Latest News as of 11/13/19

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1) Lauri’s Hours Th 11/14
2) Check Your Requrmnts
3) New Sec of LS 138
4) LS Grad on NPR!
5) SLC Faculty Wrtng Panel
6) PIRGs Hiring
7) DeSaulnier Job
8) CoCoCo Pub Dfndr Intrnshp
9) Stdy Abrd Info Sess’s

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1) Lauri’s Hours Th 11/14

Lauri’s Hours Th 11/14

8:30 – 11:30
(It’s staff appreciation week!)

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2) Check Your Requrmnts

Check Your Requrmnts

Phase II is coming up.
Many of you are graduating Sp20.
Make sure you will have everything done by the end of Sp20.

For the major you will need:

4 Prereqs:  Phil, Stat, Hist, Soc/Behav.

4 Cores (One must be H and one must be SS) Double check the list here:

Upper Division Requirements for the New Plan

4 Distribution Requirements (as long as all four are 4 units each, it’s 4 classes):
Here’s the breakdown:
2 in one Area (for a mini concentration)
1 in a different Area
1 in a different Area

Upper Division Requirements for the New Plan

You must have a total of 32 upper division units for the major.
You must have at least a 2.0 prereq gpa.
You must have at least a 2.0 upper div gpa.
You can only overlap 2 courses with another major.
You can only overlap 1 course with a minor.
You can only use 4 units of P.E. towards your degree overall.

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3) New Sec of LS 138

New Sec of LS 138

Legalst 138 002: The Supreme Court & Public Policy, Elizabeth Tejada,  4 units, Core (SS) or Area IV or V (Check classes.berkeley.edu for day/time.)

This course examines a number of leading U.S. Supreme Court decisions in terms of what policy alternatives were available to the Court and which ones it chose. Prospective costs and benefits of these alternatives and who will pay the costs and who gets the benefits of them are considered. Among the areas considered are economic development, government regulation of business, national security, freedom of speech and discrimination. Readings are solely of Supreme Court decisions.

Check   https://classes.berkeley.edu/   for day/time.
Hurry, Hurry!

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4) LS Grad on NPR!

LS Grad on NPR!

https://www.npr.org/2019/11/11/777397365/the-harvard-law-student-and-dreamer-whose-fate-could-be-decided-by-supreme-court

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5) SLC Faculty Wrtng Panel

SLC Faculty Wrtng Panel

We’re pleased to invite you to our Fall 2019 faculty panel, The Artistry in Academic Writing, on Friday 11/15, from 12-1:30PM in 113 César Chávez Student Center. This installment of our #FacultyasWriters series focuses on how faculty members utilize artistry in their writing process in order to activate their intellectual passions, tackle new topics, and take risks in their writing.

Panelists include:

Amanda Goldstein | Associate Professor | English

Dylan Riley | Professor | Sociology

Andrew Shanken | Professor | Architecture

Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP by 2PM, Thursday 11/14 to help us plan. In addition, we would appreciate if you could share the event with your students and colleagues ############

6) PIRGs Hiring

PIRGs Hiring

Right now, we’re hiring graduating seniors for our 2020 class of Campus Organizers and hiring for a few immediate positions. Can you share this opportunity with the students in your department? If you aren’t the right person to do that, could you let me know who is? The Student PIRGs are hiring campus organizers to empower student leaders and win concrete results on public interest campaigns ranging from getting our campuses to 100% renewable energy, to reducing plastic pollution, and invigorating democracy by registering students to vote.

Apply for our Campus Organizer position now before we fill all of our positions! We are hiring for positions starting in Aug 2020 as well as a few immediate positions.

The Student PIRGs hire Campus Organizers as professional staff to work with students at 35 colleges and universities to create a greener, healthier, more meaningful future — on campus, in our community, and across our state and country. Last year, our team of Campus Organizers collected over 40,000 student voter registrations and pledges to vote, lobbied more than 30 members of the State Assembly in California to help pass SB100 — putting California on track for 100% clean electricity, collected hundreds of petitions to pass the first statewide ban of polystyrene (AKA styrofoam) in Maryland, and so much more!

