Doctor of the Science of Law)

J.S.P. Program:

Ph.D. (Doctorate in Jurisprudence and Social Policy)

SPECIALIZED CERTIFICATES

Business Law
Clean Technology Law
Environmental Law
International Law
Law & Technology

CENTERS AND INSTITUTES

Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy
Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society
California Constitution Center
Center for Law, Energy & the Environment
Center for the Study of Law and Society
Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice
Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy
Honorable G. William & Ariadna Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law
Human Rights Center
Institute for Legal Research
Kadish Center for Morality, Law & Public Affairs
Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance
Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

CLINICS AND SKILLS TRAINING

Death Penalty Clinic
Domestic Violence Practicum
East Bay Community Law Center
Field Placement Program
International Human Rights Law Clinic
Professional Skills Program
Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic

LAW JOURNALS

Asian American Law Journal
Berkeley Business Law Journal
Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy
Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law
Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law
Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law
Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice
Berkeley Journal of International Law
Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern & Islamic Law
Berkeley La Raza Law Journal
Berkeley Technology Law Journal
California Law Review
Ecology Law Quarterly

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* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Amounts listed here have been rounded. These amounts are current-year fees. Please visit our website for fee information for the year you are applying to enter Berkeley Law.
** Based on off-campus housing expenses.