Latest News as of 5/2/19


1) Lauri’s Hours Fri 5/3
2) Pick up Comps
3) Vol Tenants Rts Org
4) Collge Wrtng Prg Su19
5) LSAT Prep
6) Su Vol Intrnshps
7) Labor Courses
8) Art Show & Reception


1) Lauri’s Hours Fri 5/13

Lauri’s Hours Fri 5/13

10-12 and 1:30-4


2) Pick up Comps

Pick up Comps

If you haven’t yet, please come by to pick up your comp tickets for commencement.


3) Vol Tenants Rts Org

Vol Tenants Rts Org
I’m a Berkeley Alum and am the Volunteer Program Manager for a housing justice organization called Tenants Together. I’m currently working to connect more students and youth to this work who want to understand more about the housing crisis, and who want to gain more direct experience in direct services and legal studies before graduating. The hope is that they can have some level of direct experience with how many laws & local regulations impact communities that would impact their future work, and that our organization can also be more resourced in our advocacy work. Our org has partnered with a number of undergraduate programs to give students direct experience with tenants’ rights counseling, social justice organizing, and other intern and volunteer roles.

From what I have seen so far, this work has a really positive impact on students because it provides direct experience with how local and state policies and broader societal structures/ideologies impact communities on a daily level. I’m recruiting new volunteers & interns for our programs and would love to have any students from the LS department to join our work.

In solidarity,

Sara Linck-Frenz (They/Them, She/Her)
Volunteer & Counseling Program Manager
Tenants Together
(415) 495- 8100 ext 1004

Do you want to be a part of the fight for housing justice?

Over the last 3 years 499,010 households have faced evictions in the California courts. During that same time, tenants have gotten organized in over 20 cities to bring tenants protections to the polls and to fight for more livable and affordable housing, and volunteer counselors on our hotline have supported over 3,000 tenants to fight for their rights.

It is time for all of us to fight back for those most vulnerable in our communities and take action against housing injustice & displacement in California.  Join the fight and become a volunteer! We are seeking volunteer hotline counselors, researchers, graphic designers, fundraisers, organizing volunteers, & anyone who wants to share their skills and time to fight for housing.

Join us at our next training & get trained on tenants’ rights!

Tenants’ Rights Counselor Training

Wednesday & Thursday May 22nd & 23rd



To register fill out our volunteer form here!

Tenants Together, California’s Statewide Organization (based in SF), is looking for new volunteers to support tenants across the state in rising up against real estate speculation, displacement and injustice.

Hotline Volunteers are key in the fight against gentrification and displacement. As a Tenant Hotline Counselor you will play a key role in defending housing as a human right by supporting those most impacted by the housing crisis to assert their rights and protect their homes and families. In many counties across California, the Tenants Together Hotline is the only service that offers information and support to renters.

Volunteers are expected to commit to at least 3-4 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months at the Tenants Together office located at 474 Valencia St, San Francisco.


4) Collge Wrtng Prg Su19

Collge Wrtng Prg Su19

Looking for opportunities this summer? Check out Summer Minor in Teaching English to Multilingual Students that covers the research, methods, and best practices in teaching English to diverse populations both within the US and abroad.  Visiting students can take the 5-course sequence and earn a certificate.

College Writing Programs is also offering a 3-week Creative Writing Workshop this summer.

For more information please email

Thank you!

College Writing Programs — the heart of writing instruction at UC Berkeley

Michelle Baptiste

Continuing Lecturer &
Multilingual Student Writer Specialist

College Writing Programs

115 Wheeler Hall

Berkeley, California 94720-2500

“People say, what is the sense of our small effort? They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that. No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do.”
― Dorothy Day

5) LSAT Prep

First LSAT Class, Free – May 5
Not sure how you’ll study for the LSAT and want to check out a prep class? Kaplan is letting you drop in on the first session of their course—for free—on May 5. You can ask questions and get answers in real time. Save your seat here.

Get To Know the Digital LSAT – May 21
The LSAT is going digital—what do you need to know to prepare? Kaplan’s LSAT experts are hosting an informational workshop and Q&A to go over what’s changing, what’s staying the same, and what it all means for you. Save your seat for May 21 here.

Law School Application How-To
Applying to law school is a marathon, not a sprint. Check out the LSAC’s handy infographic for a breakdown of everything you’ll need to do from signing up for the LSAT to submitting your application packet.

6) Su Vol Intrnshps

Su Vol Intrnshps
Sacred Sites International Foundation, founded in 1990, is a Berkeley-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of endangered sacred sites, their surrounding landscapes and traditional people. We work with archaeological sites, built sites and natural sites such as sacred rivers and mountains.

