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Boalt Hall School of Law

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Established 1894
Type Public
Dean Christopher Edley, Jr.
Students 925
Location Berkeley, California, USA
Campus Urban
Website http://law.berkeley.edu
Boalt Hall

The UC Berkeley School of Law, commonly referred to as Boalt Hall, is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... In an educational setting, a dean is a person with significant authority . ... Christopher Edley, Jr. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern California, in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 1010 KB) Summary The South side of Boalt Hall. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 1010 KB) Summary The South side of Boalt Hall. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ...


Boalt Hall is regarded as one of the most elite law schools in the United States. It is consistently ranked both as one of the top 10 law schools and the top public law school in the country.[1] Over the past several years, Boalt Hall has had an acceptance rate of around 10%, the lowest of any law school in the United States except Yale Law School and Stanford Law School. Admitted applicants generally have an undergraduate GPA of between 3.7 and 3.9 and an LSAT score of between 164 and 169 (92nd and 99th percentile). The 2008 U.S. News & World Report ranked Boalt Hall eighth overall among all law schools in the country. It was also tied with the University of Michigan Law School for the distinction of top public law school. [1] Boalt Hall is renowned for having what is regarded as the best intellectual property program in the world, and has held the top spot in U.S. News and World Report rankings for 10 consecutive years running. [2] // A law school is an institution where future lawyers obtain legal degrees. ... The Sterling Law Building Sculptural ornamentation on the Sterling Law Building Yale Law School, or YLS, is the law school of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. ... Stanford Law School is a graduate school at Stanford University located near Palo Alto, California in Silicon Valley. ... The initials GPA can refer, among other things, to Grade Point Average; see Grade (education) Guinness Peat Aviation General Practice Australia, a private, independent medical accreditation society Greyhound Pets of America This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is a standardized test used for admission to law schools in the United States of America and Canada that are members of the Law School Admissions Council. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... An aerial view of the Law Quadrangle at the University of Michigan. ... For the 2006 film, see Intellectual Property (movie). ...

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History

Boalt Hall's law library was expanded in 1996 with the North Addition, pictured above.

The Department of Jurisprudence was founded at Berkeley in 1894. In 1913, the department was elevated to the School of Jurisprudence, which was then renamed the School of Law in 1951. UC Berkeleys Boalt Hall, North Expansion, photographed by gku on November 1, 2002. ... UC Berkeleys Boalt Hall, North Expansion, photographed by gku on November 1, 2002. ...


The School was originally located in Boalt Memorial Hall of Law, built in 1911 with funds largely from Elizabeth Josselyn Boalt donated in memory of her late husband, John Henry Boalt. In 1951, the School moved to its current location in the new Boalt Hall, at the southeast corner of the central campus, and the old Boalt Hall was renamed Durant Hall. The current structure is notorious for its bland architecture: John Henry Boalt was an attorney and judge who resided in Berkeley, California in the late 18th century. ...

At its best, Boalt Hall has the comfort of an old couch—it's a serviceable place one can sink into without having to worry about ruining the upholstery. And at its worst, Boalt Hall is still an adequate facility, even if it is downright homely. Inside the building, spareness predominates, and the clearest design message is that this is a state university.[2]

Academics

Boalt Hall has approximately 850 J.D. students, 30 students in the LL.M. and J.S.D. programs, and 45 students in the Ph.D. program in Jurisprudence and Social Policy. The School also features specialized curricular programs in Business, Law and Economics, Comparative Legal Studies, Environmental Law, International Legal Studies, Law and Technology, and Social Justice. J.D. redirects here; for alternate uses, see J.D. (disambiguation) J.D. is an abbreviation for the Latin Juris Doctor, also called a Doctor of Law or Doctorate of Jurisprudence, and is the law degree typically awarded by an accredited U.S. law school after successfully completing three years... The Master of Laws is an advanced law degree that allows someone to specialize in a particular area of law. ... Legum Doctor (English: Doctor of Laws; abbreviated to LL.D.) In the UK and Canada the LL.D. is a doctorate usually awarded on the basis of exceptionally insightful and distinctive publications, containing significant and original contributions to the science or study of law. ... Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated Ph. ...


The JD program's admissions process is highly selective. Boalt Hall is known to value high undergraduate GPAs, perhaps even more than high LSAT scores (whereas the opposite is considered the norm at other top law schools). According to U.S. News and World Report, Boalt has the third-lowest acceptance rate among American law schools; approximately 10% of applicants are admitted.


