Latest News as of 7/22/19

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1) Lauri’s hours/vac days
2) Depositions
3) Work-study Job
4) New 190 for Fall 19
5) GIGS (Getting into Grad School)
6) WorkStudy – Music
7) Job for recent Grad

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1) Lauri’s hours/vac days

Lauri’s hours/vac days

Lauri’s hours this week are as follows:

Mon July 22:  8:30-12 and 1:30-4
Tues July 23:  8:30-12 and 1:30-4
Wed  July 24:  8:30-12

Lauri will be away July 25 – August 2.

This is during the beginning of Phase II.
Don’t panic if you aren’t able to add an LS course.

Get yourself on the waitlist and if you aren’t able to get in before classes begin, make sure you go to class (1st and 2nd week, and Discussion Section beginning 2nd week) and get on the attendance sheets.

Final enrollment changes will be made after the first two weeks of class based on the enrollment sheets from Lecture and Section.

If you are a brand new transfer student beginning Fall 2019, refer back to my letter in your info packet about getting help with enrollments and follow the instructions that I highlighted 😉

It will take me some time to get to all of your e-mails when I get back. Please please please be patient. Thank you! 😉

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2) Depositions

Depositions

New contact person for submitting application: Lisa Bazan at lbazan@law.berkeley.edu

LegalStudies Fall Fall 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 Fall 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 September 17, September 24, October 15, October 22, November 12, and November 19, 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 Lisa Bazan at lbazan@law.berkeley.edu, by no later than Thursday, September 5, 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 Friday, September 6, 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:i.  Attend all class role playing sessions, and prepare for the role plays;ii.   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;iii.  Read materials, posted on bCourses, on participant observation methods; and consider how those method(s) apply to your own experience; iv.  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;  v.  Papers will be graded on a P/NP basis by Professor Perry.

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3) Work-study Job

Work-study Job
The Global Urban Humanities Initiative is looking for a detail-oriented Accounting and Administrative Assistant and a design-savvy Communications Assistant to work in our office at Wurster Hall. Tasks will include submitting purchase and reimbursement requests to ERSO, designing outreach materials and managing our social media, and general office and event support. Both positions are 5-8 hours week and we are seeking students who can work through the 2019-2020 academic year.  We’re hiring ASAP and candidates can start work this summer!
Send your questions and application materials to Sarah Hwang at sarahhwang@berkeley.edu

Following are descriptions for the two positions:

Work-Study Position (Job ID #3152775858 )
Accounting and Administrative Assistant
5-8 hours per week, July 2019- May 2020
$15.59 per hour
Global Urban Humanities Initiative
The Global Urban Humanities Initiative brings together scholars and students in
environmental design and the humanities to study cities. We are looking for a
detail-oriented accounting and administrative assistant to work in our office at Wurster
Hall. They will be responsible for day-to-day bookkeeping and administrative tasks,
including processing reimbursements, making purchases and submitting reimbursement
requests to ERSO Intranet, tracking budgets, general office support, and event support.
Some tasks may overlap with the Communications Assistant.
The position is 5-8 hours a week and we are seeking someone who can work through the
2019-2020 academic year. Sophomores preferred, but we will consider all classes.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
● Excellent attention to detail, organizational and time management skills.
● Facility with numbers, stickler for accuracy.
● Knowledge of or willingness to learn university purchasing and reimbursement
procedures.
● Dedicated and cheerful problem solver, good at understanding bureaucratic
processes.
● Technology lover unafraid of recalcitrant office machinery and complicated online
forms.
● Fluency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint. Excellent communication skills,
including email etiquette.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
● Experience with ERSO procedures and some knowledge of Bearbuy.
● Interest in accounting and bookkeeping.
● Experience updating websites; HTML knowledge.
● Ability to help with event planning and support. We would like candidates to be
available to work at major GUH events (ex: symposium, open house).
● Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign) and good design sense.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Sarah Hwang, Program Coordinator, Global
Urban Humanities Initiative , sarahhwang@berkeley.edu. Your email will be taken as an
example of your communication skills (please check for spelling and grammar). In the
cover letter, please describe your relevant experience, especially any experience in
purchasing, accounting, or other relevant positions at UC Berkeley. Please also provide
proof that you are work-study eligible.

and

Work-Study Position (Job ID #4638833519 )
Communications Assistant

5-8 hours per week, July 2019- May 2020
$15.59 per hour
Global Urban Humanities Initiative

The Global Urban Humanities Initiative brings together scholars and students in
environmental design and the humanities to study cities. We are looking for a
detail-oriented communications assistant to work in our office at Wurster Hall. They will be
responsible for graphic design and social media coordination. Tasks may include updating
the program website, coordinating weekly social media posts in Hootsuite and designing
outreach materials, such as event flyers and posters. Administrative tasks and event
support may be assigned as well. Some tasks may overlap with the Accounting and
Administrative Assistant.

