Latest News as of 9/6/17

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Lauri’s Hours Wed, 9/6/17 are as follows:
8:30-12

1) Depositions!
2) Math Mentors
3) Rnter’s Leg Asst Intrnshp
4) Student Tech Help
5) Three Jobs
6) Add/Drop W/out $$
7) Cornerstone Rsrch Jobs
8) L&S Graduation Page
9) GPP Minor Info Sess.
10) Mock Interviews! Hurry!
11) Former LS grad needs place
12) Career Planning for Transfers
13) MA in Pub Affrs
14) Generation Citizen
15)  Job/Career Options
16) Message from Dean and Assoc. Dean

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1) Depositions!

Depositions!

Legal Studies Fall 2017 Announcement:  DEADLINE TO APPLY SEPT 7TH!!!
An Opportunity for Undergrads to Participate in a Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) JD Skills Class with the OPTION of earning 1 unit of LS 199 Individual Research Credit

In Fall 2017, undergraduates will have a unique opportunity to play the role of witnesses in a Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) JD Professional Skills Class (Depositions: Law 246.3), taught by Professor Henry Hecht.

Professor Hecht seeks six (6) students to serve as role-playing witnesses.  Students selected will be expected to prepare in advance by reading a witness statement and a very limited amount of background material.  Witnesses will then be expected to participate in four Tuesday afternoon class sessions from 3:35 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., on the 9/19; 9/26; 10/31; 11/7, and one Saturday class from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on 11/18.  During those sessions, you will play the role of a witness for either the plaintiff or the defendant in a mock case.  Students selected must be able to commit to attending all four Tuesday afternoon classes and the one Saturday class.

Professor Hecht’s Depositions course is a skills course, in which Boalt Hall law students, working in small groups, simulate the process of preparing witnesses for their depositions and then taking as well as defending their depositions.  Practicing Bay Area lawyers attend these sessions, observe the law students in action, and critique their performances.  (Note: A deposition is a pre-trial legal procedure in which witnesses in a civil lawsuit answer questions by the opposing parties under oath, typically in a law office.)

Playing the role of a witness will allow you to gain insight into the US system of civil litigation and to see it in operation.  In addition, it will provide a chance to meet and talk with Berkeley Law students and Bay Area attorneys.  Finally, witnesses will earn a $50.00 Amazon gift card for their service.

To Apply:
Please apply by e-mail to Professor Hecht’s assistant Stephanie Dorton at dorton@berkeley.edu, by no later than Thursday, August 31, at 5:00 p.m.  Please include the words “Application to be a Witness” and your last name in the subject line of your e-mail.  In your cover message, please include a brief statement about why you are interested in taking part in this class; and attach your resume.

Students’ applications will be reviewed by Professor Hecht, and he will notify students of his decisions by no later than Thursday, September 7, at 5:00 p.m.

OPTION: Earn 1 Unit of LS 199 Course Credit for Supervised Independent Research with Professor Perry
Students who choose this OPTION have the opportunity to earn one unit of LS 199 P/NP course credit for their service as a witness in Professor Hecht’s Depositions class under the supervisor of      Professor Perry.  In order to earn this supervised independent research credit, students will be required to do some additional readings on the civil litigation process and on the participant observation method.  At the end of the semester, students selecting this option must submit a paper of at least ten pages in length (exclusive of notes and bibliography).  The requirements for the LS 199 course credit, offered by Professor Perry, are described below.
Requirements for LS 199 credit:

i.     Attend all class role playing sessions, and prepare for the role plays;
ii.    Take notes on what you did and what you observed, preferably in a small note pad, organized by the date of the session; and submit the raw, handwritten pages along with your final paper;
iii.    Read materials, posted on bCourses, on participant observation methods; and consider how those method(s) apply to your own experience;
iv.    Read two chapters, posted on bCourses, from Robert Kagan’s Adversarial Legalism: The American Way of Law, focusing especially on Chapter 6, which mentions depositions;
v.    Meet at least twice during the semester with Professor Perry; and
vi.    Papers will be graded on a P/NP basis by Professor Perry.

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2) Math Mentors

Math Mentors

Hiring Literacy or Math Mentors – Earn Work-Study or Units
Are you interested in supporting local youth? The Public Service Center is hiring mentors to support K-5th graders in learning how to read or to work with middle school students on understanding math concepts.

