Latest News as of 3/5/18

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1) Lauri’s Hrs Mon 3/5

2) EOP Gown Lndng
3) Law Firm Job
4) Mock LSAT 1
5) Mock LSAT 2
6) Job/Intrnshp Wkshp
7) Social Impact Fair
8) Govt Job Srch Tips
9) Tech & Social Impact
10) Pub Svc Intrnshp
11) Advisor Hold Advsng
12) Fa18 Sneak Peek
13) Grad tickets

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1) Lauri’s Hrs Mon 3/5

Lauri’s Hrs Mon 3/5

Lauri’s Drop-in hours Monday, 3/5 are as follows:

8:30-12  and 1:30-3

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2) EOP Gown Lndng

EOP Gown Lndng
Dear Community,

We are pleased to announce that the EOP Graduation Gown Lending Project Spring 2018 application is now open! Graduation can be an exciting moment for students, however the cost of purchasing a cap and gown can be a burden that impede students from fully enjoying their academic achievement. GGLP’s mission focuses on alleviating the financial burden graduation expenses have on students. This year we are excited to extend our resource to Master and PhD students!

Gowns are distributed on a first come, first serve basis so students are encouraged to apply early. In order to qualify, a student must either be: 1) Low-income and/or 2) First Generation and/or 3) Historically Underrepresented, OR a Graduate Student. Two separate applications will be available and the applications will be closing on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11:59pm. Unsure of EOP status? Stop by the EOP office in 119 Cesar Chavez to be verified or apply to be EOP here.  

Links:

Undergraduate: https://tinyurl.com/gglp-undergradSP18
Graduate: https://tinyurl.com/gglp-graduateSP18

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3) Law Firm Job

Law Firm Job

A small Downtown Oakland (across from the lake) plaintiffs’ firm seeks a law-oriented college senior or recent graduate for part time to full time work.

The ideal candidate has a strong interest in law and can join us for a few years before going off to law school or some other career. You will work alongside our administrative staff and attorneys to maintain incoming and outgoing document flow–scanning, filing and indexing of legal papers, as well as mail sorting. After becoming familiar with the work flow, you will be asked to make legal filings, obtain court hearings, manage attorney calendaring, and draft pleadings and notices. We go to trial regularly, which means you will be asked to work with our team to prepare documents for trial, and a host of other tasks associated with trial.

This job requires a high level of attention to detail, excellent time management skills, flexibility and most importantly a sense of humor (we work hard, but we love what we do and want you to love it too!). A strong candidate will be familiar with Microsoft Word, Adobe, and Outlook, and have the ability to master other software we use in our practice.

This position requires at least 25 hours per week.

Please send a resume and cover letter, no more than one page each, in PDF form only to danielle@kslaw.us. All submissions not following this request will not be reviewed.

Firm Description:

Kerley Schaffer LLP is a full service plaintiffs’ side civil litigation firm, based out of Oakland with over 50 years of combined trial and appellate experience.

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4) Mock LSAT 1

Mock LSAT 1

UC Berkeley Mock LSAT
Planning on going to law school?

The UC Berkeley Latinx Pre-Law Society and TestMasters will be administering a free full-length mock LSAT under official test conditions on Saturday, March 3rd from 10AM-2PM in Barrows Hall, Room 185. 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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5) Mock LSAT 2

Mock LSAT 2

Free Practice LSAT on campus in Barrows 20 on March 10th from 10am – 2pm.
Blueprint has teamed up with Sigma Alpha Nu to host this event.

Attendees are eligible for $300 off a Blueprint classroom course!

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6) Job/Intrnshp Wkshp

Job/Intrnshp Wkshp
Job Search Essentials: Introduction to Your Job/Internship Search at Cal
Friday, March 9th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This workshop focuses on how recruiting for jobs and internships *actually* works – ie: what to expect in a job/internship search, how to timeline, plan and strategize based on your interests or industry, how to use Handshake effectively, and general tips and tricks so you feel confident when you start looking for that internship or job. This workshop is everyone who may be new to this whole process or need a refresher – a great, safe place to ask questions and become more confident in your job search knowledge. Sign up on Handshake!

