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NAMES AND ADDRESSES
Law School: University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Berkeley Law) 
Address: Career Development Office 
  290 Simon Hall 
City: Berkeley 
State, Zip: CA, 94720-7200 
Country: United States  
Phone: 510-642-4567 

Administrator Name: Terrence J. Galligan 
Administrator Title: Assistant Dean for Career Development 
Phone: 510-642-4567 
Fax: 510-643-5370 
Email: tgalligan@law.berkeley.edu 
Web: www.law.berkeley.edu/foremployers 

Registrar's Name: Carol Rachwald 
Phone No: 510-643-7280 
Names & titles of key CSO staff: Martha Grenhart, Recruiting Programs Mgr.; Marsha Rabkin and Sarah Cunniff, Assoc. Dirs.-Private Sector Programs; Melanie Rowen and Alex Lee, Assoc. Dirs.-Public Interest Programs; Samorn Selim, Dir. of Emp. Outreach; Eric Stern, Dir. of Operations; Minji Kim, Int'l Career & LL.M. Counselor; Robert White, Alumni Counselor. 

DEGREE PROGRAMS
No. of hours required to graduate: 85 
Comments:  

No. of Full-time students 906 
No. of Evening students:
No. of Part-time students:
Other:
Total: 906 

COMPOSITION OF ENROLLMENT
'13-'14 Year 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year Total
Men: 93  126  148  367 
Woman: 161  180  164  505 
Totals: 254  305  312  871 
Black (Men): 12  24 
Black (Women): 27 
Hispanics (Men): 14  24  47 
Hispanics (Women): 18  30  17  65 
American Indian/Alaskan (Men):
American Indian/Alaskan (Women):
Asian/Pacific Islander (Men): 11  18  21  50 
Asian/Pacific Islander (Women): 37  34  28  99 
Disabled (Men):
Disabled (Woman):
Openly GLBT (Men): 10  27 
Openly GLBT (Woman): 11  18 
Comments:  

Do you offer LL.M. degrees? Yes 
Is LL.M. grading system equivalent to JD system? Yes 
Do you offer joint degree programs? Yes 
NO. of LL.M. degrees awarded in previous year: 96 

FIELDS OF STUDY OFFERED > LL.M DEGREES:
Subjects Full-time Evening Part-time Other
LL.M. 126
FIELDS OF STUDY OFFERED > JOINT DEGREES:
Subjects Full-time Evening Part-time Other
Jurisprudence & Social Policy
Public Policy
Economics
MBA
City and Regional Planning
Journalism
Energy Resources
Political Science

ADMISSIONS PROFILE
Applications received: 7253 
Size of entering class: 254 
No. of undergraduate colleges represented: 95 
No. of states represented: 32 
In-state enrollment: 141 
Out-state enrollment: 113 
Foreign countries represented:

GRADE POINT AVERAGE / LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST
25% 50% 75%
Grade Point Average Full-time 3.62 3.79 3.87
Part-time
Overall 3.62 3.79 3.87
Law School Admission Test

 

Full-time 164 167 170
Part-time
Overall 164 167 170
In determining GPA and LSAT averages, are all students included? Yes 
  If "No", what percentage is not included?
 

JD PROGRAM
Fall Semester: Begin Date:
End Date:
8/22/2012
12/14/2012
Spring Semester: Begin Date:
End Date:
1/7/2013
5/9/2013
Semester Break: Begin Date:
End Date:
Spring Break: Begin Date:
End Date:
3/25/2013
3/29/2013

CLINICAL COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED
Clinical Courses/Program Enrollment Based on
Death Penalty Clinic Concurrent seminar taught by clinical faculty
Intl. Human Rights Law Clinic Concurrent seminar taught by clinical faculty
Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clin Concurrent seminar taught by clinical faculty
East Bay Community Law Center Concurrent seminar taught by clinical faculty
Field Placement Program Concurrent seminar taught by clinical faculty
Professional Lawyering Skills Courses Concurrent seminar taught by clinical faculty
SPECIAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

MOOT COURT PROGRAM
Is Moot Court a required activity? Yes 
Please describe program, including when students participate, how board members are selected, etc.
The Moot Court Board is the student organization that assists in running all moot court programs. Members are chosen from the appellate advocacy class. The Moot Court Board and all related programs are supervised by a full-time lecturer-in-residence.

