Latest News as of 11/6/19


1) Law Admssns Wkshp
2) Disability Awareness Month
3) IIS Undrgrd Grants
4) Lgl Asst. Job
5) Latinx Pre-Law Intrnshp Nite
7) Haas Schlrs Prog
8) Rsrch Peer Advsrs


1) Law Admssns Wkshp

Law Admssns Wkshp

Thinking about law school, but not sure if it’s right for you? Deciding to go to law school, but curious about the applications process and the LSAT? The Berkeley Legal Studies Association is hosting a Law School Admissions Workshop on Thursday, November 7th from 7-8 pm in Wheeler Hall, Room 30. We will be discussing law school applications, exam techniques, and will also practice actual LSAT problems! We hope to see you there— there will be free pizza! 😀


2) Disability Awareness Month

Disability Awareness Month

November 2019

Friday, November 8th

Self Love/Self Care Discussion group*

10am–12pm, TRiO center
Light refreshments will be served

RSVP: Practicing Acceptance


First Generation Celebration & Open House*
5–7pm, TRiO center

Light refreshments will be served

Wednesday, November 13th

Spectrum at Cal: Arts and Sports—Art Show

7pm, location TBD
Thursday, November 14th

Career Readiness Workshop*
4–6pm, TRiO center
Friday, November 15th

Learning and Memory Skill Building Workshop*

12–2pm, TRiO center

Screening of “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety”
3–5pm, Hearst Field Annex A-1
Sunday, November 17th

Alt-Text as Poetry Workshop

Tuesday, November 19th

Learning and Memory Skill Building Workshop*
5–7pm, TRiO center
Wednesday, November 20th

Career Readiness Networking Event
12–2pm, career center, blue and gold room
Thursday, November 21st

DSP Art Showcase
schmooze, mingle, snack while enjoying art by the DSP community (opportunity to purchase art!)
11am–3pm, MCC
Friday, November 22nd

Self Love/Self Care Discussion Group*
10am–12pm, TRiO center
RSVP: “Don’t Stress Out”

Goalball: Cal vs. California School for the Blind
tbd / w
3–5pm, RSF, blue gym

*DSP-TRiO members only. TRiO center located at Unit 1, Slottman Hall, L-11

Sponsored by:  the disabled students’ program (DSP) | uc berkeley art museum and pacific film archive (BAMPFA)  | Berkeley disabled students (BDS) | uc career center | Berkeley rec sports  | spectrum at cal | DSP TRiO

If accommodations are needed, contact Stephanie Flores,, at least one week prior to the event.


3) IIS Undrgrd Grants

IIS Undrgrd Grants
IIS Grants for Undergraduate Students:

Undergraduate Research & Travel Grant in International Studies

  • Award Amount: $500-$1000 depending on travel location
  • Application Deadline: November 15 for travel in the following Spring/Summer; April 15 for travel in the following Fall
  • Eligibility: Open to any UC Berkeley undergraduate student who has completed at least one semester of study in residence at UC Berkeley

CPD Undergraduate Fellows Program

  • Award Amount: $1000
  • Application Deadline: early September
  • Eligibility: Open to any UC Berkeley undergraduate student


4) Lgl Asst. Job

Lgl. Asst. Job

a nonprofit, public interest law practice Principal Attorneys: Burke M. Butler, Lee B. Kovarsky, Jennifer Merrigan, John R. Mills, Joseph J. Perkovich
Houston • New York • Oakland • Philadelphia • St. Louis

Position Announcement – Legal Assistant

Phillips Black, Inc., seeks highly motivated applicants who are interested in assisting in the defense of persons facing the severest penalties under law to join our team as a Legal Assistant.
Phillips Black is a 501(c)3 non-profit, public interest law practice. We represent people across the country sentenced to death and those sentenced as juveniles to life-without-parole. We also contribute to research, training, and scholarship on post-conviction issues.

Position Description
The legal assistant represents a critical role in the organization, with responsibilities in two main areas. First, the legal assistant works closely with staff attorneys to provide case support, serving as an integral part of our legal teams. Second, the legal assistant oversees a wide assortment of key administrative tasks, ensuring the smooth operation of the organization. This position affords an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience with criminal law and non-profit legal practice.
This position is full-time and we are looking for candidates in Oakland, New York City, Philadelphia, and St. Louis. Compensation is competitive with other comparable non-profit positions and is commensurate with experience. We are seeking a minimum two-year commitment.

The list below provides some representative tasks, but additional duties are assigned as needed.

