Latest News as of 11/29/18


Lauri’s hours Friday 11/30 are as follows:
8:30 – 12  and 1:30 – 3
Friday 11/30 is the deadline to submit a ‘Late Change to Class Schedule’ form which requires my signature, so please plan accordingly.

1) Legalst Cmmncemnt
2) Bluprnt LSAT Wkshp !!!TONIGHT!!!
3) Pre-Law Schlrs Info Sess
4) Teach for Am. Info Sess
5) Online Intrvw Trng
6) Submit Paper to Jrnl
7) Creatv Wrtng Cntst
8) Pre-Trial Intrnshp  FRIDAY!!!


1) Legalst Cmmncemnt

Legalst Cmmncemnt

The 2019 Spring Legal Studies Commencement Ceremony will be on Sunday, May 19th at 2pm in Zellerbach Auditorium.
Please tell all of your friends, family and fans.
There is no limit as to how many tickets you can buy. Each student who signs up will receive 2 complimentary tickets.
More details will be sent out via this listserve next semester.


2) Bluprnt LSAT Wkshp TONIGHT!!!

Bluprnt LSAT Wkshp TONIGHT!!!

Blueprint LSAT Workshop
Thursday, November 29th 7:30pm – 9:30pm at Barrows 170

UC Berkeley’s Legal Studies Association (BLSA) and Blueprint LSAT Prep will be hosting a free workshop on the most intimidating section of the Law School Admission Test: Logic Games. LSAT expert Meredith Spoto will introduce some key techniques for tackling questions and different ways to approach the Law School Admission Test! You don’t want to miss this great opportunity to discuss all things LSAT related! All attendees will receive a discount code for $300 off a Blueprint classroom course or $75 off the online course.


3) Pre-Law Schlrs Info Sess

Pre-Law Schlrs Info Sess
Sidley Prelaw Scholars Program Info Session
Thursday, November 29th 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm,  Career Center Gold Room
Are you a diverse student planning to pursue a career in law, but struggling with the cost of the LSAT and law school applications? The Sidley Prelaw Scholars program offers scholarships to fund LSAT prep and cover the expenses of law school applications in order to promote diversity in the legal profession. A representative from Sidely Austin LLP will be hosting an info session about the program and how to apply. Refreshments will be provided. All students are welcome to attend. Hosted by the Black Pre-Law Association at Berkeley.


4) Teach for Am. Info Sess

Teach for Am. Info Sess

Teach For American Info Session
Monday, December 3rd, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Career Center Gold Room
Interested in teaching? Learn about Teach for America. You will gain information regarding program details and tips for the application. There will be an alumni guest speaker. All majors welcome!


5) Online Intrvw Trng

Online Intrvw Trng

BIG INTERVIEW – On-demand Interview Training System

We are pleased to offer you a free training system that features a new and innovative way to help you prepare more effectively for a job interview. Big Interview is an online system that combines training AND practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence.

You have at your disposal a variety of tools including:

•Challenging, virtual mock interviews for all experience levels and dozens of industries
•A database of thousands of interview questions with tips on how to answer them
•The ability to rate and share your interview answers for feedback
•A comprehensive video training curriculum covering all aspects of landing a job
•A step-by-step interview Answer Builder for crafting answers to behavioral questions


Here is the info to set up your Big Interview account
STEP 1: Go to click “Register”
STEP 2: Complete registration process
STEP 3: You’ll then receive a confirmation email at your SCHOOL email address.
Click “Verify” in the email, and you’ll be able to start using Big Interview.


6) Submit Paper to Jrnl

Submit Paper to Jrnl

BLSA (Berkeley Legal Studies Association) is going to be publishing their Legal Studies Association Journal to the UCs early next semester and is accepting submissions now! Your submission can be from a class if you’d like, has no required length, and must be related to law in some way. Please follow the instructions in the info below on how to submit a paper. This is a great opportunity to refine your writing and get published as an undergraduate! If you’re unsure or have any questions, please feel free to ask BLSA at or message us on Facebook!

Sponsored by Berkeley Legal Studies Association

Editor-in-Chief: Sarah Manthorpe |
The California Legal Studies Journal was founded in 1981 as a forum for high-quality
undergraduate research relating to a wide range of law-related topics. The last publication
was in 2013, and we are now looking to restart the journal with a great new team and a
new goal.

