Latest News as of 2/5/18

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1) BLSA Meeting!
2) Law Admssns Conf.
3) SERC
4) Paralegal Jobs
5) SMART Prog
6) Mock LSAT
7) Yale Bioethics Su18
8) Frmr LS Major @Boalt
9) Glbl Intrnshp Prg
10) Capital Fellows
11) Soc Jstce Intrnshps
12) JusticeCorps
13) Writing Help
14) Democracy Camp
15) IIS Talks
16) UCB Law Conf.
17) Pblc Dfndr Intrnshps

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1) BLSA Meeting!

BLSA Meeting!

Berkeley Legal Studies Association (BLSA) is having our first general meeting at 8pm on Tuesday February 13th in Barrows 60.

Come learn about the organization, our upcoming events, and how to become a member.

Facebook event:https://www.facebook.com/events/185155602240769??ti=ia

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2) Law Admssns Conf.

Law Admssns Conf.

The Coalition for Diversity at Berkeley Law will be hosting the annual For People of Color Conference on Saturday, February 10, from 8:30am-5:00pm. This is a fantastic event designed to demystify the law school application process for underrepresented communities who often face substantial structural disadvantages that make law school seem inaccessible. Past conferences have included wonderful speakers from the law school student body, faculty, and administrators, and powerful guest speakers from the legal profession. For more information, please click here.

RSVP: If you want to learn about how to get into your dream law school, or even figure out whether you want to go to law school, this event is for you. To attend the FPOC Conference, you must register here. (This event is free and open to the public.) Since food will be provided and the amount ordered will be based on registration numbers, please make sure you can attend the conference before registering.


Spread the word
: Please distribute this email widely to those interested in participating or volunteering. Thank you for your help and support!

FPOC’s Law School Admissions Conference at UC Berkeley Law School
Presented by: UC Berkeley Law School’s Coalition for Diversity & For People of Color, Inc.

When:  Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm

Where:

UC Berkeley School of Law

215 Boalt Hall

Berkeley, California 94720

Event Description:

This event will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the law school application process.  Current law students and administrators will provide advice on how best to navigate the law school application process.  Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

RSVP:  Registration is required.  (This event is free and open to the public.)  Since food will be provided and the amount ordered will be based on registration numbers, please make sure you can attend the conference before registering.

Click Here to Register

Personal Statement Review:

UC Berkeley School of Law students will be available to review your personal statement and resume.  (You must attend the conference in order to receive feedback.)  Please send the documents to coalitionfordiversity@gmail.com.

Additionally, please email coalitionfordiversity@gmail.com if you need to request any accommodations and/or if you have any food preferences (e.g., vegetarian, vegan, Kosher, or Halal).
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3) SERC

SERC

The Environmental Justice Associate for the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC)​ at UC Berkeley has been compiling resources related to environmental justice and environmental intersectionality for the past semester. You may find them at the following link: https://serc.berkeley.edu/environmental-justice/

From ​the Environmental Justice ​survey SERC ​distributed​ in October 2017, over half of the responses requested more learning materials and resources, hence the beginning of this resource       collection. The Environmental Justice Resource Collection is a living, growing group of readings, toolkits, books, videos, and activities concerning the intersection of the environment and social justice. The purpose of this collection of resources is to fill some of the gaps we have in mainstream environmentalism and to provide some of the tools to facilitate these conversations in       environmental spaces.

If you have any suggestions or know of resources that should be added here, feel free to email the Environmental Justice Associate, Amanina, at amanina.shofry@berkeley.edu, or SERC’s email at serc@berkeley.edu with the subject topic [EJ Resource Submission].

Please share these organized new resources with your networks, and especially anybody considering applying for The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF)’s environmental justice thematic grant cycle this term.

