Latest News as of 1/11/21

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1) Capital Fellows
2) Depositions
3) CLEO
4) Global Intrnshps
5) Berkeley Su Abroad
6) Rsrch Wkshps & Info Sessions

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1) Capital Fellows

Capital Fellows


Capital Fellows Programs
, which consist of the following four fellowships:

·         Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program

·         Executive Fellowship Program

·         Judicial Fellowship Program

·         California Senate Fellows Program

Note that we are currently accepting applications for our 2021-22 class.

 Additional information can be found at: https://www.csus.edu/center/center-california-studies/capital-fellows.html

The Capital Fellows Programs are administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento, and are an outstanding opportunity for college graduates to engage in public service and prepare for future careers. Fellows work 10-11 months as full-time staff members in the California State Assembly, California State Senate, California Executive Branch or the California Judiciary. They participate in policymaking, program development, and program implementation. Fellows gain first-hand experience in the governance and leadership of California.

Fellows receive:

  • A monthly stipend of $2,964;
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits; 
  • Student loan deferments; and 

·         6 graduate credits in Political Science or Public Policy and Administration from Sacramento State and upon successful completion of their fellowships, a graduate certificate in Applied Policy and Government.

 Prospective Capital Fellows must have a bachelor’s degree (in any major) and a demonstrated interest in California state government and public policy. Applicants may apply to one or more of the programs that meet their interests and qualifications. Recent graduates, graduate, postgraduate, and mid-career applicants are welcome to apply.

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2) Depositions!

Depositions!

Legal Studies Spring 2021 Announcement: An Opportunity for Undergraduates to Participate in a Berkeley Law JD Skills Class with the OPTION of earning 1 unit of LS 199 Individual Research Credit

In Spring 2021, undergraduates will have a unique opportunity to play the role of witnesses in a Berkeley Law JD Professional Skills Class (Depositions: Law 246.3), taught by Professor Henry Hecht.

Professor Hecht seeks six (6) students to serve as role-playing witnesses.  Students selected will be expected to prepare in advance by reading a witness statement and a very limited amount of background material.  Witnesses will then be expected to participate in six (6) Tuesday afternoon classes from 3:35 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., on February 16, February 23, March 16, March 30, April 20, and April 7.  During those classes, you will play the role of a witness for either the plaintiff or the defendant in a mock case.  Students selected must be able to commit to attending all six (6) Tuesday afternoon classes.

Professor Hecht’s Depositions course is a lawyering skills course, in which Berkeley Law students, working in small groups, simulate the process of preparing witnesses for their depositions and then taking as well as defending their depositions.  Practicing Bay Area lawyers attend these sessions, observe the law students in action, and critique their performances.  (Note: A deposition is a pre-trial legal procedure in which witnesses in a civil lawsuit answer questions by the opposing parties under oath, typically in a law office rather than a courtroom.  This semester’s depositions will be remote via Zoom.)

Playing the role of a witness will allow you to gain insight into the US system of civil litigation and to see it in operation.  In addition, it will provide you with a chance to meet and talk with Berkeley Law students and Bay Area attorneys.  Finally, witnesses will earn a $50.00 Amazon gift card for their service.

To Apply:

Please apply by e-mail to Professor Hecht at hhecht@law.berkeley.edu, by no later than Friday, February 5, at 5:00 p.m.  Please include the words “Application to be a Witness” and your last name in the subject line of your e-mail.  In your cover message, please include a brief statement about why you are interested in taking part in this class; and attach your resume.

Students’ applications will be reviewed by Professor Hecht, and he will notify students of his decisions by no later than Monday, February 8, at 5:00 p.m.

OPTION: Earn 1 Unit of LS 199 Course Credit for Supervised Independent Research with Professor Perry

Students who choose this OPTION have the opportunity to earn one unit of LS 199 P/NP course credit for their service as a witness in Professor Hecht’s Depositions class under the supervisor of Professor Perry.  In order to earn this supervised independent research credit, students will be required to do some additional readings on the civil litigation process and on the participant observation method, which are described below.  At the end of the semester, students selecting this option must submit a paper of at least ten pages in length, exclusive of notes and bibliography.  The requirements for the LS 199 course credit, offered by Professor Perry, are described below.