JOURNALS/ACTIVITIES
JOURNALS
Journals No. of Students Grades Write-on Intv. Other
California Law Review 117 117
Journal of African-American Law & Policy 32
Asian Law Journal 31
Berkeley Business Law Journal 91
Journal of Employment and Labor Law 48
Berkeley Journal of International Law 95
Berkeley La Raza Law Journal 40
Continued in Narrative Section
 
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Berkeley Law is home to more than 40 different
student organizations. Please see http://www.law.
berkeley.edu/227.htm for a complete list.

GRADING SYSTEM
EXPLANATION OF GRADING SYSTEMS
Letter Grades Other Grade System? Numerical Equivalents
       A+
       A
       A-
       B+
       B
       B-
       C+
       C
       C-
       D
       F

 Comments:
The top 10% of students receive a High Honors grade for each course,  the next 30% receive an Honors grade, and the remainder receive either a Pass, Substandard Pass (with Credit), or No Credit (failing) grade.
 
MINIMUM GRADE REQUIRED TO ATTAIN (Based on May 2013 graduation class)
Top 10%:  
Top 25%:  
Top 33%:  
Top 50%:  
Top 75%:  

Median GPA:  
Minimum grade required for graduation:  
Do you have a pass/fail option? Yes
If "Yes", please describe: Very few courses are graded on a Credit (CR)/No Pass (NP) basis.
 
Are students ranked in their class? No
If so, how often?  
Will the school verify student grades? Yes
Please describe policy: Employer may request an official transcript from the Registrar's office with student's written permission or student may request official transcript be sent directly to employer. 

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORS
ACADEMIC AWARDS
Name of Award No. Awarded Selection Process
Order of the Coif 25-30 Top 10% of graduating class
Jurisprudence Prize Varies Highest ranking student in section/class
Prosser Prize Varies Second highest ranking in section/class
Best Brief Award Varies Best oral arguments
Best Oral Argument Varies Best oral arguments
McBaine Moot Court Awards Two Advanced Moot Court Competition
Thelen Marrin Award for Scholarship One Best GPA from first 5 semesters
Thelen Marrin Award for Writing One Best published student article
Stephen Finney Jamison Award One Best student scholar advocate
Anthony F. Dragonette Mem. Award One Top 3L - Civil Trial Practice
Alvin & Sadie Landis Scholarship One Top student in Local Gov. Law or Water Law
Francine Diaz Memorial Award One 3L minority woman/Public Interest Law
Class of 1995 Student Service Award One 3L contributing most to Boalt Hall community
Brian M. Sax Prize One Excellence in clinical advocacy
Harmon Environ. Law Writing Award One Most outstanding environmental law writing
Nat'l Assoc. of Women Lawyers Award One Schol. excellence/promoting women's welfare
Am. Bankruptcy Inst. Medal of Excel One Selected by Bankruptcy professor
GRADUATION HONORS
  % of Class Receiving GPA Required # of Students
Order of the Coif: 10 30
Summa cum laude:
Magna cum laude:
Cum laude:
Other:
 

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Areas of practice (Include both legal and non-legal positions) % of employed students with jobs in area Employment locations % of students with known location who are in region
Private practice: 53  New England:
Business and industry: Middle Atlantic:
Government: 10  East North Central:
Judicial clerkship: 13  West North Central:
Military: South Atlantic: 11 
Public interest organization: 16  East South Central:
Academic: West South Central:
Job category not identified: Mountain:
Pacific: 70 
Non-US:

  Jurisdictions: (states and/or metropolitan areas)
                      with the highest % of graduates from the most recent graduating class

ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS
  Week invitations are sent to employers:
March 5, 2012
  OCI requests accepted by:  
  Mail Beginning Date:
  Phone beginning date:
  Email beginning date: To Email:
  Online beginning date: 03/05/2012 URL: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/1052.htm
 
Please specify any changes in OCI procedures or policies that will be in effect for the first time during Fall 2014 :
In 2012, we will hold an Early Interview Week (EIW) Program from Aug. 6 through Aug. 10 and a Fall Interview Program (FIP) in September.
 
