At A Glance

2016-17 ENTERING J.D. CLASS PROFILE

Number of Applicants 5,336
Median Grade Point Average 3.79
Median LSAT 166
Class Size 301
Age
   Average 24
   Range 21-55
   Over 30 5%
Gender
   Men 41%
   Women 59%
Students of Color 38%
Entering with Advanced Degrees 9%
Most Common Undergraduate Majors Economics, English, Philosophy, Political Science, International Relations

TYPICAL SIZE OF STUDENT BODY

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

ESTIMATED 2016-17 J.D. PROGRAM TUITION AND FEES*

California resident $48,702
Nonresident $52,653**

ESTIMATED NINE-MONTH 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR LIVING EXPENSES

Housing and food $20,128
Books and supplies $1,526
Personal $1,580
Transportation $3,146

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 and Business
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
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
Environmental Law Clinic
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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* Published fees are estimates and subject to change without notice. 
** For students who establish California residency during their first year of law school, UC Berkeley offers a notable advantage during years two and three: fees drop from the nonresident rate to the California rate – a two-year savings of nearly $8,000.