Make kindness your highest priority—kindness to your classmates, to yourself, to law school staff. The relationships you build in law school are incredibly valuable. And take tax and employment law, since those topics are relevant to pretty much everyone alive.
JANELLE ORSI ’07 | Solo Practitioner | Co-founder + Director, Sustainable Economies Law Center
Take your work seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously.
JEFF BLEICH ’89 | Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson in San Francisco; Former U.S. Ambassador to Australia
Take advantage of professors offering office hours. Schools like Boalt hire (mostly!) brilliant lawyers. In addition to being able to gain greater context regarding the subject matter of the course, you can hear some great “war stories” and glean some helpful insights into the profession.
MICHELE ROBERTS ’80 | Executive Director, National Basketball Players Association

When you leave Berkeley Law, you’ll be among the most sought-after law school graduates in the country.