Latest News as of 3/13/12


Come in for your AC advising!!!
46 of you have come in! Thank you!
8:30-12 or 1:30-4:00

1) P/NP Deadline
2) Internship Resource
3) 9th Circuit Crt tomorrow!!!!
4) More Moot Court Info
5) Asian Am. Law Journal Symp.
6) Global Engagement Day
7) Intl Career Symposium
8 ) Reminder – Don’t share Callisto
9) YWCA Shadow Day
10) SF City Hall Fellws
11) Greater Good Fllwshp
12) Ntl Youth Assoc
13) Alameda Co DA Intrnshp
14) NonPrft Jobs/Intrnshps


1) P/NP Deadline

P/NP Deadline

The deadline to change grading option to P/NP is Friday, March 23rd.

If you feel like your gpa will take a major hit after finding out your midterm grade, changing grading option to P/NP could be a smart move.

Be conservative when choosing to change to P/NP.
Many times students will earn an A or B in the end anyway and are sad that they didn’t just keep the letter graded option.

If you change a requirement for the Legal Studies major to P/NP, you will not be able to use it towards the major.
That goes for prereqs as well as upper div courses.
If you change a course to P/NP, you can’t change it back after the 10th week deadline.
If you change a course to P/NP, make sure you pass the class.
Although an ‘NP’ won’t affect your UCB gpa, an ‘NP’ is considered an ‘F’ in the application gpa for certain grad programs.

If you’re thinking about changing a course to P/NP, I’ll be happy to talk to you about it.

The Change Grading Option deadline is Friday, March 23rd.


2) Internship Resource

Internship Resource

Several of you have asked about finding internships.
Check out the internship section of the Career Center website:

There’s a ton of info including links to sites.
Don’t forget about Callisto/CalJobs while you’re still a registered student.
Once you graduate, there’s usually a grace period of a couple of months, but after that, you will need to pay for the Alumni Advantage package in order to gain access to the Career Center services.

Just in case it’s not listed on the Career Center website, check out

If you have an idea of how


3) 9th Circuit Crt tomorrow!

9th Circuit Crt tomorrow!

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hold proceedings tomorrow at the Law School!!!
This is an amazing opportunity for anyone interested in law…know anyone interested in law? ha ha!
Here is the information that was sent out today…security will be tight, so be ready:

  • Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early, by 9:00 a.m., as there are often delays due to security.
  • Audience members will be able to enter and leave only between cases.
  • Audience members can bring in pencil and paper, just not large notebooks, laptops, iPads, etc.

The biographies of the visiting panel and a news release with a description of the cases to be heard can be found here:   The panel may hold a short question and answer period at the end of their calendar or after conferencing.

Ninth Circuit Day takes place tomorrow (Weds. March 14) in Booth Auditorium.   Doors will open around 8:45.  Argument will begin at 9:30 and last until approximately 12:00.  If you would like to attend, here are the security protocols you need to be aware of:

  • You will go through a security check point outside of 170 and will be required to show your UCB ID card (Cal1 Card).  If you don’t have your Cal1 card you will have to go through a metal detector/search process before entering.
  • Come empty handed, as you will not be permitted to bring anything past the check point: no backpacks, cell phones, laptops, books, notebooks, cameras, large coats, purses (a small purse might be ok, but best not to chance it), no food or drink of any kind.  If you are a Boalt law student please leave all your things in your locker, or take them to room 122, where we will hold onto them until after the close of the session.
  • After passing through the check point you will go into 170.  If argument has not yet begun, or there is a break, you will then go out the back door of 170 and immediately into Booth.  If argument is in progress you will be required to wait in 170 and watch the proceedings on the screens in that room until there is a break in activity.


4) More Moot Court Info

More Moot Court Info

(1) The time commitment is as follows:
(a) Familiarizing themselves with the U.S. v. Alvarez case (may take an hour of research or more),
(b) hopefully meeting once beforehand with SAN or LIP representatives to get a good idea of what we are looking for in the moot court judging (one hour),
(c) Volunteering for either the prelims, final, or both – the prelims will probably take 3 hours, and the final will probably take 2.  However, it would be great if judges could come 45 minutes ahead of time so that they can meet the other judges and decide who will be asking which questions. (Prelims = April 3 from 7pm – 10pm, maybe less time; Finals = April 11 from 7 to 9pm)

(2)  Ideally, we would receive an RSVP from all interested judges by Monday, March 19th so we can meet up with them before preliminary rounds.

(3)  They will need to research the case in order to formulate questions for the competitors.  The only thing we ask of judges is to bear in mind that they will be presenting questions to undergrads and not law students with legal training/research skills, and that the competition is meant to be a fun activity that teaches undergrads to hone their argumentation and public speaking skills.

Judges will not be asked to bring anything except questions that they have prepared.  We will submit briefs written by competitors to the judges beforehand, and they can come up with the questions/hypotheticals based on what the competitors have submitted.

To RSVP: Please e-mail Victoria Wong, president of Sigma Alpha Nu by 3/19 at

In summary, we are looking for one or two more judges for the competition.