Take your first step in a career for advocacy by applying to our full time position, which gives recent graduates the opportunity to work with great people, gain real skills and start making a difference on important issues right away! Students are often at the forefront of movements to build a better future for our country. Whether or not they make real progress depends on whether they’re organized, have the skills to be effective, and have a strategic plan to get things done. The Student PIRGs have been hiring Campus Organizers for over 40 years to amplify the power of student activism, and help students make real change, right now. Student PIRGs are hiring Campus Organizers to work year-round, to provide the training, professional support and resources students need to tackle climate change, protect public health, revitalize our democracy, feed the hungry and more. Apply here!

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7) DeSaulnier Job

DeSaulnier Job
**JOB ANNOUNCEMENT** Posting for District Representative/Immigration Caseworker

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) is seeking a District Representative/Caseworker for his Richmond, CA District office. Job responsibilities include immigration casework and outreach; monitoring district and local issues; acting as a liaison to federal, district, and local agencies in Contra Costa County; and ensuring constituents receive a timely response. Qualified candidates should be hard working and possess excellent oral and written communications skills, have knowledge of Contra Costa County, the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and produce a quality work product. Fluency in Spanish is a plus. A flexible schedule and ability to travel throughout the district are required, but position is based in Richmond, California. Equal opportunity employer. This is an entry level position. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by Monday, November 18th to California11Resumes@gmail.com, please include District Representative/Immigration Caseworker in the subject line.

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8) CoCoCo Pub Dfndr Intrnshp

CoCoCo Pub Dfndr Intrnshp

Charles Forster, Deputy Public Defender at the Contra Costa County Alternate Defender Office wrote because their Office is seeking a college intern in the Spring.
In addition to providing legal representation to indigent persons accused of crimes, the Contra Costa County Alternate Defender Office also represents Youth Offenders, who have been convicted and sentenced to lengthy prison terms (in most cases life) and who are eligible for Youth Offender Parole.  As part of this representation, our Office works to supplement the Youth Offenders’ parole record by introducing mitigating evidence of youth, including, but not limited to, “diminished culpability” and other “hallmark features,” such as greater impulsivity.  This evidence can take the form of extensive social histories, as well as forensic neuropsychological evaluations.

To aid in this work, our Office is seeking a highly-motivated and well-organized college intern, who is passionate about criminal and social justice, to work alongside an experienced attorney.  Some of the required tasks include:  1) Executing and managing a system of organization for new and existing client files, 2) Communicating with clients, administrators, and other relevant parties within the Department of Corrections and Public Defender Offices, 3) Reviewing case files, court files, and parole hearing files, 4) Meeting with investigators and doctors, and 5) Contributing to and learning from a close-knit community of Public Defenders.

This internship is unpaid and requires a work commitment of at least 8 to 10 hours per week for one semester with the opportunity of continuing into the summer.  All interested candidates should submit a resume and/or brief statement of interest via email to charles.forster@pd.cccounty.us.  The submission deadline is rolling until filled.

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9) Stdy Abrd Info Sess’s

Stdy Abrd Info Sess’s

**Friday, November 15
Study Abroad in Spain
11:30 p.m.  Hearst Field Annex, Room B5

Join us in exploring the variety of study and intern abroad options available in Spain for the summer, semester, or year. The session will highlight information and advice from Rafael Gonzales, an exchange student at Berkeley from the Carlos III Univ. of Madrid.

**Monday, November 18
Study Abroad in Japan

3pm  140 Barrows
Learn about study abroad opportunities in Japan at this info session and panel. We will also cover available scholarships.

**Wednesday, November 20
Study Abroad in France
4:30pm   370 Dwinelle

Explore your opportunities to study abroad in France for a summer, semester or year. Hear from Berkeley students who have studied and/or interned in France while earning UC credit.

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