Why is UC Berkeley ranked so high

University of Cologne

Newspaper article on lto.de (legal tribune online) about our program with UCL Berkeley: https://www.lto.de/recht/studium-referendariat/s/wahlstation-llm-studium-berkeley-erfahrungsbericht/

The University of California, Berkeley, founded in 1868, is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Berkeley is the oldest campus of the University of California, a system of state universities spread over ten locations. It is located in Berkeley, California on the east bank of San Francisco Bay. The university is a founding member of the Association of American Universities, a network of leading research-intensive North American universities, and belongs to the International Alliance of Research Universities.

Berkeley is one of the six most prestigious universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2016. In the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), Berkeley was ranked the third best university in the world and the best public university.

Berkeley gained particular acquaintance in the student movements of the 1960s and became a spearhead when student groups founded the Free Speech Movement, which campaigned for freedom of speech. From Berkeley, the wave of protests finally reached Europe and continued there with the May 68 riots. Since then, Berkeley has been considered the most progressive corner of America and an intellectual and cultural stronghold.

The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, formerly known officially as Boalt Hall, is one of the 14 faculties at the University of California, Berkeley. It is considered one of the world's most prestigious law schools with the third lowest admission rates of any American elite law school behind Yale and Stanford. Like the University of Berkeley itself, the Law School is considered to be politically and scientifically particularly progressive and sets its priorities among other things in environmental law, international law and IT law and is considered the best intellectual property law school in the world.

For more than five decades, the faculty has had a close relationship with the Law School of the University of California at Berkeley. There is an exchange of doctoral students. The exchange was founded by Professors William Prosser (Berkeley) and Gerhard Kegel (Cologne). In May 2006, the representative of the partnership from the US side, the renowned business lawyer Prof. Richard M. Buxbaum, Berkeley, received an honorary doctorate from the Cologne Faculty of Law. The fiftieth anniversary of the scientific exchange was also celebrated in a ceremony.

Professor Dr. Mansel is the Faculty Coordinator for Exchanges with the School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.