The position is 5-8 hours a week and we are seeking someone who can work through the
2019-2020 academic year. Sophomores preferred, but we will consider all classes.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
● Excellent attention to detail, organizational and time management skills.
● Dedicated and cheerful problem solver, good at understanding bureaucratic
processes.
● Fluency of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign) and good design sense.
● Experience updating websites. HTML knowledge is desired but not required
● Fluency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint. Excellent communication skills,
including email etiquette.
● Technology lover unafraid of recalcitrant office machinery and complicated online
forms.
● Familiarity with Mailchimp or similar email marketing platforms.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
● Ability to help with event planning and support. We would like candidates to be
available to work at major GUH events (ex: symposium, open house).
● Experience with ERSO procedures and some knowledge of Bearbuy. Interest in
accounting and bookkeeping is a plus.
Please email your resume and cover letter to Sarah Hwang, Program Coordinator, Global
Urban Humanities Initiative , sarahhwang@berkeley.edu. Your email will be taken as an
example of your communication skills (please check for spelling and grammar). In the
cover letter, please describe your relevant experience, especially any experience with
Photoshop, InDesign, and/or other design software, and include at least two samples of
your design work as PDF or JPG. Please also provide proof that you are work-study eligible.

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4) New 190 for Fall 19

New 190 for Fall 19
190.7: Criminal Justice in the U.S.: Policing, Mass Incarceration, & Paths to Reform, Becca Goldstein, 4 units, Area I

This course will examine policing and mass incarceration in the contemporary United States. The first half of the course will explore policing, considering how the modern police emerged, whether police reduce crime, and why police violence persists. The second half of the course will turn to mass incarceration, examining how the U.S. came to incarcerate people at a greater rate than any nation in history, along with the individual and social consequences of incarceration. For both policing and mass incarceration, we will devote significant focus to the prospects for reform.

Course materials will include scholarly articles (from history, sociology, and political science), journalistic accounts (both written and multimedia), and protest music.

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5) GIGS  (Getting into Grad School)

GIGS  (Getting into Grad School)

I am reaching out because the Office for Graduate Diversity’s GiGS (Getting into Grad School) program is still seeking undergraduate mentees! Can you please send the information below to students with junior or senior standing that may be interested in learning more about graduate study? Please note that GiGS is intended to support and tailored to the needs of historically underrepresented scholars. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

The GiGS application for 2019-2020 is now open for undergraduate (mentees) and graduate (mentors) students! Getting into Grad School (GiGS) is a collaborative partnership between the Office for Graduate Diversity (OGD), and the Graduate Assembly (GA), whose ultimate goal is to encourage and prepare undergraduate UC Berkeley students to select, apply, and enroll in graduate school.

Sociology 198.15: Getting into Graduate School (GIGS)
1 unit, P/NP, meets Fridays 2:00 to 4:00pm, Room Barrows 166
GiGS is open to all students and dedicated to assisting first-generation, historically underrepresented and other diverse students. Mentees are UC Berkeley juniors, and seniors who work with graduate student mentors throughout the academic year to learn about graduate school, complete graduate application materials, and develop goals for post graduation plans. Students will leave this course with a better understanding of what the graduate application process entails and will be inspired to pursue academic careers and create change in the future. GiGS welcomes students from all academic disciplines.

Students will learn how to become competitive applicants for graduate school, receive individual mentorship from current UC Berkeley graduate students, and  engage in professional development workshops such as: writing the personal statement & statement of purpose, resume & CV development, funding opportunities, creating a back-up plan, standardized test prep, undocumented student info, professional etiquette & MORE!

Deadline for mentees to apply: August 9th

For information and application, visit: http://diversity.berkeley.edu/programs-services/graduate/getting-graduate-school or contact gigs@berkeley.edu.

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6) WorkStudy – Music

WorkStudy – Music

We in the Music Department are looking for one to two reliable and organized student(s) who wishes to find stable campus employment for Fall ’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 Thursday 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 Fall 2019
  3. Amount of Work Study fund

Thanks,

Zoe Xu

Undergraduate Major Advisor

STUDENTS! Please include your SID when emailing me with a question. Thank you!