OCI date assignment procedure:
 First come first served   Random
 Early/Late Rotation   Out of state employer by geographic location
  Comments:
 
  OCI Fee?
<50 attorneys-$175/sched, 51-100 attorneys-$525/sched, 101+ attorneys-$625/sched
 
  OCI date confirmation will be sent to employers:
 
  if requested our school will coordinate with:
UCLA, USC and UC Hastings law schools
 
  Describe required employer forms:
NALP Form and NALP Workplace Questionnaire
 
OCI DATES
OCI dates for August: 08/06/2012 - 08/10/2012
OCI dates for Fall: -
OCI dates for Spring: 02/05/2013 - 02/15/2013
  Flyback dates:
08/13/2012 - 08/21/2012
 

  Is video conferencing available?  Yes 
  Comments:
 

  Are employers permitted to prescreen?  No 
  If "No", explain:
For the August program, selection is done by lottery.  No prescreening is permitted during the Early Interview Week Program.  Employers are permitted to prescreen during the Fall and Spring Interview Programs.
 

OCI drop date:
Date student materials sent to employer:
Date interview schedule sent to employer:
Postage/express mail fee?
  Comments:
For the EIW Program, employers can access online schedules and resumes only about 3-5 days prior to their on-campus interview date.  All other materials (including student transcripts) are provided by the student at the interview.
 
Do you provide resume collection or direct mail option for employers not participating in OCI?  Yes 
  Are all OCI conducted in campus buildings?  No 
  If "No", describe alternatives and reservation procedure:
EIW interviews are held at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza.  The cost of the interview room is paid directly to the hotel by the employer.  Hotel Fees: $150/room/day.  FIP interviews are conducted in campus buildings.
 

OTHER INTERVIEW PROGRAMS
  Cooperative/Consortia:
Northern California Law School Career Services Consortium organizes Public Interest/Public Sector Legal Career Day, usually held in February.  San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association Job Fair, usually held in August.  NYU International Student Interview Program, usually held in January.  West Coast LL.M. Job Fair at UCLA, usually held in February.
 
  Diversity Interview Programs:
 

JOB POSTING
  Will you send, upon request, one package containing resumes/transcripts?  No 
  Will you post a notice directing students to apply directly to employer?  Yes 

If you provide job listings for graduates, describe how to send notice, when employers can expect responses, length of time notice is posted (whether in print or online), etc.;
Employers can post job openings for both current students and alumni directly online, simply by accessing Berkeley Law's website at http://www.law.berkeley.edu/1054.htm and logging on to the b-Line, the online recruitment system.  There is no charge for posting jobs on the b-Line.  New employers must register the first time they use the system.
 

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS
Describe any special regulations pertaining to the recruitment of first year students that are in addition to the NALP guidelines. For example, are first year students eligible for spring OCI? When are job notices posted during second semester?
First-year students are not permitted to interview during the fall season, but may begin sending resumes to employers in early December for summer positions.  Employers are welcome to interview 1Ls during the Spring Interview Program or at other times during the spring.  The Career Development Office posts online job announcements for 1Ls beginning on December 1.  Offers to 1L students must remain open for a minimum of 2 weeks.
 