Here’s a cool spot to check out in Sproul:
https://serc.berkeley.edu/reuse-your-campus-thrift-store/
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4) Paralegal Jobs

Paralegal Jobs

The United States Department of Justice
Paralegal positions with the Anti-Trust Division

THE ANTITRUST DIVISION OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IS SEEKING HIGHLY MOTIVATED COLLEGE GRADUATES TO WORK IN SAN FRANCISCO ASSISTING ATTORNEYS WITH ALL ASPECTS OF ITS CIVIL AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS AND LITIGATION. PARALEGAL POSITIONS WITH THE DIVISION PRESENT REAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR SIGNIFICANT RESPONSIBILITY, HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE, AND REWARDING PUBLIC SERVICE. NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SUBSTANTIVE TRAINING, EXCITING LEGAL WORK, AND EXCELLENT REPUTATION THE DEPARTMENT HAS TO OFFER. WE HAVE SEVERAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE BEGINNING SUMMER 2018 FOR A TWO-YEAR TERM APPOINTMENT AT THE GS-07 LEVEL ($49937 PER YEAR).

QUALIFICATIONS: APPLICANTS MUST BE COLLEGE GRADUATES (BY JUNE ‘18) WITH SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OR HAVE AT LEAST ONE YEAR OF RELATED EXPERIENCE, OR ONE YEAR OR MORE OF GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION. POSITION REQUIRES EXCELLENT ANALYTICAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL ABILITY AND OUTSTANDING ORAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION SKILLS. MUST BE A SELF-STARTER AND BE ABLE TO WORK UNDER PRESSURE EFFECTIVELY. U.S. CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED. A SECURITY BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION WILL BE CONDUCTED.

TO APPLY: THESE POSITIONS WILL BE FILLED THROUGH THE GOVERNMENT JOBS WEBSITE WWW.USAJOBS.OPM.GOV. OUTSTANDING CANDIDATES WITH A GPA OF 3.45 OR BETTER ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO FIRST CONTACT THE SAN FRANCISCO FIELD OFFICE DIRECTLY VIA EMAIL TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY. IF YOU MEET THAT MINIMUM CRITERION PLEASE SUBMIT A RESUME, COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT(S) FROM ALL UNDERGRADUATE INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED, AND A WRITING SAMPLE THAT DEMONSTRATES ANALYTICAL SKILL TO:

Steven Taylor, Paralegal Coordinator
U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
450 Golden Gate Ave, Box 36046
San Francisco, CA 94102
steven.taylor@usdoj.gov
An Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Drug Test Required

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5) SMART Prog

SMART Prog

The Graduate Division is pleased to invite your undergraduate students to apply for the 2018 Student Mentoring & Research Teams (SMART) Program.

SMART is a summer program designed to encourage graduate student professional development and to foster undergraduate research through mentoring. Approximately 24 undergraduate mentees will be selected; each mentee will work with a graduate student research mentor in summer 2018 and receive a $3,500 stipend. Information on the program and a link to the SMART website and application form can be found below.

Please note that this program is open to all eligible UC Berkeley undergraduate students (see below for more information about eligibility requirements). Undergraduate applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an informational meeting on either Thursday, February 8, 2018, 1:00-2:00 p.m., in 309 Sproul Hall, or Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., in 309 Sproul Hall.

Please forward this announcement to all undergraduate students in your program. Thank you.

Fiona M. Doyle
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division
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Student Mentoring and Research Teams (SMART)

Summer 2018 Program for UCB Undergraduate Students

May 25 – August 3, 2018

Application Deadline: Friday, February 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m. (PST).
SMART Website and Application Materials: http://smart.berkeley.edu/undergraduate/

2018 SMART Program Undergraduate Application Informational Meetings:
Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., 309 Sproul Hall; and

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 309 Sproul Hall.

2018 SMART PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Student Mentoring and Research Teams (SMART) is a summer program designed to encourage graduate student professional development and foster undergraduate research through mentoring. Each graduate student participant will receive a summer stipend ranging from $1,000 to $5,000; each undergraduate participant will receive a summer stipend in the amount of $3,500 for approximately 200 hours of work. (Undergraduate students should note that this stipend may affect the amount of financial aid they are eligible to receive in summer 2018.)

UNDERGRADUATE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible to apply for this program, you must meet the following criteria:

You must be a UC Berkeley undergraduate student who is currently pursuing a UC Berkeley undergraduate degree. (Please note that visiting students are not eligible to apply.)

You must be in good academic standing at the time of application.

Undergraduate students from any UC Berkeley academic department or program are eligible to apply; students who have not yet declared their majors are also eligible to apply. Students who graduated in December 2017 or will graduate in May 2018 are not eligible to apply.