5) Asian Am. Law Journal Symp.

Asian Am. Law Journal Symp.

Thursday, March 15, 2012
10:00 AM – 3:45 PM
Asian American Law Journal (AALJ) All-Day Symposium
THEME:  “Landscaping Racism and the Asian American Movement in the
21st Century: From Theory to Practice.”
Breakfast Reception – 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Goldberg Room

In THEORY:  Morning Plenary – 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Goldberg Room
Sora Han, Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, UC Irvine
Michael Omi, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies Department, UC Berkeley
Irum Shiekh, Lecturer, Ethnic Studies Department, UC Riverside

LUNCH KEYNOTE – 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Room 105
The Honorable Edward M. Chen ’79
United State District Court Judge for the Northern District of California

In PRACTICE: Afternoon Plenary – 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., Goldberg Room
Veena Dubal, Former Staff Attorney at the Asian Law Caucus
Rajdeep Singh, Director of Law and Policy at the Sikh Coalition
Vincent Pan, Executive Director of Chinese for Affirmative Action

This symposium for AALJ is the first of its kind.  For our morning
panel, we’ve invited esteemed academic legal and non-legal scholars to
share their perspectives and research on how critical race theory
applies to Asian Americans and how to reframe the discussion of race
in the US from the traditional black/white paradigm.  For our lunch
talk, the Honorable Judge Edward Chen will be discussing his journey
to becoming one of the few Asian American judges in the federal
judiciary.  In our afternoon panel, the symposium will focus on how
Asian Americans (both East and South Asians) encounter racism today,
and how the Asian American movement at large is combating such racism.
With the controversy surrounding Private Danny Chen’s suicide, the
ever-present post-9/11 racial profiling of South Asian Americans, and
the hot-button issues raised amidst the “Lin-sanity” spreading across
the US, now is the perfect time to discuss the intersection of racism
(through both the lenses of academic legal theory and practice) and
the Asian American movement in the 21st century.
Co-sposored by the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice and
UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly.  Special thanks to BLF, WOCC, APALSA,


6) Global Engagement Day

Global Engagement Day

2012 UC Berkeley Global Engagement Day

* Learn what UC Berkeley is doing to change the world
* Discovery new opportunities for ethical global engagement

UC Berkeley Global Engagement Day Expo
Tuesday, March 20th, from 11:30pm – 2:00pm.
3rd floor atrium of Sutardja Dai Hall   (

Displays by campus centers, faculty and students will highlight high impact, action-focused research, engaged education initiatives and promising innovations to address global poverty and to promote food security, sustainable economic development, global health and human rights.

2012 Global Engagement Day Exposition Participants

Blum Center for Developing Economies
Center for African Studies
Center for Latin American Studies
Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases
Center for Effective Global Action
Center for Global Human Rights
Human Rights Center
International Development & Enterprise Club
Masters in Development Practice Degree Program


7) Intl Career Symposium

Intl Career Symposium

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 (12pm – 6pm)
International House, UC Berkeley Campus

More and more Cal students are interested in working abroad, and becoming marketable in a global economy requires knowledge of international trends, issues and perspectives.  Therefore, save the date for this special campus event of panels and presentations covering
a wide spectrum of international career-related topics to help you prepare for career success! Open to students in all majors, alumni, the broader campus community, and the public.

Program Schedule (more info to come….individual panel RSVP available soon on Callisto)

12:00 – 12:45pm:   Welcome/Introductory Speaker (Ivor Emmanuel, Ph.D. – Director, Berkeley International Office)
1:00 – 2:30pm:  International Environmental Careers
1:00 – 2:30pm:  Working for an International NGO/NPO
2:45 – 4:15pm:  Teaching English Abroad
2:45 – 4:15pm:  Global Health/Human Rights
4:30 – 6:00pm:   International Business
12:00 – 4:30pm: Resource Table Open

Check back soon for updated info at:


8 ) Reminder – Don’t share Callisto

Reminder – Don’t share Callisto

There has been a noticeable increase in account sharing by students and alumni using Callisto.  Sharing your login and account is a violation of the Callisto User Agreement, and will lead to a suspension of at least one month for all Career Center services.  For more information, go to


9) YWCA Shadow Day

YWCA Shadow Day

Shadow Day brings together 300 high school students from neighboring communities to be matched with 300 current UC Berkeley students in one- on-one pairs. Many of the high school students are not “college- tracked” and are under-represented in the university system. Many are visiting a college campus for the first time. They will be given the opportunity to learn first-hand, from Cal students, what college is really like.

The day begins in the morning when the high school students arrive to find their Cal volunteer and continues throughout the day with the pair going to classes, workshops, and touring campus. The YWCA also provides breakfast, lunch, and t-shirts to all our participants. Most importantly, you will be providing an opportunity for high school students to be inspired to acquire information and help in applying and paying for college.

