Latest News as of 1/12/18

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1) Lauri’s Hours
2) Depositions
3) Justice Corps
4) UC Hstngs Prep Help
5) Penn Undrgrd Law Jrnl
6) Fllwshps for Grads
7) Intrnshp Info

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1) Lauri’s Hours

Lauri’s Hours

Friday, January 12th,, Lauri’s drop in hours are as follows:

8:30-10:30

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2) Depositions

Depositions

Legal Studies Spring 2018 Announcement: 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 Spring 2018, 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 six (6) Tuesday afternoon class sessions from 3:35 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., on February 6, February 13, March 6, March 13, April 10, and April 17, 2018.  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 Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.  Please include both the words “Application to be a Witness” and also 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 Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 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:

  1. 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;

  1. 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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3) Justice Corps

Justice Corps

APPLY FOR JUSTICE CORPS (APPLY BY 2/11, 2/25)

JusticeCorps invites all U.C. Berkeley students interested in the Law, Social Justice, and/or Community Service to apply for the 2018-2019 Bay Area JusticeCorps program.

JusticeCorps is an AmeriCorps program that is currently recruiting 70 university students from 5 Bay Area Universities to volunteer intensively in Superior Court self-help centers for the 2018-2019 academic year. JusticeCorps members will empower litigants, who cannot afford attorneys; to help themselves resolve their legal matters.

Unlike many other internships and volunteer programs, JusticeCorps members work directly with people in need and do not do administrative work.  All members will participate in an orientation and training on September 15th and 16th 2018 and receive over 40 hours of training over the course of the year.

Continuing students commit to serve for 300 hours (including training), which is roughly equivalent to 1 full-day or 2 half-day shifts a week over the course of the academic year.

JusticeCorps also has one-year full-time fellowship opportunities available for graduating students.
For more information and to apply please visit our website:  http://www.bayareajusticecorps.org
Fellowship applications for graduating students are due by 2/11 by 5pm.
Member applications for continuing undergraduates are due 2/25 by 5pm.

To Apply: https://www.bayareajusticecorps.org/copy-of-apply-here

Please Contact Dan Siskind or Amelia Galllay with any questions.
dsiskind@alameda.courts.ca.gov / 510-891-6406

agallay@alameda.courts.ca.gov 510-891-6411

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4) UC Hstngs Prep Help

UC Hstngs Prep Help

The Ultimate Preparation to Help You Become a More Competitive Law School Applicant!

Designed to identify, motivate and prepare students for a career in the legal profession. Committed students can learn how to successfully navigate the law school admission process and underwrite their success in law school by participating in the College Scholars program.
When: Saturday, January 27, 2018 – 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Where
UC Hastings College of the Law
How
: Register online at CLEO College Scholars.
Who
: All college students and post grads

For Freshmen:  The Road To Law School seminar aims to provide Freshmen an overview of the key components of the law school application process.

For Sophomores:  The Sophomore Super Saturdays seminar aims to help students further develop logical reasoning, reading comprehension and writing skills – the skills needed to become a competitive law school applicant.

For Juniors, Seniors/Post GraduatesJuniors Jumpstart the LSAT seminar aims to help participants understand the importance of systematic and timely preparation for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Accordingly, juniors will be granted priority enrollment for the seminar CLEO is a non-profit organization.  Since 1968, CLEO has helped more than 7,000 low-income and minority students become successful members of the legal profession.  The College Scholars Program seeks to continue this standard of excellence through a collaborative effort between CLEO and colleges and universities throughout the United States.

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5) Penn Undrgrd Law Jrnl

Penn Undrgrd Law Jrnl

This is Lacy Lew Nguyen Wright, the Editor-in-Chief of the Penn Undergraduate Law Journal (PULJ), an undergraduate research publication funded by the University of Pennsylvania. The Journal is dedicated to showcasing the writing of bright undergraduates from around the world.

PULJ is now soliciting submissions from undergraduates for its tenth issue.

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Call for Submissions — Penn Undergraduate Law Journal [www.pulj.org]

The Penn Undergraduate Law Journal is soliciting submissions for its eighth issue. Please see below for details.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR SUBMISSION

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, January 19th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST

PULJ is looking for papers ranging from 15 to 100+ double-spaced pages in length. Our journal is especially receptive to research papers, senior theses, and independent studies or final papers written for classes. Papers need not be on American law — they can be on the laws or legal system of any country. We consider submissions on a rolling basis, so if your piece is not finished by the deadline, please still submit it upon completion (to be considered for a later issue).

Students in any field of study are encouraged to submit their work, so long as their piece relates to the law or the legal system. Possible disciplinary perspectives include, but are not limited to: History, Criminology, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, English, Biology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Linguistics, Psychology, and Political Science.