If you applied in the past and were not selected to be a SMART mentee, you are welcome to apply again. Former SMART mentees are not eligible to apply.

SMART UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

In addition to conducting research for approximately 200 hours, undergraduate student mentees will be required to attend all of the following SMART 2018 meetings:

Friday, May 25, 2018, 1-4 p.m.: SMART Program Kickoff
Friday, June 1, 2018, 1-3 p.m.: Applying to Graduate School
Friday, June 15, 2018, 1-3 p.m.: Meeting of the Mentees
Friday, June 22, 2018, 1-3 p.m.: SMART Lunch
Friday, July 6, 2018, 1-3 p.m.: Applying for Grants/Fellowships
Friday, July 13, 2018, 1-3 p.m.: Workshop on Presenting Your Research at the Closing Reception
Friday, July 20, 2018, 1-3 p.m.: Academic and Professional Writing
Friday, August 3, 2018, 3-5 p.m.: SMART Closing Reception and Research Presentations

UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
To complete the application, students will be asked to submit the following items: (1) an application essay, and (2) a current resume or curriculum vitae.

More detailed information about the application essay is included in the application form.

APPLICATION FORM
Information about the SMART Program and a link to the undergraduate application form are located on the SMART website at http://smart.berkeley.edu/undergraduate/.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m. (PST).

For more information about the 2018 SMART Program, visit the SMART website at http://smart.berkeley.edu/ or contact Sarah Macdonald, NSF-SMART Postdoctoral Fellow, at smartmentoring@berkeley.edu.

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6) Mock LSAT

Mock LSAT

UC Berkeley Mock LSAT

Planning on going to law school? Want to score high on the LSAT?

The UC Berkeley Kappa Alpha Pi and TestMasters will be administering a free full-length mock LSAT under official test conditions on Saturday, February 10th from 10AM-2PM in Barrows Hall, Room 136. All Berkeley students are welcome!

This event will be conducted by Dominic Manser, a TestMasters instructor with an official LSAT score of 176. After the exam, Dominic will go over some of the most difficult questions. Attendees will also receive a one-week pass to our Online Resource Center, where they can score the mock LSAT, review detailed explanations, and get one-on-one assistance from TestMasters instructors.

Seating is limited:  RSVP HERE!
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7) Yale Bioethics Su18

Yale Bioethics Su18

 

Yale’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics has two acclaimed summer programs suitable for undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals.

The 4-day “Foundations in Bioethics” will run from June 4-8 (program objectives & schedule attached).There is also a 7-week Summer Institute in Bioethics (June 1 – July 21) that provides up to 200 contact hours. The Summer Institute is known for its engaging and approachable faculty, an enthusiastic alumni network, and opportunities to network with faculty and participants from all over the globe (over 25 countries were represented last year – from all continents).

Students have a wide range of choices, as seminar topics include medical ethics, medical humanities (in both Spanish and English), bioethics and the law, public health ethics, ethics of war, genocide, and military ethics, animal ethics, moral reasoning, tech-ethics, and so much more.

We are excited to invite students from many fields including, but not limited to, the sciences, engineering, social sciences, and humanities.

All students present a poster at Yale School of Medicine at the end of the program, and some students work 1:1 with faculty to write an academic publication during the program.

Pricing is very affordable, and admissions are rolling. Please feel free to contact the Director, Lori.Bruce@Yale.edu, to discuss the program, and you may learn more here: http://bioethics.yale.edu/summer 

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8) Frmr LS Major @Boalt

Frmr LS Major @Boalt

Thought you guys might be interested to know that one of our own former LS majors has returned!
The following is an announcement from the Law School:

Dr. Angela Carter, who will join the Policy Advocacy Clinic tomorrow as our inaugural Research & Policy Fellow.

Angela received her B.A. in Political Science and Legal Studies with highest honors from UC Berkeley (2010). She received an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Sociology from UC Davis (2013, 2017). Most recently, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the highly competitive and prestigious Academy of Fellows at Rice University. Angela’s research focuses on criminology, law and society, social stratification, and life-course studies where she examines (among other things) the collateral consequences of criminal justice sanctions.

