Latest News as of 3/15/18

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1) P/NP Ddln
2) Judge Panel
3) LSAT Logic Wkshp
4) Transfer Stu Grant
5) Blueprint $$
6) Need R1B or AC?
7) Clinton Glbl Initiative
8) Green Corps
9) Final Exam Schdle
10) Intrnshps
11) Su Cal Energy Intrnshp
12) Ldrshp Develpmnt Prg
13) Ca Outdoor Engagmnt Coalition
14) Call for Papers
15) Call for Papers 2
16) Undergrd Rsrch Info
17) Come in for Advsr Hld Advsng

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1) P/NP Ddln

P/NP Ddln

Friday March 23rd is the DEADLINE to Change Grading Option.
If you need to talk about your specific situation, let me know.
If find that lots of students wish they’d kept a class for a letter grade in the end, because being Berkeley students, you usually work just as hard even if the course is P/NP.

Please remember that all courses used as major requirements must be taken for a letter grade.
If you change a major course to P/NP, you’ll basically need to take an additional course to count towards the major in the future.

You can have one third of all units taken at Cal for P/NP.
It’s not something you would want to do, but it is an option in extreme cases.

You cannot change all of your units to P/NP in one semester or the College will not consider you as making progress towards your degree.

A C- minus is required in order to earn a P.
An NP will not affect your UCB gpa, but know that an NP is counted as an F in the law school application gpa.

Look under ‘Resources’ on our website for a link to a great calculator if you need to speculate gpa.

P/NP DEADLINE:  Friday 3/23

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2) Judge Panel

Judge Panel

Judge Panel

Hosted by Berkeley Legal Studies Association and Alpha Sigma Nu and sponsored by ASUC Senator Maddie Miller

 

Want a career in law? To be a lawyer? Maybe someday a judge?

This panel will consist of five judges, starring Superior Court Judge Gregory Syren who is a Berkeley alumni, Judge Kimberly Colwell, Judge Jeffrey Brand, Judge Jennifer Madden, 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!

Dress: business casual
Thursday, March 15th at 6pm. Location: Barrows Hall Room 126

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1926277281019810??ti=ia
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3) LSAT Logic Wkshp

LSAT Logic Wkshp

BLSA Hosts an LSAT Logic Games Workshop

 

Thinking about taking the LSAT? Like free pizza and saving money on an LSAT course? Well join us and learn how to solve logic games!

When? March 20th at 7pm

Where? 54 Barrows

What? Free Pizza and a Logic Games Lesson

RSVP at : https://www.facebook.com/events/597424927269165/

or

https://www.facebook.com/events/1577722335647269/
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4) Transfer Stu Grant

Transfer Stu Grant

We are pleased to announce that the Richard & Ruben Rosillo Grant is now officially open. The Richard & Ruben Rosillo grants are awarded to low-income transfer students who have medical, dental, health, or unforeseen circumstance expenses.

Students must be Pell Grant or Dream Act Scholarship recipients as verified by the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office. Grants may be awarded based on verifiable unmet needs determined by the Financial Aid Office. Please read through the application carefully and entirely to ensure eligibility.

To access the application, visit http://transfers.berkeley.edu/rosillo-grant

Priority is given to students who have exhausted all of their subsidized loans. Students who submit grant requests and have remaining unused subsidized loan awards may only be eligible for 50% of the individual grant limits.

 Applications are reviewed on a case by case basis.

Please encourage students to apply.
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5) Blueprint $$

Blueprint $$

It’s not too late to register for a Blueprint course to help you prep for those Spring LSAT administrations! Spread the word; you can use the code SPRINGPREP200 at checkout to save $200 on your classroom course registration. Call the office at 310-477-8383 with any questions!

Spring San Francisco – Begins March 25th
Preps for June 11th LSAT

Instructor: Aaron Henricks
LSAT Score: 178

Schedule:
Tuesday Evenings 6 PM – 10 PM
Thursday Evenings 6 PM – 10 PM
Some Sundays Mornings 10 AM – 2 PM

Click here to view the full calendar.

 

Spring San Jose – Begins April 2nd
Preps for June 11th LSAT

Instructor: Mike Moss
LSAT Score: 173

Schedule:
Monday Evenings 6 PM – 10 PM
Wednesday Evenings 6 PM – 10 PM
Some Saturday Mornings 10 AM – 2 PM

Click here to view the full calendar.
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6) Need R1B or AC?

Need R1B or AC?

If you are looking for a summer R1B or AC course, we have you covered in Comp Lit!  We have two R1B and four 60AC courses, including our new online one (W60AC), so you can get your AC requirement done even if you are not in Berkeley this summer.  All are session D (July 2-August 10) except for the online course, which is session C (June 18 – August 10).

