Latest News as of 9/13/19

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1) Lunch Series Fri 9/13
2) Women’s Dinner Fri 9/13
3) Tutor Needed
4) KHOP UC Davis Law help
5) Book Talk
6) Judge Thompson Award
7) SLC
8) Cal in the Capital
9) Kaplan LSAT prep
10) Glbl Urbn Hum Cert. Ddln
11) New Pre-Law Assoc.
12) New LSAT Format
13) EBCLC Intrnshp

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1) Lunch Series

Lunch Series

You are invited to join the Berkeley Center for Law & Business’ Leadership Lunch Series where students have the opportunity to hear from general counsel, industry leaders, and faculty members on cutting-edge issues in the legal business world.Today, students may join us for a conversation with Michelle Fang (JD ’00), General Counsel of Turo, a car-sharing marketplace and one of the hottest startups in Silicon Valley. Michelle will be interviewed by Bethany Lobo, a partner at Cooley LLP. ( They also get lunch if they register)
Here’s more description (because this is a last minute announcement, there might not be lunches for everyone because of the timing):

Just a note to encourage you to attend our upcoming lunch talks (and to please spread the word to your classmates). Tomorrow, we welcome Michelle Fang, who is the general counsel of Turo (a super hot Silicon Valley startup). On Monday, we welcome Katy Motiey, who made the transition from employment lawyer to C-level executive at a publicly traded tech company (Extreme Networks). Finally, on Wednesday, we’ll be hosting Amy Weaver, general counsel of Salesforce (one of the most influential tech companies in the world).

These talks are an excellent way to learn more about the practice of corporate law, the path to becoming an in-house counsel, and exposure to issues your clients will be dealing with once you’re actually practicing. I’d also encourage you to stay after and say hello to our guests!

Unlocking the Car Sharing Marketplace

Today (FRI, SEPT 13)

Boalt Hall 132 | 12:45 – 1:45 PM

REGISTRATION REQUESTED

Upcoming Leadership Lunch Series:

https://www.law.berkeley.edu/research/business/events/leadership-lunch-series-spring-2018-2-2/?fbclid=IwAR2T6DyABqYoAnow1qdTso8uS_lgWmgzEd6jEED1PNgwQPxypKXOFrdwBYo

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2) Women’s Dinner

Women’s Dinner

Women’s CommUNITY Dinner
Fri, Sept 13, 2019
4:30 – 6:30pm
Multicultural Community Center, 220 MLK Jr. Student Union

https://www.facebook.com/events/640021196484699/

Many paths, many passions and many identities. Undergraduate, graduate and professional school students, academic appointees and staff welcome! Children and partners welcome! Everyone is welcome!

*We welcome all who experience life through the lens of woman in body, spirit, identity – past, present, future, and fluid.

Questions? Contact us at wonderwomen@berkeley.edu

For disability related accommodations, please go to access.berkeley.edu with as much notice as possible.

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3) Tutor Needed

Tutor Needed

Former Legal Studies major looking for a tutor for masters program:

I am currently getting my Masters of Legal Studies through Pepperdine University School of Law. The classes are 8 weeks long and facilitated through an online platform (except for the residency, which is in Malibu). There are 2 classes per session and 1 residency. I am seeking a tutor to help with my remaining 4 classes. Right now I am enrolled in Business Organizations and Introduction to Intellectual Property. Next session I will be in Intro to Civil Procedure and Health Law. I would like to start with 1 day a week and work from there, please let me know if you are interested, my email address is nijaejones@berkeley.edu.

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4) KHOP UC Davis Law help

KHOP UC Davis Law help

Established in 2001, the King Hall Outreach Program (KHOP) is a unique initiative that helps college students from underrepresented communities prepare for the law school admissions process.  In addition to providing mentoring and pre-law advising during the school year, the program hosts eligible college juniors and seniors for a series of weekend sessions in which students gain valuable knowledge about the law school admission process, learn writing, analytical, and logical reasoning skills, develop study techniques for taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), and explore career paths available to law school graduates.