Angela has received fellowships, grants and awards, including the UC Davis Sociology Department Mayhew Prize (best student paper). She has several forthcoming articles and policy briefs, and she has presented her work at professional conferences, including the American Society of Criminology and the American Sociological Association. Angela served as a teaching assistant for several years in a course on juvenile delinquency, and she was the associate instructor of a course on the criminal justice system.

The search committee (Stephanie Campos-Bui, Ahmed Lavalais, Jennifer Urban and I) reviewed an incredibly strong pool of candidates and unanimously and enthusiastically recommended Angela’s hire. She is a caring, compassionate and delightful person who brings to the clinic great research skills and a deep awareness of the lives of our clients. Angela will conduct clinic-related research on criminal justice reform, and you can find her in 355 Boalt — please join us in welcoming her back to Berkeley!

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9) Glbl Intrnshp Prg

Glbl Intrnshp Prg

2018 internship opportunity at University of Copenhagen (UCPH).  The internship is hosted in the UCPH Global Development department.

Details can be found at the following website: http://www.iaruni.org/for-students/internships/vacancies/674-internships-ucph.
The deadline to apply is March 1, 2018.

UC Berkeley is part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) and the IARU Secretariat now resides at the Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley.

IARU Global Internship Program

http://www.iaruni.org/for-students/internships

University University of Copenhagen
Host Faculty/ Department UCPH Global, Faculty of Social Science
Internship title University of Copenhagen IARU Internship Program
Duration of internship

(you may also provide arange of dates to help accommodate your intern’s vacation schedule)

Two alternative periods (prioritized)

 

1.      3 Months: 1 April – 1 July

2.      3 Months: 1 September – 1 December

Supervisor/ Mentor

(to oversee the student’s work during the internship)

Andreas Egelund Christensen, International Network Coordinator, PhD

UCPH Global Development, University of Copenhagen

Funding

(e.g. salary, accommodation and airfare, if providing)

IARU stipend 2018 (maximum US$ 2000 to cover travel expenses, etc)
Person to contact for more information*

(applications should be sent to this person)

Andreas Egelund Christensen, International Network Coordinator, PhD

UCPH Global Development, University of Copenhagen

 

Email: aec@samf.ku.dk

Internship Description (for website)

Note: no more than 250 words

The cross Faculty unit ‘UCPH Global’ at University of Copenhagen calls for an IARU intern for academic assistance to the following activities mainly related to IARU engagement:

 

·         Organizing the next workshop for the IARU Global Transformation Initiative to be held in Cambridge May 2018.

·         Developing and planning the IARU Global Summer Program (GSP): ‘Critical Field Course’ to be held June-July 2018.

·         Provide documentation on global development initiatives locally at UCPH as well as within IARU partner institutions

– e.g. mapping exercises, research collaborations etc.

·         Maintain and develop website for UCPH Global and IARU Global Transformation.

·         Communication of global development initiatives through social media.

 

  ·         Planning and organizing workshops, seminars and public events                 related to global development.

 

In addition to the above mentioned tasks there will also be possibility for the intern to explore own research/thesis ideas in accordance to the intern’s academic study plans.

Applications open / Anticipated “go-live” date for uploading on IARU website: January , 2018
Application deadline Applications should be sent to: Andreas Egelund Christensen,

International Network Coordinator, PhD

UCPH Global Development, University of Copenhagen Email: aec@samf.ku.dk

by 1 March 2018

Any other Information/ Requirements Preferably advanced undergraduate students, but not required.

Preferably students with interests in global development issues – specifically in relation to the Global South.

Good English skills – oral and written.

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10) Capital Fellows

Capital Fellows

A Gateway to Public Service and Leadership

Apply by February 12, 2018 to the Capital Fellows Programs – www.csus.edu/calst/programs

Applications Now Available Video: https://youtu.be/mxaJ9s7ieFY

Assembly Fellowship Program
California Senate Fellows
Executive Fellowship Program
Judicial Fellowship Program

The Capital Fellows Programs are nationally recognized public policy fellowships offering unique experiences in policy-making and development in each branch of California state government. Fellows work for 10-11 months as full-time, paid staff members in the State Assembly, State Senate, Executive Branch or the Judiciary. The fellowships are administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento, and are an outstanding opportunity for college graduates to engage in public service and prepare for future careers.
Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $2,627;
Medical, dental and vision benefits;
Student loan deferments;
6 graduate units in Political Science or Public Policy and Administration from Sacramento State; and
A graduate certificate in Applied Policy and Government upon completion of the fellowship.