Requirements for LS 199 credit:

  1. Attend all six (6) class role playing sessions, and prepare for the role plays;
  2. Take notes on what you did and what you observed, preferably in a small note pad, organized by the date of the session; and submit the raw, handwritten pages along with your final paper;
  3. Read materials, posted on bCourses, on participant observation methods; and consider how those method(s) apply to your own experience;
  4. Read two chapters, posted on bCourses, from Robert Kagan’s Adversarial Legalism: The American Way of Law, focusing especially on Chapter 6, which mentions depositions;
  5. Papers will be graded on a P/NP basis by Professor Perry.

If you want to pursue this option, specify that in your cover message to Professor Hecht when you apply; and he will let Professor Perry know.

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3) CLEO

CLEO

The Ultimate Preparation to Help You Become a More Competitive Law School Applicant!

Designed to identify, motivate and prepare students for a career in the legal profession. Committed students can learn how to successfully navigate the law school admission process and underwrite their success in law school by participating in the College Scholars program.
·         When: Saturday, January 30, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
·         Where: On-line/Nationwide
·          How: Register online
·          Who: All college students
For Freshmen:  The Road To Law School seminar aims to provide Freshmen an overview of the key components of the law school application process.
For Sophomores:  The Sophomore Super Saturdays seminar aims to help students further develop logical reasoning, reading comprehension and writing skills – the skills needed to become a competitive law school applicant.
For Juniors, Seniors/Post GraduatesJuniors Jumpstart the LSAT seminar aims to help participants understand the importance of systematic and timely preparation for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
***CLEO is a non-profit organization. Since 1968, CLEO has helped more than 7,000 low-income and minority students become successful members of the legal profession. The College Scholars Program seeks to continue this standard of excellence through a collaborative effort between CLEO and colleges and universities throughout the United States.
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4) Global Intrnshps

Global Intrnshps

Berkeley Global Internships and Berkeley Summer Abroad programs will be virtual for Summer 2021.

Applications for both programs open February 1, 2021. These programs are open to Berkeley students and visitors. Space is limited. All applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Berkeley Global Internships
Gain first-hand knowledge, connections, and work experience through an academic internship this summer. This virtual internships allows you to work from anywhere in the world! Develop global competencies and skills such as collaboration, communication, and problem-solving that will prepare students to thrive in a diverse and interconnected world.

Learn more one of our Virtual Global Internships Program Information Sessions.

2021 Virtual Global Internship locations include:

International
Beijing, China
Cape Town, South Africa
Dublin, Ireland
Hong Kong
Lisbon, Portugal
London, UK
Mumbai, India
Santiago de Chile, Chile
Singapore
Stockholm, Sweden
Sydney, Australia
Tokyo, Japan
Toronto, Canada
Domestic
Atlanta, Georgia
Boston, Massachusetts
Detroit, Michigan
Los Angeles, California
New York City, New York
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Francisco, California

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5) Berkeley Su Abroad

Berkeley Su Abroad

Berkeley Summer Abroad 
Berkeley Summer Abroad offers virtual intensive summer programs built around Berkeley courses and led by Berkeley faculty.

  • Earn Berkeley credit (or UC credit for visiting students) while diving deep into a topic with an international focus.
  • Experience other cultures through sustained and interactive engagement with on the ground communities, virtual excursions, and virtual cultural activities.
  • Courses can satisfy Breadth Requirements and/or Major/Minor Requirements. See individual program pages for more details.

