Latest News as of 6/1/18

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1) Lauri Out of Office
2) Apply for Honors
3) Congrats Alexandria!
4) LS Majors Report
5) Addtl. GJL Report
6) New ADD/DROP Ddln
7) SLC Tutor Job
8) Job

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1) Lauri Out of Office

Lauri Out of Office

June 1  – June 4

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2) Apply for Honors

Apply for Honors

To apply for the 2018-2019 Honors Program in Legal Studies, go here for details:http://legalstudies.berkeley.edu/honors-program/

Deadline:  June 15th

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3) Congrats Alexandria!

Congrats Alexandria!

Alexandria Ku’s Legal Studies Honors thesis entitled, “Stereotyping and the Limits of Title VII,” was selected as an Honorable Mention for the 2018 Law and Society Association Undergraduate Student Paper Prize.

Alexandria was nominated by Dr. Catherine Albiston.

Alexandria was an Econ/Legal Studies grad Spring 2017 and has just completed her first year at Berkeley Law.

Congratulations Alexandria!

Be inspired 😉

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4) LS Majors Report

LS Majors Report

During the Spring 2018 semester, Legal Studies GSI Shikha Battacharjee assembled a group of undergrads to assist her with a report to be released at the beginning of the 107th International Labor Organization Conference in Geneva http://www.ilo.org/ilc/ILCSessions/107/lang–en/index.htm

This is just one example of law-related research available to Legal Studies majors and an example of important work that Shikha has done as a lawyer.

Bravo Shikha Battacharjee, Adriana Feuer (PACS), Alexandra Goldwyn (Legal Studies/Poli Sci), Caitlin Hoover (Legal Studies), Natalie Leifer (Legal Studies), Claire Zurcher-Hamm (Rhetoric)!!!

Dear Global Justice Labor Allies,

Today, Global Labor Justice, along with a global coalition of trade unions, worker rights and human rights organizations, including Asia Floor Wage Alliance and CENTRAL Cambodia released a groundbreaking factory level research report detailing gender based violence in Walmart’s Asian garment supply chain.

After significant leadership by trade unions, the International Labour Organization (ILO) will convene to set international labor standards on gender based violence. Trade union leaders from around the world along with governments and business will meet to discuss the historic opportunity to create a global standard protecting women across sectors.

This report has been prepared to inform this dialogue and to make sure the experience and recommendations of low wage women workers and the sectors and supply chains that rely on them are uplifted in order to create a strong framework guided by the leadership of trade unions and worker organizations that will provide employers, multinational enterprises, and governments a blueprint for eliminating gender based violence in the workplace.

The report includes an investigation of gender-based violence in the Walmart garment supplier factories conducted between January 2018 and May 2018 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and West Java, Indonesia. The research seeks to understand the spectrum of gender based violence and associated risk factors; and to use this information to address gender based violence through an ongoing approach that incorporates training on workplace violence as well as national and international level advocacy. The report builds on a 2016 report documenting human rights violations in Walmart’s garment global supply chain and five tribunals held by the Asia Floor Wage on the sector overall.

You can now read the entire report here, and check out our exclusive in Reuters here.

This is an important moment and we need your support promoting, uplifting and sharing the report with the world to ensure Walmart takes immediate action to end the violence and harassment that women garment workers are forced to endure daily.

Please add your support and join women leaders of Asia Floor Wage Alliance in demanding concrete actions from Walmart by signing our petition.

Here you’ll find some sample social media posts that you can use to promote today’s report release and you can keep up with the latest from us by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Onward towards eliminating gender based violence and retaliation in Walmart’s garment production network and expansion of freedom of association and collective bargaining that enable women workers to be change agents in the global economy!

In solidarity,
Jennifer (JJ) Rosenbaum
U.S. Director, Global Labor Justice

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5) Addtl. GJL Report

Addtl. GJL Report

Dear Global Justice Labor Allies,

Today, as negotiations are underway at the International Labor Organization in Geneva to create a global standard on women’s labor rights, Global Labor Justice announces new research showing why an international labor standard on gender based violence must include strong accountability for women working in global production networks.

Along with the Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA) and its members Sedane Labour Resource CentreCENTRAL Cambodia, and Society for Labour and Development, we released two groundbreaking factory level research reports detailing gender based violence in H&M and Gap’s Asian garment supply chains. The coalition is also asking for immediate action to be taken by H&M and Gap to end the violence and harassment that women garment workers are forced to endure regularly.

These reports follow the release of our report released last Friday documenting gender based violence in Walmart’s global garment production network in advance of its annual shareholder meeting.

You can now read the Gap report here and the H&M report here.

The H&M and Gap reports expose gender-based violence in H&M and Gap garment supplier factories, between January 2018 and May 2018 in nine garment production hubs across five countries in Asia including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka.

