Latest News as of 10/31/18

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1) Lauri’s Hours 11/1
2) Op-Ed Re: VOTING
3) Pre-Law Intrnshp Srch
4) Georgetown Law Info Sess
5) Columbia Law Info Sess
6) U of Penn Law Info Sess
7) Comp Law Lecture
8) LSAC Forum, SF
9) Women Who Lead Conv.
10) IIS Undrgrd Funding
11) SLC Writing Prog Panel
12) Journalism Su Minor
13) PPIA Ddln Nov 1st
14) Berkeley Law Info Sess.
15) Big Ideas Contest
16) Berkeley Law Adm. Evnt

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1) Lauri’s Hours 11/1

Lauri’s Hours 11/1

8:30-11  and  2:30-4

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2) Op-Ed Re: VOTING

Op-Ed Re: VOTING

This just in from Professor Kathy Abrams:

Hi Everyone – Some of you may be looking for good ways to remind students and others of the importance of voting in next week’s elections. I just read a terrific op-ed by Roxane Gay that explains the stakes beautifully. (BTW, Roxane Gay herself will be coming to the law school, courtesy of Russell Robinson, to do a keynote on the #metoo movement on Fri Nov 16). You can find the op-ed here:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/opinion/midterm-elections-voters-disillusioned.html?emc=edit_th_181031&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=701750191031

In addition, for those who are not able to vote, there are many ways to take part in the process, including canvassing for candidates, or making calls to swing state voters through lists provided by many political or civic engagement organizations. Let’s hope for an avidly-engaged public next week! Kathy (Abrams)

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3) Pre-Law Intrnshp Srch

Pre-Law Intrnshp Srch
Internship Search for Pre-Law Students 

Tuesday, November 6th, from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Career Center Gold
*Event hosted in collaboration with UC Berkeley’s Undergraduate Legal Honor Society. Looking for a law-related internship ( Spring or Summer 2019), but have no idea where to look or how to be competitive for these opportunities? Wondering what hands-on experiences will best situate you for applying to law schools later? Join ULHS and the Career Center’s pre-law Advisor, Shan Meisner, for answers to these questions! If you’re trying to hit the ground running on your internship search during the upcoming fall & winter breaks, this is the workshop for you.

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4) Georgetown Law Info Sess

Georgetown Law Info Sess

Georgetown Law Info Session
Wednesday, October 31st, from 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Career Center Gold Room
Thinking about going to law school? Think about Georgetown Law! Join Director of JD Admissions Natalie Blazer for an Info Session. You only need to bring yourself and your questions!

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5) Columbia Law Info Sess

Columbia Law Info Sess
Columbia Law School Info Session
Thursday, November 1st, from 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Career Center Gold Room
Applying to law schools is an exciting and contemplative experience, but distinguishing among law schools can sometimes be overwhelming. We invite you to speak with a representative from Columbia Law School at a special information session. You will have the opportunity to learn about Columbia Law School, as well as gain insight from an Admissions Officer about the admissions process, our curriculum, and the many resources available at the Law School. There will be a presentation followed by a Q&A session. All class years and majors are welcome to attend.

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6) U of Penn Law Info Sess

U of Penn Law Info Sess
University of Pennsylvania Law Info Session
Thursday, November 1st, from 7:00pm – 8:30pm, at Uber (1455 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94103)

REGISTRATION REQUIRED Interested in learning more about the law school admissions process and Penn Law in particular? Meet our Director of Admissions and learn more about our JD program, the Penn Law experience and our extraordinary opportunities for cross-disciplinary study during our upcoming visit to San Francisco. Whether you’re considering law school now or in the future, this event is a great opportunity to gather information about Penn Law.

