Latest News as of 5/11/20

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Special Note to those graduating:

– Click on the ‘Graduation Checklist’ in CalCentral for reminders and tasks like retaining your berkeley.edu address.

– Your University and College requirements will be auto-approved, so whatever it says in your APR should be correct.

– The APR doesn’t really work for Legal Studies requirements. Don’t worry! I’ll be clearing you for the major no matter what it says in there for the major. You need to have completed the four prereqs with at least 2.0, four Core classes, four Distribution requirements (two that fall in one Area and two classes that fall in two additional different Areas), and you must have earned at least 32 upper div units.

– It usually takes 3 months for diplomas to be mailed out. With shelter in place, it will take longer. I have no estimate for you. With no one on campus, diplomas cannot be mailed out.

Your degree will post to your transcript long before you’ll have your paper diploma and that’s the important detail…you’ll then be able to order official transcripts. Stay tuned.

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More very special Graduate Notes:

Congratulations Natalie!
Natalie Leifer has been chosen as our Student Graduation Speaker.
Natalie’s speech will be posted on our website, for obvious reasons.

Congratulations Mia!
Mia Villasenor has been chosen as our Departmental Citation winner!

Congratulations Top Five!
Our Top Five students this year, based on overall gpa are, in alpha order are:

Raika Kim
Samuel Kung
Natalie Leifer
Mia Villasenor
Coco Xu

These students will be honored on our Commencement page and in an e-mail to this list. Stay tuned!

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One more note about one of our graduates from last year:

Anthony Carrasco has been awarded the prestigious 2020 Law and Society Association Undergraduate Student Paper Prize for his work titled: “Social Contracts: Unconscionability, Vulnerability, and Other Sociopolitical Constructions of the Judicial Imagination”

Congratulations Anthony!

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1) P/NP Legalst Requirements
2) Updated Honors App Info
3) Startups Hiring
4) New Career YT Videos
5) Virtual Job Sites/Rsrcs
6) Remote Job Help
7) Virtual Career Series
8) LexScholars
9) Pre-Law Mentorship Prog
10) Resume Books
11) Studnt Emrgncy Fund
12) Virtual Career Fair
13) Career Center Videos
14) Su20 Rsrch Asst. Pos

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1) P/NP Legalst Requirements

P/NP Legalst Requirements

Any courses taken Spring 2020 to fulfill Legal Studies requirements will count towards the major even if they are P/NP. You have to earn a Pass.

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2) Updated Honors App Info

Updated Honors App Info

If you plan to apply for the Legal Studies Honors Program for next Fa/Sp, the GPA info has been updated. If you’d like to know more, check out ‘Research’ then ‘Honors Program’ on our website.

Honors/Legal Studies GPA:

Legal Studies will use student grades through Fall 2019 , or, if the student elects, include grade information (either in the comments field or as an elected letter grade) for Sp 20 to determine whether or not the student meets the 3.5 Honors/Legal Studies GPA requirement for participation in the Honors Program. Applicant must indicate in their application that they would like to use grades from Sp20, otherwise Legal Studies will use grades through Fall 2019 only.

Overall UCB GPA:

Legal Studies will use overall UCB GPA through Fall 2019, unless a student has opted for any letter grades for Spring 2020, in which case, we will use whatever the overall UCB GPA is at the end of Spring 2020.

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3) Startups Hiring

Startups Hiring

Startups Actively Hiring During COVID-19

The Career Center has compiled a list of Startups that are actively recruiting for interns! Click here to access a list of startups that are still hiring.

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4) New Career YT Videos

New Career YT Videos

NEW CAREER CENTER YOUTUBE VIDEOS

The Career Center is dedicated to providing all students with 24/7 tools to help them succeed in their careers! We have released new videos to help you find a job in the current virtual environment we find ourselves in:

A Guide to Info Sessions: What They Are and How to Approach Them

Virtual Networking

Finding Internships during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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5) Virtual Job Sites/Rsrcs

Virtual Job Sites/Rsrcs

Remote Job Search Platforms 

Linkedin and Handshake are helpful platforms but you should also be looking at new job search platforms that specialize in remote job opportunities. Some helpful accounts to follow on Facebook are: Female Digital NomadsRemote Work & Jobs for Digital NomadsDigital Nomad Jobs, and Remote Jobs. Twitter also has several accounts that specialize in remote jobs such as: @Jobspresso or @WeWorkRemotely.

Virtual Networking on Linkedin 

You should always network on Linkedin, even when the current crisis is over, but Linkedin is especially crucial for networking during a pandemic. You should first update your Linkedin profile to show your current skills and you should ask for informational interview. Lastly, you should include any rescinded job/internship offers on your profile because it accounts for any gaps between employment and recruiters are prioritizing competent students that have had previous offers rescinded due to the crisis.

Informational Interviewing guide. 

Linkedin guide for college students. 

Never Stop Learning New Tech Skills 

Recruiters especially value any extra technical skills you can bring to the table. Working from home requires a basic understanding of technology but it also requires new technical skills to ensure you can work on a project from your computer with little direction. You can learn new skills fromLinkedin’s free courses. You can always learn new courses on Hubspot as well!

