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. 

Admissions 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. 

Arielle Amegashie (she/her), 2L

Hometown: Washington, DC

Education: University of Maryland, Broadcast Journalism BA '15, MA '16

Areas of Interest: Constitutional/Regulatory, Criminal Justice, Social Justice/Public Interest

Ask Me About:
1) Student organizations (especially affinity groups, I'm on 3 boards)
2) California Law Review
3) 1L Diversity positions/ getting a big law job as an underrepresented student

Email: lawambassador1@berkeley.edu

Rachel Appel (she/her), 2L

Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

Education: Binghampton University '14, Political Science

Areas of Interest: Constitutional/Regulatory, Social Justice/Public Interest

Ask Me About:
1) Election Law @ Berkeley,
2) Field Placements
3) Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice

Email: lawambassador2@berkeley.edu

Omar Corona (he/him), 3L

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Education: UCLA '16, Environmental Studies and Political Science

Areas of Interest: Environmental and Energy, Social Justice/Public Interest, Technology/ IP

Ask Me About:
1) Environmental or Energy Law
2) Affinity Groups
3) Living in the Bay Area or Housing

Email: lawambassador4@berkeley.edu

Clinton Ewell (he/him), 2L

Hometown: Prescott, AZ

Education: Arizona State University, Robotics Engineering BS '19 MS '20

Areas of Interest: Technology/ IP

Ask Me About:
1) Patent Law Society
2) Berkeley Center for Law and Technology
3) Berkeley Technology Law Journal

Email: lawambassador3@berkeley.edu

Dian Guo (she/her), 2L

Hometown: Chengdu, China

Education: Hamilton College '19, Mathematics and Philosophy

Areas of Interest: Business/Start Up, International/Comparative

Ask Me About:
1) On Campus Interviews
2) Halloum Negotiations Contest
3) My personal 1L study approach/experience

Email: lawambassador5@berkeley.edu

Min Jung "MJ" Han (she/her), 3L

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea and New England

Education: Brown University '16 ScB Chemistry,
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign '17 MS Chemistry

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

Ask Me About:
1) Student organizations
2) Coming from a STEM background
3) Deciding between schools

Email: lawambassador6@berkeley.edu

Katie Iacovelli (she/her), 3L

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Education: University of Chicago '18, History and Gender & Sexuality Studies

Areas of Interest: Business/Start Up, Social Justice/Public Interest

Ask Me About:
1) Student Journals (CLR and Berkeley Journal of Entertainment & Sports Law)
2) Affinity Groups like First Generation Professional, Queer Caucus, and Disabled Student Association at Berkeley Law
3) Work/Life Balance in Law School

Email: lawambassador7@berkeley.edu

Chantel Johnson (she/her), 2L

Hometown: Kannapolis, NC

Education: UNC Chapel Hill '18, Political Science

Areas of Interest: Criminal Justice, Technology/ IP

Ask Me About:
1) Pro Bono opportunities
2) Being a clinical student at East Bay Community Law Center
3) California Law Review

Email: lawambassador8@berkeley.edu

Kaylene Khosla (she/her), 3L

Hometown: Pueblo, CO

Education: University of Denver '19, Political Science

Areas of Interest: International/Comparative

Ask Me About:
1) Berkeley Law's international/comparative law program offerings
2) Life as a transfer student
3) The ability to participate in for-credit field placements (aka internships during the academic year)

Email: lawambassador9@berkeley.edu

Brooke Layendecker (she/her), 2L

Hometown: Portland, OR

Education: Washington University in St Louis '17, Religious Studies

Areas of Interest: Business/Start Up, Constitutional/Regulatory, Social Justice/Public Interest

Ask Me About:
1) My externship with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
2) Ecology Law Quarterly
3) Administrative Law and government work

Email: lawambassador10@berkeley.edu

Evan Lovell (he/him), 2L

Hometown: Elk Grove, CA

Education: UCLA '19, Political Science

Areas of Interest: Criminal Justice

Ask Me About:
1) Foster Education Project
2) Berkeley's Academic Skills Program and Workshops for 1Ls
3) Applying for DA Offices

Email: lawambassador11@berkeley.edu

Jessenia Nuñez-Lopez (she/her), 2L

Hometown: Mendota, CA

Education: UCSD '14, Political Science

Areas of Interest: Business/Start Up, Social Justice/Public Interest

Ask Me About:
1) Student Organizations, like La Alianza and Womxn of Color Collective
2) Journals, like Berkeley Journal of Entertainment & Sports Law
3) My favorite classes

Email: lawambassador12@berkeley.edu

Leah Roemer (she/her), 2L

Hometown: Princeton, NJ

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

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

Ask Me About:
1) Public Defense
2) Advocacy teams (especially Trial Team!)
3) Experiential Opportunities (especially Field Placements and Pro Bono)

Email: lawambassador13@berkeley.edu

Leon Shen (he/him), 3L

Hometown: Westlake Village, CA

Education: Lafayette College '18, Philosophy

Areas of Interest: Business/Start Up

Ask Me About:
1) Student Organizations, like Asian Pacific American Student Association
2) Student Life
3) Class/Workload

Email: lawambassador14@berkeley.edu

Yara Slaton (she/her), 2L

Hometown: Boise, ID via Cairo, Egypt

Education: Boise State University '15, International Business

Areas of Interest: Business/Start Up, Criminal Justice, Social Justice/Public Interest

Ask Me About:
1) Student Association at Berkeley Law
2) Clean Slate Clinic at the East Bay Community Law Center
3) Middle Eastern & North African Law Student Association

Email: lawambassador15@berkeley.edu

James Tenrai (he/him), 3L

Hometown: Honolulu, HI

Education: Columbia University '15, Psychology

Areas of Interest: Business/Start Up

Ask Me About:
1) Startup Law Initiative
2) What it's like to intern at a law firm or in-house at a technology company
3) Big law recruiting and interviewing.

Email: lawambassador16@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.

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