Latest News as of 4/24/18

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Lauri’s Hours Wed 4/25 are as follows:

10:30 – 12 and 1:30 – 4

1) Lauri Needs Volunteers

2) De-Stress Fair WED!
3) Late Transactions Ddln

4) Schwarzman Scholars

5) Cngrswmn Speier Job

6) Crim Justice Panel

7) Afaf Kenafani Prize

8) Win $$, iPad

9) LSAT Article

10) Jobs/Intrnshps

11) Su18 Fellow

12) Honors Rsrch Conf Fri

 

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1) Lauri Needs Volunteers

Lauri Needs Volunteers

 
Yep, I need help at the Legal Studies Commencement.
It’s an early gig…I get there at 7am at Zellerbach to set up.
I need help greeting the graduates out on Lower Sproul beforehand, handing out their reader name cards to them, helping them with the caps, getting them lined up for the procession and a little clean up after they all go inside for the ceremony.
I might also need someone to help inside as well.

You’ll be able to watch the whole ceremony and enjoy the reception.

If you know for sure that you can commit 100% percent really early on Sunday morning on May 13th, please reply to this e-mail asap.
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2) De-Stress Fair

De-Stress Fair

Thanks to Bob Jacobsen, Richard Rhodes, and generous donations to the L&S media/communications project, the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising is hosting a “De-Stress w/L&S” Fair for students next Wednesday, from 10:30 – 2:30, in Dwinelle Plaza. 

We hope the snacks, games, massage chairs, giveaways, and therapy animals will help soothe students at a stressful time of year. L&S peer advisers will discuss best ways to access OUA advising services and use the APR.

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3) Late Transactions Ddln

Late Transactions Ddln

This is a friendly reminder from the College of Letters & Science that the deadline to submit a late action petition is this Friday, April 27 (the Friday before RRR week).

You are allowed two late actions in one semester.  If you used your late action in Fall 2017, you are ineligible for a late action this semester or future semesters.*  This includes drop, add, grade option change, and variable unit change.

For simultaneous degree students, it is not automatic.  The petition requires the approval of your other college.

*Exceptions to the one semester rule is made for late drops and grade option changes for registered DSP students and Path-to-Care Students (and will still need to meet the April 27th deadline).

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4) Schwarzman Scholars

Schwarzman Scholars
The Schwarzman Scholars Application is Live!

We are excited to announce that the Schwarzman Scholars application for the 2019-2020 academic year is now available. We look forward to meeting another outstanding group of talented, young leaders from across the globe.

The importance of our mission, to build greater understanding between China and the rest of the world, couldn’t be more evident today. The third class of 142 Schwarzman Scholars will matriculate at Tsinghua this August with 40% of the cohort coming from the United States, 20% from China, and 40% from the rest of the world. For a glimpse into the experience of a Schwarzman Scholar, we encourage you to watch our short video below.

The program is open to candidates between the ages of 18 and 28 years old, regardless of nationality, who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree or its equivalent. Mandarin skills are not required for admission. Whether in politics, business, sciences, or the arts – successful applicants are young people who have already begun to demonstrate the ability to lead and produce results in their fields and who have a commitment to building understanding among people with differing perspectives.

To access the U.S./Global application and learn more about requirements please visit the Schwarzman Scholars website. The U.S./Global application opened April 16th and will close at 11:59PM on September 27, 2018. (The deadline for candidates who hold passports from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao is May 31st. The China application can be found here .) The written application will be reviewed by a distinguished team of readers from around the world who will narrow the pool based on an extensive set of guidelines. More than 400 finalists will be invited to an in-person interview in Beijing, Bangkok, London, or New York, and will be notified of their acceptance by mid-November 2018.

Webinars and in-person information sessions for interested applicants will be hosted in April and through the next several months leading up to the application deadline. To find out more, please sign-up for a session or contact us with any questions.

We look forward to staying in touch as our fourth application cycle begins.

www.schwarzmanscholars.org

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5) Cngrswmn Speier Job
Cngrswmn Speier Job

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: FIELD REPRESENTATIVE/CASEWORKER

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) is seeking a Field Representative/Caseworker for her San Mateo office. Job responsibilities include establishing and maintaining relationships with local organizations, community leaders, and elected officials; monitoring district and local issues; acting as liaison to federal agencies; handling casework; assisting with events and other activities. Qualified candidates should have a B.A. or equivalent degree, have experience working in a fast-paced environment, have excellent verbal and written communications skills, and be familiar with the Congressional District. Candidates should be community-oriented, flexible, proactive and strategic. Equal opportunity employer. Salary commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to CA14Jobs@mail.house.gov

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6) Crim Justice Panel


Crim Jusice Panel


The Office of the External Affairs Vice President in the ASUC invites you to our Criminal Justice Reform Panel for a discussion on progressive criminal justice reform legislation. Panelists will include San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, Assemblymember Rob Bonta, and the President of Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) Kevin Ring. This panel will focus on the many different aspects of criminal justice reform, such as bail reform, criminal policy on marijuana, mass incarceration, and more. This panel will take place on April 27th at 2pm in the ASUC Senate Chambers.

