Education

Lasya, a recent graduate of the UC Berkeley School of Law, is careful to emphasize that she’s relatively fortunate. She’s been gainfully employed throughout the pandemic, making just over $200,000 a year at a BigLaw firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. And when she was in law school, her parents were able to cover those three years of living expenses. (Her name has been changed in this story to protect her privacy.) Despite these advantages, Lasya still had to take out loans to cover her law school tuition and fees, which for an in-state Berkeley Law student currently costs…