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7) Job for recent Grad

Job for recent Grad

July 16 – August 13, 2019

Announcement #19-10
Vacancy Announcement

Research Assistant
Research Division
Federal Judicial Center
Washington, DC 20002-8003

The purpose of the Federal Judicial Center is to further the development and adoption of improved judicial administration in the courts of the United States, primarily through rigorous and objective research and education. Congress established the Center in 1967 as a separate organization within the federal judicial system at the request of the Judicial Conference of the United States. A nine-member board, chaired by the Chief Justice of the United States, determines the Center’s basic policies.

The Research Division undertakes empirical and exploratory research on federal judicial processes, court management, and sentencing and its consequences, often at the request of the Judicial Conference and its committees, the courts themselves, or other groups in the federal judicial system.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Research Assistant contributes to the design and conduct of social scientific research aimed at discovering innovative or improved approaches to judicial administration in federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts. The duties and responsibilities of the Research Assistant are to consult and assist with research project data collection, automation, and management. Primary duties and responsibilities, generally exercised with advice, guidance, and review by the Director of Research and/or research or senior research associates, include:

-assist with designing and conducting surveys, interviewing, data analysis, data management, literature reviews and report writing;
-creating and documenting data sets, data cleaning and coding, and analysis; project data archiving, documentation, and maintenance;
-performing miscellaneous Integrated Data Base (IDB) requests;
-user support with databases and statistical applications (e.g., assisting staff with getting access to Unix and SAS, basic introduction to SAS, IDB, other data sets, etc.);
-editorial preparation support (assistance to authors re: use of styles, layout, reformatting text, insertion of charts, tables, first cut editing, etc.,);
-coordinating related to updating web content; and
-performs other duties, either as assigned or on the incumbent’s initiative, that are necessary for regular or special projects undertaken by the division.

MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in one of the social sciences such as psychology, sociology; economics, or political science.

  • Experience using statistical analysis programs such as SAS, SPSS, Statview, or R.
  • Experience working with large data sets and performing a full range of data management tasks such as processing raw data, data cleaning, consistency checking, and generating baseline frequencies and graphs.
  • Experience using office automation applications such as Microsoft Office 365, or Filemaker.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

In addition to the above mandatory qualifications, desirable qualifications are:

  • Completion of graduate-level courses that focused on applied research methods (e.g., multivariate statistics, time series and forecasting, non-parametric statistics, categorical data analysis, statistical sampling, survey research, and experimental design).
  • Experience working as part of a research team.
  • Ability to conduct policy-oriented research or program evaluation using such methods of empirical inquiry as case studies, surveys by questionnaire or interview, and statistical analyses.
  • Demonstrable familiarity with the administration of civil and/or criminal justice at the federal or state levels, as a court employee, or public or private attorney.

Desirable qualifications will be considered only if applicant satisfies the mandatory qualifications.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

The starting salary is set at $52,225. This position falls in the Center’s pay band III which has a salary range up to $97,909. For a successful candidate who is not currently a member of the Center staff, a higher starting salary, but not to exceed $54,836, may be considered based upon the successful candidate’s current salary. If the successful internal candidate’s salary falls above the range minimum that salary will be matched up to his/her current salary.

Federal government benefits are applicable. An array of supplemental benefits are also offered including a transportation subsidy and a flexible benefit program allowing for pre-tax deductions for health insurance, health care, dependent care, and commuter expenses. The FJC is located in the Thurgood Marshall Building, conveniently situated to public transportation directly beside Union Station. The Marshall Building houses a child development center and a health fitness facility for its tenants. This position does not carry the tenure rights of positions in the competitive civil service.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

In a cover letter referring to Announcement #19-10, please indicate specifically how you satisfy the qualifications listed above. Applications without the required cover letter or with cover letters that do not address the qualifications will not be considered. Along with the cover letter, please include a current resume that specifies dates of employment July 16 – August 13, 2019 Announcement #19-10and responsibilities for all related positions. A cover letter and resume in one combined PDF document is preferred.

All applications should be submitted to:

Federal Judicial Center
ATTN: OA/Human Resources Office, Room 6-190
Announcement #19-10
Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building
One Columbus Circle, NE
Washington, DC 20002-8003

OR

personnel@fjc.gov

When applying, please refer to Announcement #19-10. This vacancy will remain open until filled but to assure full consideration, applications must be received by August 13, 2019.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be a United States Citizen, subject to the exceptions enumerated at http://www.uscourts.gov/careers.
  • Selectee must favorably complete a background investigation.
  • Relatives of Center staff members may not be employed at the Center in any capacity.
  • All requirements must be met for full consideration.

THE FEDERAL JUDICIAL CENTER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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