 

  1. R1B.001:  Sea Changes in Film and Poetry (Instructor:  Simona Schneider) TWTh 1-3:30
  2. R1B.002:  Celebrity Status:  The Art of Being Famous (Instructor:  Johnathan Vaknin) TWTh 10-12:30
  3. N60AC.001:  Postapocalypse Now (Instructor:  Caitlin Scholl) TWTh 3-5:30
  4. N60AC.002:  Finding America, Founding America, Foundling America (Instructor:  Cory Merrill) TWTh 1-3:30
  5. N60AC.003:  Ethnic Modernisms and the Mapping of Human Rights (Instructor:  Irina Popescu) TWTh 10-12:30
  6. W60AC (online):  Boroughs and Barrios:  Moving In & Through New York City and Los Angeles (Instructor:  Karina Palau, nominated for AC Teaching Award).

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7) Clinton Glbl Initiative

Clinton Glbl Initiative

CGI U Info Session – March 14th, 6:30-8:30pm
RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/cgiu-berkeley

Join the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) on Wednesday, March 14th at The Blum Center Economies for an exciting networking event open to any student or faculty member in the Bay Area. CGI U staff will offer a presentation about the CGI U Commitment to Action model and how to apply to attend the 2018 annual meeting taking place at the University of Chicago from October 19-21st 2018. This is followed by a panel discussion with CGI U alumni who have demonstrated successful Commitments to Action. There will be a chance to network before the event and have your individual questions answered after the panel.

The networking reception will be held at 6:30pm in Blum Hall followed by the presentation and student panel from 7:00-8:30pm. There will be light refreshments to enjoy. RSVP here.


About the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U):

President Bill Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, university representatives, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. CGI U 2018 will take place at University of Chicago from October 19-21, 2018. The meeting will bring together more than 1,000 students to make a difference in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. Learn more at www.cgiu.org.

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8) Green Corps

Green Corps

Green Corps is the country’s most respected training program for environmental organizers, with nearly 400 graduates at work in the environmental movement. We’re hiring now for our 2018-2019 program. Students can apply at greencorps.org. Our final spring application deadline is March 15th.

Our year-long program puts you in an intensive classroom training with people like Bill McKibben of 350.org and Jane Kleeb of Bold Nebraska. Then, you move to hands-on experience working with groups like The Wilderness Society or Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project to fight climate change, protect public lands and reform our food system.

The planet needs all the help it can get, especially now with so many protections under attack. To win now and build a strong foundation for lasting progress, we need people who know how to organize: to run organizations and campaigns that will inspire the support and action we need to save our planet.

We’re accepting the top 15 out of more than 1,000 applicants for our 2018-19 program. If you know any students who are passionate about the environment and ready to learn and practice the craft of organizing, please encourage them to go to greencorps.org to apply by March 15th.

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9) Final Exam Schdule

Final Exam Schdule

The final exam calendars, formerly at http://registrar.berkeley.edu/sis-SC-message

have moved to a new webpage, http://registrar.berkeley.edu/classrooms/academic-scheduling/final-exam-guide-schedules

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10) Intrnshps

Intrnshps

Stressed About Internships? There are still 4000+ Internships on Handshake!
There are so many amazing opportunities available RIGHT NOW for summer internships! Even if you aren’t planning on being in the Bay Area this summer, Handshake is an excellent tool to find summer internships across the U.S.(and sometimes even abroad!) You can filter the search based on location, school year, major, and keywords to find YOUR perfect summer internship!

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11) Su Cal Energy Intrnshp

Su Cal Energy Intrnshp

2018 Cal Energy Corps Summer Internship Program
Apply by March 30th 

Sponsored this year by the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute, the Cal Energy Corps is a paid undergraduate summer internship program engaging top UC Berkeley Students in the design, development, and delivery of sustainable energy and climate solutions around the world. Students chosen for the program participate in full-time 8+ week internships over the summer at selected host organizations, receiving a $600 per week living stipend and structured mentorship.This year, placements are available at the Center for Carbon Removal, Imprint Energy, Clarity Movement Co. (an environmental tech startup out of the CITRIS Foundry), Power Standard Labs, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab; as well as abroad with Tec De Monterrey, in Mexico.

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12) Ldrshp Develpmnt Prg

Ldrshp Develpmnt Prg

Apply by March 30th 
The Bay Area Open Space Council is excited to offer the Leadership Development Program for the third year at the 2018 Open Space Conference. We are encouraging diverse young people ages 18-25 who are interested in a careers in conservation to participate in this opportunity to connect with experienced conservation professionals who can provide mentorship as you explore careers in the field. We warmly welcome any young people you know interested in natural resources management, parks and recreation, environmental science, land conservation, and sustainable agriculture careers to apply.  Leadership Development Program

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13) Ca Outdoor Engagmnt Coalition

Ca Outdr Engagmnt Coalition


Jenny Mulholland-Beahrs the Director of the California Outdoor Engagement Coalition, that is located right here on campus says their mission is to expand equitable access to the outdoors for all Californians through cross-sector partnerships and collective impact.  Through their partnerships there are a plethora of volunteer and internship opportunities for students.  If this is something that you might be interested in please sign up to receive their newsletter. There are many opportunities still available for the summer!

