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University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Law

Berkeley, CA
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2850 Telegraph Avenue

Suite 500

Berkeley, CA 94720-7200

United States

Phone: 510-642-2274

Fax: 510-643-6222


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Degrees / Programs
Academic Experience Rating: 99
Specializations: Corporation Securities , Environmental , International , Intellectual Property
Degrees Offered: LL.M. (1 year); J.S.D. (number of years to completion varies); Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy (approximately 6 years).
Joint / Combined Degrees Offered: From time to time, students pursue joint degrees as follows: J.D./M.A. and J.D./Ph.D. Economics; J.D./M.B.A. School of Business; J.D./M.A. Asian Studies; J.D./M.A. International Area Studies; J.D./M.C.P. Department of City and Regional Planning; J.D./M.J. Graduate School of Journalism; J.D./M.P.P. School of Public Policy; J.D./M.S.W. School of Social Welfare; J.D./M.A. and J.D./Ph.D. Information Management Systems; J.D./Ph.D. History (Legal History); J.D./M.S. Energy and Resources Group. Students can arrange other combined degree programs on an individual basis, subject to approval from each participating institution. J.D./Masters combined degrees average four years to completion. J.D/Ph.D. combined degrees vary in years to completion.
Participation in Clinical Program: No
Moot Court Requirement: Yes
Public Interest Law Requirement: No
Legal Research Course Required: Yes
Part-Time Program: No
Evening Program: No
Academic Journals: African-American Law and Policy Report; Asian Law Journal; Berkeley Business Law Journal; Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law; Berkeley Journal of International Law; Berkeley La Raza Law Journal; Berkeley Technology Law Journal; Berkeley Women’s Law Journal; Boalt Journal of Criminal Law; California Law Review; Ecology Law Quarterly. See http://www.law.berkeley.edu/prospectives/student_life/journals.html for more details.
Grading System: There are three categories of satisfactory grades: HIGH HONORS, assigned to the top 10 percent of the first-year class (10 to 15 percent of the second- and third-year classes); HONORS, to the next 30 percent of the first-year class (30 to 35 percent of the second- and third-year classes); and PASS to the remainder. SUBSTANDARD PASS or NO CREDIT is used when work is unsatisfactory; these grades are not governed by a curve.
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Faculty Total: 144
Female Faculty: 36%
Minority Faculty: 20%
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Academic Services Offered
Minority Support Groups: Yes
Women Support Groups: Yes
International Student Support Groups: No
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups: Yes
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