Entering Class Profile

spirit weekEach year the admissions office recruits and admits some of the country’s most promising, diverse, and dynamic students to the Berkeley Law student body. Although we are one of the most selective law schools in the country, our admission philosophy reflects a commitment to admitting human beings and not simply numbers. We hope that the following profile provides some sense of the excellence and diversity that define us. Berkeley Law students are astoundingly accomplished and come from a wide range of backgrounds, interests, life experiences, and perspectives.

JD Class of 2023 Profile

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Sample of Past Positions Held and Passions Pursued Before Law School
From Business & Finances Securities and financial analysts, economic consultants, entrepreneurs/start-up creators
From Journalism Magazine editor, documentary film maker and National Geographic Explorer, author of 14 young adult novels
From Public Service English teacher for refugees, Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster youth, Peace Corps volunteers, community activist for housing, founded an international non-profit and led a fact-finding trip to Ukraine, tutor for a GED program in San Quentin prison
From Sports Varsity athletes, MLS intern, dancer/cheerleader for the Golden State Warriors, member of the Vienna women’s rugby team, member of a water ski team, outrigger canoe competitor
From Arts & Entertainment  Professional guitarist, winner of 2 daytime Emmys, professional ballet dancer in NYC, classical pianist, competitive ballroom dancer, writer for late night TV
From the Sciences Hold a PhD in Physics, has work published in a Russian medical journal, have a patent pending, chased Chuckwallas for the Game and Fish Department, re-located a crocodile in Zimbabwe, served on the Board of Directors for the Montana Wildlife Federation
From Government & Politics United Nations interns, foreign policy advisor for a Senator, Supreme Court intern, Communications Director in the House Of Representatives, Speechwriter for the Obama Administration, Senate Speechwriter and Digital Director, Combat linguist