Latest News as of 8/30/19

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1) Office Closing at Noon 8/30

2) Hold off on Declaring
3) LS 190 Open Seats
4) ILR Intrnshps
5) UCDC Sp20 – Apply Now
6) Law Job
7) Tenants Rights
8) Gen. Atomics Jobs
9) Govt. & Policy Intrnshps
10) Law Adm. & LSAT
11) Depositions

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1) Office Closing at Noon 8/30

2240 Piedmont will be closing at noon today….
Happy Three Day Weekend!

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2) Hold off on Declaring

Hold off on Declaring

Please no declarations during the first two weeks (you could even wait for the first 3 weeks).
That includes Double Major applications too.

Thanks!

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3) LS 190 Open Seats

LS 190 Open Seats

Prof. Peled’s LS 190: Minority Rights: the Israeli Balance has seats!

2019 Fall

LEGALST 190 006 – SEM 006

Roy Peled

Tu, Th

2:00 pm – 3:29 pm

Hearst Mining 310

Class #:31375

Units:4

Open Seats:

24 Unreserved Seats

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4) ILR Intrnshps

ILR Intrnshps

Inside the Living Room (ILR) offers year long internships to UC Berkeley students who are seeking to understand
immigrants rights.

What we do :
Interns have the opportunity to support the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant Staff in different tasks such as Asylum,
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Unaccompanied Minors (UAC), U-Visas, Residency and
Community Development and Education (CDE). Interns with an interest in teaching can facilitate English as a
Second Language (ESL) and citizenship exam classes.

Who can apply?
● Anyone currently enrolled in UC Berkeley
● Able to commit for one-year (no studying abroad or seniors with one semester left)
● Commit to four hours a week between 10am-4:30pm, MTWThF
● Demonstrates a commitment to public service through activism, student leadership, civic participation at
UC Berkeley or in your community, or volunteering

Internship Benefit
● Flexible hours with student schedules
● Receive 1-3 units
● Network with fellow interns, lawyers and law students
● Develop and grow personally and professionally
● Receive letters of recommendation and references
● Great assets to resume (real life experiences) learn about immigration issues
● Impact people’s lives.

How to apply:
Visit our website https://ucbilr.wixsite.com/berkeley
Questions : Please email ilr.ucb@gmail.com

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5) UCDC Sp20 – Apply Now

UCDC Sp20 – Apply Now

SPRING 2020 SEMESTER IN WASHINGTON, D.C.:  Now Accepting Applications! Due Sept. 19, 2019

UCDC sends juniors and seniors to Washington, D.C. each fall and spring to participate in prestigious internships and take exciting courses for a full semester of UCB academic credit.

All majors are welcome. UCB financial aid is transferrable.

Recent participants have said: “UCDC was instrumental in landing a job after I graduated,” and “UCDC was my best semester at Berkeley!”

Come to an info session to learn more and hear from alums of the program.

Upcoming Info Session Dates – (9 Durant Hall)

Friday, August 30th 11AM-12PM
Tuesday, September 3rd 3PM-4PM
Monday, September 9th 2PM-3PM
Thursday, September 12th 10AM-11AM

Please see our website at http://ucdc.berkeley.edu/ for more information, or contact us at ucdc@berkeley.edu.

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6) Law Job

Law Job

Bay Oak Law is an intellectual property and business litigation firm.
We are interested in hiring a part-time legal assistant, preferably a current sophomore/junior, or an individual who could plan to stay with us for a duration of time. This would be a part-time job, between 10-15 hours a week (we are quite flexible and willing to accommodate your schedule as need be).

No work is expected the week before, and of, finals, and more work can be done during breaks. We recognize that academics comes first, and the job comes next.

We are looking for a versatile, quick learner who will be working under the instruction of our administrator.

Tasks would include both administrative and paralegal-type work: various administrative tasks, serving and filing documents, working on various matters/ongoing cases, etc.

This position is ideal for someone seeking law firm experience.

Requirements: * Excellent written and verbal communication skills; * An interest in the litigation process; * Word, Excel, Adobe proficiency; The office is located near 19th St. BART Station. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in the legal world. The pay starts at $15/hour.

To apply please email your resume to admin@bayoaklaw.com<mailto:admin@bayoaklaw.com>

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7) Tenants Rights
Tenants Rights

 

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 Sep 25th & 26th  6-9pm

 (BOTH DAYS REQUIRED)

To register fill out our volunteer form here! http://bit.ly/Volunteer4TT

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.

Hotline Hours:

Mon-Fri  9am-5pm
Tue  6pm-8pm
Wed  5pm-8pm
Thur  6pm-8pm

We are in great need of Spanish speaking volunteers! Please consider volunteering if you speak Spanish fluently so we can make the hotline as accessible to monolingual folks and undocumented communities as possible.

Now more than ever, we need volunteers to support the fight against federal and state policies that put our elderly, LGBTQIA, black and brown, undocumented, disabled, and working class communities at risk of displacement. So join us in the fight!

Again, the next scheduled two-day training (both days required) is:

Wed & Thur

Sep 25th & 26th  6-9pm

BOTH DAYS are required to complete the counseling training. You will learn invaluable skills to help your community and become part of the fight for housing justice.

Accessibility: The building/ office is wheelchair accessible and is 2 city blocks from 16th and Mission BART. We will be taking regular breaks throughout the training. We have a gender inclusive bathroom. We are not currently a scent-free working space. If you have any accessibility concerns, requests or comments please email sara@tenantstogether.org

We aim to help build an anti-racist, feminist, multiracial, anti-oppressive tenant movement. This means we do not tolerate racism, homophobia, ableism, transphobia, islamophobia, classism, cis-sexism, or sexism. We also hope to continue working to make this event, and our office, as accessible as possible to everyone who is interested in being part of the fight for housing justice.

In solidarity,

Sara Linck-Frenz (They/Them, She/Her)

Volunteer & Counseling Program Manager

Tenants Together

(415) 495- 8100 ext 1004

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8) Gen. Atomics Jobs

Gen. Atomics Jobs
https://www.ga-careers.com/job/san-diego/legal-assistant/499/11405281

https://www.ga-careers.com/job/san-diego/legal-intern-summer-2020/499/12870149

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9) Govt. & Policy Intrnshps

Govt. & Policy Intrnshps

Internships in Government & Policy

Wed, Sep 4 3:30 pm PDT – 5:00 pm PDT
Career Center, 2440 Bancroft – Gold Room, 2440 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA

 

Want to explore or build a career in government or another service-oriented organization? Fall is the time to apply for internships in this area! Learn about these internships and fellowships from program managers and alum, along with casual networking following. Get specific tips for applying, interviewing and succeeding in your internship and network with alum and program managers from:

  • UCDC
  • City of Berkeley, Office of Economic Development
  • Cal in the Capital
  • UC Center Sacramento
  • Public Service Center’s Local Public Service Internship program
  • US Department of State

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10) Law Adm. & LSAT

Law Adm. & LSAT

 

Preparing for Law School Admissions & the LSAT

Thu, Sep 12 4:00 pm PDT – 5:30 pm PDT
Career Center, 2440 Bancroft – Gold Room, 2440 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA

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11) 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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