Meet Our Students

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. We don’t give traditional letter grades, we don’t calculate GPAs, and we don’t rank students numerically. Miss a class, and by the end of the day, several sets of notes will probably arrive by email. Our students aren’t here to prove things, they’re here to learn things. And they’re great about sharing what they know.

Outside of the classroom, our students are extremely engaged and involved in many activities, from our Student-Initiated Law Service Projects (SLPs) and clinics, to our award-winning advocacy competition teams and student-run journals. In addition, we have more than 50 student organizations— focused on everything from entrepreneurship and privacy law to diversity and faith. Browse our student organizations list for more information. We invite you to read about the work our students are doing, below. 

Student Ambassadors

Want to talk with current students? Our student admissions ambassadors, featured below, are happy to talk with you about their law school experience. You are welcome to email any of them to start the conversation. 

Christopher Andreou, 2L

Christopher Andreou (he/him), 2L

Hometown: Queens, NY

Education: Fordham University ’20, Finance/Fintech 

Area of Interest: Business/Start Up

Ask Me About:
1) Student-run journals
2) General job stuff, but also targeting NY
3) BLASTs and SLPS (Berkeley Law Afghanistan Project and the Legal Automation Workshop)

Email: lawambassador1@berkeley.edu

Alexis Buz, 3L

Alexis Buz (he/him), 3L

Hometown: Jalisco, Mexico; Stockton CA

Education: UC San Diego ’17, Public Health & Ethnic Studies 

Area of Interest: Business/Start Up

Ask Me About:
1) Latinx law student experiences
2) Startup/tech law and transactional practices
3) Big law and 1L diversity fellowships

Email: lawambassador2@berkeley.edu

Estefany Chavez Garay, 3L

Estefany Chavez Garay (she/her), 3L

Hometown: Petaluma, CA

Education: Santa Rosa Junior College ’16 and UC Berkeley ’18, Political Science

Area of Interest: Business/Start Up, Constitutional/Regulatory, Technology/ IP

Ask Me About:
1) La Alianza
2) Intellectual property law
3) Deciding between schools

Email: lawambassador3@berkeley.edu

Jaeyoung Choi, 2L

Jaeyoung Choi (he/him), 2L

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Education: UC Berkeley ’21, Mechanical Engineering

Area of Interest: Technology/IP

Ask Me About:
1) Berkeley Technology Law Journal
2) Asian American Law Student Association
3) IP-focused Big Law Recruiting 

Email: lawambassador4@berkeley.edu

Oscar Corpus, 2L

Oscar Corpus (he/him), 2L

Hometown: McAllen, TX

Education: The University of Texas at Austin ’20, English

Area of Interest: Business/Start Up

Ask Me About:
1) Clinics
2) Student-run journals
3) Affinity groups

Email: lawambassador5@berkeley.edu

Elias Garcia, 3L

Elias Garcia (he/him), 3L

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Education: Tulane University ’16, Environmental Studies & Political Science

Area of Interest: Environmental and Energy, Social Justice/Public Interest

Ask Me About:
1) Being Latinx or LGBTQ+ at Berkeley Law
2) Student Initiated Legal Service Projects (SLPS)
3) Studying environmental law

Email: lawambassador6@berkeley.edu

Paula Gonzalez, 2L

Paula Gonzalez (she/her), 2L

Hometown: Waldwick, NJ

Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ’14, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Area of Interest: Social Justice/Public Interest

Ask Me About:
1) Balancing school with extracurriculars (law journal, pro bono project, and affinity groups)
2) Law school as a STEM major
3) Law school after 7+ years in the workforce

Email: lawambassador7@berkeley.edu

Asunción Hampson-Medina, 3L

Asunción Hampson-Medina (he/him), 3L

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Education: Stanford University ’19, Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity and a Minor in Native American Studies

Area of Interest: Constitutional/Regulatory, Environmental and Energy, Social Justice/Public Interest

Ask Me About:
1) Native American Law Students Association (NALSA)
2) La Raza Law Journal and California Law Review
3) La Alianza

Email: lawambassador8@berkeley.edu

Livia Katroshi, 3L

Livia Katroshi (she/her), 3L

Hometown: Estero, FL

Education: University of Florida ’19, Political Science & Economics

Area of Interest: Business/Start Up, International/Comparative, Social Justice/Public Interest

Ask Me About:
1) International Human Rights Law Clinic
2) Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law
3) Pro Bono/Student-Initiated Legal Services Projects (SLPS) 

Email:  lawambassador9@berkeley.edu

Brooke Layendecker, 3L

Brooke Layendecker (she/her), 3L

Hometown: Portland, OR

Education: Washington University in St. Louis ’17, Religious Studies

Area of Interest: Constitutional/Regulatory, Social Justice/Public Interest, Technology/ IP

Ask Me About:
1) Ecology Law Quarterly
2) UCDC
3) Externship at DOJ Civil Division

Email: lawambassador10@berkeley.edu

Evan Lovell, 3L

Evan Lovell (he/him), 3L

Hometown: Elk Grove, CA

Education: UCLA ’19, Political Science

Area of Interest: Criminal Justice, Social Justice/Public Interest

Ask Me About:
1) Field Placements and UCDC Law
2) Applying for DA offices
3) Not taking a gap year after undergrad (transitioning to law school)

Email: lawambassador11@berkeley.edu

Leah Roemer, 3L

Leah Roemer (she/her), 3L

Hometown: Princeton, NJ

Education: College of William & Mary ’19, Sociology and French

Area of Interest: Criminal Justice, Social Justice/Public Interest

Ask Me About:
1) Public Defense/Public Interest Careers
2) Experiential Opportunities (Field Placements, Pro Bono, Advocacy Teams)
3) Death Penalty Clinic

Email: lawambassador13@berkeley.edu

Claire Weintraub, 3L

Claire Weintraub (she/her), 3L

Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC

Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ’18, Economics & Spanish Literature

Area of Interest: Social Justice/Public Interest

Ask Me About:

1) Experiential Education (Clinics, Practicums, Field Placements)
2) California Law Review
3) Public interest careers, specifically in immigrants’ rights and/or workers’ rights

Email: lawambassador12@berkeley.edu

Megan Wiener, 2L

Megan Wiener (she/her), 2L

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Education: UC Berkeley ’21, Legal Studies & Psychology

Area of Interest: Business/Start Up, Technology/IP

Ask Me About:
1) First-Generation Professionals
2) Berkeley Business Law Journal
3) Experiential Learning opportunities available here at Berkeley Law

Email: lawambassador14@berkeley.edu

Student Spotlights

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.

More Student Stories