Deadline:               Thursday, August 31

Pay:                        $13/hour in Work-Study or volunteer (Education field study units also available)
Location:                Berkeley and Oakland Schools

Literacy Jobs:        http://publicservice.berkeley.edu/programs/build/

Math Jobs:             http://publicservice.berkeley.edu/programs/bridging-berkeley

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3) Rnter’s Leg Asst Intrnshp

Rnter’s Leg Asst Intrnshp

INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR FALL 2017
Click here to download the application. Please note that applications will be accepted on a rolling basis – ignore the dates on the application. Instead, send an email to asucrla@gmail.com and we will be in touch to get the process going.

Through our internship program, RLA provides an opportunity for UC Berkeley students to gain valuable hands-on legal experience. Interns will be trained in California and Berkeley rent law. As interns become more familiar with the law, they may begin counseling clients as soon as they feel comfortable.

INTERN QUALIFICATIONS

Must be a currently registered Berkeley undergraduate student
Must be able to deal with varying clientele and work well with people
Must be an effective communicator and organizer
Must have a passion for law, rights, or helping others
Must turn in entire application completed and on time
Must commit at least 4 office hours per week
May be required to take on additional duties

INTERN OBLIGATIONS

Attend orientation
Pass a written test on rent laws
Hold a minimum of 4 office hours per week (scheduling will be done at orientation)

WHAT INTERNS LEARN

Concrete knowledge of local and state rent laws
Experience in legal research and counseling
Familiarity in organizing public education events
Practice in community outreach

HOW TO APPLY

Fill out the 2017 Intern Application
Have your resume and a preliminary semester schedule ready.
Email your application, resume, preliminary semester schedule, and an available time for an interview with the subject line “Fall 2017 Application – Your Name”
If you have any application questions, email the Board of Directors at asucrla@gmail.com.

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4) Student Tech Help

Student Tech Help

Student Technology Services (part of Student Affairs IT) provides free, friendly, and reliable technical support to all registered students on campus. Student Tech Services can help students via phone, email, or in person with:

Connecting to AirBears2
Troubleshooting common technical problems including software installation, virus removal, hardware problems, and much more
Finding technology resources on campus from printing locations to startup accelerators
Drop-In support is offered daily at our Moffitt Library Tech Helpdesk near the 4th floor entrance.

Students can visit studenttech.berkeley.edu, call 510-642-HELP, or email sts-help@berkeley.edu to get help or more information.

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5) Three Jobs

Three Jobs

Looking for gainful employment? The three positions below are at a political campaign consulting firm where a former Carthage student of mine works. They work for progressive candidates and are located in Chicago but the work here can be done remotely. Note that one of the positions is for an intern, but I hear that the firm is open to hiring post-graduation. No warranty express or implied, but I do know Jeanne Sullivan who sent me the announcements.  ~Professor Marshall, Legal Studies Director

Rapid Returns is searching for several positions, both entry level and at the leadership level, in
its Digital Division.

Digital Ads Director
Our progressive digital fundraising firm works with all levels of campaigns around the country. We are
seeking a Digital Advertising Director to lead the digital team with our online marketing campaigns.
Experience in marketing, advertising, fundraising, or digital organizing/political is required. In addition,
the ability to work both independently from home and yet be part of a virtual team is vital. This rapidly
growing firm wants team players that can offer cutting edge ideas and excellent customer service to
their clients.

Responsibilities:
• Lead the planning, executing and reporting of online marketing campaigns to advance client’s
digital fundraising goals
• Write and develop ad concepts for online fundraising campaigns, work with designers to
produce graphics for ads
• Launch and monitor campaigns across self-served media partners like Facebook, Twitter, and
Google, as well as managed partners. Optimize campaigns daily to meet client goals
• Compile internal reports that measure marketing objectives, including cost and fundraising ROI.
Translate internal numbers and reporting into clear client-facing reporting that helps tell a story
to the client, and allows them to understand decisions at hand
• Communicate directly with clients about project successes and outcomes and work with them to
fine-tune cutting edge digital ad programs

Required qualifications:
• 3 or more years of marketing, advertising, fundraising, or digital organizing/political experience
• Experience launching ads in Adwords, or Facebook
• An understanding of common CRM tools like Blue State Digital or NGP
• You’re a self-starter and want to work in an independent and fast-paced environment
• Comfort with numbers; you have a favorite excel formula

Location: Flexible/Remote
To Apply: Send email to rrdjobsearch@gmail.com with a cover letter, and resume. Please put the job
title in the subject line. You may also email with questions. We are an equal opportunity employer and
value a diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Digital Ads Associate
Our progressive digital fundraising firm works with all levels of campaigns around the country. We are
seeking a Digital Advertising Associate to support the digital team with our online marketing campaigns.
Experience in marketing, advertising, fundraising, or digital organizing/political is required. In addition,
the ability to work both independently from home and yet be part of a virtual team is vital. This rapidly
growing firm wants team players that can offer cutting edge ideas and excellent customer service to
their clients.

