Latest News as of 2/22/18

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1) BLSA Events!
2) Summer Courses!
3) LSAT Wkshp
4) Mock LSAT
5) Nominate your GSI

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1) BLSA Events!

BLSA Events!

BLSA FB Page Link: https://m.facebook.com/berkeleylegalstudies/

**Application

We are an all-inclusive organization. We accept everyone who applies from all majors and years. We want to form a community and so if you would like to join this community please become a member. The dues are $5 and information of how to pay these dues is on the application.

APPLICATION LINK: https://goo.gl/forms/BLSA


**Law Admissions Workshop/Panel

Interested in attending law school? Want to learn more about the application process? Alan Guerrero the Sr. Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at the University of San Francisco School of Law and a group of 5 other law school representatives (Univ. of San Diego School of Law, Chapman University Law School, UC Irvine School of Law, & Loyola Law School Los Angeles), are going to talk about law school admissions and the application process.

Tuesday, February 27th at 7 pm. Location: 102 Moffit Libary

FB Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1860236897570251/


**LSAT Logic Games Workshop with Blueprint

Are you planning on taking the LSAT? Well, one of the sections is known as Logic Games. In order to score well on this section, it is key to learn a strategy to approach each type of logic game and Blueprint is offering to teach you just that. Please show up ready to learn! ALL who attend will receive a $300 discount off of a Blueprint LSAT Preparation Course.

THERE WILL BE FREE SLIVER PIZZA! But, as per ASUC policy for reserving rooms we will not be able to serve the Pizza in the room but instead, upon the end of the seminar, we will have the pizza arrive and exit the room to eat it and socialize 🙂

FB Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1577722335647269/


**Judge Panel

Want a career in law? To be a lawyer? Maybe someday a judge? This panel will consist of four judges, starring Superior Court Judge Gregory Syren who is a Berkeley alumnus, Judge Kimberly Colwell, Judge Jeffery Brand, and Judge Steven Kaus. These judges have all been practicing attorneys. They know the court system and they will have some amazing advice for those of you interested in joining the legal profession! No matter what your law field or interest from family to criminal law please join us! This will be a Q&A based panel so please feel free to ask them anything!

Thursday, March 15th at 6 pm. Location: Tilden Room in the MLK Student Union

FB Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1926277281019810/


**Berkeley Law information session, lunch, and class observation

Interested in applying to Boalt?  The admissions office, sometime in early April, will host an information session/lunch and then students will be able to sit in on a constitutional law class.

**The Living Catalog

Choosing which classes to take can be difficult. The Living Catalog allows you to meet the professors teaching the courses this summer and next fall in the Legal Studies department. They will talk about their courses, answer any questions you may have, and give you their syllabi.
And typically we serve some sweet treats and food
More information will be available shortly.

**The California Legal Studies Journal

The California Legal Studies Journal was founded in 1981 as a forum for high-quality undergraduate research relating to a wide range of law-related topics. The last publication was in 2013 and we are looking to restart the Journal – would you or someone you know be interested in publishing a piece?
Paper Requirements and Restrictions:
No length req.
Must be law-related.
Neither you nor the class for which the paper was written must be in the Legal Studies Dept.

We do not publish previously published works.
You may submit your unpublished work to multiple journals, but you must inform us immediately if your paper is accepted to another publication.

We will send out information with deadlines and all requirements as soon as available.

**Social

We will be going bowling! Those of you who are registered members (those of you who filled our the application should receive an email with a rsvp form).

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2) Summer Courses!

Summer Courses!

If you’re thinking about taking summer courses, check out our LS 110 Special Topics Lecture courses.

We’re offering four brand new courses that count towards the distribution requirement Areas.

Course Offerings

LS 110.1    Indigenous Rights & American Law        Area IV or V
LS 110.2    Anti-Corruption Law                    Area III, V
LS 110.3    Children’s Literature & Law        Area II
LS 110.4    Law & Society in Iran                Area II or IV

We also have a good number of other great classes too, so check them out.
If you’re currently enrolled Sp18, you can sign up for summer classes now through CalCentral.
If you’re not currently enrolled Sp18, the details for signing up are listed here:

http://summer.berkeley.edu/

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3) LSAT Wkshp

LSAT Wkshp

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

The Black Pre-Law Association at Berkeley and TestMasters will be hosting a free LSAT Workshop on Thursday, February 22nd from 6PM-8PM in Dwinelle Hall, Room 283. All UC Berkeley students are welcome!

This event will be conducted by Doug Lawrence, a veteran TestMasters instructor with 20 years of LSAT teaching experience, an official LSAT score in the 99th percentile, and a J.D. from UC Berkeley. Attendees will be challenged with a series of difficult LSAT questions and Doug will demonstrate the most effective methods for tackling them. If you are interested in law school and want to score high on the LSAT, don’t miss this great opportunity!

Seating is limited: RSVP HERE!

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4) Mock LSAT

Mock LSAT

Saturday, February 24th
Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity and TestMasters will be administering a full-length mock LSAT under official test conditions on Saturday, February 24th from 10AM-2PM in Barrows Hall, Room 136.

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!

February 24th Mock LSAT: RSVP HERE

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5) Nominate your GSI

Nominate your GSI

If you’ve had an amazing GSI in the past 2017-2018 year and you would like to nominate them for the Outstanding GSI Award, please send me the following by March 5th:

– GSI Name
– Course you took
– A few sentences including specific reasons why you believe they are outstanding and deserve the award.

DEADLINE to nominate is March 5th.

GSIs can only win once, so I’ve listed the winners from recent years below to save you some time:

Brittany Bilderback Arsiniega
Benjamin Chen
Melissa McCall
Chase Burton
Alan Kluegel
Asad Rahim
Johann Koehler
Tobias Smith
Cait Unkovic

Here’s the site for all the details about the award if you’re interested:
http://gsi.berkeley.edu/programs-services/award-programs/ogsi/

Thanks!
~Lauri

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