Who: UC Berkeley students
When: Thursday, April 5th, 8am-3:30pm
Where: UC Berkeley
Sign-up online by March 22nd:
OR Pick up a sign-up form at the YWCA: 2600 Bancroft Way

Join our Facebook event page:

See what Shadow Day’s all about:


10) SF City Hall Fellws

SF City Hall Fellws
Have you ever wondered what really goes on inside City Hall? Questioned why your city chose its policing strategy? Pondered how your tax dollars were being spent? Wished you could decide what potholes got repaired and what roads got re-paved – and how quickly? Developed a new way to help underprivileged children in your community?

City Hall Fellows is a non-partisan nonprofit dedicated to training the next generation of civic leaders for America’s cities. Our 12-month long, paid, postcollege fellowship program combines hands-on experience working within the highest levels of local government with intensive civic leadership training.

If you are a college senior or recent college graduate, here’s your chance to try your hand at running your city. Spend a year inside the highest levels of city government and see how it works from the inside out. Be part of the policy decisions, from creation to design to evaluation to implementation. Be a part of the solution. Be a City Hall Fellow.

The application deadline is Thursday April 12, 2012 at 11:50PM.

To view more information and to get application materials, visit


11) Greater Good Fllwshp

Greater Good Fllwshp

The Greater Good Science Center offers annual fellowships to UC Berkeley Undergraduate and Graduate students whose work relates to our mission. The fellowship program aims to attract scholars from across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, with a particular focus on the social-behavioral sciences.
Fellowships are awarded to research proposals that respond to one or more of the following themes:

-The biological underpinnings of prosocial emotion
-The context and cultivation of social well-being
-Compassion, health, and community

Visit the GGSC Fellows Page for more information about the program, application process, as well as current and former fellows. Application materials for the Hornaday Graduate Student Fellowship and the Goldberg Undergraduate Student Fellowship along with the application cover letter can be found at

All applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on Monday, April 16, 2012 for consideration. Don’t forget to include both the application and cover page. Please email with any questions.

Please spread the word and forward this opportunity to your students or other potential applicants. We look forward to receiving your applications! Thank you for being a part of the Greater Good!


12) Ntl Youth Assoc

Ntl Youth Assoc
We’re not the Republican Party. We’re not the Democratic Party. We are youth leaders who support and advocate for each other regardless of party or ideology in a world we will all inherit. Our goal is to break through partisanship and gridlock to fight for bipartisan solutions for youth issues. We are a bi-partisan and non-partisan organization that strives to run targeted, coordinated, strategic action for youth advocacy and push for youth in Washington, state legislatures, and Wall Street through our Organizing Institute and network of grassroots organizers and volunteers.

We are in need of people to work in a high-impact, high-paced, high-experience environment in Management, Finance/Accounting, Communications/Social Media, Web Design, Marketing, Grassroots Political Organizing, Fundraising, State and Chapter Organizing, etc. to organize millions of youth across the country and make a difference for youth across the country.

Details and Qualifications:

-$500 Stipend + Bonus for meeting fundraising and program targets
– Flexible hours and ability to work from home with travel opportunities
– Overall GPA: 3.0 or Higher
– Quick learning with good communication skills
– Ability to work independently
– Self-driven and independent
– Creative and innovative
– Willing to take part in high level discussions about strategy and development

If you are interested in being a part of a national movement and taking on a tremendous leadership opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter to You can also contact to learn more.

We also have a web presence through our website, our Facebook Page and our Twitter. Please also contact us at one of the above emails if you are a youth organization looking for ways to collaborate.


13) Alameda Co DA Intrnshp

Alameda Co DA Intrnshp

Alameda County District Attorney’s Office (ACDAO), Human
Exploitation and Trafficking (H.E.A.T.) Watch Program

Intern will provide programmatic and administrative assistance to the ACDAO H.E.A.T. Watch Coordinator. Tasks may include:

– Preparing weekly multi-disciplinary case reviews of minors who are at
risk or involved in commercial sexual exploitation/human trafficking.
Intern will gather data, put together case review documents, and possibly
attend weekly case reviews.
– Assisting with the preparation of a National Conference on Domestic
Minor Sex Trafficking
– Putting together material for our H.E.A.T. Watch Radio Show, as well as
Public Service Announcements to raise awareness about H.E.A.T.
– Other administrative tasks necessary to support H.E.A.T. Watch and it’s
partners stop the sexual exploitation of children.

Minimum length of internship is 6 months to a year, and can be extended.
Interns must work at least 16 hours a week, depending on workload.

Eligibility: Must be enrolled in college.

To Apply: please email your resume to H.E.A.T. Watch Coordinator Maia
Sciupac at


14) NonPrft Jobs/Intrnshps

NonPrft Jobs/Intrnshps

There are HUNDREDS of new openings on CalJobs if you SEARCH for them. To get full job listings and to learn how to apply, register through CALLISTO and search CalJobs by keyword, career field, or Job ID #:

Trails & Greenways Program Internship
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
San Francisco, CA
CalJobs ID#: 801974

Education Coordinator
Family Caregiver Alliance
San Francisco, CA
CalJobs ID#: 806738

Communications & Story Project Intern
International Rescue Committee
Oakland, CA
CalJobs ID#: 807885

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