Responsibilities:
• Assist in the planning, executing and reporting of online marketing campaigns to advance
client’s digital fundraising goals
• Write and develop ad concepts for online fundraising campaigns, work with designers to
produce graphics for ads
• Launch and monitor campaigns across self-served media partners like Facebook, Twitter, and
Google, as well as managed partners. Optimize campaigns daily to meet client goals
• Compile internal reports that measure marketing objectives, including cost and fundraising ROI.
Translate internal numbers and reporting into clear client-facing reporting that helps tell a story
to the client, and allows them to understand decisions at hand

Required qualifications:
• 1-2 years of marketing, advertising, fundraising, or digital organizing/political experience
• Experience launching ads in Adwords, or Facebook
• An understanding of common CRM tools like Blue State Digital or NGP
• You’re a self-starter and want to work in an independent and fast-paced environment
• Comfort with numbers; you have a favorite excel formula
Location: Flexible/Remote
To Apply: Send email to rrdjobsearch@gmail.com with a cover letter, and resume. Please put the job
title in the subject line. You may also email with questions. We are an equal opportunity employer and
value a diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Digital Strategist
Our progressive digital fundraising firm works with all levels of campaigns around the country. We are seeking a Digital
Strategist to support the Digital team with our online, email and social media campaigns. Experience in fundraising, email
fundraising, digital strategy, campaign work and/or web management is required. In addition, the ability to work both
independently from home and yet be part of a virtual team is vital. This rapidly growing firm wants team players that can
offer cutting edge ideas and excellent customer service to their clients.

Responsibilities:
• Plan and execute online, email and social media campaigns to grow campaigns’ digital and fundraising capacities.
• Maintain and track production calendars for various online, email and social media campaigns.
• Draft content for multi-channel platforms.
• Assist in copy approval process; ensuring deadlines for email and social media content delivery are met.
• Maintain campaign social media presence including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter.
• Be an active team player in the firm’s project management system.
• Share creative and creative ideas that enhance the candidate’s bottom-line.

Required qualifications:
• 2-4 years of digital strategy work on political campaigns.
• Understanding of Blue State Digital and NGP preferred.
• Well versed in social media campaigns and related analytics.
• Understanding of campaign online strategy and fundraising.

To Apply:
Location: Flexible
Send email to rrdjobsearch@gmail.com with a cover letter, resume, four references, and samples of your work. Please
put the job title in the subject line. You may also email with questions. We are an equal opportunity employer and value
a diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Digital Intern
Rapid Returns Digital is a firm focused on electing progressive candidates at all levels across the country. We
are seeking a Digital intern to support our growing digital team with clients’ email and social media campaigns.

Responsibilities:
• Aid in drafting content for multi-channel platforms, maintaining and tracking content calendars for
online, email and social media campaigns.
• Report analytics on social media and email campaigns.
• Share creative and innovative ideas that enhance the candidate’s bottom-line and online profile.
• Design basic documents, templates, and social media communications for the company and clients.

Qualifications:
• Understands social media and/or email best practices.
• Experience writing email and social media copy preferred but not required.
• Ability to juggle multiple projects at one time with an extreme attention to detail.
• Ability to work both independently from home and be part of a virtual team.
• Passion to elect progressive candidates to office.

Stipend:
• 15 hours per semester minimum. (Average is 20 hours)
• Stipend amount determined on number of hours allocated per semester.

To Apply:
Send email to rrdjobsearch@gmail.com with a cover letter, resume, and two references. Please put the job
title in the subject line. You may also email with questions. We are an equal opportunity employer and value
a diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Location: Flexible

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6) Add/Drop W/out $$

Add/Drop W/out $$

The deadline to Drop a class without a $10 fee:
Friday, September 1

The deadline to Add a class without a $5 fee:
Friday September 8

Final Add/Drop Deadline (fees will be charged for either transaction):
Friday, September 22nd

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7) Cornerstone Rsrch Jobs

Cornerstone Rsrch Jobs

As you begin exploring options for life after graduation, we invite you to discover the Analyst experience at Cornerstone Research.  Cornerstone Research is a leading economic and financial consulting firm specializing in the analysis of complex economic, financial, accounting, and marketing issues that arise in the context of various kinds of litigation.