Prospective Capital Fellows must have a bachelor’s degree (in any major) by September 1, 2018 and a demonstrated interest in public service, public policy, and California state government. Applicants may apply to one or more of the programs that meet their interests and qualifications. Recent graduates, graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome to apply.

For the 2018-19 fellowship year, individuals must complete the online application by the deadline of February 12, 2018 at www.csus.edu/calst/programs.

If you have questions regarding the Capital Fellows Programs or need brochures, please contact Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies at (916) 278-6906, calstudies@csus.edu or visit www.csus.edu/calst/programs.

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11) Soc Jstce Intrnshps

Soc Jstce Intrnshps

Looking for an internship with a social and environmental justice focus?

    • We recently visited

Tikkun Magazine

    •  in downtown Berkeley, a renowned publication featuring such notable contributors as Cornel West, Noam Chomsky, Rebecca Solnit, Annie Dillard and Martin Jay. Tikkun offers semester-long

internships

     in a range of areas, including nonprofit operations, writing/editing, art/photography, social media, and more. Course credit is possible! Volunteer opportunities in archival and editorial areas are also available for those who are too busy for an internship but can contribute a bit of time. Tikkun has a casual, friendly office and are seven minutes walk from campus on Shattuck Ave. A good opportunity.

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12) JusticeCorps

JusticeCorps

JusticeCorps Recruitment 2018-19

    • Apply by February 11th for graduating students and February 25th for continuing undergraduates.


    • 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 click

here

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13) Writing Help

Writing Help

Student Learning Center Writing Program
Transforming writers, one conversation at a time

slc.berkeley.edu/writing
slcwritingprg@berkeley.edu

SPRING 2018
10AM-5PM MONDAY – FRIDAY

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Make a 50 minute appointment with a tutor to discuss strategies for taking your writing to the next level.

ATTEND A WORKSHOP
Attend a workshop to deepen your knowledge of the writing process and cultivate your academic voice.

MEET WITH A WEEKLY TUTOR
Sign up to meet with a tutor on a weekly basis to master the fundamentals of academic writing.

VISIT OUR DROP-IN
Stop by the Vèvè Writing Lounge to receive focused feedback on specific aspects of your essay.

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14) Democracy Camp

Democracy Camp

How do you take a desire to serve others, to be a change-maker, to have an impact on the issues you care about, and transform that into a meaningful public service career? Democracy Camp is a new program designed for Cal students interested in enhancing our democracy through public service.

Over Cal Spring Break (March 26–29, 2018), students will gain exposure to different facets of a public service career: legislative paths, community organizations, local, state and federal  government,  and philanthropy.  Participants will learn from presenters about the opportunities available in these fields and will network to create a cohort on campus—and beyond—to support their career goals. Additionally, there will be a trip to Sacramento and skill-building modules that focus on practical and tangible takeaways. All meals and course materials are included.

Democracy Camp will take place over Cal Spring Break, from Monday, March 26–Thursday, March 29, 2018. Participants are expected to attend ALL program sessions during this time. Please do not apply if you cannot attend the full program.

All students currently enrolled at UC Berkeley are encouraged to apply!

Applications for the 2018 Democracy Camp are now being accepted! The application form can be accessed at this link: Democracy Camp 2018 Application.

The deadline for applications is Friday February 9, 2018 (by midnight).

If you have any questions about the program, please contact: Charlotte Cowden ccowden@berkeley.eduwith Democracy Camp in the subject line.

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15) IIS Talks

IIS Talks

The Institute of International Studies is so excited to host the following lecture events.

