Latest News as of 2/5/19


1) BLSA Info Sess
2) People of Color Conf
3) SFSU Grad Event
4) LSAT Events
5) GP&P Minor
6) Gen Citizen
7) JusticeCorps
8) Sigma Alpha Nu
9) Capital Fllws
10) Su19 Portugal Prog
11) Lobby Conf
12) Law Event
13) Career Ctr Legalst Event


1) BLSA Info Sess

BLSA Info Sess

Berkeley Legal Studies Association (BLSA) will hold its Spring Semester Info Session this coming Tuesday (Feb. 5) at 8-9pm (location TBD). Spring events and new members will be introduced.

You can follow the event on Facebook ( to be updated on the exact location of meeting, or alternatively, send an email to to be added to the mailing list.

The club is open to all Cal students, with no membership fee charged.


2) People of Color Conf

People of Color Conf

The Coalition for Diversity at Berkeley Law will be hosting the annual For People of Color Conference on Saturday, February 9, from 8:30am-5:00pm. This is a fantastic event designed to demystify the law school application process for underrepresented communities who often face substantial structural disadvantages that make law school seem inaccessible. Past conferences have included wonderful speakers from the law school student body, faculty, and administrators, and powerful guest speakers from the legal profession. Please see below for the full event description.
When:  Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


UC Berkeley School of Law

225 Bancroft Way

Berkeley, California 94720

RSVP: If you want to learn about how to get into your dream law school, or even figure out whether you want to go to law school, this event is for you. To attend the FPOC Conference, you must register here. (This event is free and open to the public.) Since food will be provided and the amount ordered will be based on registration numbers, please make sure you can attend the conference before registering.


3) SFSU Grad Event

SFSU Grad Event

The Division of Graduate Studies at San Francisco State University is hosting a Grad Preview on February 21, 3-6:30pm in Jack Adams Hall.
This event is organized as an open house where they will showcase 90+ graduate and credential programs.

Discover the range of graduate degrees offered; talk to program faculty, current students and knowledgeable alumni; meet the Division of Graduate Studies team.

A graduate degree at SF State:

*enhances your education and gives you additional professional skills
demanded by an increasingly competitive global workforce

*provides research experience and theoretical foundations for doctoral

*prepares you for discipline-specific certification for professional work in
areas such as social work, public administration, education and nursing

*offers an inclusive learning environment that promotes research,
creativity and scholarship, and mirrors the wide range of interests in the
San Francisco Bay Area

Meanwhile, explore their website


4) LSAT Events

LSAT Events
Do you want to get a feel for the LSAT and try the real thing for free? Take a real, released LSAT practice test with Kaplan on February 6. Save your seat.

Each 35-minute section of the LSAT goes by much faster than you think. Kaplan’s Bootcamp for the LSAT is here with time-saving strategies and tips from their best teachers. Get a reminder to attend here.

College life can be overwhelming. Taking time to care for your emotional and mental health is important. Kaplan’s panel of mental health professionals is here with coping mechanisms, self care tips, and more on February 25. Register for free here.


5) GP&P Minor

GP&P Minor
Cal Students,

You are invited to attend a Global Poverty & Practice Minor Information Session!
The GPP Minor introduces students to the theoretical frameworks, methods, and practical skills necessary to engage with global poverty and inequality in effective ways.

The minor requires five courses and a “Practice Experience.”  This experience is a central component of the minor in which students partner with domestic or international non-governmental or community organizations, government agencies, or other poverty or development programs, on various dimensions of poverty action – from food security and sustainable technologies to economic justice and grass-roots political power.  The combination of the coursework for the minor and this real world experience allows students to connect theories and practices of poverty action. Funding is available to support students’ practice experiences

The deadline to declare the minor this semester is Wednesday, March 6th.  There are no prerequisites required to declare.

The Declaration Form and additional information about the minor can be found at:

Information Sessions about the minor will be held in Blum Hall 100A/B (Ground Floor) at the following times:

Friday, January 25th, 12 – 1 PM

Tuesday, January 29th, 5 – 6 PM

Monday, February 4th, 11 – 12 PM

Wednesday, February 13th 1 – 2 PM

Friday, February 22nd, 1 – 2 PM

Thursday, February 28th, 5 – 6 PM

Contact with any questions.


6) Gen Citizen

Gen Citizen

Generation Citizen ( is a nonprofit Action Civics organization, recruiting college students to serve as volunteers. They are recruiting volunteers for six Berkeley classrooms (at Realm High School and Willard Middle School.

Through our program, Cal students serve as volunteer Democracy Coaches, who are paired with a middle or high school classroom in the Berkeley for one semester to work on an Action Civics Project of the students’ choosing. In addition to leading classroom sessions at their school 2x week, Democracy Coaches will also research local issues, identify relevant decision-makers and influencers, set up meetings with community leaders and arrange guest speakers to guide their students’ action projects.

Students can submit an application here.
The application is due on February 3rd.


7) JusticeCorps


JusticeCorps is an AmeriCorps program which has both a fellowship for recent college graduates or current seniors, and a student member program for students who will be enrolled in one of nine partner universities, including UC Berkeley.

