Applicant Advising & Office Hours with Dean Alvarez
We offer both individual appointments and Office Hours with the Dean of Admissions. Not sure which one to attend? We recommend starting with Office Hours, as many of our applicants have similar questions. If your matter is more personal, an individual appointment is recommended.
Take a moment to review our website and prospectus before advising appointments to get general information about the law school and our application requirements. If you are looking for a detailed overview of our application and requirements, please join us for an upcoming webinar or view previously recorded webinars on our website. Please note that we do not perform prior application, personal statement, addenda, or resume reviews during individual appointments.
Click on the date to check availability. Individual appointments are approximately 20 minutes long, and office hours with the Dean are one hour long.
Meet Our Students
Interested in chatting with current Berkeley Law Students? Feel free to email an Admissions Ambassador. You can read their profiles and more on our Meet Our Students page (new ambassador bios will be posted in October). You can also reach out to any student organizations to learn about how you can find your community at law school.
Upcoming Information Sessions
Join us for a virtual applicant information session to learn about the application requirements, our review process, and a little bit about what Berkeley Law has to offer. You must register for the information session that you would like to attend.
There are no upcoming applicant information sessions. We invite you to watch previously recorded sessions at the bottom of this page.
Recordings of select information sessions will be posted for future viewing.
If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in any of our information sessions, please contact Chelsea Hackett at firstname.lastname@example.org with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.
Looking for in-person options? Check out our Plan Your Visit page.
Previously Recorded Information Sessions
General JD Admissions Information Session
Presented on: July 13, 2022
Applying as a College Senior: Summer Application Preparation
Presented on: July 26, 2022
Reapplicant Information Session
Presented on: July 21, 2022
Applying as a Working Professional
Presented on: August 1, 2022
Applying through Binding Early Decision
Presented on: August 9, 2022
Parts of the Application: Personal Statement, Diversity Statement, and Why Berkeley Statement
Presented on: October 12, 2021
Parts of the Application: Resume and Letters of Recommendation
Presented on: October 13, 2021
Parts of the Application: Test Scores, Academic Record, and Related Addenda
Presented on: October 14, 2021
Financing a Legal Education: Financial Aid 101
Presented on: October 25, 2021
Financing a Legal Education: Programmatic Scholarships
Presented on: October 26, 2021
Financing a Legal Education: Loan Repayment Assistance Program
Presented on: October 28, 2021
Admissions Spotlight on: Berkeley Center for Law and Technology
Presented on: November 2, 2021
Admissions Spotlight on: Center for Law, Energy, & the Environment
Presented on: November 4, 2021
Admissions Spotlight on: Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice
Presented on: November 9, 2021
Admissions Spotlight on: Berkeley Center for Law and Business
Presented on: November 10, 2021
The Berkeley Law Difference: 1L Year and Beyond
Presented on: September 14, 2022
The Law School Experience: Mock Class with Dean Chemerinsky
Presented on: November 15, 2021
The Law School Experience: Student Life Panel
Presented on: November 16, 2021
The Law School Experience: Pro Bono Program
Presented on: November 17, 2021
The Law School Experience: Living in Berkeley
Presented on: November 18, 2021
If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully access any of our previously recorded information sessions, please contact Chelsea Hackett at email@example.com.