With one of the most diverse and distinguished advanced law degree programs in the United States, Berkeley Law attracts some of the world’s most talented and promising legal minds every year.
Here are a few highlights of our accomplished LL.M. Professional Track, Class of 2016-2017.
Berkeley Law’s LL.M. Professional Track class of 2016-2017 collectively represent over 40 countries, including our first ever from both Namibia and Zambia, reflecting the program’s tremendous international appeal.
They range in age from 21 to 53. The mean age of our LL.M. class is 31.2 and the median is 30.5.
Their language abilities are incredible. More than half speak 2 languages, with many speaking 3-7 languages, covering a total of 29 separate languages.
Our students have amassed years of experience working at impressive law firms, companies, governmental offices (a sampling, below); universities; and NGOs including the Green Climate Fund, the World Bank, and UNESCO, Division of Cultural Policies.
Hyatt Hotels Corp.
Walt Disney Co.
Bird & Bird Attorneys
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
King & Wood Mallesons
Lenz & Staehelin
Norton Rose Fulbright
Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom
White & Case
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Willkie Farr & Gallagher
In-House and Government
Berenberg Bank AG
Pfizer Investment Co. Ltd.
Samsung Construction & Trading
Sony Music Entertainment Colombia
Bahrain Judicial Institute
Delegation of the European Union to Korea
Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel
Swiss Takeover Board
Sao Paulo Public Defender’s Office
Ministry of Justice (Turkey)
Department of Social Protection of Servicemen (Armenia)
High Court of Namibia
Chilean State Defense Council
German Internal Revenue Service
High Court of Justice (Nigeria)
Supreme Court of the Philippines
Office of the Advocate General (Pakistan)
Our students give back to their local and global communities in many ways, including:
- Building elementary schools in the Philippines
- Creating and implementing a Legal Aid system that categorizes and tracks legal issues for the stateless Hill tribes, ethnic minorities and marginalized people of Thailand
- Founding Active Youth, leading debates and lectures about youth participation in politics
- Founding Kalem Kutusu Volunteers, that assists underprivileged children in primary school with clothes, school supplies, and food
- Incorporating Un Techo Para Mi Pais, providing a home to those with scarce economic resources
- Leading the Acid Attack Survivor Rehabilitation Project (India)
- Providing court-mandated Criminal Protective Order Modification training to survivors of domestic violence
- Providing legal assistance to prison inmates
- Providing legal counsel for Rails Girls Summer of Code, which teaches girls programming
- Renovating dilapidated schools in villages throughout Turkey
- Representing blue collar workers in unfair dismissal cases
- Teaching in local NGO schools established for mentally disabled children in Jaipur
- Teaching the blind math and English with the White-Bird Club
- Volunteering research for ongoing constitutional reform processes in Zambia
- Working for Amnesty International, Free Representation Unit