J.D. Admissions

Berkeley Law is one of the nation’s premier law schools, and our academic demands are intense. But that’s only part of the picture.

Our students are bright, intellectually curious, and remarkably collegial. They come to Berkeley to experience a rich curriculum and a supportive learning environment, and to learn the law under a grading system that encourages them to compete with themselves, rather than against one another. Berkeley Law professors—even the most legendary—are approachable and accessible. Our distinguished alumni are members of an extended, world-wide family that is engaged with the school in a multitude of ways. Our leadership team actively seeks ways to improve the experience for everyone.

Being a member of the Berkeley Law community is an experience not just for three years, but for life. If you think it could be a place where you thrive, then we encourage you to apply.


Meet Our Students

Berkeley Law’s student body is a community of young professionals whose passions and talents make this an incredibly vibrant place to learn the practice, purpose, and power of law for the public good. Get to know some of them below, and more here.


Employment Outcomes

Employment Outcomes chart


Notice of Availability

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of California, Berkeley publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes current security policies plus crime and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. The body of the report also contains contact information for various campus and community resources related to crime prevention and survivor assistance. A digital copy of the report can be accessed via the link below, or paper copies are available free of charge at 1 Sproul Hall.
2019 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report