Sacred Sites International publishes a scholarly newsletter, mounts letter-writing campaigns and interacts with a global community of cultural preservation organizations. To learn more about Sacred Sites International, please visit our website:

We provide a lot of individual attention to our interns and, also, supply letters of recommendation for a job well done!

Research and Writing Interns

We are looking for students who would like to research and write about a sacred site or sites, and prepare an article for publication in our newsletter. The Sacred Sites newsletter is in the libraries of St. Lawrence University, Andover-Harvard Theological and the University of California Ethnic Studies.

Individuals will meet on a regular basis with the founders of Sacred Sites International and work independently on their research and writing. Applicants should be well organized, work well independently and be willing to work with editors in preparation for publication.

To apply, please send a letter of interest addressed to Leonard & Nancy Becker, a resume and a complete writing sample to:

Web Content Development & Design Intern

We are looking for an individual who can help us develop the content on our website. This would involve posting news and newsletter articles along with disseminating appeals for letter-writing campaigns. Additionally, helping with the design of the website is also needed. Familiarity with WordPress is very helpful along with other programming skills a plus. Intern will meet regularly with the Intern Coordinators – Founders and must also work well on an independent basis.

Please send a letter of interest, a resume and a complete writing sample to Leonard & Nancy Becker:

Sacred Sites Affiliates Intern

 Work with Co-Founders to launch and develop a global network of cultural and sacred sites preservation organizations. Send a letter of interest, writing sample & resume to:


7) Labor Courses

Labor Courses

***Note: The following courses do not count towards the Legal Studies major.***

Field Studies in Community and Labor Organizing

Public Policy 190
Course number: 17505
Schedule: Monday,  2:30 – 3:30 PM

Location: UC Berkeley Labor Center, 2521 Channing Way (near Telegraph Ave.)

This field study course is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in social and economic justice, and seek to earn academic credit while gaining experience in organizing. Building upon the Labor Center’s popular Labor Summer program, it allows students to apply existing organizing skills or acquire new knowledge in community and labor organizations. Once enrolled, students will be matched with our community partners that promote the interests of working families in the Bay Area. The number of course credits for this class is based on the number of hours spent in the field. Classroom-based guided reflection, skills development, career information, and engagement with current debates will complement the fieldwork. This experience can open the door to life-long careers as organizers, researchers, policy analysts, political lobbyists, communication specialists and influential leaders in the labor movement.

Challenges and Innovation in Labor Policy

Public Policy 290
Course number: 15281
Schedule: Wednesday, 9:30 – 11:30 AM

Location: UC Berkeley Labor Center, 2521 Channing Way (near Telegraph Ave.)

This applied research and project-based seminar offers students the opportunity to study economic justice issues, while developing and honing research skills that can shape campaigns to improve the lives of working families. In partnership with local labor unions and worker organizations, we will address priority questions that have emerged in ongoing organizing and advocacy campaigns. Students will work hands-on with existing data sets or engage in original data collection, with training and guidance in the application of data science tools to support workers’ interests in the Bay Area. The specific campaigns, to be identified by our community partners, are likely to address the affordable housing crisis, future of work and workers, and immigration. The class will culminate in presentations of findings, analyses, and policy recommendations to key community stakeholders and policymakers. Through a combination of lectures, key readings, and active participation in a “live” research initiative, students will develop an understanding of the current challenges that the labor movement in California faces and contribute to innovative policy advocacy and political action.

For more information, please contact Alicia Flores at or visit the Labor Studies webpage at


8) Art Show & Reception

Art Show & Reception
Art Show & Reception: Larger Than Labor

Friday, May 3, 2019, 3:00-5:00 PM  (formal program from 3:30-4:30)
Location: UC Berkeley Labor Center, 2521 Channing Way, Berkeley

Presented by Art For Social Change x UC Berkeley Labor Center

In honor of International Worker’s Day on May 1st, please join Art For Social Change and the UC Berkeley Labor Center for an afternoon of food and art. We will be showcasing the talents of students and community members who have spent the semester creating screenprints with a social justice and labor focus. Come meet the student artists and hear them discuss their work. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite or on Facebook. The space is ADA accessible, and the event is free and open to the public.

Made possible by a Creative Discovery Grant from Berkeley Arts + Design.

Co-sponsored by: Institute for Research on Labor and Employment


— Lauri La Pointe Student Academic Advisor Legal Studies Program 2240 Piedmont Avenue University of California, Berkeley Berkeley CA 94720-2150 Ph:(510)643-5823 Fax:(510)642-2951 Drop-in Office Hours: M-F 8:30-12 & 1:30-4

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