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University of California--Berkeley School of Law

School of Law
Boalt Hall Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
Admissions Phone: (510) 642-2274
Admissions Email: admissions@law.berkeley.edu
Web site: http://www.law.berkeley.edu
Admissions URL: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/prospectives/admissions/

Admissions Information

Fall 2010 Admissions Information
Director of admissions Edward G. Tom
Application deadline 02/01
Full-time program application fee $75
Part-time program application fee N/A
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A
Fall 2008 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 7,390
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 838
Overall acceptance rate 11.3%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 270
Number of full-time program applicants 7,390
Number of full-time program acceptances 838
Full-time acceptance rate 11.3%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 270
Number of part-time program applicants N/A
Number of part-time program acceptances N/A
Part-time acceptance rate N/A
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled N/A
Fall 2008 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.7-3.92
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 164-170
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.7-3.92
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 164-170
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students N/A
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students N/A

Career Information

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2007 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 82.4%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 65.7%
Class of 2007 Graduates
Total graduates 305
Graduates employed at graduation 97.4%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 99.3%
Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Median private sector starting salary $160,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 95%
Median public service starting salary $50,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2007)
Percent employed in academia 0.3%
Percent employed in business and industry 2.4%
Percent employed in government 5.8%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 12.2%
Percent employed in law firms 69.2%
Percent employed in public interest 10.2%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 8.1%
2007 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 72%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 2%
Number of states where graduates are employed 24
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.7%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 8.5%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 2.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.7%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 6.4%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 1.7%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 74.6%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 2.4%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
Career services operations: Each has practiced law and can offer real-world insights during individual sessions. We maintain online job listings and links to guides and webcasts on a variety of career exploration and job search subjects. We sponsor on campus interview and mock interview programs, provide resume, cover-letter and interview advice.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 97.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 0.7%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 2.4%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 0.0%

 

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