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6) Remote Job Help

Remote Job Help

So You Want To Land A Remote Job? Start Here.

Landing a remote job isn’t an impossible mission: it just requires a proactive mindset and the right level of preparation. Can you find the roles and teams that truly align with your skills, values and work habits? There’s only one way to find out: put that commute time to good use, and start looking around.

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7) Virtual Career Series

Virtual Career Series

UC Virtual Career Series

The UC Alumni Association and UC Office have a series of virtual webinars for Alumni and Cal students. These YouTube videos are a great resource for students looking for a job.

Click here for a webinar on how to navigate the job search.

Click here for a webinar on flex jobs, remote work + the gig economy.

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8) LexScholars

LexScholars

LexScholars is designed for prospective law students from underrepresented racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds who possess potential for law school success but may be unlikely to gain admission due to unfavorable LSAT scores and undergraduate grades.

Although the current crisis has caused the cancellation of certain features of LexScholars by AccessLexSM, we are still accepting applications for other aspects of the program. The first 50 spaces have been filled, but free LSAT prep remains available for eligible students. Through June 1, the next 200 eligible applicants to submit all required documents will receive a Kaplan online LSAT course.

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9) Pre-Law Mentorship Prog

Pre-Law Mentorship Prog

We have created a mentorship program for undergraduate students passionate about a career in law in order to guide new students through life at Cal and help them learn more about what it’s like to to be a pre-law student at Cal. This program strives to connect experienced upper class undergraduates with new students that would most benefit from having a mentor. We believe this mentorship program will be mutually beneficial, positive, and growing experience for both mentors and mentees! Click here for more information.

Apply here: tinyurl.com/ASUCprelawmentor.

Deadline to apply is May 22nd at 11:59pm.

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10) Resume Books

Resume Books

Participate in Our Resume Books!

Due to the evolving situation around Covid-19 and the necessity to cancel many events, we are providing resume books to top employers seeking to hire in operations, human resources, sales, partnerships and business development, or other business administration roles. Only employers who register with the Career Center and request specific Resume Books will be given this exclusive access.

Final Deadline: May 31st

Participate in Resume Book: Internships in General Business Roles

Participate in Resume Book: Careers in General Business Roles 

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11) Studnt Emrgncy Fund

Studnt Emrgncy Fund

We’re thrilled to announce that UC Berkeley has streamlined its student emergency aid process and launched a COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund website to provide assistance with housing, food, medical/health, and technology needs for the Spring 2020 term. All students — including undergraduate, graduate, international, and undocumented students — are eligible to receive funding.

Visit the COVID-19 Relief Fund website (log in with your Berkeley email) to learn about the two application options.

These funds are limited and campus will not be able to meet the needs of every student that applies. We are prioritizing students that have limited or no access to other financial resources, and students that may be experiencing higher rates of basic needs challenges, including first-generation, low-income, disabled, and/or LGBT+ students, students of color, parenting students, and/or students in their second to last or final academic term.

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12) Virtual Career Fair

Virtual Career Fair

Announcing the first-ever UC Wide Virtual Career Fair – May 26 & 27

The UC Wide STEM Virtual Career Fair will take place on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 9am-6pm, and is geared toward students seeking STEM career opportunities.

On the following day, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 9am-6pm, we will hold the UC Wide general Virtual Career Fair for non-technical positions. All students, from every major and degree level (bachelor’s, master’s, PhD, postdocs), are encouraged to attend this two-day event, so register on CareerEco today for one or both days!

Register for the UC Wide STEM Virtual Career Fair, May 26, 9am-6pm >

Register for the UC Wide Virtual Career Fair, May 27, 9am-6pm >

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13) Career Center Videos

Career Center Videos

The Career Center is dedicated to providing all students with 24/7 tools to help them succeed in their careers! We have released new videos weekly to help you find a job in the current virtual environment we find ourselves in:

What Employers Want: Marketing Your Transferable Skills

Professional Etiquette In A New Job

Writing Thank You Emails & Email Etiquette When Networking Virtually

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14) Su20 Rsrch Asst. Pos

Su20 Rsrch Asst. Pos

Summer Research Opportunity Announcement for Students with Strong Computer Science Backgrounds

Project Title: Measuring Slums from Space.

Project Description: Prof Nick Tsivanidis (Haas and Economics) is seeking up to two research assistants for the summer to work on a project using machine vision techniques to measure slums from high resolution satellite imagery. The project – a partnership with the World Bank – will use a convolutional neural network to predict slums across 10 Indian cities. The aim is to see whether a network training in a subset of cities can accurately predict slums for the remainder. If successful, the project will scale measure the change in slums over the past 20 years in all of India and generate a new set of stylized facts about their dynamics.

Position Description: Nick is looking for candidates with strong computer science backgrounds, ideally with coursework or experience with neural networks. Work would be 10+ hours/week; hours and wage negotiable. Please contact ntsivanidis@berkeley.edu with the title “RA Position Slum Measurement” with a CV, transcript, availability, and a paragraph about why you are a good fit for the position.

Nick Tsivanidis
Assistant Professor
Haas School of Business and Department of Economics
University of California, Berkeley
www.nicktsivanidis.com

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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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