The reports expand on 2016 Asia Floor Wage Alliance researchdocumenting labor rights violations in H&M and Gap garment global production networks and the findings of five national level people’s tribunalsheld by Asia Floor Wage Alliance on working conditions in garment global production networks in South and Southeast Asia.

The movement for dignity and equity at work for all women is global. We must stand together as a global labor, women’s, and human rights movement to demand accountability along the global production networks of multinational garment brands. This is an important moment and we need your support promoting, uplifting and sharing these reports with the world to ensure H&M and Gap take immediate action to end the violence and harassment that women garment workers are forced to endure regularly.

Please add your support and join women leaders of Asia Floor Wage Alliance in demanding concrete actions to end gender based violence in H&M and Gap garment supplier factories by signing our petitions to H&M here and Gap here.

Here you will find some sample social media posts that you can use to promote the release of today’s reports, and you can keep up with the latest from us by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Join Global Labor Justice in standing with Asia Floor Wage Alliance in eliminating gender based violence and retaliation in H&M and Gap’s garment production network and expanding freedom of association and collective bargaining that enable women workers to be change agents in the global economy!

In solidarity,    Jennifer (JJ) Rosenbaum

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6) New ADD/DROP Deadline

New ADD/DROp Deadline

Effective fall 2018, the deadline for all undergraduate students to add and drop classes will move to Wednesday of week four of the semester.

The fall 2018 deadline to add and drop classes will be Wednesday, September 12 at 11:59PM. 

This deadline applies to all courses not on the Early Drop Deadline list.

The Council of Undergraduate Deans made this decision to improve the student experience.

The new deadline will increase students’ chances of enrolling in the classes they need:

seats will open up early enough for eligible waitlisted students to enroll and succeed in their classes.

Also, classes will stabilize earlier, which means that faculty and students can settle in to teaching and learning earlier, and there will be less disruption to group work.

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7) SLC Tutor Job

SLC Tutor Job

Details here:
https://slc.berkeley.edu/become-writing-tutor

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8) Job

Job

This may have already filled, so you might want to check anyway just in case!

Legal Assistant Trainee (Palo Alto)
Computerlaw Group LLP – Palo Alto, CA

As profiled in the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/business/after-law-school-associates-learn-to-be-lawyers.html?pagewanted=all) and elsewhere, law school does not teach “lawyering”, but for those interested in going to law school, we provide the opportunity to learn how to “lawyer” by being trained as a Legal Assistant with the goal of eventually managing multiple litigation and transactions projects and receiving hands-on experience in a friendly, collegial atmosphere.

This real-world experience has helped our program alumnae excel at Top 10 law schools followed by success at a variety of career paths, including law firms, law departments and academia. The program requires a full-time, two-year commitment and a desire to pursue your human potential in advance of making the three-year commitment to law school.

We are a premier Silicon Valley high-tech law firm located in downtown Palo Alto, representing a diverse array of cutting-edge entrepreneurs for nearly three decades. Our focus on IP litigation, including patent, trade secret, copyright and trademark issues, positions us uniquely in Silicon Valley as well as nationally and internationally. We are Lawyers for the Digital Economy® and we train our people with the goal of producing the next generation of lawyers for the future Internet-based economy.

Position Description:

  1. A) Legal research including finding and analyzing cases, statutes and other relevant authorities using online databases.
    B) Fact research and development, including participation in client interviews, depositions, understanding critical technologies and writing factual summaries.
  2. C) Case management, such as tracking critical deadlines, ensuring project completion, maintaining case files, interacting with clients and preparing trials, arbitrations and meditations.
  3. D) Advanced writing assignments including preparation of briefs, motions, and other pleadings following weekly and monthly seminars on those topics.
  4. E) Work with attorneys and other more senior legal assistants in the continuing education of the firm on the latest developments in the legal field.

Required Demonstrable Skills:

1) A four-year degree from a top-tier college or university
2) A strong work ethic and the drive to meet or beat deadlines.
3) A genuine interest in the law and/or a career in the legal world.
4) A strong desire to learn, especially about IP law, litigation and technology.
5) Strong organizational and time-management skills with excellent written and other communication skills.

6) The ability to work as part of a team as well as remain motivated when working on your own.

Applying:

If you are interested in this position, are willing to make a full-time, two-year commitment to the Firm, and possess all of the required skills, we want to hear from you! Please submit your resume, cover letter, writing sample, and copy of your college transcripts to us at resumes@computerlaw.com. We look forward to reviewing your qualifications and will respond quickly. Please, principals only; we do not accept unsolicited resumes or other referrals from employment agencies.

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $40,000.00 to $50,000.00/year

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