Latest News as of 4/22/20

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1) Peace Corps Event

2) Career Ctr Events

3) Resources for Students

4) Blueprint/BLSA Sem

5) Sample Handshake Jobs

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1) Peace Corps Event

Peace Corps Event

Peace Corps Information Session – Virtual

Thu, Apr 23 12:30 pm PDT – 1:30 pm PDT
Virtual via Zoom

Register via Handshake

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2) Career Ctr Events

Career Ctr Events

L&S Career Chat Thursdays 
The L&S team will be offering drop-in, virtual advising sessions every Thursday afternoon starting April 23 through May 7 from 1:00-5:00PM.
Drop by anytime between 1:00-5:00PM on Zoom and stay as long you’d like. We’re here to answer your questions and support you with your job and internship search, provide networking strategies, and more.
VIRTUAL: Prospecting for a job in turbulent times

Fri, Apr 24 12:00 pm PDT – 1:00 pm PDT

For details look on Handshake

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3) Blueprint/BLSA Sem

Blueprint/BLSA Sem

The Berkeley Legal Studies Association with Blueprint to bring to students a live LSAT logic games seminar next Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 7 PM (PST). Not only will Blueprint give you tips to improve your Logic Games score, but the company will also raffle off a $20 UberEats (or Postmates, Doordash etc.) gift card to one attendee at the end of the event! We look forward to seeing you there!

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4) Resources for Students

Resources for Students

Info from a Legal Studies major:

I have been a part of a student run COVID19 mutual aid program for members of the UCB community with several other students from other departments including English, Psychology, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Slavic, Comparative Literature, Rhetoric, and Social Policy.

I wanted to reach out to see if you could help me spread these COVID19 resources to the Legal Studies community, as they have done from the Psychology, English and Comparative Literature Department.

I want to give you some background information about the problem we have encountered for vulnerable students and the resources we would like to distribute to as many students as possible.

When the project launched the initial hope was to connect people volunteering their particular skills and resources to other people who needed assistance, e.g. sign up for grocery shopping for people in risk groups. However, we soon experienced requests from students – mostly undergraduates – who reported an urgent, immediate need to receive help covering their expenses for food, medicine, and other essentials.

Therefore, we started a fundraiser to help the UCB community:

GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/ucb-mutual-aid-fund.

Mutual Aid Intake Form: bit.ly/cal-mutualaid-requests

From this resource, we raised money and disbursed it to 156 UCB students and staff members and their families, and currently there are still 32 people on the waitlist. We are still trying to provide weekly emergency funds to approximately 150 students until we have made a sustainable alternative in collaboration with the Office of Equity and Inclusion and the leaders of the Undergraduate Assembly.

Before disbursing funds, we notify students of the campus financial aid / emergency resources of which we are aware.

List of resources:

  1. For Undocumented Students (both G and U): https://undocu.berkeley.edu/usp-services-3-10-3-27 / https://undocu.berkeley.edu/financial-aid-for-undocumented-students/emergency-grants/

  2. ALL Students interested in emergency support from Financial Aid, especially those who have lost wages through Work Study, can fill out a case requesting financial support here: https://studentcentral.berkeley.edu/open-case. Students should mark their application as *Other* if the case is unrelated to financial aid. You will hear back within 48 hours.

  3. Emergency Rental Assistance Fund: https://advocate.berkeley.edu/emergency-rental-assistance-program/

  4. Cost of Attendance Adjustment: https://financialaid.berkeley.edu/cost-attendance-adjustment

  5. Technology Needs: https://techfund.berkeley.edu/impact/laptop-and-wifi-hotspot-lending-program  / https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQWuYc09t3PwZgCzmPRBUuqaQMQz_SGUag4nHweBvvOtHiAw/viewform

  6. ASUC Food Pantry Project: https://undocu.berkeley.edu/legal-support-overview/asuc-food-pantry-project/

  7. Basic Needs Center’s Food Assistance Program: https://financialaid.berkeley.edu/food-assistance-program

  8. CalFresh and the Berkeley Food Pantry

  9. Short-term Emergency Loans: https://financialaid.berkeley.edu/short-term-emergency-loan

  10. Work Study Supplements from Financial Aid Office

I hope the above resources and the getfunded-page could be shared with the Legal Studies community, so as many people as possible get access.

 

Our efforts has been covered by The Daily Cal, and can be found here: https://www.dailycal.org/2020/03/31/uc-berkeley-student-workers-face-loss-of-jobs-wages-due-to-covid-19-pandemic/.

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5) Sample Handshake Jobs

Sample Handshake Jobs

Legal Assistant

Law Office of Cynthia Tyler

Part-Time Job, Oakland, CA

Apply by Friday, May 15

Privacy and Compliance Intern

RingCentral

Full-Time Internship, Belmont, CA

Apply by Friday, May 15

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Lauri La Pointe
Student Academic Advisor
Legal Studies Program
2240 Piedmont Avenue
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley CA 94720-2150
I’m working remotely for the time being…please e-mail me 😉
http://legalstudies.berkeley.edu
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