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

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14) Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Vrije University of Amsterdam Call for Papers: International and Transnational Law
AMSTERDAM LAW FORUM

Deadline for submissions Spring/Summer issue: 18 March 2018

Amsterdam Law Forum, the student-edited online journal of Vrije Universiteit
Amsterdam’s Law Faculty, is welcoming submissions for its upcoming issue from
established scholars and young academics. The journal offers a meaningful platform
for graduate students and young professionals to publish articles related to a broad
range of international law fields.

ALF welcomes submissions of original scientific (legal) articles (10,000 – 15,000
words), (case) commentaries, book reviews and opinion articles. The manuscripts
can be focused on the field of public international law in general, and include but not
be restricted to issues concerning international criminal law, humanitarian and human
rights law. For a later edition, ALF is particularly interested in papers that explore the
relationship between the environment and international criminal and/or humanitarian
law–for this specific topic please check the Corporations and International Law call
for papers, also posted on the ALF website.

The journal, available through www.amsterdamlawforum.org, offers a meaningful
platform where established scholars and young academics can meet to discuss, analyse
and interpret issues of an international and transnational legal nature. ALF is proud to
publish contributions from well-known experts and promising Ph.D. researchers from
around the world.

Please note that submissions must be in English (UK spelling), and submitted
electronically through ALF’s official website after completing registration. Authors
must also submit a bio-statement and the abstract of the article intended for
publication.

For more information please check the section “Author Guidelines” that
can be found in the “Submission” section on www.amsterdamlawforum.org, or send
an email to info@amsterdamlawforum.org and we will reply as soon as possible.

Deadline for submissions for the Spring/Summer issue is 18 March 2017.
Articles submitted after this deadline will be considered for later upcoming editions.
We are looking forward to receiving your submission!

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15) Call for Papers 2

Call for Papers 2

Vrije University of Amsterdam Call for Papers: Corporations and Transnational Law
AMSTERDAM LAW FORUM

Deadline for submissions Spring/Summer issue: 29 April 2018

Amsterdam Law Forum, the student-edited online journal of Vrije Universiteit
Amsterdam’s Law Faculty, welcomes manuscripts on the topic of Corporations and
International Law. The journal offers a meaningful platform for graduate students and
young professionals to publish articles related to a broad range of international law
fields.
We encourage submissions of original scientific (legal) articles (10,000 – 15,000
words), (case) commentaries, book reviews and opinion articles on a broad range
of issues such as, but not limited to, corporate complicity in international crimes,
corporations and human rights, and corporate social responsibility. All submissions
should be of an international or transnational legal nature.

Amsterdam Law Forum, available through www.amsterdamlawforum.org, offers a
meaningful platform where established scholars and young academics can meet to
discuss, analyse and interpret issues of an international and transnational legal nature.
ALF is proud to publish contributions from well-known experts and promising Ph.D.
researchers from around the world.

Aside from publishing legal articles, ALF also organises an annual themed seminar.
In 2018, the seminar will be on Corporations and International Law. Therefore, ALF
warmly encourages practitioners and academics who wish to contribute to the seminar
as panellists or with written manuscripts to contact us at
info@amsterdamlawforum.org.

Please note that submissions must be in English (UK spelling), and submitted
electronically through ALF’s official website after completing registration. Authors
must also submit a bio-statement and the abstract of the article intended for
publication. For more information please check the section “Author Guidelines” that
can be found in the “Submission” section on www.amsterdamlawforum.org, or send
an email to info@amsterdamlawforum.org and we will reply as soon as possible.

Deadline for submissions for the themed issue is 29 April 2017.
We are looking forward to receiving your submission!

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16) Undergrd Rsrch Info

Undergrd Rsrch Info

Dear Undergraduates,

 

For those interested in getting involved in research, right now at this time of the year we are transitioning into the “getting ready to dive into summer research” phase (for sophomores and juniors), and the “getting ready to share my research with the world” phase (for those now completing research).  Check out the opportunities to get started on your human subjects protocol — workshops this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Also, there are a few more opportunities to fund  your summer research with March, April, and May deadlines, and the calls for papers for conferences are beginning to pop up.  As always, this is also a great time to plan your approach for next year. Full details are here.

 

You are receiving this newsletter because your advisor forwarded it to you. However, I send the newsletter to advisors only once a month — a lot can happen in a month!  If you would like to receive it weekly so you don’t miss any late-breaking news, please  sign up here.

Best of luck to you as you head into the the second half of the semester.

Leah Carroll
Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholars

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17) Come in for Advsr Hld Advsng

Come in for Advsr Hld Advsng

 

Drop in now for Advisor Hold Advisng during my drop in hours 8:30-12 and 1:30-4.

Anyone declared will have an advisor hold put on their registration. Please come by now to check requirements and I’ll lift the hold once it’s been put on your registration.

Poke your head in when you arrive and if I’m with someone, please wait in the lobby.

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