Latest News as of 4/15/19

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Legal Studies Advising Hold? All declared students have them.

Come in during my drop in office hours to get it removed.

Please don’t wait until your Phase 1 appointment time.

And check out item number one below.

1) Lauri’s Hours Tues 4/16
2) Sign up for Commencement!
3) Honors Rsrch Conf
4) Teach in Prison
5) LSAT Updates
6) Big Ideas Courses
7) Law Job
8) NonPrft Imm. Law Ntwrk Panel
9) General Atomics Law Job
10) Summer Minors
11) Bluprnt LSAT Practice Exam

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1) Lauri’s Hours Tues 4/16

Lauri’s Hours Tues 4/16

1:30-4

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2) Sign up for Commencement!

Sign up for Commencement!

GRADUATING SENIORS!
Please fill out the google form if you plan to walk or even if you don’t plan to walk in the Legal Studies ceremony.
https://goo.gl/forms/y2SNG6us15O8QJwq1

(So far 111 of you have signed up. Thank you! I know there are more of you out there 😉

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3) Legalst Honors Rsrch Conf

Legalst Honors Rsrch Conf
Legal Studies Students,

You are invited to the 12th annual Legal Studies Honors Undergraduate Research Conference!

On Friday, April 26th, 10 of your fellow students will present the results of their year-long original sociolegal research projects in the seminar room of the Legal Studies building to an audience from across the campus community.

This is a great opportunity to support your peers, to learn about the work done in the honors program, and to enjoy a catered lunch!

The conference begins at 9 am, but you are free to drop in and out of panels as your schedule requires.

Featured students this year are Nerelyn Hernandez-Rivera, Ana Guzman, Morgan Johnson, Kyle Dill, Kimberly Mejia, Dorrin Akbari, Yasmine Kahly, Rebecca Lei, Mayra Lozano, and Anthony Carrasco!

Check out the schedule here:

Undergraduate Legal Studies Research Conference

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4) Teach in Prison

Teach in Prison

Interested in social justice, law, or teaching? Heard of the school-to-prison pipeline or racialized mass incarceration in the US?

 

If you’ve been wondering how to get involved and make a lasting, positive change – this is the opportunity for you! Teach in Prison (TIP) is a Fall 2019 DeCal dedicated to helping students at San Quentin State Prison earn their GEDs and further their education. Our students volunteer for a four hour shift each week, tutoring incarcerated students in English, Math, Writing, and a variety of other topics

 

Since 2000, in cooperation with San Quentin’s Warden’s Office, the Robert E. Burton Adult School, and UC Berkeley, Cal students have been helping incarcerated individuals work towards academic goals in a professional and compassionate manner through TIP. We look forward to continuing this partnership and expanding the TIP family. Please follow this link to apply by Saturday April 20th:

 

https://tinyurl.com/TIPFall19

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5) LSAT Updates

LSAT Updates

LSAT Test Changes
Did you know the LSAT Writing Section is changing this year, too? Learn about the new take-at-home section and what’s staying the same on Kaplan’s LSAT Test Change page.  Check it out here.

First LSAT Class Free, Apr. 12 & 17
Are you considering an LSAT prep course but not sure what it’s like? Kaplan is letting you preview the first class of their course for free on April 12 and 17. You can participate and get answers in real time. Sign up for Apr. 12 or Apr. 17.

Fast-Paced LSAT Bootcamp – Apr. 22
You won’t have much time on each LSAT section, so you’ll need to develop both accuracy and speed. Kaplan’s LSAT teachers show you how to get those points faster. Save your seat for the April 22 LSAT Bootcamp here.

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6) Big Ideas Courses

Big Ideas Courses
Big Ideas courses can be a cool way to knock out a Breadth Requirement:
https://bigideascourses.berkeley.edu/

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7) Law Job

Law Job

From a Legal Studies major:

I interned at a law firm called Olivier Schreiber & Chao LLP last semester, and they are currently looking for a full-time legal assistant. The partners are extremely intelligent and kind — one of them, Katharine Chao, is a Cal alum! — and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in employment law and civil rights.

Olivier Schreiber & Chao LLP is a three-attorney plaintiffs’-side litigation law firm in San Francisco.  The firm handles civil rights, employment, and consumer cases and is active in the legal, non-profit, public interest, and political community.  To learn more about us, visit www.osclegal.com.

The firm is seeking a full-time legal assistant to join their team.  The job requires flexibility, initiative, common sense, and good humor.

If you’re looking for good managers, an ebb-and-flow pace, opportunity to work independently, and a positive environment with a conscience, this boutique firm is a good fit.

The legal assistant’s job duties include:

  • File and serve pleadings in state and federal courts
  • Prepare case-related documents – letters, briefs, proofs of service, discovery documents
  • Maintain case files in our cloud-based system
  • Set appointments, answer phones, make travel arrangements
  • Phone intakes of potential clients who contact the firm regarding legal representation
  • Be in the office Monday through Friday during normal business hours
  • Receive packages, handle mail, greet guests
  • Prepare expense reimbursement reports
  • Maintain office and kitchen supplies
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word (including tables of contents and tables of authorities), Outlook, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Strong internet research and proof-reading skills
  • Comfortable working independently with minimal supervision
  • Experience with electronic court filing, service, and research platforms, including ECF, Pacer, and Westlaw
  • Solid understanding of legal calendar deadlines, court rules and procedures, filing processes, and legal documents.
  • Prior experience working in a law firm
  • Availability to work overtime when needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Spanish speaking

This job comes with:

  • Pay commensurate with experience
  • This is a non-exempt position and eligible for overtime
  • Medical and 401(k) plan benefits
  • Paid vacation and holidays

To apply, send cover letter and resume to jobs@osclegal.com

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8) NonPrft Imm. Law Ntwrk Panel

NonPrft Imm. Law Ntwrk Panel

UC Berkeley’s Student Immigration Relief Clinic will be hosting a “Nonprofit Immigration Law Networking Panel.” It will be a great opportunity to meet with fellow students interested in immigration or nonprofit law, create a competitive resume, and hear from Monica Ramsey, a J.D. candidate at Boalt Law School with extensive experience working in the nonprofit field. The dress code for the event is business or smart casual. Please remember to bring a printed copy of resume, and we look forward to seeing you there!

RSVP: http://bit.ly/network-s19
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9) General Atomic Law Job
General Atomic Law Job

 

My name is Cameron Dawes and I am a recruiter for General Atomics.

I am currently supporting the legal department of General Atomics and we are looking for passionate and dedicated students to join our team in sunny San Diego.

Ideally we are looking for students that have completed their undergrad recently or will be completing their undergrad by this Spring and are interested in taking a gap year or two before attending law school. Below is a link to the job posting for more information. We will also be attending the Spring career fair on April 17 and we are encouraging students to stop by and meet with us to obtain additional details.
General Atomics – Legal Assistant

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10) Summer Minors

Summer Minors
http://summer.berkeley.edu/special-programs/summer-minors

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11) Bluprnt LSAT Practice Exam

Bluprnt LSAT Practice Exam

Blueprint LSAT Prep and UC Berkeley’s Phi Alpha Delta have teamed up to offer a free practice LSAT on campus in Barrows 186 on April 27th at 10am. Mark your calendars and make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to take a live proctored practice test! Hope to see you there!

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