2021 Virtual Summer Abroad programs include:

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6) Rsrch Wkshps & Info Sessions

Rsrch Wkshps & Info Sessions

These online workshops will be especially useful for undergraduates, but are open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. Please click on the links below for information on workshop and info session content.
SURF Information Session
January 22 | 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. | Online via Zoom, Zoom meeting ID: 874 028 2986
January 28 | 2 p.m.- 3 p.m. | Online via Zoom, Zoom meeting ID: 874 028 2986

Haas Scholars Program Info Session
January 20 | 3-4 p.m. |  Register here

Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session
January 13 | 3-4 p.m. |  Zoom info session
January 22 | 1-2 p.m. |  Zoom info session

For detailed listings of all events, see the undergraduate research calendar.

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Latest News as of 12/3/20

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1) Change Grd Op Ddlne
2) Late Drop Ddln
3) Israel Courses
4) Free Speech Wkshp
5) Berkeley Law Events
6) MENAS Pre-Law Assoc.
7) Big Ideas Courses
8) Discovery Courses
9) UC Cntr Sac
10) New Data 94 class
11) RBSI Su21
12) Tutoring Job
13) Vol for Stanford Law
14) Fellowship
15) Stronarch Prize
16) Research Info
17) CA Legal Studies Jrnl
18) Su21 LS Courses

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1) Change Grd Option

Change Grd Option

The deadline to change Grading Option in CalCentral is this Friday, December 4th.

Here’s a message that went out about the policy regarding Legal Studies.

Here’s the policy page from the College of Letters & Science.

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2) Late Drop Ddln

Late Drop Ddln

The deadline to drop a class in CalCentral is this Friday, December 4th.

Here’s the policy page from the College of Letters & Science.

Only consider dropping if you won’t be able to earn at least a C- minus, otherwise, you might want to change to P/NP so that you can salvage all the work that you put into the class. You need a minimum of C- minus to earn a P.

Check with Financial Aid to be sure you won’t have to pay anything back if you drop below units.

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3) Israel Courses

Israel Courses

****Note: the following courses cannot be used towards the Legal Studies major requirements.****

History of Modern Israel
Hist 100 M | M, W, F | 1:00 pm – 1:59 pm | Online Instruction
Class # 32436 | More info here
This course examines the formation and the development of modern Israel. The course focuses on the historical, social and cultural origins of Zionist ideology, Israel’s founding ideology, as well as on role of the Holocaust; the Arab-Jewish conflict; the Ashkenazi-Mizrahi and secular-religious divide in the development of contemporary Israeli society. Throughout the course students will engage with a variety of primary sources, from historical documents to literary and cinematic works, and a variety of secondary sources. Israel tends to dominate the headlines of media outlets around the world, in this course we will go beyond the headlines and explore from an intellectual and academic perspective the forces and conditions that have shaped the modern Israeli experience.
Tel Aviv: A City from the Sands
NESTUD 190C | TU, TH | 12:30 pm – 1:59 pm | Online Instruction
Class # 32608 | More info here
This course will follow the history of Tel Aviv, the first Hebrew city, from its birth in 1909 as “a city from the sands”, to its present position as a global metropolis. Tel Aviv, planned as a ‘Garden City’ quickly became the center of political and cultural activity in Israel. We will cover the city’s history, architecture, urban planning, culture, politics and the arts through photography, art works and exhibitions, poetry and popular songs, performance, theatre, and film.

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4) Free Speech Wkshp

Free Speech Wkshp

“FREE SPEECH FOR STUDENT ACTIVISTS”

January 12-14, 10am – 12pm PT (virtual)

Are you an activist?  An undergraduate student leader?  Do you want to learn about the contours of the First Amendment? Or about how to more effectively use your voice to support or protest issues that are important to you?

If you are answering ‘yes’, then consider applying to participate in this upcoming workshop: “Free Speech for Student Activists.” This opportunity is open to Berkeley undergraduate students and is co-sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement and the Mario Savio Social Justice Program housed at the Public Service Center – University of California, Berkeley.

