Plan Your Visit

Berkeley Law School is located on the beautiful and historic 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 do not offer formal guided tours you are most welcome to visit us. You can take a self-guided tour of the law school (available to pick up in the Admissions Office), have lunch or a snack at our restaurant, Café Zeb, visit our award-winning Library, and see our newly-renovated classrooms. There are other options available as well during your visit:   

Tours of the Berkeley Campus

If you are interested in getting to know the larger UC Berkeley campus and community, free campus tours are provided daily by the Visitor’s Center located at 101 Sproul Hall, near the intersection of Telegraph Avenue and Bancroft Way. 

Law School Classes, Clinics, Centers, and Events

We encourage you to observe a class to get a sense of our students, faculty, and classroom ambiance. Many prospective applicants opt to visit a first-year class, but our second- and third-year classes are available as well. We ask that you not visit the small first-year Writing and Research classes. The schedule of classes is available here

Please arrive at the classroom at least five minutes before a class begins to introduce yourself to the professor and to ask permission to observe. Ask if there is a preference where you sit as some classes have assigned seating. Do not enter classes late or leave early unless you have the professor’s permission. 

Classes are not in session during the summer, during certain national holiday periods, nor during our winter and spring breaks. Check the academic calendar in advance to confirm the dates when classes are in session.

You can also access online information about our Centers and Institutes and our Clinics.

See the Events Calendar for information about upcoming events, guest speakers, and symposia that may pique your interest.

And, if you still want to learn more, you can view our Berkeley Law Prospectus and even read online the most recent copy of “The Transcript,” our alumni magazine.

Contact Student Organizations

We recommend that you make time to chat with current students, too. You will find that they are friendly and approachable.  Consult the list of our student organizations to contact a specific student group (e.g., Law Students of African Descent, The Federalist Society, Queer Caucus, etc.).  The list provides contact information for each group. Please feel free to contact them with questions about student life, school, and everything else at Berkeley.

Connect with the Admissions Office

Applicant Information Sessions are offered in the fall at the law school. We also travel throughout the country to provide information about our application and review process. You can view our Recruitment Calendar to determine where we will visit this fall.

You are welcome to make an appointment to meet with a JD Admissions Counselor when you visit via our online appointment system. Appointments are usually offered from 9am to 12pm Monday through Thursday and last 20 minutes. Please arrive on time and come prepared with questions about the school or the admissions process. The Admissions Office is located in the main law school building on the second floor:

225 Law Building
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
(510) 642-2274

Directions and Campus Maps

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!


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