Room Reservations

Room Planning Services

Non-class related use of Law School rooms for events

The law school cannot accommodate large parties or events either inside or outside the law building at this time, as we do not have sufficient space or staff to ensure compliance with public health and safety protocols, City of Berkeley orders, UCB alcohol policies, food and catering requirements, and space capacity limits. We recommend that you consider offsite venues for larger events.

The Law School’s facilities, including the classrooms, event and auditorium space, and indoor and outdoor tabling and reception space, are reserved exclusively for use by the Law School. 

  • Only Berkeley Law faculty, departments, centers, and registered student organizations in good standing may reserve Berkeley Law facilities.
  • During the designated Review Sessions/Reading Period, only law school meetings that are exclusively for faculty and/or staff may be scheduled in law school space.  Meetings, events, etc. that include students or other members of the law school community are not permitted.
  • During the Final Examinations Period no events can be scheduled in the Law School,  except those related to the administration of exams.  The only exception to this is that faculty meetings may occur in the Warren Room, so long as they are not disruptive of the administration of exams.
  • Facilities must be used in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws, including ADA regulations, as well as in accordance with University policies and procedures. For details see UCPD Rules of Conduct In Campus Buildings.
  • Due to law class schedule adjustments early each semester event requests cannot be immediately confirmed but are held in the system with an approved status. This holds the space and does not allow another group to reserve “over” your reservation. We cannot issue a final confirmation until the Registrar’s Office releases the rooms; or until three (3) days before your event, whichever comes first.
  • The Law School reserves the right to move events from a requested room or cancel events if they become in conflict with the Law School’s priorities.

For all Berkeley Law students, staff and faculty – Please see: 

Event, Catering and Food Policy – revised Oct. 11, 2021  (PDF will download to your browser)

Or on Berkeley Law website: Event, Catering and Food Policy

Room Request News

Room 239C Meditation/Prayer room -No reservation required


Fall 2021 Event Policy (revised)

This policy applies to all events to be held at Berkeley Law.

Renamed Event, Catering and Food Policy – revised Oct. 11, 2021  (PDF will download to your browser)

Or on Berkeley Law website: Event, Catering and Food Policy

Room Tools – essential links

Room Request System Address (EMS Web App)

Classroom Resource Tool

Handy Links:


Requesting Rooms and Room Accounts, if you are:

All Berkeley Room System Users →ALL NEW!←  System Upgrade How-To:  A compact guide to all updated and new features
Please see the How To–Berkeley Law Room System section

Berkeley Law Student Body — Study/Conference Room Reservations via the Web
Please see the Student Terms of Use section

Berkeley Law Student Organizations and Journals — Class Room Requests via the Web
Please see the Student Term of Use section and the Room Request Basics for Registered Law Student Organizations and Journals

Berkeley Law Staff, Centers and Faculty — Room Requests via the Web
Please see the Department, Center, & Faculty Terms of Use section


Alternative Event Spaces

  • Due to the full class schedule at the Law School space is very limited.
  • Should you not be able to procure a room at the Law School, the ESU has compiled a list of other spaces available for rent on and off campus for your consideration.
  • Note: this is informational only and does not endorse any individual facility. If you wish to schedule an event at one of these facilities contact that facility directly for rates and details, Room Planning does not schedule events outside the Law School. 
  •  Alternate Event Spaces



For inquiries into room availability, usage or general questions, send email to

Or if you prefer Mail:

Edwin Bish
University of California, Berkeley
Room Planning, Room 312
Law Building
Berkeley, CA  94720-7200

phone 510-642-7045
fax 510-643-2232