Over the course of three two-hour zoom meetings, students will complete a deep dive into campus activism, the limits of free speech and the right to protest. Using an interactive format, participants will confront challenges such as how to respond to hateful expression without censoring speech. Topics will include:

–          the university’s responsibility to protect students and their rights;

–          how to build a more just and resilient campus community;

–          what to do when speakers from off-campus come to spread hate

–          how the global pandemic and online learning affect campus speech.

Upon completion, workshop participants will receive a certificate from the ACLU and the UC National Center as well as leave with a more robust understanding of the legal parameters of speech on campus.

Applications are due on: December 9, 2020 11:59pm

Participants will be notified by: December 18, 2020

If you have questions, please send an email to: publicservice@berkeley.edu, with the subject title: Free Speech Workshop for Student Activist

Your Instructors:

Emerson Sykes, Staff Attorney, ACLU

Emerson is a First Amendment litigator focused on the right to protest, campus speech, and the intersection of free speech and racial justice. From 2019-20, he was also host of “At Liberty,” the ACLU’s weekly podcast. Prior to joining the ACLU, Emerson was a legal advisor for Africa at the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law. He was previously an assistant general counsel at the New York City Council and a senior policy fellow in the office of a Member of Parliament in Ghana. Emerson holds a J.D. from NYU Law, an M.P.A. from Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs, and a B.A. from

Michelle Deutchman, Executive Director, UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement

Michelle is the inaugural Executive Director of the UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement. Formed by the UC Office of the President, the Center explores how the fundamental democratic and academic principles of free speech and civic engagement should enrich the discovery and transmission of knowledge in America’s colleges and universities. In this role, Deutchman oversees a multidisciplinary national fellowship program and works across all 10 UC campuses to study and shape national discourse about free speech. Before joining the Center, Deutchman served as Western States Civil Rights Counsel and National Campus Counsel for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a non-profit organization that has been a leader in combating bigotry, prejudice and anti-Semitism for over a century. She holds a J.D. from , USC Gould School of Law and a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley

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5) Berkeley Law Events

Berkeley Law Events

https://www.law.berkeley.edu/admissions/jd/connect-with-admissions/webinars-2/

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6) MENAS Pre-Law Assoc.

MENAS Pre-Law Assoc.

The Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian Pre-Law Association is a new club on campus looking to recruit members as well as those interested in applying for an officer position!
MENASPLA aims to provide a solid community for undergraduates that identify as part of the Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian (MENAS) communities pursuing law. The MENAS Pre-Law Association would allow students that are part of the MENAS communities a networking resource as well as a community to rely on for Pre-Law inquiries, connections, networking events, social purposes, etc.
We are currently working on Law School Panels with students from prestigious law schools such as Stanford Law, Harvard Law, Berkeley Law, etc. MENASPLA will also be hosting LSAT *zoom* study sessions and LSAT workshops. We are in the process of creating a newsletter for MENAS students that will connect them with internship opportunities, scholarships, etc.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A MEMBER OR AN OFFICER? Fill out this form! tinyurl.com/MENASPLA
AVAILABLE OFFICER POSITIONS: Director of External Affairs, Communications Director
Instagram: @calmenaspla
Facebook: MENASPLA at UC Berkeley

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7) Big Ideas Courses

Big Ideas Courses

****Note: The following courses do not count towards the Legal Studies requirements.****

Thinking Through Art + Design @ Berkeley: Time-Based Media Art (AL breadth)

Climate Change and the Future of California (BS breadth)

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8) Discovery Courses

Discovery Courses

****Note: The following courses do not count towards the Legal Studies requirements.****

Introduction to Western Art: Renaissance to the Present (pending AL and HS breadth, taught by a Distinguished Teaching Award winner, Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby)

The Bible in Western Culture (AL or SBS breadth)
Ideas of Education (AL or PV breadth)
Moral Provocations: Abraham, Moses and Job (PV or AL breadth)
Living on the Edge (PS breadth)
The Planets (PS breadth)

Physics and Music (PS breadth)

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9) UC Cntr Sac

UC Cntr Sac

Boost Your Resume • Gain Work Experience • Create a Network • Conduct Research

Internship Opportunities with UC Center Sacramento!