Cornerstone Research will be on campus at the following events:

·        Consulting Forum on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the MLK Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

·        Cal Career Fair on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Recreational Sports Facility, Field House Gym

·        Cornerstone Research information session on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM at the Faculty Club, Seaborg Room

Please submit your application through the Career Center website. Our resume drop will close on Friday, September 15, at 11:59 pm.  Additional information and videos about our firm and the analyst position are available on our website: www.cornerstone.com/careers

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8) L&S Graduation Page

L&S Graduation Page

For the latest info regarding degree lists, transferring transcripts for graduation, etc., go here:
https://ls.berkeley.edu/advising/academic-progress/graduation

For generic questions that can be answered without looking you up with your SID, call L&S 642-1483
or go to the front desk at 206 Evans.

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9) GPP Minor Info Sess.

GPP Minor Info Sess.

Global Poverty & Practice Minor
Fall 2017 Info Sessions
Blum Hall 100 A/B

Friday September 8    10am-11am
Tuesday September 12    5pm-6pm
Wednesday September 20    12pm-1pm*
Tuesday September 26    3pm-4pm
Monday October2    12pm-1pm

*Held in 105 Chavez (Transfer, Re-entry Student Parent Center)

Fall Declaration Deadline: October 4th

blumcenter.berkeley.edu/gppminor
facebook.com/gppminor

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10) Mock Interviews! Hurry!

Mock Interviews! Hurry!
Fall Mock Interviews for students interested in business roles are here!

With Fall recruiting in full swing, we know this is a service that can be quite useful to prepare for first or second round interviews for full-time jobs and summer internships. You will meet one-on-one with an experienced recruiter to conduct a mock interview and get feedback on your interviewing skills. This recruiter is not currently recruiting on campus; he is here with the sole purpose of helping you polish your skills. His focus with you will primarily be on behavioral questions, although he may be able to walk you through other scenarios you may run into, depending on the field you are applying to.

*It is highly recommended that you wear interview attire.*

To make the most of your session, review the resources online
http://career.berkeley.edu/Tools/Interviewing

We also suggest that you prepare your answers to the most common questions such as: Tell me about yourself/Walk me through your resume, Why do you want this job, and Why our company. (Remember to speak to the employer’s needs, focusing on the talents and skills you offer, not just want you’ll get from the job.)

You may schedule only ONE appointment per semester. *If you have a career counseling appointment scheduled, you will not be able to book a mock interview until that counseling appointment has passed. If you have an upcoming interview and need help, please email Santina – no promises on by-passing the system, but we’ll see if we can help.

How to Schedule a Mock Interview

  1. Log into Handshake and you will see it as an appointment option (just like you were scheduling to meet with a career counselor). *You must have a resume uploaded into your account*
  2. All available appointments for the next 2 weeks will be seen (beginning Sept. 7). If no appointments are showing up, come back a little later to see if someone cancelled or new appointments have been added. Each Friday, new appointments for 2 weeks out will be released. Appointments must be scheduled at least 2 days in advance and cannot be cancelled within 24 hours of your scheduled time.
  3. This service is only available for 6 weeks, beginning Sept. 7
  4. The Handshake system will confirm your appointment via email; please check your notification preferences to make sure you are set to receive email notifications.

If you have any questions, please email Santina Pitcher at: santina@berkeley.edu

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11) Former LS grad needs place

Former LS grad needs place
Former Legal Studies Alumnus Looking for a Place to Live [Ashby or UC Berkeley Area]
Former Legal Studies alumnus and now practicing attorney seeks to find a place near Ashby Bart Station and Berkeley area for an attorney position at an amazing non-profit. I am looking to share a two+ bedrooms configuration with other roommates or an individual studio / one bedroom. In my spare time outside of practicing law, I am evolving my legal artificial intelligence that now speaks in 28+ languages and dynamically completes legal procedures (wills, power of attorney, expungements). Please email me at <michaelaiseri@gmail.com> or text me at (657) 859-1050. My name is Michael Iseri. Thank you and I hope you have a wonderful day.

