Plan your visit

Berkeley Law School is located on the beautiful campus of the University of California at Berkeley. We are situated between the Berkeley Hills and the San Francisco Bay. Plan for a fun, full day when you visit.

Although we don't offer formal guided tours, you are very welcome to visit us.  There are many options available during your visit:  

Connecting with Campus - Tours

You can take a self-guided tour of the Law School. Have lunch or grab a snack at our restaurant, Café Zeb, visit our award-winning Library and its reading rooms, and check out our newly-renovated classrooms.

If you are interested in getting to know the wider campus and community, free campus tours are provided daily by the Visitor's Center. They leave from 101 Sproul Hall, located near the intersection of Telegraph Avenue and Bancroft Way.

To see the campus from another perspective, take an online tour!

Connecting with the Law School – Classes, Faculty, Clinics, Centers, Events

We encourage you to observe a class that interests you to get a sense of the students, faculty, and ambience of Berkeley Law. Many prospective applicants opt to visit a first-year class but our second- and third-year classes are available as well. We only ask that you not visit the small first-year Writing and Research classes. Please arrive at the classroom five minutes before the class begins to introduce yourself to the professor. You should ask permission to observe and if they have a preference where you sit as some classes have assigned seating. As a courtesy please do not enter classes late or leave early.

The schedule of classes is available here. To confirm the dates that classes are in session, check the academic calendar in advance. You can also access information about our Centers and Institutes and our clinics.

For information about upcoming events at the law school (speakers, symposia, etc.) that might pique your interest, check out the Events Calendar.

And if you still want to learn more, you can place an order online to received the Berkeley Law Viewbook and even read online the most recent copy of The Transcript, our alumni magazine.

Connecting with Student Organizations

We recommend finding time to chat with current students. You will discover that they are quite friendly and approachable. To contact a specific student group (e.g., Law Students of African Descent, The Federalist Society, Queer Caucus, etc.), check out the list of our student organizations. The organization list provides contact information, and all of our student groups are willing to answer questions about life, school, and everything else at Berkeley.

Connecting with J.D. Admissions

We are very happy to meet with you in the Admissions Office to talk about the application process and what we seek in prospective students.

Applicant Information Sessions are offered in the fall, and we also travel throughout the country to allow students to get the best information available about applying. You can also check out our Recruitment Calendar to see where we'll be visiting this fall.

After you have had a chance to plan the date of your visit, you are welcome to meet with an admissions counselor in our office. Appointments are available through our online appointment system. Our office is located off-campus at:

2850 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 500
Berkeley, CA 94705-7220

NOTE: Our office will relocate to 396 Simon Hall effective September 29.

510-642-2274
admissions@law.berkeley.edu

A shuttle service operates between the law school and our office. Information and the schedule are available here.

Getting Around

Standard, printable, and interactive campus maps are available for your reference as well as directions to campus.

We look forward to meeting you and hope that you will enjoy your visit to Berkeley!