General Rules of Submission:
• No required length
• There is no topic limitation as long as it is law-related in some way.
• No departmental restrictions—you may submit a piece from any department or class.
• No previously published works. You may submit your unpublished works to multiple
journals. However, if your paper is accepted to another publication, you must inform us

What to Submit:
Your paper should be double-spaced. Please include the following:

1. Cover sheet with the following information:
a. Full name
b. Class and term for which the paper was written, if applicable
c. Thesis advisor, if applicable
d. 100-word abstract

2. Bibliography

3. A note regarding submissions to other publications, if applicable

Where to Submit:
Please email your paper submissions to
Please indicate in the subject heading: “California Legal Studies Journal submission”

Deadline & Review Process:
Final date for paper submission: December 15th, 2018
You may submit papers at any time and they will be collected until the deadline.

Sponsored by Berkeley Legal Studies Association

Decisions will be announced approximately 1-2 months after the deadline date.

Joining the California Legal Studies Journal Staff
We are always looking for enthusiastic editors! We recruit for staff members at the
beginning of the fall semester. If you are interested, please email us your contact
information and we will inform you when the recruiting period starts. You can contact us

We also encourage you to consider being a member of the Berkeley Legal Studies Association!
Thank you so much, and we look forward to your submission!

BLSA Editor Board


7) Creatv Wrtng Cntst

Creatv Wrtng Cntst

Greetings from the SLC Writing Program!

We’re excited to conclude our celebration of Cal’s sesquicentennial anniversary with Lumina, our inaugural creative writing contest! In commemoration of 150 years of brilliance, we invite you to send us your most luminous expression in 150 words.

We’re seeking work that uses “light” as an inspiration; your writing can be in the form of poetry or prose that incorporates at least one word from our community-generated Fiat Luxicon. Authors of winning entries will receive an Amazon gift card, be published in our chapbook, and be featured at our final Sesquicentennial Celebration on December 5th, from 12-1:30PM. Click here to submit your work


8) Pre-Trial Intrnshp  FRIDAY!!!

Pre-Trial Intrnshp  FRIDAY!!!

Job Announcement PSA 04-2018-INTERN

The United States Pretrial Services Agency for the Northern District of California is currently accepting applications for the part-time position of Pretrial Services Technician (aka Student Intern). This position will provide operational support to the Oakland office. More than one position can be filled by this announcement.

DUTY STATION: Oakland, California
CLOSING DATE: November 30, 2018
SALARY: 15.82 per hour / bi-weekly (Classification Level 22 / Step 03)
HOURS: 16 – 24 hours per pay period

This is a When-Actually-Employed (WAE) Appointment. There is no pre-determined work schedule
and compensation is based on the actual hours worked.


Assist in completing reports and correspondence for the courts
Assist Officers with administrative duties such as scanning, shredding, copying, filing, and conducting database searches, chronological entries, etc.
Assist in conducting criminal record checks through local/national law enforcement databases
Maintain Chain of Custody Logs/Files for Drug Testing
Perform receptionist duties by greeting visitors/defendants in person and/or on the telephone directing them to the appropriate staff member
Process outgoing mail/receiving mail and routing to the appropriate staff member
Perform other duties as assigned


Applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent
Applicant must be currently enrolled as a part-time or full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in social work, criminal justice, criminology, psychology, sociology, human relations, or a related field of study. Proof of enrollment must be provided
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Skill in using Windows-based personal computers and standard software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, electronic mail and web searches, etc.
Familiarity with standard office equipment such as scanners, copy machines and fax machines
Proficient typing and data entry skills
Flexibility in adapting workplace changes

Student Intern
Job Announcement PSA 04-2018-INTERN

In addition, the successful candidate should also possess the following abilities:
Maintain confidentiality
Work in a team setting
Meet required deadlines, maintain case-related tracking systems
Maintain concentration despite interruptions
Strong knowledge of office procedures, practices, and processes
Extensive knowledge of proper grammar usage and the ability to edit efficiently
General knowledge of the criminal justice system and legal terminology
Fluency in Spanish, Cantonese, or Vietnamese is helpful, but not required

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the United States and have a valid driver’s license or state Identification
Work generally performed in an office setting (professional business attire required)
Some local travel may be required
Incumbent may have contact with persons with violent backgrounds

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, current resume, two letters of recommendation (from instructors, advisors, or recent employers) and a copy of official college transcripts to OR by mail to: U.S. Pretrial Services Agency, Attention: D.W. Wright, PSA 04-2018-INTERN, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, P.O. Box 36108, San Francisco, CA 94102. Due to the volume of applications received, the U.S. Pretrial Services Agency will only communicate with those qualified individuals who will be interviewed. Application documents must be received by the close of business, November 30, 2018.

The Pretrial Services Agency requires employees to adhere to a Code of Conduct which is available upon request. The applicant will be subject to a background criminal record check before an employment offer is made. The courthouse is a smoke-free environment. Direct Deposit is required for payment of compensation for employees.

When-Actually-Employed (WAE) Appointments are excluded from retirement, health, and life
insurance coverage, tax deferred savings plans and leave accrual.



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