UC Berkeley School of Law

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The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (commonly known as Berkeley Law or UC Berkeley School of Law) is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley Law is consistently ranked within the top 10 law schools in the United States and the world and within the top three public law schools in the United States.The school was commonly referred to as "Boalt Hall" for many years, although it was never the official name.. This came from its initial building, the Boalt Memorial Hall of Law, named for John Henry Boalt. This name was transferred to a new classroom wing in 1951 but was removed in 2020.In 2018, 97 percent of graduates obtained full-time employment within 10 months; the school's bar passage rate was 91 percent, and the median salary of graduates was $180,000. The law school offers J.D., LL.M., J.S.D. and Ph.D. degrees, and enrolls approximately 320 to 330 J.D. students in each entering class, annually, with each class being further broken down into smaller groups that take courses together. Berkeley Law has produced notable federal judges, politicians, Fortune 500 executives, noted legal academics and civil rights experts. Prominent alumni include Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren, U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk, U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and Chair of the Federal Reserve G. William Miller, Mayor of San Francisco Ed Lee, Mozilla Corporation CEO Mitchell Baker, Dallas Mavericks CEO Terdema Ussery, and Nuremberg Trials prosecutor Whitney Robson Harris.
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