Information for New Students


We hope the information we have gathered here will facilitate your enrollment decision and help to make your transition to Berkeley as easy as possible. 

We understand that many factors will contribute to your ultimately choosing the best law school for you.  However, given what we know about you from your application, we believe that school is Berkeley.  Please don't hesitate to contact us, as well as our students and faculty, if you have any questions. We are here to help you and look forward to your joining our student body. 

You can access each section by clicking the links below:

Visiting Berkeley Law

An overview of transportation options from the airport, directions to Berkeley Law, parking availability, and a list of hotels and motels, as well as maps of the Bay Area and the Berkeley campus.

Student Life

Adjusting to law school, registering for classes, staying healthy—there's a lot more to attending law school than just showing up for class. We give you the low-down on life at Berkeley Law as a student.

Studying at Berkeley Law

Tremendous resources and lots of support are readily available to enhance your law school experience.  Learn more about the law library, technology resources, the School's faculty, and an overview of what to expect during your first year.

Housing and Living

Those of you who will be moving to the Bay Area will have a lot of options as to where you will live and what type of living arrangement will be most suitable for you.  Here you will find information about neighborhoods and other tips so you can make the right decision.  


Have questions about observing classes, tuition, buying books, or visiting the School? The answers are here. 

Career Development

Do you want to become a civil rights attorney? Work for a top New York law firm? Practice cyberlaw in Silicon Valley? Berkeley Law has a robust career services program to set you on your path.