The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam

Max Boot

Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Monday, February 12, 2018

223 Moses Hall

5-6:30 pm

Max Boot is a historian, best-selling author, and foreign-policy analyst who has been called one of the “world’s leading authorities on armed conflict” by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He is the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

Boot’s latest book-The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam-came out in January 2018 and became an instant New York Times bestseller. It was named an Amazon Best Book of the Month and praised as an “epic and elegant biography” (Wall Street Journal), “judicious and absorbing” (New York Times), and “a superb scholarly achievement” (Foreign Policy).  To learn more, visit the IIS website.

Part of the IIS US Foreign Policy Series.  

A Conversation About US Foreign Policy

Michéle Flournoy

Chief Executive Officer, WestExec

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Toll Room, Alumni House

5-6:30 pm

Michèle Flournoy is CEO of WestExec and is the former CEO of CNAS, an organization she co-founded. She serves on the CNAS Board of Directors.

She served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from February 2009 to February 2012. She was the principal adviser to the Secretary of Defense in the formulation of national security and defense policy, oversight of military plans and operations, and in National Security Council deliberations. She led the development of DoD’s 2012 Strategic Guidance and represented the Department in dozens of foreign engagements, in the media and before Congress.

Prior to confirmation, Ms. Flournoy co-led President Obama’s transition team at DoD.

In January 2007, Ms. Flournoy co-founded CNAS, a non-partisan think tank dedicated to developing strong, pragmatic and principled national security policies. She served as CNAS’ President until 2009.  To learn more, visit the IIS website.

Part of the IIS US Foreign Policy Series.  

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16) UCB Law Conf.

UCB Law Conf.

FPOC’s Law School Admissions Conference at UC Berkeley Law School
Presented by:
UC Berkeley Law School’s Coalition for Diversity & For People of Color, Inc.

When:  Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Where:

UC Berkeley School of Law

215 Boalt Hall

Berkeley, California 94720

Event Description:

This event will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the law school application process.  Current law students and administrators will provide advice on how best to navigate the law school application process.  Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

RSVP:  Registration is required.  (This event is free and open to the public.)  Since food will be provided and the amount ordered will be based on registration numbers, please make sure you can attend the conference before registering.

Click Here to Register

Personal Statement Review:

UC Berkeley School of Law students will be available to review your personal statement and resume.  (You must attend the conference in order to receive feedback.)  Please send the documents to coalitionfordiversity@gmail.com.

Additionally, please email coalitionfordiversity@gmail.com if you need to request any accommodations and/or if you have any food preferences (e.g., vegetarian, vegan, Kosher, or Halal).

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17) Pblc Dfndr Intrnshps

Pblc Dfndr Intrnshps

We have a variety of internship opportunities available in our office, and I was hoping that you could help me find some energetic students that would be interested.  I am the recruitment officer, as well as the head of our Clean Slate program.

Office description:

The Alameda County Public Defender’s Office provides the highest quality of indigent criminal defense by vigorously advocating for the rights of individuals facing criminal charges in adult and juvenile court. We have successfully accomplished this through the dedication and hard work of our staff.

Our client-centered practice gives a voice to those whose voices have been silenced by poverty. We ensure that no one faces the government alone. We protect the wrongfully accused, the homeless, the poor, the unfortunate and the neglected. We fight for those who cannot afford to fight for themselves and we help them navigate a complex and daunting legal system. By fighting for them, we also protect the constitutional rights of everyone in our community.

Position:  Clean Slate Program College Intern

The Alameda County Public Defender’s Office Clean Slate program was created as part of our holistic approach to representation.  We represent clients who need clean slate services, commonly known as “expungement” (early termination of probation, dismissals, certificates of rehabilitation, factual findings of innocence).  Our mission is to remove the real world barriers to employment, housing, and other sources of stability, caused by prior contacts with the criminal justice system.  We also assist clients with employment advocacy as they apply for jobs, licensing and special certification.  We are looking for energetic college students to assist us with following up with clients after we have achieved results for them in criminal court, to see whether the clean slate remedies have, in fact, helped them with employment and housing.  We hope to use this information to report on studies were are currently conducting regarding the needs of our clients, to shape legislation that better targets the real world effect of laws that aim to help the reentry community, and to inform our practice of improvements that can be made to our services.

To apply:

Please contact Sue Ra and acpdrecruitment@acgov.org.  Please send a cover letter, current resume, and schedule of availability (M-F, regular business hours).  Thank you!

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