The teaching style of Boalt's conservative faculty relies heavily upon the Socratic method, a standard curriculum, and a "stone-heavy work load."[3]


Boalt's grading system for the JD program is unusual among law schools. Students are graded on a High Honors (HH), Honors (H), and Pass (P) scale.[4] Approximately 60% of the students in each class receive a grade of Pass, 30% receive a grade of Honors, and the highest 10% receive a grade of High Honors; lower grades of Substandard Pass (or Pass Conditional, abbreviated PC) and No Credit (NC) may be awarded at the discretion of professors. The top student in each class or section receives the Jurisprudence Award, while the second-place student receives the Prosser Prize.


When calculating grade-point averages (GPAs), which determine admission to the Order of the Coif and class ranks, a Pass grade is worth 2 points, an Honors grade is worth 3 points, and a High Honors grade is worth 5 points. (Boalt makes class ranks available to JD students only for the purpose of applying to judicial clerkships and academic positions.) The Order of the Coif is an honorary society for law students. ...


For a typical class in the JD program, the average age of admitted students is 24 years old, over a range of ages from 20 to 48 years old. Approximately 88% of JD students receive financial aid. As state institutions, Boalt and UCLA had the lowest tuition of the top 15 law schools in the country in 2005. The tuition for the 2006-07 school year is $25,380.00 for California residents ($37,625.00 for nonresidents), though the sum has been rising each year.


Boalt Hall in popular culture

  • Sandy Cohen, a character on the popular television series The O.C., is a lawyer and a Boalt Hall alumnus. The O.C. at Boalt is a student group that, in addition to screening episodes of The O.C. during the lunch period, offers the Sandy Cohen Fellowship, a summer grant for students who plan to work as public defenders (on The O.C., Sandy Cohen worked as a public defender while living in Orange County). In recent years, The O.C. at Boalt has also managed to bring Peter Gallagher, the actor who plays Sandy Cohen, to Boalt to speak on an annual basis.
  • Kelly Rutherford played lawyer Samantha 'Sonny' Liston, a graduate of Boalt Hall, on E-Ring.

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Centers at Boalt Hall

A view of San Francisco and the Bay from Boalt Hall.

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Law Journals at Boalt Hall

The Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law is a law journal that publishes articles in the field of labor and employment law. ... The Fall 2006 issue of BTLJ. The Berkeley Technology Law Journal (BTLJ) is a law journal published at the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). ... The cover of the CLR. The California Law Review (CLR) is the flagship law review of the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). ...

List of noted alumni

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Gordon, a grandson of slaves, was an early African American graduate of UC Berkeley (1918) who in addition to lettering in three sports and being admitted to the National Collegiate Hall of Fame was the first of his race to graduate from UCs Boalt Law School. ... Roger John Traynor (February 12, 1900 – May 14, 1983) served as the 23rd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California from 1964 to 1970, and as an Associate Justice from 1940 to 1964. ... The Supreme Court of California is the state supreme court in California. ... Melvin Mouron Belli (29 July 1907, Sonora, California - 9 July 1996, San Francisco, California) was a prominent American lawyer known as The King of Torts—and by detractors as Melvin Bellicose. He had many celebrity clients, including Zsa Zsa Gabor, Errol Flynn, Chuck Berry, Muhammad Ali, Sirhan Sirhan, Jim and... 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List of noted faculty

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References

  1. ^ Cynthia L. Cooper, The Insider's Guide to the Top Fifteen Law Schools (New York: Doubleday, 1990), 178-179.
  2. ^ Cooper, 192.
  3. ^ Cooper, 178-183.
  4. ^ Cooper, 180.
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Academics

Boalt Hall School of LawCollege of ChemistryCollege of EngineeringCollege of Environmental DesignCollege of Letters and ScienceCollege of Natural ResourcesGoldman School of Public PolicyHaas School of BusinessSchool of EducationSchool of InformationSchool of Journalism • School of Optometry • School of Public Health • School of Social Welfare Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... The College of Chemistry is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. ... McLaughlin Hall, College of Engineering administration building. ... The College of Environmental Design (CED) of the University of California, Berkeley is located in Wurster Hall on the main Berkeley campus. ... The College of Letters and Science is the largest college at the University of California, Berkeley, and it offers the most majors of any of the colleges. ... The College of Natural Resources (CNR) is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. ... The Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP) is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. ... Eastern entrance The Walter A. Haas School of Business, better known as the Haas School of Business or simply Haas, is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. ... The University of California-Berkeley Graduate School of Education is a school specializing in teacher training and education research. ... The UC Berkeley School of Information is a graduate school offering both a professional masters degree as well as a research-oriented PhD degree. ... The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is a graduate professional school on the campus of University of California at Berkeley. ... The first School of Public Health west of the Mississippi River, UC Berkeleys School of Public Health is located on the north side of campus in Warren Hall. ...


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We, the undersigned students and alumni of the Boalt Hall School of Law, put forth this petition to express our concern about the growing threat to academic liberty and free speech at our institution.
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