Department of Languages & Philosophy

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Meet Ryan Jorgensen, Philosophy Graduate

“Learning to think critically and to engage with the world like a philosopher really changed my life and it has benefitted me both personally and professionally. I can confidently say that without the philosophy education that I received, I would not have been accepted to Berkeley Law. My analytical and writing skills improved tremendously because of the rigor of the curriculum and the mentorship of my professors. I learned how to understand and process complicated ideas and arguments and how to craft some of my own. These skills have proved invaluable in the study of law where everything is theoretical and gray. While the study of law is not easy by any stretch of the imagination, I would not have been nearly as prepared had I not studied philosophy. I continue to read and think about philosophy every single day.”


Department of Language and Philosophy