Latest News as of 8/24/18

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1) Blueprint Prep Sem
2) Boalt Job
3) Sigma Alpha Nu Rush!
4) Kaplan LSAT Prep info
5) Depositions

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1) Blueprint Prep Sem

Blueprint Prep Sem

Solve actual LSAT questions, learn new test strategies, go over the structure of law school applications, and more!

Sponsored by Blueprint LSAT Prep
August 24th @5:00pm
Blueprint’s Berkeley Classroom
2171 Allston Way

Free Pizza
Attendees are eligible for $300 off Blueprint’s classroom course!
Learn how to ace the LSAT and get into your dream law school with an LSAT expert from Blueprint LSAT Prep.

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2) Boalt Job

Boalt Job

Employer: Berkeley Law Foundation
Title: Volunteer Student Intern
Hours: 1-2 hours/week
Location: Berkeley, CA

OVERVIEW: The Berkeley Law Foundation (BLF) is a nonprofit dedicated to increasing
diversity in the legal profession and providing legal services to low-income,
disenfranchised and under-served communities. The BLF’s primary goal is funding law
students and new lawyers working in the public interest. Our grants enable the recipients
to work on innovative and critical responses to legal issues that threaten vulnerable
communities.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The BLF seeks to expand its capacity by welcoming a new volunteer
undergraduate intern to our team. This internship offers unique opportunities to work
closely with the experienced attorneys that comprise the BLF’s Board of Directors, as well
as UC Berkeley Law students, staff, faculty and alumni. This position is ideal for any
student interested in pursuing a career in law, public policy, fundraising, or nonprofit
development and management.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Researching fundraising sources and develop data reports
Regular communication with the BLF Board of Directors
Researching and interviewing former fellows and scholarship recipients
Maintaining BLF social media accounts (Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter)
Drafting short articles and announcements
Attending and assisting with BLF fundraising and development events

QUALIFICATIONS:
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Google Drive
Strong attention to detail
Experience conducting factual research and gathering data
Interest in learning about nonprofits, public interest work, lawyering and fundraising
Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
Excellent critical thinking/problem solving skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a resume and cover letter explaining your experience and your interest
in this position to berkeleylawfoundation@yahoo.com by September 15, 2018.

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3) Sigma Alpha Nu Rush!

Sigma Alpha Nu Rush!

Sigma Alpha Nu is Cal’s premier co-ed pre-law fraternity. Our fraternity offers its members a chance to explore the intricate field of law with the support of its tight-knit community. As a member, you will learn to polish your basic professional skills, such as interviewing and speaking in a way that allows your unique voice to shine. Members will also be prepared for applying to law school as well as a future career in the field. Sigma Alpha Nu connects members with law professors, judges, and attorneys on a personal basis, leading to exclusive internships in the field of law.
Our first events are next week, so come meet our members and learn more about the fraternity!
Meet the Chapter
August 28th, 2018 || 8PM
Attire: Campus Casual
Professional Night
August 30th, 2018 || 8PM
Attire: Business Professional
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To stay in the loop, like us on Facebook at https://facebook.com/ucb.san.
Email sigmaalphanu@gmail.com for further inquiries.
Applications can be found on our website at www.calsan.org

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4) Kaplan LSAT Prep info

Kaplan LSAT Prep info

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5) Depositions

Depositions

Legal Studies Fall 2018 Announcement:
An Opportunity for Undergrads to Participate in a Berkeley Law JD Skills Class with the OPTION of earning 1 unit of LS 199 Individual Research Credit

In Fall 2018, undergraduates will have a unique opportunity to play the role of witnesses in a Berkeley Law JD Professional Skills Class (Depositions: Law 246.3), taught by Professor Henry Hecht.

Professor Hecht seeks six (6) students to serve as role-playing witnesses.  Students selected will be expected to prepare in advance by reading a witness statement and a very limited amount of background material.  Witnesses will then be expected to participate in six (6) classes: one Friday (1) afternoon class from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., on September 21, and five (5) Tuesday afternoon classes from 3:35 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., on September 25, October 16, October 23, November 13, and November 20.  During those sessions, you will play the role of a witness for either the plaintiff or the defendant in a mock case.  Students selected must be able to commit to attending all four Tuesday afternoon classes and the one Saturday class.

Professor Hecht’s Depositions course is a skills course, in which Berkeley Law students, working in small groups, simulate the process of preparing witnesses for their depositions and then taking as well as defending their depositions.  Practicing Bay Area lawyers attend these sessions, observe the law students in action, and critique their performances.  (Note: A deposition is a pre-trial legal procedure in which witnesses in a civil lawsuit answer questions by the opposing parties under oath, typically in a law office.)
Playing the role of a witness will allow you to gain insight into the US system of civil litigation and to see it in operation.  In addition, it will provide a chance to meet and talk with Berkeley Law students and Bay Area attorneys.  Finally, witnesses will earn a $50.00 Amazon gift card for their service.

To Apply:
Please apply by e-mail to Professor Hecht’s assistant Stephanie Dorton at dorton@berkeley.edu, by no later than Thursday, August 30, at 5:00 p.m.  Please include the words “Application to be a Witness” and your last name in the subject line of your e-mail.  In your cover message, please include a brief statement about why you are interested in taking part in this class; and attach your resume.

Students’ applications will be reviewed by Professor Hecht, and he will notify students of his decisions by no later than Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

OPTION: Earn 1 Unit of LS 199 Course Credit for Supervised Independent Research with Professor Perry
Students who choose this OPTION have the opportunity to earn one unit of LS 199 P/NP course credit for their service as a witness in Professor Hecht’s Depositions class under the supervisor of Professor Perry.  In order to earn this supervised independent research credit, students will be required to do some additional readings on the civil litigation process and on the participant observation method.  At the end of the semester, students selecting this option must submit a paper of at least ten pages in length (exclusive of notes and bibliography).  The requirements for the LS 199 course credit, offered by Professor Perry, are described below.
Requirements for LS 199 credit:
i.     Attend all class role playing sessions, and prepare for the role plays;
ii.    Take notes on what you did and what you observed, preferably in a small note pad, organized by the date of the session; and submit the raw, handwritten pages along with your final paper;
iii.    Read materials, posted on bCourses, on participant observation methods; and consider how those method(s) apply to your own experience;
iv.    Read two chapters, posted on bCourses, from Robert Kagan’s Adversarial Legalism: The American Way of Law, focusing especially on Chapter 6, which mentions depositions;
v.    Meet at least twice during the semester with Professor Perry; and
vi.    Papers will be graded on a P/NP basis by Professor Perry.

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