Summer 2021 Application Deadline: Thurs, December 3, 2020

APPLY TODAY @ APPLY.UCCS.UCDAVIS.EDU

Want More Information?
Visit our website at UCCS.UCDAVIS.EDU

Meet 1:1 with a UCCS Advisor, Email: kampaw@ucdavis.edu to schedule an appointment

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10) New Data 94 class

New Data 94 class

****Note: the following course cannot be used towards the Legal Studies major requirements.****

If you’ve never programmed before, apply to take Data 94 this spring – and if you have, tell your friends about it! Here’s a short video about it.)

Hi everyone! If you’ve ever been curious about what computer science and data science were all about, but you never intended on taking Data 8 or CS 61A, we have the perfect opportunity for you! (And if you have, please forward this to anyone who might be interested!)

Data 94 (data94.org) is an exciting new course being offered this spring that is designed to introduce students to programming and data science, in a small, personal environment. In Data 94, students will establish fundamental Python programming skills, learn how to work with interesting real-world data, and create their own visualizations. Compared to Data 8, this course will spend most of its time on programming and computational thinking, rather than spending time on statistics and inference; students will be well-equipped to take Data 8 after taking this course.

This is a particularly unique opportunity to learn more about programming and data science in a small class environment (enrollment will be capped to 30 students). In order to enroll, you must fill out the brief application* here. Enrollment is first-come first-serve; the application process only serves to ensure that you are not overqualified to take the course and that you don’t have any time conflicts with the course.

More information can be found on the course website. Some relevant logistical information can be found below; feel free to email the instructor with any questions!

Instructor: Suraj Rampure, rampure@berkeley.edu

Lecture: MWF 11AM-12PM; Lab: F 12PM-1PM
Units: 3
Faculty Advisors: Ani Adhikari, Josh Hug

*Note: The course has not yet officially been scheduled, and is still pending administrative approval for scheduling purposes (though the content has been approved). Students will receive permission codes on CalCentral as soon as the course is officially listed, which will be some time in mid-December.

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11) RBSI Su21

RBSI Su21

Applications are now open for the 2021 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute Program (RBSI). RBSI is an annual, intensive five-week program held each summer at Duke University. The program is designed to introduce the world of doctoral study in political science to undergraduate students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. The program is also open to students who are interested in broadening participation in political science and pursuing scholarship on issues affecting underrepresented groups or issues of tribal sovereignty and governance.

Program dates will be confirmed prior to the application deadline. Additional information about the program and eligibility criteria is available on the RBSI webpage. Please email diversityprograms@apsanet.org with any questions. Applications are due January 15, 2021.

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12) Tutoring Job

Tutoring Job

My name is Lily Rausser and I’m a Campus Ambassador for TutorTree. As a student myself, I understand the challenges of finding a job that allows me to balance work and school. That’s why I want to propose TutorTree for your students!We’re a digitally and financially accessible platform for college students to find pre-screened peer tutors on their campus. With online classes becoming the new norm, virtual tutoring is becoming more and more vital for the success of college studentsWe are currently looking to hire more tutors.Unlike other tutoring companies, our tutors make their own schedules and keep most of the compensation.Would you be willing to share this opportunity with the students that you work with?
If so, the application can be found here.
Thank you,Lily Rausser

UC Berkeley Campus Ambassador

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13) Vol for Stanford Law

Vol for Stanford Law

RESEARCH PROJECT VOLUNTEER, STANFORD LAW SCHOOL

Commitment:

Flexible time period. We hope for volunteers to start immediately and work for however long they are available to contribute to this project.

Description:

Assist with the research of Professors John J. Donohue and Abhay Aneja on ongoing research project, assessing racial disparities in charging and sentencing decisions in Harris County, Texas. This project seeks to replicate a previous study by Donohue published in 2014 about the Connecticut death penalty system and will likely be cited in ongoing civil rights litigation challenging the constitutionality of capital punishment.

