Latest News as of 11/26/19

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1) Lauri Out Wed 11/27
2) Mills College Course
3) Check Your Units
4) Check Your Major Reqs
5) New Sec of LS 138

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1) Lauri Out Wed 11/27

Lauri Out Wed 11/27
(Thursday and Friday are holidays as a reminder.)

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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2) Mills College Course

Mills College Course

This class is available to UC Berkeley students at Mills College via our Cross Enrollment Agreement.
It will not count towards the Legal Studies major.
Mills College is offering a 1 unit course on Legislative Apportionment and Redistricting available to UC Berkeley students.The course, Legislative Apportionment and Redistricting, will meet for four Friday sessions:
Fri. 1/31/20, 9:00am-12:20pm
Fri. 2/7/20, 9:00am-12:20pm
Fri. 2/21/20, 9:00am-12:20pm
Fri. 3/6/20, 9:00am-12:20pm
Course Description: 
Every ten years, district lines for Congress, state legislatures, and a host of other offices must be redrawn to reflect new Census data. How those lines are drawn affects funding decisions, political power, and whether all communities are represented in the public arena. This course will cover redistricting data and mapping, traditional redistricting criteria, redistricting by Commission versus Legislature or other elected body, and recent court cases on gerrymandering and voting rights.

Course Number: 
PPOL 180/280D
The class is available to UC Berkeley undergraduate students who self-identify as women and those assigned female at birth who do not fall into the gender binary. Mills College is a Women’s College. All UC Berkeley graduate students are invited to attend. Transportation between Mills College and UC Berkeley is available and free of charge. UC Berkeley students enrolled in this course will receive a Mills ID and may use the Mills library.
If interested, please complete the Cross Registration application at https://registrar.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/Cross.Registration.App.pdf and file the application with the UC Berkeley Registrar at
120 SPROUL HALL #5405
Berkeley, CA 94720

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3) Check Your Units

Check Your Units

While you still have time to enroll in courses/units for Sp20, check to see you’ll have enough units to graduate for the major and for the College.

Legal Studies requires 32 upper division units which is an even number of units.

If you took any of the following examples of 3 unit law-related courses: UGBA 107 or 175, or a Dan-Cohen class (105, 151, 190), or a Media Studies class…you will need to make up that missing unit with an additional course or one unit of research or maybe the Depositions course if it happens in the spring.

Also, if you have a ton of physical education P.E. units, you can only use 4 P.E. units towards your overall 120 for the major.

Basics:
You will need an overall 120 units for the College.
36 of those 120 need to be upper division (numbered 100 and above).
6 of those 36 need to be offered by a department other than your major.
Legal Studies requires 32 upper division units, which is included in the 36.

Check your APR (Academic Progress Report in CalCentral ‘My Academics’) for all of your requirements!

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4) Check Your Major Reqs

Check Your Major Reqs

I didn’t put Legal Studies Advising Holds on this semester, so please check your requirements, especially if you are graduating Sp20.

You will need:

4 Prereqs
Stats, Hist, Phil, Soc/Behavioral
http://legalstudies.berkeley.edu/prerequisites-for-the-new-plan/

32 Upper Division Units Total

4 Core classes (at least one H and one SS):
100:     Foundations of Legal Studies (H or SS)
103:     Theories of Law & Society (H or SS)
107:     Theories of Justice (H)
138:     The Supreme Court & Public Policy (SS)
145:     Law & Economics I (SS)
160:     Punishment, Culture & Society (H or SS)
177:     American Legal & Constitutional History (H)
182:     Law, Politics & Society (SS)
184:     Sociology of Law (SS)

4 Distribution Requirements (2 in one Area, 1 each in two different Areas):
http://legalstudies.berkeley.edu/new-areas/

Don’t forget to look at the LS 190 seminars by clicking on ‘Course Offerings’.
There are still seats available. There are no discussion sections and sometimes are only one day a week.

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5) New Sec of LS 138
New Sec of LS 138

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 details!

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