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12) Career Planning for Transfers

Career Planning for Transfers

CareerPlanning Essentials for Transfer Students: Advice & Wisdom from Peers
Wednesday, Sept. 6 2:30-4:00PM Career Center, Blue & Gold Room

Calling all transfer students! Are you ready to hit the ground running? Attend this panel to hear from transfers, including a recent alum, who have been in your shoes. Learn strategies and pick up advice for how to make the most of your time at Cal and prepare for life afterwards, whether your goal is to enter the workforce after graduation or continue your education. Take this step to connect with the Career Center and build your on-campus community to help clarify and achieve your career goals!

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13) MA in Pub Affrs

MA in Pub Affrs
Brown University 1-Year Master of Public Affairs Information Session

Join Director Eric Patashnik for pizza and learn about Brown’s one-year Master of Public Affairs program, which prepares students to be public policy leaders, analysts and advocates in government, politics, and the nonprofit and private sectors. Students gain problem-solving, quantitative, communication, and managerial skills. The MPA program gives students the tools to develop effective, evidence-based solutions in any policy area from health and the environment to security and governance.

Features of the program:

  • Build skills in data analysis, program evaluation, presentation
  • Action-learning policy consultancy and career coaching
  • 2-week global policy immersion abroad
  • Accelerated June 2018-May 2019 schedule

Website: http://watson.brown.edu/mpa/

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14) Generation Citizen

Generation Citizen

Generation Citizen Opportunity
Are you looking to make real change in the community through local government? Are you interested in work with youth, local politics, or advocacy? Join Generation Citizen as a Democracy Coach!

Who we are:
Generation Citizen is a national nonprofit organization that seeks to give every young person a voice in the political process, as well as the skills to take real action on real issues.
What we do: We place college student volunteers, called Democracy Coaches, with a local middle or high school classrooms to lead an “action civics” project with youth for one semester. Democracy Coaches help students identify, research, and take action on a pressing community issues by working with elected officials and local advocacy leaders. Past classrooms have worked on issues ranging from police brutality and teen violence, to immigration and homelessness. Stipends available! Earn course credit through our Ed 98/198 DeCal!

To apply: The application to become a Democracy Coach for Fall 2017 can be found online at www.generationcitizen.org/apply. The deadline to apply is September 10th, 2017.

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15)  Job/Career Options

Job/Career Options

Check out the following links that will take you to sample job/internship searches in Handshake! These will change in each week’s edition of CareerMail. Whether you are in the middle of job searching or you’re just looking to learn more about career and job options, these links will get you started. (Hint: If you like what you see, click “save these filters” to the right of “My Favorite Jobs” on the Jobs page in Handshake so you can revisit later).

Government — Federal, State, Local Jobs & Internships

Nonprofit and NGO Jobs & Internships

Politics Jobs & Internships

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16) Message from Dean & Assoc. Dean

Message from Dean & Assoc. Dean
Dear Students –

By now, I’m sure all of you saw the message (copied below in its entirety) sent by Dean Chemerinsky this morning regarding the DACA decision.

JSP and Legal Studies stand firmly with our immigrant students as they navigate this new challenge.  We will continue to protect the privacy of our students.   We will continue our commitment to the eligibility of undocumented and international students to benefit from all training and educational opportunities on and off campus.  We will continue our commitment to JSP students’ eligibility for graduate fellowships and/or working as a GSI or GSR.  We will respond to the fear and uncertainty this decision creates with any help we can provide and a steady presence in students’ lives.

Warm regards,

— Cal (Morrill, Legal Studies Chair among other titles)
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Dear Berkeley Law community,

The Trump administration’s announcement today that it is rescinding the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program is deeply disturbing.  Dreamers and immigrants are an integral part of our community.   The Law School, and I know the University of California, is committed to doing all we can to provide assistance to our students and their families.  Berkeley Law has been a leader in establishing a campus legal services program for DACA students and will continue to do so.

There obviously is a great deal of uncertainty as to what will happen.  There is the hope that Congress will act in the next six months to protect DACA.   But in the meantime, the Law School will do everything that we can to help our students and staff and their families, and those on the Berkeley campus, in the face of this uncertainty and what may lie ahead.  We will continue to protect the privacy of our students, staff, and faculty.  We will be sure that knowledgeable counselors are available and will work with the campus and the East Bay Community Law Center to help facilitate representation where that is needed.

One of the greatest strengths of Berkeley Law is its warm, inclusive community.  The Trump administration’s misguided action makes this a very important time for us to come together and help those who need it.

Warm regards,

Erwin (Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law)

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