KHOP has Winter and Summer Session. Read more here:
https://law.ucdavis.edu/outreach/khop.html

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5) Book Talk

Book Talk

The Conspiracy of Capital: Law, Violence, and American Popular Radicalism in the Age of Monopoly

Thursday September 19, 2019
5-6:30pm

UC Berkeley Labor Center
2521 Channing Way

The Labor Center is co-sponsoring this event with the UC Berkeley American Studies Department

Join us for a conversation with author Michael Mark Cohen, UC Berkeley Associate Teaching Professor in the American Studies and African American Studies Department.

ABOUT CONSPIRACY OF CAPITAL:

Between the 1880s and 1920s, a broad coalition of American dissidents, which included rabble-rousing cartoonists, civil liberties lawyers, socialist detectives, union organizers, and revolutionary martyrs, forged a culture of popular radicalism that directly challenged an emergent corporate capitalism. Monopoly capitalists and their allies in govern­ment responded by expanding conspiracy laws and promoting conspiracy theories in an effort to destroy this anti-capitalist movement. The result was an escalating class conflict in which each side came to view the other as a criminal conspiracy.

In this detailed cultural history, Michael Mark Cohen argues that a legal, ideological, and representational politics of conspiracy contributed to the formation of a genuinely revolutionary mass culture in the United States, starting with the 1886 Haymarket bombing. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, The Conspiracy of Capital offers a new history of American radicalism and the alliance between the modern business corporation and national security state through a comprehensive reassessment of the role of conspiracy laws and conspiracy theories in American social movements.

Register for the event on Eventbrite or by visiting the Facebook event page.
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6) Judge Thompson Award

Judge Thompson Award
Judge Trina Thompson named Jurist of Distinction by the Women Lawyers of Alameda County.

Women Lawyers of Alameda County will be hosting the Annual Judges’ Dinner on October 24, 2019 from 5:30-8:00pm

Associate Justice Carol Corrigan will be the keynote speaker.  Judge Thompson will be receiving an award at this dinner.  Judge Thompson tried her first misdemeanor trial in front of Justice Carol Corrigan when Judge Thompson was a young Public Defender.

If you would like to share a congratulatory note to be read by the host you can address them to the Alameda County Assistant Presiding Judge Tara Desautels at tdesautels@alameda.courts.ca.gov

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7) SLC

SLC

The SLC Writing Program is excited to share that our services have returned for Fall 2019! Our three main formats––Appointment, Drop-in, and Weekly––are designed to provide individualized support to undergraduates of all writing experiences and disciplines. Each service is a great opportunity for students to partner with a knowledgeable peer tutor to discuss their ideas and receive focused feedback at any stage of the writing process.

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8) Cal in the Capital

Cal in the Capital

We are excited to inform you that Cal in the Capital is now accepting applications for our summer 2020 intern cohort, which will allow students the opportunity to work and live in Washington, D.C.! Please provide the following information to your students.

Cal in the Capital provides students of all majors with not only the opportunity for gaining high-level, in-demand internships, but also opens the door to a network of over 7,000 Cal alumni in the DC area. The summer of 2019 was an incredible experience for our interns, with a myriad of experiences learning about both personal and professional development. We hope to recreate that experience for the summer 2020 cohort. As Cal in the Capital interns, our cohort was able to secure internships ranging from The Congressional App Challenge to the Peace Corps. Over the summer, while living together at the UC Washington Center, we were able to attend Cal in the Capital organized summer events such as a pool party at the Watergate Hotel, a Pentagon Tour, and a public service project at the Anacostia River. Not only did students make lifelong friendships and memories, but they also made great connections while networking with Cal alumni at the D.C. Alumni Club Annual Picnic, Annual Gala, and CITC founder Dr. McGinnis’ annual barbeque. Each students’ individual experience learning in our nation’s capital becomes invaluable as we all return to the Cal community with new skills and perspectives.

