Latest News as of 1/16/19

Lauri’s drop in hours Wednesday 1/16/19:

8:30-12

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1) Cool LS Class
2) Depositions!
3) JHULR – Publish!
4) PULJ – Publish!
5) Intl Rscue Intrnshp
6) Intrnshp in India
7) Fllwshps
8) FLA State Su Law Prog
9) SAT/ACT Coach Jobs
10) Music Dept Jobs
11) Capital Fllws Progrms
12) LSAT prep info

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1) Cool LS Class

Cool LS Class

Sp19
LS 190: Gandhi, Law, and the Civil Rights Movements: Globalizing Nonviolence
4 units (Area II or IV for the major)
Instructing Professor: Purushottama Bilimoria, PhD
For further information and open enrolment details visit
https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-spring-legalst-190-001-sem-001
or email pbilimoria@berkeley.edu

Mahatma (M.K.) Gandhi is famous for his philosophy of nonviolent truth-force (Satyagraha/ ahimsa). This he supplemented with his skillful legal disputation techniques, toward the development of modes of peaceful protest and non-harmful activism for human rights and justice. This in turn had an impact on the Civil Rights Movements in the United States, through various leaders beginning with W E B Du Bois. The impact was felt also in South Africa, India, South East Asia, and Australia. The course combines discursive analyses with historical narratives that are drawn from period writings, archival photos, voices, and moving images from 1893 to the present era, across America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Pacific-Oceania.

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2) Depositions!

Depositions!

Legal Studies Fall Spring 2019 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 Spring 2019, 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 Tuesday afternoon classes from 3:35 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., on February 5, February 12, March 5, March 12, April 9, and April 16, 2019. 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 six (6) Tuesday afternoon classes.

Professor Hecht’s Depositions course is a lawyering 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 Friday, January 25, 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 Monday, January 28, 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, which are described below. 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:
Attend all class role playing sessions, and prepare for the role plays;

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;

Read materials, posted on bCourses, on participant observation methods; and consider how those method(s) apply to your own experience;

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;

Meet at least twice during the semester with Professor Perry; and

Papers will be graded on a P/NP basis by Professor Perry.

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3) JHULR – Publish!

JHULR – Publish!

The Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Law Review is currently accepting submissions to our Spring 2019 journal. We would greatly appreciate if you could forward this email and our submissions poster, attached below, to your undergraduate students.

We are seeking papers on topics pertaining to law and legal studies. These papers should be from upper-level electives/seminars, independent studies, and thesis programs.  While we have no maximum page length, we request that all papers be a minimum of ten pages. Manuscripts should follow the Chicago Style of formatting, with endnotes and a complete bibliography.

Submissions should be sent to jhulawreview@gmail.com by Sunday, January 27, 2019. For more information on our guidelines, please visit https://jhulr.org/submit/.

Thank you very much for your time and assistance. We look forward to hearing from your students, and wish you a wonderful new year!

Best,

Kiana Boroumand

Editor in Chief, Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Law Review

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4) PULJ – Publish!

PULJ – Publish!

Call for Submissions – Penn Undergraduate Law Journal   www.pulj.org

The Penn Undergraduate Law Journal is soliciting submissions for its twelfth issue. Please see below for details.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR SUBMISSION

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 27th, 2019 at 11:59 PM

PULJ is looking for papers ranging from 20 to 100+ double-spaced pages in length. Our journal is especially receptive to research papers, senior theses, and independent studies or final papers written for classes. Papers need not be on American law — they can be on the laws or legal system of any country. We consider submissions on a rolling basis for each issue, so if your piece is not finished by the deadline, please still submit it upon completion.

Students in any field of study are encouraged to submit their work, so long as their piece relates to the law or the legal system. Possible disciplinary perspectives include, but are not limited to: History, Criminology, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, English, Biology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Linguistics, Psychology, and Political Science.

Please submit your work here: http://www.pulj.org/submissions.html
Selected pieces will be published in the eleventh issue of the Penn Undergraduate Law Journal.

Please submit questions or concerns on the contact page of our website, which can be accessed here: http://www.pulj.org/contact.html

Thank you,
The PULJ Team

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5) Intl Rscue Intrnshp

Intl Rscue Intrnshp

International Rescue Committee (IRC), Oakland Office seeks student or recent grad – Employment Services Intern (6 months commitment, unpaid)

IRC is a leading non-profit working in 40 countries and 29 US cities providing emergency relief, resettlement and advocacy for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. The Oakland IRC office is resettling international refugees and asylees from Afghanistan, Burma, Eritrea, Syria, Central America and other countries.

Intern, Early Employment Services, assists clients in job application (resume, interview preparation), as a an advocate on behalf of client.