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7) Comp Law Lecture

Comp Law Lecture
Please join Berkeley Law for the Inaugural Irving Tragen Lecture on Comparative Law featuring Katharina Pistor
Lecture from 2-3:30 p.m. in Warren Room followed by reception in Goldberg Room from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Towards Comparative Legal Institutionalism
Comparative law today leads only a shadow existence at law schools in the US and elsewhere. This has been true especially for the last three decades when globalization and global law have gained prominence, diminishing the interest in (foreign) local law. In this talk, I will argue that comparative law is best thought of as a methodology that can and should be employed for analyzing the role of (formal) law in relation to other forms of social ordering at the national, transnational and international levels. My argument builds on the tradition of institutionalism in neighboring disciplines (economics, history, political sciences), which has recently been extended to “legal institutionalism” (Deakin et al., 2015). Legal institutionalism, however, suffers from lack of comparative insight. In my talk, I hope to show the relevance of comparative legal analysis that focuses on legal institutions, their operation and change in different contexts, for finding answers to questions about social ordering and governance that have long preoccupied social theorists and students of global governance. Comparative legal institutionalism, I will argue can help us (1) identify the relevance of law in comparison to other modes of social ordering; (2) understand the political economy of legal ordering in different local and global contexts and (3) analyze how legal change interacts with patterns of economic and social change domestically as well as globally.

Lecture from 2-3:30 p.m. in Warren Room followed by reception in Goldberg Room from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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8) LSAC Forum, SF

LSAC Forum, SF

LSAC Forum in San Francisco – Meet 1-on-1 with law schools

Friday, November 2nd, 11am – 6pm, at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Attend this FREE event to meet with representatives from over 150 law schools and attend up to 7 informative workshops! Workshops are in the morning, and you can meet with law schools from 1 to 6pm.

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9) Women Who Lead Conv.

Women Who Lead Conv.
Women Who Lead: A Story telling Salon – November 13, 6:00pm – 9:00pm at Alumni House

The Cal Alumni Association’s The Berkeley Network, and the Berkeley Haas Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership proudly present this year’s Alumnae Career Advancement event. Join us for an engaging conversation with notable business women as they share their personal stories, advice, and wisdom about leadership, career, and inclusion. Free for students, hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided, more details and link to RSVP in Handshake

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10) IIS Undrgrd Funding

IIS Undrgrd Funding
IIS Undergraduate Funding Opportunities:

Award Amounts: Up to $2,500

Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Eligibility: 
Open to any UC Berkeley junior or senior with a minimum 3.5 GPA who has completed at least one semester of study at UC Berkeley.  All majors are eligible to apply.

***IIS Undergraduate Merit Scholarship

Supports undergraduate research in any area of international studies.  Research may be conducted independently, in congruence with an honors thesis, or while studying abroad.

***Berkeley Research on Contemporary India Program (BRCIP) ScholarshipThe Berkeley Research on Contemporary India Program (BRCIP) fosters undergraduate education and research on India at UC Berkeley.  BRCIP will offer undergraduate scholarships to UC Berkeley students who are conducting research on any area of contemporary India in Spring or Summer 2019.

For more information and to apply, visit the IIS website: https://iis.berkeley.edu/funding-opportunities/undergraduate

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11) SLC Writing Prog Panel

SLC Writing Prog Panel

The SLC Writing Program is excited to announce our Fall 2018 faculty panel, A Word Alight: Tools of Illumination, taking place this Friday, November 2nd, from 12-1:30PM in 242 Chávez! This semester’s panel continues our celebration of Cal’s 150th birthday, with a special focus on the role of writing in bringing new knowledge to light. We invite you to join us and share the word widely with your students.

Panelists include:

Alison Post | Associate Professor | Political Science and Global Metropolitan Studies
Damon Young | Assistant Professor | French and Film & Media
Grace Lavery | Assistant Professor | English
Hertha Sweet Wong | Professor | English
Kathleen Donegan | Associate Professor | English
Lok Siu | Associate Professor | Ethnic Studies and Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies

Kindly RSVP by noon Thursday, 11/1, to help us plan. We hope to see you there!

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12) Journalism Su Minor

Journalism Su Minor
If you have any interest in the summer Journalism minor here at Cal, the program will be hosting an information session on
November 7th at 11am in 300 Wheeler Hall.

Below is a bit more information about the program; we hope to see you at the information session!
About the Program:

The summer minor in Journalism at UC Berkeley  helps students develop skills across a wide range of media, including news writing, video, audio, photojournalism, social media, as well as web design and creating multimedia packages.