Every year, we recruit 7 fellows and 70+ university students, who serve self-represented litigants in San Mateo, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and Alameda Counties. Our members assist litigants who cannot afford an attorney to help themselves resolve their legal matters in family and civil law. Over the course of a 300-hour commitment spanning one academic year, members provide critical legal information to individuals who face important civil legal issues, but are not represented by attorneys.

In addition to receiving 30 hours of legal training, members are reimbursed for all travel expenses involving transit to and from service shifts and events. Upon completion of the program, BAJC student members receive an education award of $1300. The application link for the 2019-2020 cohort of Bay Area Justice Corps student members can be found here: The student member application will close on 2/24/2019 at 11:59pm.

Students who are graduating this year may be interested in the 2019-2020 JusticeCorps Fellowship, which offers full-time service opportunities in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and San Diego. BAJC fellows serve 1,700 hours and receive a $20,000 living allowance throughout their one-year term of service. Information and application details for the fellowship program can be found here: The fellowship application will close on 2/10/2019 at 11:59pm.

I was a student member myself before transitioning into my role as a university representative at JusticeCorps, so I invite any interested applications to reach out to me at with any questions or concerns about either program.

All the very best,

Anya Mansoor

Anya Mansoor

B.A. Political Science | B.A. English

Minor: Digital Journalism

University of California, Berkeley | 2020


8) Sigma Alpha Nu

Sigma Alpha Nu
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 this week, so come meet our members and learn more about the fraternity!

Meet the Chapter

January 29th, 2019 || 8PM

Barrows 155

Attire: Campus Casual

Professional Night

January 31st, 2019 || 8PM

Barrows 136

Attire: Business Professional

Legal Night

February 6th, 2019 || 8PM

Dwinelle 182

Attire: Business Professional

To stay in the loop, like us on Facebook at

Email for further inquiries.

Applications can be found on our website at


9) Capital Fllws

Capital Fllws
A Gateway to Public Service and Leadership

Apply by February 11, 2019 to the Capital Fellows Programs –

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

Capital Fellows Introductory Video:

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 career.

  • 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

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


10) Su19 Portugal Prog

Su19 Portugal Prog

My name is Catherine Li and I am a student coordinator for the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET) here at UC Berkeley. I’m writing to ask for your help to share SCET’s 2019 summer abroad program with your students.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe, Portugal is a dynamic, hands-on program where Berkeley students earn 6 units of Industrial Engineering (IEOR) credits while collaborating with 500 students from all over the world and mentors from top tech companies like Google. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all majors.

At SCET we strive to recruit students from diverse backgrounds with different skill sets because we believe diversity is the key to success in entrepreneurship. The program is designed to give students “real-world” experience independent of whether they plan to start their own company or not. (See recent Berkeley news article about the program!)

Study innovation and entrepreneurship in Portugal this summer!

Program Dates: July 7th – August 4th, 2019

Applications open Feb 4. All majors welcome! Undergraduate and Graduate students eligible. Program in English.

Join Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe, Portugal for an intensive, fast-paced learning experience, where you will learn from venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, executives from Silicon Valley companies like Google, and experts from across the globe.

Berkeley students spend the first week in Porto, Portugal for a series of challenges, leadership training, and team formation built on the foundations of the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship. Afterwards, you will travel to Cascais to collaborate with over 60 mentors and 400 students from all over the world.

Don’t miss your chance to travel and explore the beauty of Portugal, while hearing from highly successful entrepreneurs and gaining insight into the world of starting your own company! Whether you’re a seasoned student entrepreneur or have barely heard of Silicon Valley, this program gives you an incredible opportunity to explore your passion and potential within the startup scene and business world while making the most of gorgeous beaches, international connections, and experts in the field.


*Applications opens February 4th and closes March 15th.

*Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

For questions contact –

Info Session 1- Wed, Jan 30th – 6 pm @ Sutardja Center

Info Session 2- Tues, Feb 12th – 7pm @ Sutardja Center

For details, visit:

Article about EIA Portugal 2018:



11) Lobby Conf

Lobby Conf

Student Lobby Conference(SLC) 2019!

Start your spring break by making a difference. The ASUC Office of the External Affairs Vice President will be taking a delegation of students to the 2019 Student Lobby Conference in Sacramento (March 22-25), when UC students from across the state talk to legislators about issues relating to students and higher education. Apply by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 1 at No previous lobbying experience is required.”

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to the EAVP Office!

12) Law Event

Law Event

Please join us on Tuesday, February 12 from 5:30 – 7:15 pm for a panel on “Asian Americans and Affirmative Action.”

The Harvard University lawsuit (Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard) has raised critical questions about how affirmative action may be affecting Asian American admissions. This symposium brings together experts in law, education, and community advocacy to examine what affirmative action means, its role and relevance in higher education, and its effects on the different communities within the Asian American population.


13) Career Ctr Legalst Event

Career Ctr Legalst Event

Creating Your Future for Legal Studies and Political Science Majors

Tuesday, February 12, 12-1pm
Career Center Gold Room

Want to know how you can apply your major in Political Science or Legal Studies to your career? Attend this informal talk and learn about typical and not-so-typical, careers for majors in these areas. You’ll also get tips on how to find such opportunities and how to leverage LinkedIn and other resources to make the whole process easier. Finally, you’ll learn the top qualities/skillsets employers look for and how to present yourself to make your own qualifications stand out!   Any and all questions welcome!  RSVP on Handshake!


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