Full Internship description: https://www.rescue.org/volunteer/economic-empowerment-voluntee

To Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter in a single PDF at this link https://goo.gl/nBc529. Please address the letter to our Volunteer Coordinator, Koby Heramil.

 

* Cover letters must include: 1) a clear explanation of how one specific internship is related to and supports your educational and/or career goals; 2) projected start and end dates; and 3) the number of hours, days and times you are available per week. Applicants whose cover letters do not include these items will not be considered.

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6) Intrnshp in India

Intrnshp in India

Tata Social Internship Program in India: Summer 2019 Application Deadline: 5pm, Friday, February 15, 2019

The Tata Social Internship Program provides students from UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and UC Santa Cruz with an opportunity to contribute to community initiative projects of Tata Group companies in India. These unique learning experiences for students help promote international understanding and bring new perspectives to the existing Tata initiatives in India.

Program Duration:
Competitively selected Tata interns from UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and UC Santa Cruz spend nine weeks in India working with Tata companies on various development projects. The interns join Tata community development teams working on the economic and social empowerment of communities surrounding the company’s operating units. Intern assignments typically involve participation in on-going activities/projects of the CSR sections of the Tata Group of companies.

Internship Dates:

  • For UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz students: Mon, 3 June 2019 ~ Fri, 2 August 2019
  • For UC Davis students: Mon, 24 June 2019 – Fri, 23 August 2019

Projects for Summer 2019

For more information on the types of internships, the Tata companies offering them, and the specific eligibility requirements (if any) please visit the Projects section.

Inclusions:

  • Orientation: Selected interns will participate in a pre-departure orientation program at Berkeley and be provided with introductory language training. They will be provided with additional orientation by Tata in India prior to traveling to their individual assignments.  On-the-job translation assistance will be provided by Tata.
  • Financial Support: Interns will be given an award of $1500 each. This is expected to cover 2/3 of the cost related to their air fare, immunization and visa expenses for travel to India
  • Housing & Local Expenses: Tata will cover all in-country travel and living costs and provide interns with a modest daily stipend for incidental costs. Interns will be housed in guest accommodations operated by Tata.
  • Student Presentations: Students will be expected to make presentations on their findings and recommendations to Tata Corporate Sustainability Services management team prior to departure from India.

Eligibility:

The Tata Social Internship program is open to upper-division UC Berkeley, UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz undergraduate and graduate students whose expected graduation is no earlier than December 2019.

The selection process is competitive and is based on academic record, information provided in the application, and a phone interview. Given the cultural exchange aspect of the program preference will be given to students who have not previously spent more than one month in India.

Desired qualifications include:

  • Previous work or volunteer experience with NGOs, community groups, etc.
  • Demonstrated leadership capacity
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Existing knowledge/strong interest in India

To Apply, click here

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Institute for South Asia Studies
University of California, Berkeley
10 Stephens Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-2310
southasia.berkeley.edu

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7) Fllwshps

Fllwshps

John Gardner Fellowship
The John Gardner Fellowship selects six Fellows during the spring semester from among the graduating classes at UC Berkeley and Stanford University and provides each a $32,500 stipend to work in the governmental or nonprofit organization that most closely fits their public sector interests. Past fellows have been placed at the Department of State, the Council of Economic Advisers, and the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center. Fellows are matched with a senior-level mentor during their 10-month fellowship. The goal of the John Gardner Fellowship is to inspire UC Berkeley’s and Stanford’s best students to pursue a career in public service. We encourage students from all majors to apply.  For more information click here!
Application: Click Here to Apply!
Deadline: February 13, 2019
Info Session: January 23, 2019 at 4:30pm. 119 Moses Hall

Charles H. Percy Undergraduate Grant for Public Affairs Research
The Institute of Governmental Studies will award up to four research grants in the amount of $500 each to U.C. Berkeley undergraduate students who are conducting research on an aspect of American politics, including public opinion, electoral behavior, civic participation, government institutions, social movements, and public policy. We encourage students from all majors to apply. The grant is made possible by a generous donation by Bill and Patrice Brandt. For more information click here!
Application: Click Here to Apply!
Deadline: January 30, 2019

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8) FLA State Su Law Prog

FLA State Su Law Prog

Florida State University College of Law’s 2019 Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program

We are currently accepting applications for  this year’s ABA award-winning four-week summer law program that provides students with an in-depth look at law school and the legal profession.  Sixty students from across the country will be invited to participate in our 2019 program which will take place at the FSU College of Law in Tallahassee from June 12-July 10th.

The application deadline is April 1st, however, we encourage students to apply early as we are admitting on a rolling basis beginning next month.