No matter your major or intended profession, success today requires the ability to communicate in an informative and engaging style. In the journalism minor you will receive hands-on instruction in using the latest digital tools to craft stories that will help you build large audiences for your work.

Students can also study specialized topics, such as Investigative Reporting, International Reporting, Earth Journalism and more. The minor in journalism is open to all UC Berkeley students. Enrollment opens Feb 4, 2019 and classes run from May 28 to August 14.

For further information go to: https://journalism.berkeley.edu/admissions/summer-minor-program/

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13) PPIA Ddln Nov 1st

PPIA Ddln Nov 1st

We are recruiting applicants for the 2019 Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute Program!  If you know of outstanding undergraduate college juniors nationwide who are interested in pursuing graduate school in public policy, international affairs and law, and are committed to issues affecting underrepresented communities, please forward them the application information below.

This is the final reminder that will be sent.  The deadline is this coming Thursday, November 1  2018.

To apply, visit: 

Getting Started: https://www.ppiaprogram.org/ppia/what-we-do/junior-summer-institutes/how-to-apply/

Direct Application Link: https://jsiawards.ppiaprogram.org/

For more information about the JSI’s visit: https://www.ppiaprogram.org/ppia/partners/junior-summer-institutes/

Through the PPIA application, applicants can be considered at one of five Junior Summer Institutes, including: UC Berkeley’s Goldman School, Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, Michigan’s Ford School, Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College and the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School!

Here is specific information about UC Berkeley’s PPIA Junior Summer Institute Program.  For information about all of the five institutes, please see the email below or visit: https://www.ppiaprogram.org/ppia/

The PPIA Junior Summer Institute at UC Berkeley offers student participants a rigorous seven-week program of coursework designed to improve the participants’ analytical, quantitative and legal skills vital to success at top-level graduate programs in public policy and international affairs as well as law school. Additionally, the Institute includes a variety of activities intended to give participants a comprehensive knowledge of the opportunities for professional careers in public service. Each year the program admits approximately 30 undergraduates from across the nation.

UCPPIA Law Fellowship – Each summer, 10 of the 30 students interested in pursuing joint degrees in public policy and law are selected as UCPPIA Law Fellows.  In addition to learning the fundamentals of policy analysis, the Law Fellows will be exposed to the topics and skills necessary to gain entry to and succeed at a top law school. The UCPPIA Law Fellowship is launched in conjunction with UC Berkeley School of Law and is designed to shape future leaders committed to representing under-served communities in the areas of public policy and law

For questions or information about UC Berkeley’s PPIA Program, please contact me:

Dov Benmoshia, PPIA Program Manager at dbenmoshia@berkeley.edu.

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14) Berkeley Law Info Sess.

Berkeley Law Info Sess.
The Undergraduate Legal Honors Society will be hosting a BerkeleyLaw Admissions and Scholarship Infosession on 11/01 in BayView from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM to learn more about attending BerkeleyLaw! Tajira McCoy, Director Admissions and Scholarships at BerkeleyLaw, will be giving a presentation from 6:00-7:00 PM, and then hosting a Q&A from 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Please RSVP here so that the appropriate number of materials can be distributed: https://tinyurl.com/BerkeleyLawAdmissionsRSVP

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15) Big Ideas Contest

Big Ideas Contest

There are only a few weeks remaining for UC Berkeley students to apply to the Big Ideas Contest (application deadline November 14!)  This is an unprecedented opportunity to get funding, support, and recognition for their early-stage social innovations.

Since its founding in 2006, Big Ideas has inspired over 2,000 student-led projects aimed at solving the world’s most pressing problems. By encouraging novel proposals and then supporting concrete next steps, Big Ideas is helping these innovators make an impact all over the world.

This year’s contest categories include: Art & Social Change, Connected CommunitiesEnergy & ResourcesGlobal HealthHardware for Good, and Workforce Education & Development.

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16) Berkeley Law Adm. Evnt

Berkeley Law Adm. Evnt

Final ‘Applicant Info Session and Tour’ of the semester:

Recruiting and Information Events

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