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7) Social Impact Fair

Social Impact Fair

2018 Social Impact Career Fair
Tuesday, March 13, 3:00-7:00pm
Sponsored by the Career Center, come join us for the 3rd Annual Social Impact Career Fair! We expect more than 55 employers representing:Non-profit, Public service, Government, Politics & International relations, Education, Social welfare, Socially responsible for-profit companies & more! Recruiting all majors and degree levels! Recruiters will bring information about their entry-level career, fellowship and internship positions that provide you an opportunity to have a meaningful, positive impact on the world. Find out more and RSVP on Handshake!

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8) Govt Job Srch Tips

Govt Job Srch Tips


Government Job Search Tips

If you want to work in a government agency our series of job search tips, beginning in this issue, will be helpful.

Tip — Expect to wait: The government hiring process tends to be longer than expected, up to many months in some cases.

Why? Because government agencies, being the complex bureaucracies that they are, tend to have more complicated hiring processes, i.e. more “boxes to check” than other types of employers.  So if you need a job soon, don’t expect it from a government agency; apply to other types of employers or if you want to wait, buy yourself some time by taking a “bridge”-type job to bring in income.  Think of your government application more as an “investment” that, although it may not offer immediate returns, can pay off in the longer run.
Stay tuned for more info next issue. If you can’t wait, check out Go Government to learn the federal hiring process and the California Dept of General Services for California state hiring information.

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9) Tech & Social Impact

Tech & Social Impact
Love Tech and Social Impact? Make it Your Career, No Coding Required

If you’re a tech-savvy nonprofit pro with an interest in working in socially-driven tech—minus the coding—it’s a great time to combine these professional passions. There are plenty of career opportunities at social-impact organizations with a focus on tech that don’t require coding skills. Read this article on idealistcareers.org to find out more!

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10) Pub Svc Intrnshp

Pub Svc Intrnshp

Berkeley Public Service Internship Program
Applications Open March 7th and Close March 31st
The Public Service Internship (PSI) program connects students with Bay Area social justice issues through policy, community organizing, and direct service internships. The PSI program engages students throughout the year in an exploration of ways of making meaningful change in their chosen issue area. Students meet as a cohort thorughout the year to build leadership and professional skills. Find out more here!

For other jobs or volunteering opportunities, aside from Handshake there are plenty of resources through the Cal Public Service Center, Idealist and VolunteerMatch!

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11) Advisor Hold Advsng

Advisor Hold Advsng

If you are currently declared as a Legal Studies major, soon a ‘Legal Studies Advising Hold’ will show up in your CalCentral My Academics page.
This is an automatic hold that is placed on your registration every semester.
The hold is there to prompt students to get major advising once a semester before registering for classes for the following term.

Please come by now, early, during my drop in hours (8:30-12 and 1:30-4 unless I send out a message about a change like for this afternoon 3/5 see item #1) before registration begins.
I will keep track of those who come in early and once the holds are placed, I will lift them before registration begins.

ONLY students who are abroad, at UCDC or are being readmitted for Fa18 may e-mail me regarding the hold.

When you come in, please check to see if I have someone in my office by waving or catching my eye, then please wait out in the lobby if I’m with someone.
Please let’s keep our meeting brief and to the point.

Once registration begins, those who wait until the last minute will often find a queue of students.
I don’t want you to have to wait in line.

I’ve already seen 16 of you so thank you very much!
There are about 200 more of you who need to come in, so let’s get this started! 😉

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12) Fa18 Sneak Peek

Fa18 Sneak Peek

Here is a brief list of course numbers for Fa18:
There could always be a couple of changes before the schedule goes live, but this is pretty much what we’ll be offering.

LS 100
LS 103
LS 107
LS 109
LS 138
LS 140
LS 151
LS 158
LS 161
LS 163
LS 170
LS 173
LS 180
LS 190 Law Politics & LIt
LS 190 Law & Soc Change: Immigrants’ Rights
LS 190 Legal Theory
LS 190 Surveillance Privacy & the Law

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13) Grad tickets

Grad tickets

Please stand by for info regarding signing up for the Legal Studies graduation ceremony and purchasing tickets.
The online form is not set up yet.
I’ll let you know as soon as it’s ready to go.
You won’t miss out.

Graduates do not need a ticket, I’ll give everyone two tickets, and you can buy as many as you like for $5 dollars each.

General commencement info can be found here: https://commencement.berkeley.edu/

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