Additional information, including the online application, is available on our website at www.law.fsu.edu/slp

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9) SAT/ACT Coach Jobs

SAT/ACT Coach Jobs

Study Smarter is looking to hire and train SAT and ACT coaches. Study Smarter is always looking for good people to hire and train.  We have employed many Cal students and graduates since our establishment in 1997 and appreciate your help in letting the students in your department know about us.

Study Smarter, a small, top-level tutoring business based in the East – Bay Area, is looking to hire and train enthusiastic new test preparation tutors. We’re searching for strategy-oriented people who can help every student achieve a personal best. This position comes with a fun, casual work environment as well as extensive support and job mentoring.

The ideal applicant is conscientious with a dynamic personality, has strong interpersonal ability, and has an interest in skill development. Although applicants should be enthusiastic and willing to learn, no prior teaching or SAT/ACT coaching experience is required. Paid training begins after hiring.

Unlike many other tutoring positions, our test prep tutors have the advantage of working full-time hours. This position also provides fully paid health, dental, and vision benefits.

Start date and schedule are flexible.  The hourly rate will start at $30/hr.

If you’re interested in teaching, learning about learning, fantastic coworkers, and flexibility accompanied by fiscal stability, please get in touch.

Requirements:

  • Proven excellence on a standardized test – SAT: 650+ per section, ACT: 29+, GRE scores, or an exam administered by Study Smarter
  • Minimum one-year commitment (with flexible scheduling throughout)
  • Reliable personal transportation

Please apply by calling 510.350.8444 and submitting a resume and cover letter to jobs@studysmarter.com

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10) Music Dept Jobs

Music Dept Jobs
We in the Music Department are looking for one to two reliable and organized student(s) who wishes to find stable campus employment for Spring ’19 and coming year(s).

Please see the full job description for details. Position highlights are as follow:

  • Admin assistant will support the main office as well as practice desk operations.
  • Primary work location is 104 Morrison; secondary location is at the practice desk. In the first 3-4 weeks of the semester, the assistant is expected to be available a few extra hours to work at the practice desk on the ground floor.
  • Starting salary is $15.50/hr. Additionally, there will be a possibility of pay rate increase by up to $0.50/hr per semester based on satisfactory performance.
  • Must be Work-Study eligible.
  • Ability to work 3-hour shifts either 9am-12pm or 1-4pm, Monday through Friday is essential; ability to work on Wednesday/Friday 9am-12pm strongly preferred.
  • We provide training for our student assistants, including training in basic campus systems, and additionally support their development through guided career planning discussions and informal mentorship opportunities.

If interested, please email zxxu@berkeley.edu with the following as PDF attachments:

  1. Resume
  2. Availability to work in Spring 2019
  3. Amount of Work Study fund

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11) Capital Fllws Progrms

Capital Fllws Progrms

A Gateway to Public Service and Leadership

Apply by February 11, 2019 to the Capital Fellows Programs – csus.edu/calst/programs

Assembly Fellowship Program
Executive Fellowship Program
Judicial Fellowship Program
California Senate Fellows

Capital Fellows Introductory Video: https://youtu.be/mxaJ9s7ieFY

The Capital Fellows Programs are nationally recognized public policy fellowships offering unique experiences in policy-making and development in each branch of California state government. Fellows work for 10-11 months as full-time, paid staff members in the State Assembly, State Senate, Executive Branch or the Judiciary. The fellowships are administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento, and are an outstanding opportunity for college graduates to engage in public service and prepare for future careers.

Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $2,698;

Medical, dental and vision benefits;
Student loan deferments;
6 graduate units in Political Science or Public Policy and Administration from Sacramento State; and
A graduate certificate in Applied Policy and Government upon completion of the fellowship.

Prospective Capital Fellows must have a bachelor’s degree (in any major) by September 1, 2019 and a demonstrated interest in public service, public policy, and California state government. Applicants may apply to one or more of the programs that meet their interests and qualifications. Recent graduates, graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome to apply.

For the 2019-20 fellowship year, individuals must complete the online application by the deadline of February 11, 2019 at csus.edu/calst/programs.

If you have questions regarding the Capital Fellows Programs, please contact Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies at (916) 278-6906, calstudies@csus.edu

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12) LSAT prep info

LSAT prep info

Kaplan’s Free LSAT Prep Week is back from January 20-24.

Untangle Logical Reasoning assumptions, learn how to sketch out Logic Games, and more. Save your seat for any workshop here.

The final paper-and-pencil LSAT, in June,  is now open for registration, and then the test is going digital.

What does this mean for you? Keep up with all things LSAT here.

Thinking about an LSAT prep class?

Kaplan’s Unlimited LSAT prep is back in January and gives you the flexibility to study for any test date through the July exam. Learn more here.

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