Please submit your work here: http://www.pulj.org/submissions.html

Selected pieces will be published in the eighth issue of the Penn Undergraduate Law Journal.

Please submit questions or concerns on the contact page of our website, which can be accessed here: http://www.pulj.org/contact.html
Thank you,
The PULJ Team

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6) Fllwshps for Grads

Fllwshps for Grads

Special Fellowships for Graduating Seniors and Recent Grads

  • Greenlining Leadership Academy Summer Associate Program
    Application deadline: January 14, 2018

    The Academy Summer Associate Program is an intensive 10-week training program for young leaders that have completed, at minimum, their undergraduate degrees by the           start of the program. Associates learn about issues impacting California and the nation and manage research and advocacy projects under the direction of a Greenlining staff member. Associates present their findings and projects in both a written and oral report at the end of the program. Associates are awarded a $4,750 total stipend. Apply by January 10, 2017

  • San Francisco Fellows 
    Application deadline: January 15, 2018

    The mission of the San Francisco Fellows program is to foster community stewardship by preparing recent college graduates for leadership roles in public service. The Fellows program is a unique opportunity to learn about local government while working full time as a City employee. Competitively selected applicants will join a cohort of up to 18 Fellows for an 11.5 month full-time work experience as City employees. Fellows will earn an annualized salary of approximately $55,000, plus health, dental, retirement and other benefits.
    Eligibility: We invite people who have had an undergraduate degree conferred within the past 5 years to apply for this highly selective program. Specific areas of study are not required. We are looking for enthusiastic, creative, hard-working individuals who are interested in working in the public sector in the City and County of San Francisco. Fellows are placed in various departments throughout the City. This year’s cohort are in the following departments:

    • Office of the Mayor
    • San Francisco International Airport
    • Office of the Controller
    • San Francisco Public Library
    • Municipal Transportation Agency
    • Public Utilities Commission
    • Emergency Management
    • Public Works
    • ….and others
  • The Coro Fellowship
    Application deadline: January 17, 2018

    The Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs develops the next generation of aspiring change makers. Today’s complex urban environments present constantly evolving challenges and opportunities, creating an increasing need for leadership with the ability to forge connections and solve problems across all sectors. Coro fellowship locations are in high-impact urban cities across the U.S.: Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Pittsburgh and St. Louis.

    Coro Fellows are diverse, talented individuals committed to positive change in their communities throughout their lives and careers. They are emerging innovators in business, policy and government who demonstrate exceptional leadership through their accomplishments, curiosity and civic involvement.

  • Greenlining Policy Fellowship
    Application deadline: January 28, 2018

    The Fellowship Program is a year-long training program for young leaders who have completed, at minimum, their undergraduate degrees by the start of the program. Fellows are assigned to specific program areas and develop expertise with the direction of a policy director and the Academy Director. Each Fellowship experience is unique and is shaped by the current policy focus of their program area. Candidates for Policy Fellow must have a completed undergraduate degree by the program start date.

  • The Public Interest Fellowship Full-Time Employment & Professional Education Program
    Application deadline: Late January, 2018

    A two-year long program offering paid, full-time employment to a highly select cohort of fellows. Fellows will typically complete two professional rotations, each lasting approximately nine to twelve months. The positions will be carefully selected by The Public Interest Fellowship – in consultation with the fellows – and will be designed to advance the work of a host organization within the Fellowship’s network, while providing fellows with professional experience relevant to their particular career paths. The next class of The Public Interest Fellowship will commence in September 2018.
    Eligibility:

    • Recent college graduates or young professionals with up to five years of relevant work experience.
    • A passionate interest in one or more of the following areas: politics, rule of law and freedom of speech, education reform, domestic and economic policy, foreign policy and national security, Jewish life and Israel, and journalism.
    • Excellent academic credentials.
    • Demonstrable leadership potential.
  • First Generation Civil Rights Fellowship (FirstGEN)
    Application deadline: February 2, 2018

    FirstGEN is a 10-week summer fellowship for undergraduate students who are the first in their immediate families to attend an institution of higher education and are passionate about pursuing careers in social justice. FirstGEN Fellows gain hands-on experience working on civil rights matters as full-time Public Policy & Social Justice or Education Opportunities interns and participate in weekly advocacy training. Fellows receive a $1,500 stipend.

….Didn’t find the perfect fellowship here? VIEW STILL MORE FELLOWSHIPS ON PROFELLOW.COM

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7) Intrnshp Info

Intrnshp Info

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 see what the job market looks like in your major, these are great links to 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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