University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall)

FACULTY AT A GLANCE

Student/Faculty
Ratio
Student/Faculty
Ratio Rank
Full-Time
Faculty
Full-Time
Faculty Rank
Female
Faculty
Female
Faculty Rank
Minority
Faculty
Minority
Faculty Rank
Class of 2014 Faculty 10.9:1 #19 65 #10 23 #25 15 #18

STUDENTS AT A GLANCE

Attrition Attrition Rank # of FT
Students
FT Class
Size Rank
Female
Students
Female
Students Rank
Minority
Students
Minority
Students Rank
Class of 2014 0.7% 8 254 48 - - 29.1% 83
All Students - - 869 48 57.0% 5 29.1% 83
 

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The law school has over 90 full-time faculty members and is seeking to hire more. The law school reports, “We’re in the midst of expanding our faculty by an extraordinary 40 percent, while holding admissions steady. Since 2004, we’ve added 21 faculty members—enriching our course offerings and improving our student-faculty ratio from 18:1 to 12:1.” (Berkeley Law Website)

Berkeley Law has a diverse student body as each year it welcomes students from 25 different countries of origin and 115 undergraduate schools. When it comes to student life, students have a myriad of extracurricular activities from which to choose. For starters, the school has many student organizations and 12 journals, including the Asian American Law Journal; Berkeley Business Law Journal; Berkeley Journal of African American Law & Policy; Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law; Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law; Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice; Berkeley Journal of International Law; Berkeley La Raza Law Journal; Berkeley Technology Law Journal; California Law Review; and the Ecology Law Quarterly. In addition, once off campus, students will discover that the City of Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay area has much to offer. “The options are infinite, whether a person’s interests run to politics or poetry, food or film, nature or nightlife. Restaurants within a one-mile radius represent more than 30 cuisines from every continent but Antarctica.” (Berkeley Law website)

When it comes to student housing, most students live off-campus in rentals and the school provides a list of various options. However, those who prefer to remain on campus will find “there are a few options in the category of university and alternative housing near campus. University apartment options for graduate/law students consist of the Manville Apartments, Ida Louise Jackson Graduate House, and apartments in University Family Student Housing.” (Berkeley Law Website)

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