Case Support
o Assist with briefs and filings, including proofreading, preparing exhibits, and drafting client correspondence
o Review, index, digest, and/or create chronologies of case documents
o Coordinate logistics for expert witnesses and attorneys, including travel, document provision, and client visits
o Support mitigation investigations, primarily through records requests and organization, factual research, and records digests

Office Management
o Oversee all bookkeeping (i.e. record and process expenses, receivables, and reimbursements)
o Prepare and submit invoices for billing on casework
o Run and record payroll, and assist in facilitating tax and other filings
o Facilitate office social events
o Provide general office support, such as:

Organize and process physical and electronic files
Prepare and mail filings and correspondence

a nonprofit, public interest law practice
Houston • New York • Oakland • Philadelphia • St. Louis
Assist with software/hardware inquiries; troubleshoot user issues

Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and take initiative, often under deadline
Strong communication skills, both oral and written
Ability to handle sensitive, emotionally-challenging information with discretion
Proficiency with office software, especially Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word and Excel, and Google Apps
Demonstrated interest in social justice and Phillips Black’s mission

o Experience with criminal defense, especially capital cases/post-conviction, and/or social justice
o High proficiency with both MacOS and Windows
o Research experience
o Spanish language proficiency
o Degree in related field, e.g. Legal Studies

To Apply
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references by email to Dorota Swierzewicz at
For more information about Phillips Black and its work, please visit


5) Latinx Pre-Law Intrnshp Nite

Latinx Pre-Law Intrnshp Nite

This is a friendly reminder that this Thursday, November 7th, we will be hosting our Fourth General Meeting from 7:00PM-8:30 at Stiles Hall. (If you would like to get some food and hang out with us, food will be served since 6:30PM!).

The theme of this meeting is Internship Night! In this meeting, you will have the opportunity to connect with different opportunities and professionals!


Please if you plan to attend fill out this RSVP form!




The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) gives undergraduate students across departments the opportunity to explore their passion for in-depth research in a specialized area of interest. The fellowship awards a $5,000 stipend for a summer capstone research project.  SURF enables students to work closely with faculty and graduate student mentors, prepare for graduate school, contribute to a body of knowledge, build community with other motivated researchers, and more.

The deadline for SURF 2020 is February 20th, 2020

If you are considering applying to SURF for summer 2020, we encourage you to attend an hour-long info session offered on the dates below. All info sessions will be held in Durant 9, unless otherwise noted.

Nov 8, 12pm
Nov 13, 2pm
Nov 20, 3pm
Dec 4, 1pm
Jan 24, 1pm
Jan 30, 2pm
Feb 5, 12pm
Feb 14, 1pm


7) Haas Schlrs Prog

7) Haas Schlrs Prog

Each year, the Haas Scholars Program brings together twenty highly qualified, academically talented undergraduates with financial need to build a supportive intellectual community during their final year at UC-Berkeley.  Haas Scholars come from all walks of life and every major on campus, but they are united by their desire to strive for excellence–both in their individual academic pursuits, and as an interdisciplinary cohort. International students and undocumented students are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a senior or honors thesis.  Once selected, Haas Scholars receive close mentoring from members of the UC-Berkeley faculty, seminars and workshops to assist them in the research and writing process, the opportunity to present their work at a professional conference, and up to $13,800 each in financial support.

If you are considering applying to Haas Scholars for summer 2020, we encourage you to attend an hour-long info session offered on the dates below. All info sessions will be held in Durant 9, unless otherwise noted.

November 25, 3 pm
December 5, 12 pm
January 24, 1 pm
January 30, 3 pm
February 7, 4:30 pm


8) Rsrch Peer Advsrs

Rsrch Peer Advsrs

The Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships has a great group of experienced undergraduate researcher peer advisors who are ready to help you out.

Wondering how to get started in undergraduate research or seeking scholarships? Stop by during office hours to talk with OURS Peer Advisors or send them an email directly.

Meet all of our peer advisors here!
Fall Semester 2019 Peer Advising Drop-In Hours
Location: OURS Office Headquarters (2422 Dwinelle or sometimes outside Dwinelle on the North Entrance).

11am -12pm (Steve Wang, Physics major)
1pm-2pm (Sabrina Lu, Psychology and Legal Studies major)
4pm-5pm (Jocelyn Cheng, Psychology major)

11am – 12pm (Jasper Murphy – MCB major)
3pm-4pm (Shreya Kareti – History of Art / South Asian Studies major)

10am-11am (Elise Rio, Molecular Environmental Biology / Global Studies / Anthropology major)

1pm-2pm (Andy Chen, MCB major)
4pm-5pm (Zoe Lung, MCB major)

2pm-3pm (Denissa Widiarto, MCB major)


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