DIVERSITY PROGRAMS
The Career Development Office plans and offers dozens of workshops and programs throughout the academic year to educate and inform student about career options and opportunities.  The Career Development Office also works closely with all student groups, advising and co-sponsoring career related events, which include the Boalt Hall Women's Association - Recruiting and Promoting Women in the Law and the Law Students of African Descent - Students of Color Placement Night.  The Career Development Office publicizes and facilitates student applications to off-site programs, e.g., the Bar Association of San Francisco - Diversity Career Fair.
 

PRO BONO PROGRAM
Berkeley Law has a long-standing commitment to serving the community and educating its students about the professional obligation of pro bono service.  Toward this end, the law school encourages all students to voluntarily pledge at least 50 hours of law-related volunteer work before they graduate and acknowledges those who meet or exceed that commitment at graduation.

In order to qualify for the Berkeley Law Summer Fellowship program (funding of up to $6000 over two summers), students must demonstrate public interest/public service involvement with a minimum of 25 hours of pro bono public service prior to applying for funding.

The Career Development Office solicits and identifies discrete pro bono projects from public interest or government organizations.   Students may also identify their own projects and petition to ensure that it meets the law school's criteria for pro bono service.

In addition, Berkeley Law students have organized a variety of volunteer clinical projects that provide excellent opportunities for pro bono work.  These include the California Asylum Representation Clinic, the East Bay Workers' Rights Clinic, the HIV Outreach Program, the Homeless Outreach Program, Migrant Legal Services, and direct service or outreach projects offered by the Youth and Education Law Society and the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. These projects are typically open to first-year students who work under the supervision of second- and third-year students and skilled practitioners. No course credit is given for participation in student-run projects.
 

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
"The Berkeley Law Career Development Office does not make its interviewing facilities or job listing services available to employers who unlawfully discriminate in the selection of employees on the basis of national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis prohibited by applicable law."
 

NARRATIVES/OTHER NOTES
NARRATIVES
Online Employer Registration for Fall On-Campus Interviews
http://www.law.berkeley.edu/1052.htm

Journals Continued: Berkeley Technology Law Journal/126; Berkeley Journal of Gender Law & Justice/49; Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law/42; Ecology Law Quarterly/66; Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern & Islamic Law/36; Berkeley Journal of Entertainment & Sports Law/32.

Student Organizations:
http://www.law.berkeley.edu/227.htm

BERKELEY LAW STUDENTS AND PROGRAMS
Each year an entering class of approximately 270 students begins the study of law at Berkeley Law.  The applicant pool in 2011 was about 7,250.  The class includes students from 32 states.

The Berkeley Law Student Body is extraordinarily well qualified for the study of law.  The medians (GPA 3.79 and LSAT 167) for the fall 2011 entering class indicate the students' impressive academic abilities, but they don't reveal the diverse and interesting backgrounds of its students.  Musicians, Ph.Ds, doctors, community workers, engineers, retired military people, and scientists -these are the students of Berkeley Law.

THE LL.M. AND J.S.D. PROGRAMS
Berkeley Law offers two advanced degrees in law for persons holding American or foreign law degrees:  the Master of Laws (LL.M.) and the Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.).  Students in these programs have graduated with distinction from foreign and domestic universities.  The School admits approximately 100 LL.M. students per year, about half of whom express an interest in working in the United States for varying periods of time.  Their areas of expertise frequently relate to international commercial law and comparative law in relation to the European Common Market countries.  As a prerequisite of the program, all must possess a very strong written and spoken command of the English language.  

THE JURISPRUDENCE AND SOCIAL POLICY PROGRAM
The objective of the graduate program in Jurisprudence and Social Policy (J.S.P.) is to bring the knowledge and perspective of the humanities and social sciences to bear on the teaching, practice and analysis of law.  Students in the program may pursue the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees.  There are usually 40 graduate students in the J.S.P. program, including some who are simultaneously pursuing the J.D. degree and some who already possess law degrees.  The program receives approximately 100 applications annually and usually accepts ten students.  These students plan careers in the practice of law, in policy analysis and applied research on law-related issues, and in university teaching.
 
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