Latest News as of 2/25/20

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1) Sign Up to Walk
2) Core Classes
3) ASSIST.org Tips
4) UCLA Law Prog Ddln Fri
5) Career Counseling
6) Cal-Pirg Feb 26 Ddln
7) Vol for Honors Proj.

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1) Sign Up to Walk

Sign Up to Walk

So far 94 of you have signed up! Yay!
There are more of you who still need to sign up.
Even if you’re not going to walk, fill the out the form…I’m being asked for graduate info 😉
Thank you!

Sign up now to walk in the Legal Studies Commencement Ceremony (Sunday May 17th at 9am). Go to the ‘Commencement’ tab on our website for all kinds of details.

https://forms.gle/UknEE2aDzKhzBV7V6

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2) Core Classes

Core Classes

Make sure that you know which courses count as Core classes for the major.

There is no flexibility with these and you cannot double count a Core class as a Distribution requirement.
I get that question a lot. Think of it this way, there are 8 upper division requirements (4 Core and 4 Area courses) and as long as each of the Distribution requirement courses are 4 units each, you just need the 8 classes (4 Core and 4 Area courses) for a total of 32 upper division units.

Here are the Core classes:
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)

Here’s where you can find the info on our website:

Upper Division Requirements for the New Plan

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3) ASSIST.org Tips

ASSIST.org Tips

When looking in ASSIST.org for transferable courses for the Legal Studies major, the prereqs, choose the 16-17 agreement, then the school you want to attend, then UC Berkeley, then ‘Major’ Legal Studies.
This will show you the courses that are approved for the major.

If you’re looking for courses to fulfill the 7 breadth requirements, choose the 16-17 agreement, then the school you want to attend, then UC Berkeley, then ‘General Education/Breadth Agreement’.

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4) UCLA Law Prog Ddln Fri

UCLA Law Prog Ddln Fri

The UCLA School of Law has a really good program opportunity for those undergraduates interested in the law and are from California’s Central Valley. The application deadline is quickly approaching though: this Friday.

https://law.ucla.edu/~/media/Assets/Outreach/Documents/Law%20Fellows%20Program-Central%20Valley%20Application%202020.ashx

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5) Career Counseling

Career Counseling

30-Minute Appointments with a Career Counselor

Talk in person, over the phone or video with a Career Counselor to go over in-depth questions about career exploration, internship/job search strategies, LinkedIn reviews, and much more.

15-Minute Same Day Mini Appointments

January 21 – February 28, 12:00PM – 4:00PM

Ask counselors quick questions! Open slots for the day will be made available on Handshake by 9am each morning.

Drop-ins With a Peer Advisor 

Monday – Friday, 12:00PM – 4:00PM

Our highly trained peer advisors are here to help you with resumes, cover letters, Handshake, or any other quick questions about your career!

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6) Cal-Pirg Feb 26 Ddln

Cal-Pirg Feb 26 Ddln

The Student PIRGs are looking for graduating seniors who are ready to make a difference and help us increase the youth vote in November. We are gearing up to help register 100,000 students to vote and make 250,000 Get out the Vote (GOTV) contacts in 16 states. We are also continuing our campaigns to commit states to 100% Renewable Energy, phase out the use of single use plastics and make college more affordable.

Does this sound like something you want to do post graduation? Apply today before our Winter Early Application deadline on February 26th!

Students are often at the forefront of movements to build a better future for our country. Whether or not those students make real progress depends on whether they are organized, have the skills to be effective and a strategic plan to get things done. The Student PIRGs have been working for over 40 years to amplify the power of student activism, and help students tackle some of the country’s most pressing problems. If we want to continue this legacy of helping young people make progress- we need more people, like you, to join us!

Our organizers work full-time to provide students the training, professional support and resources they need to move our country forward while also gaining campaign skills themselves. A big bonus is that you will be trained by some of the top organizers in the country. If you want a job where you can make a real impact apply today before our Winter Early Application deadline on Feb 26th.

Here are just a few of the victories the Student PIRGs organizers have accomplished this year:

  • Nationally we helped thousands of students and counting get registered and ready to vote in their state’s Primary Election.
  • In California, we declared UC Davis and UC Berkeley as “Bee Friendly” campuses with our campaign to Save the Bees.
  • In Oregon, we banned foam cups and take out containers in the city of Eugene.
  • In Florida, we worked to get Eckerd College signed on to the Break Free From Plastics pledge and stop the use of single use plastics on campus.

All the while our program involved and trained thousands of students leaders to work on our campaigns!

Learn more and submit your online application by February 26th.

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7) Vol for Honors Proj.

Vol for Honors Proj.

My name is Amber Feng and I’m a senior Legal Studies major. I’m currently writing an honors thesis, advised by a professor at Berkeley Law, about how political and advocacy student orgs view campus regulations and norms.

As part of my research, I am surveying board members of various political and advocacy groups on campus. The survey should only take around 2-3 minutes, and all answers would be anonymous and strictly confidential.

The survey can be found here.

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