This program provides students with the knowledge, resources, and skills they need for an incredible summer internship; an experience they will remember for a lifetime. We hope to bring everything we’ve learned as cohort members to prepare our next round of interns with everything they need to be successful in one of the most competitive environments. Cal in the Capital prepared us for our summer in D.C. and we aspire to continue that legacy as we lead the program into our 55th cohort of interns next summer.

Meet us and learn more about the program at one of our upcoming Information Sessions:

9/12 @ 7pm in 218 Eshleman (Public Service Center)

9/26 @ 7pm TBD

10/2 @ 7pm TBD

10/8 @7pm TBD

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9) Kaplan LSAT prep

Kaplan LSAT prep

Try out score-boosting LSAT prep with Kaplan’s Prep Pass. Sign up for teacher-led classes, quizzes, practice exams, and more—free, 24/7 access for 30 days. Try it free.

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10) Glbl Urbn Hum Cert. Ddln

Glbl Urbn Hum Cert. Ddln

A quick reminder to interested students that Today 9/13 is the deadline for the Global Urban Humanities Undergraduate Certificate applications. If you are interested in applying for the Berlin or East Bay studio courses in the spring, you should apply for the GUH certificate! Send your questions and applications to sarahhwang@berkeley.edu by end of day.

ALSO…

We’re happy to announce the dates of the Berlin and East Bay course info sessions! We encourage all interested students to attend one of these sessions to learn more about the course, application process and travel details from the instructors themselves. Applications are also now available online!

East Bay Undergraduate Studio Course Info Sessions

Sept 23 10-11a

Sept 25 2-3p

305 Wurster

East Bay application deadline: Oct 4

Download the application here.

The Global Urban Humanities Initiative (GUH) offers undergraduate and graduate students unique opportunities for interdisciplinary, project-based, fieldwork-based learning on cities and urban culture with a focus on arts and humanities, architecture and city planning. We offer a certificate program and support research, exhibitions, publications, and symposia. GUH is a joint project of the College of Environmental Design and the Arts & Humanities Division of the College of Letters & Science.

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11) New Pre-Law Assoc.

New Pre-Law Assoc.

The Asian Pacific American Pre-Law Association (APAPLA) is a new organization on campus that is recruiting for the 2019-20 school year. Would you be able to pass along this information to students in the Legal Studies program?

APAPLA aims to provide guidance for Asian/Pacific Islander undergraduate students who are considering law school. We are collaborating with the Asian American Law Journal at BerkeleyLaw to create a mentorship program for students to explore the legal field and current API issues. We hope to cultivate a tight-knit community of pre-law API undergraduates addressing inequities by hosting workshops and panels open to the community, as well as fundraise for local community organizations.

The application for APAPLA is open, and will close on September 18, 2019, at 11:59PM. There will be no info sessions held until the application deadline, but there is an information sheet attached to the application regarding what it means to be an APAPLA Fellow. In case anyone has trouble finding it, here is the link to the information sheet: tinyurl.com/apapla-fellow

Here is the link to the application: tinyurl.com/apapla2019.

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12) New LSAT Format

New LSAT Format

Some of you have asked about the new tablet format for the LSAT and if purchasing a tablet is necessary to practice on.

Here’s what the director of Kaplan LSAT prep had to say about the matter:

“The content on the LSAT has not changed at all, so preparation is largely the same as it has always been. So I would not say that purchasing a tablet is necessary. Our students that took the test in July on a tablet, without any prior experience taking a practice test on one, found the transition to taking the exam on the tablet pretty seamless.”

Cool!

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13) EBCLC Intrnshp

EBCLC Intrnshp

EBCLC Work Opportunity

The East Bay Community Law Center is looking for an individual who is interested in working with the immigration unit at EBCLC for 1 or 2 academic units. Students will need to complete 45 hours per unit they enroll into and submit a 5-page paper at the end of the semester in order to receive a “pass.” The deadline for interested folks to get all this together is Wednesday, September 18, which is the add/drop deadline. If anyone is interested please email lbautista@ebclc.org

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