1) Statement from Director Marshall and Chair Lee
2) Apply for Honors!
3) GRADUATING SENIORS
4) Kaplan LSAT Rsrcs
5) Blood Drive
6) Submit Your Work
7) Cleo Pre-Law Help
8) Grad School Help
Message for the Legal Studies Community
10 June 2020
We hope that you and yours are safe and healthy in what has been the most trying period we have experienced in quite some time. Right now the United States (and indeed the whole world) is confronting the accumulated pain and injustice of structural racism we have witnessed in the related crises of the Covid-19 pandemic and the state killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and scores of others in recent years. In this time of unprecedented challenge, we wanted to send a message of solidarity with all of you in the Legal Studies community. These weeks have been marked by pain and crisis, but they also have been marked by mobilization, organization, and protest in the name of justice and systemic change. We know that Legal Studies students and alumni are prepared with the intellectual framework, data, and arguments to make positive social change, and we support you in that effort. We of course hope that you read, read, and read some more about what is happening in this critical time, and that you will put your brilliance and energy into the work of social change and renewal that the United States, and the world, so desperately needs.
Director, Legal Studies Program
Chair, Legal Studies Program
In light of the changing and increasingly virtual world, we understand that institutions and their students are seeking digital solutions for LSAT® prep. I am excited to announce that as of June 1, all of Kaplan’s comprehensive LSAT prep offerings will be integrated with the official LSAC® digital practice tool!
Digital LSAT Readiness
- Access to authentic practice for the digital LSAT through the official LSAC digital practice tool
- Exposure to digital LSAC tools such as highlighting, underlining, strikethroughs, timing, etc.
- Practice with over 60 full-length digital exams
- Integration with Kaplan syllabus for exclusive scoring, analytics, and explanations
- Recommendations for further personalized instruction and learning
LSAT Law Path
In order to access practice tests, students are required to have a subscription to LSAC.org. For students who have not previously purchased this subscription, Kaplan will cover the cost by deducting the $99 price of enrollment from their order.
Students can combine this course discount with other LSAT prep offers, like our 15% off* promotion running June 4 – 30, 2020 using code SUN15.
Other LSAT Reminders
- The LSAC has announced that the July 13th in-person LSAT test date has been canceled
- Test registration is open for future test dates through April 2021
We are now taking submissions for our first issue. The kind of work we are looking for includes essays, multimedia art, creative nonfiction, and more. We are accepting submissions on a rolling basis through Monday June 29th.
More info about the kinds of work we are looking for here. Please be in touch with your questions, pitches, and completed submissions to email@example.com. We look forward to reading what you have in store.
GiGS is a mentoring program and a collaborative partnership between the Office for Graduate Diversity (OGD), and the Graduate Assembly (GA), whose ultimate goal is to encourage, support and prepare African American/Black, Chicanx/Latinx, Native American, Southeast Asians, Pacific Islanders, and first generation, historically underrepresented, LGBTQ, undocumented, formerly incarcerated, and other diverse UC Berkeley undergraduates (juniors and seniors) to select, apply, and enroll in graduate school.
Data tells us that students of color are seriously underrepresented in higher education and this is especially noted in graduate education. GiGS is designed to help remedy the disproportionate representation of minorities by establishing a strong mentor program that provides knowledge, skills-based learning, and individual advising for undergraduates.
GiGS students will be matched with a current UC Berkeley graduate student who will provide mentorship, advice, support and guidance to the graduate school journey including the application process. GiGS mentors will share their own experiences as prospective students to graduate school, lessons learned along the way and genuine insights into graduate life for graduate students of color.
Overall goal is to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for all students to consider graduate school. Coordinators, mentors and program staff provide caring, compassionate and useful support and information for all GiGS students.
The GiGS class is set to take place Fridays from 1PM-3PM
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, August 7th, 2020 at 5PM.
You will be notified on your acceptance by Wednesday, August 19th, 2020.
For information and application, visit: http://diversity.berkeley.edu/programs-services/graduate/getting-graduate-school or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.