 

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7) Afaf Kenafani Prize

Afaf Kenafani Prize

Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley:
Apply for the Afaf Kanafani Prize!

The Afaf Kanafani Prize is a $500 award given for the best paper by a UC Berkeley student dealing with any topic related to the subject of women in the Arab-Islamic world with priority given to those dealing with MENA women’s struggles for rights and freedoms. The paper must have been produced in a UC Berkeley class during the academic year 2017-18.

The deadline is May 18, 2018.

The Kanafani Prize is made possible through a generous donation by the late Fay Afaf Kanafani from the proceeds of her autobiography, Nadia, Captive of Hope: Memoir of an Arab Woman.

For information on how to apply, please visit the CMES Kanafani Prize webpage.

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8) Win $$, iPad

Win $$, iPad

Help the Career Center Best Serve All Students! Win $500!
The Career Center wants to better understand your career goals and how we can better provide the services that will help you and fellow students prepare for the future. We want to hear from everyone, whether or not you have used the Career Center. Provide your input through this 3-5 minute confidential survey. Be sure to provide your email if you would like to be eligible for multiple drawings for $50 Amazon gift cards.

Give us five minutes and you could win an iPad Mini
Help us better understand where you and your fellow grads are off to after graduation by taking five minutes to take the Career Center’s annual survey of graduating seniors. This rich resource provides us with the latest information on where you and your peers are heading, whether to grad school or employment, and what resources and experiences have been most useful in forging the next step in your careers.

You can contribute to this effort by clicking on the link below while at the same time making yourself eligible to win one of the two remaining iPad Minis being given away.

https://ucbsurveys.berkeley.edu/careerdestinations2018
Interested in seeing where last year’s grads are now?
Find the responses of our 2017 majors here.

So help yourself, your friends and future graduates by taking a few minutes to tell us about your plans!

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9) LSAT Article

LSAT Article
Studying for the LSAT this summer? It’s that time of year when many of you coming in for pre-law advising are largely concerned about preparing for the June, July, or September LSAT. Whether you’re taking a prep course or self-studying, utilizing practice exams should be a critical component of your plan. Which is why the Career Center highly recommends this piece about getting the most out of taking practice exams. There is much more you can get out of them, besides simulating test conditions for yourself, or having an idea of how you would score on the real exam. And if you’re going to put in the long hours and effort into an exam run-through, why not maximize your efforts!

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10) Jobs/Intrnshps

Jobs/Intrnshps
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).
LEGAL & LAW ENFORCEMENT JOBS

LEGAL & LAW ENFORCEMENT INTERNSHIPS

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11) Su18 Fellow

Su18 Fellow


Apply to be a Colin Allred for Congress Summer Fellow
Help former NFL linebacker and civil rights attorney Colin Allred turn TX-32 blue.
Map of TX-32
ENDORSED BY:

Julián Castro, Former Sec. of Housing and Urban Development & Former Mayor of San Antonio
Wendy Davis, Former Texas State Senator
Ron Kirk, Former Mayor of Dallas
AFL-CIO, Dallas and Texas Chapters
Stonewall Democrats, Dallas Chapter
and
The Dallas Morning News

The Allred Campaign is looking for committed individuals who are passionate about politics and are willing to work hard to help get Colin elected. Summer Fellows work closely with the campaign staff. Potential fellows have the opportunity to apply for a full-time fellowship (40 hours per week), or a part-time fellowship (15 hours per week). The fellowship begins June 1 and runs until August 15, though participants will be admitted to the program on a rolling basis.
Applications should be sent to Cara at cara@colinallred.com and include a resume and a brief explanation (<250 words) of why you want to join Team Colin.

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12) Honors Rsrch Conf Fri

Honors Rsrch Conf Fri

Come see your colleagues present their research at our annual Legal Studies Research Conference!
Please find the schedule and your friends’ names and presentation times here:

Undergraduate Legal Studies Research Conference

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