As a background to this field of work, various empirical studies have examined racial gaps in capital charging and sentencing in multiple settings. For example, reviews published by the U.S. General Accounting Office and Baldus et al. find that almost all studies published from 1972-2003 suggest that death is more likely to be imposed in capital cases on behalf of white victims. Donohue’s 2014 study examines 205 death-eligible cases in Connecticut from 1973-2007, finding that minority defendants who kill white victims are capitally charged at higher rates than minority defendants who kill minority victims. Philipps (2015) analyzes 504 cases adjudicated in Harris County from 1992 to 1999 in which the defendant was indicted on a capital charge. He finds that the DA’s office is more likely to pursue a death sentence against black defendants than white defendants. This project aims to expand the scope of that conducted by Philipps, assessing all cases in which the defendant could have been convicted for a capital felony.

Volunteer responsibilities in all aspects of the research process include:

  •   Assessment of homicide cases adjudicated in Harris County to determine capital and death eligibility.
  •   Reviewing trial and institutional documents alongside news accounts to collect offense, case, defendant, andvictim related information.
  •   Coding such information in a word document and organizing sources in a project folder.Volunteer qualifications:
  •   Experience using Microsoft Word and Excel.
  •   Acute attention to detail to precisely and accurately collect and record information on each case.
  •   Eagerness to take initiative and solve intricate problems.
  •   Excellent time-management skills and ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  •   Prior research experience and coursework in the empirical social sciences is preferred, but not required.How to volunteer:

    Please email ainayat@law.stanford.edu to express your interest in volunteering. We will then contact you to discuss the project and provide an overview of your role. In your email, please note when you are available to start.

    If you have any additional comments or questions, please feel free to contact the email above.

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14) Fellowship

Fellowship

The John Gardner Public Service Fellowship Program selects three Fellows from the graduating class of UC Berkeley and provides each a $35,000 stipend to work in the governmental or nonprofit organization that most closely fits their public sector interests. Fellows are matched with a senior-level mentor during their 10-month fellowship. Past fellows have been placed at the Department of Justice, UN Global Pulse, and California Governor Newsom’s office. The goal of the John Gardner Fellowship is to provide meaningful postgraduate leadership opportunities for UC Berkeley’s best students.  Applications can be found here.
Deadline to apply: Friday, January 29, 2021.

To receive information on Matsui Center fellowships and programs, please sign up here.  Questions? Contact IGS and Matsui Center Program Manager Sonia Moctezuma, soniamoctezuma@berkeley.edu.

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15) Stronarch Prize

Stronarch Prize

The Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports recent Cal graduates to undertake a public service, creative, or community-based research project in the year following graduation. Recipients are awarded up to $25,000 for projects that serve the public good and heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness.
Application deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021.  The dates and times of upcoming information sessions will be posted on the website. Interested students are highly encouraged to make an appointment with the program manager to discuss their project ideas.

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16) Research Info

Research Info

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop (for those with topics only)
December 17 | 2:30-4 p.m. |  Register here

Haas Scholars Program Info Session
December 17 | 12-1 p.m. |  Register here

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop
December 16 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Please pre-register, using your BERKELEY.EDU email, at the following link

For detailed listings of all events, see the undergraduate research calendar.

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17) CA Legal Studies Jrnl

CA Legal Studies Jrnl

Berkeley Legal Studies Association is currently accepting submissions for the 2021 California Legal Studies Journal.

The California Legal Studies Journal was founded in 1981 as a forum for high-quality undergraduate legal research. Berkeley Legal Studies Association is now accepting submissions for the 2021 California Legal Studies Journal!

Undergraduate students from any major may submit a paper relating to this year’s journal theme of “Democracy”. This is a broad theme; we invite submissions pertaining to any element of a democratic society, including, but not limited to, social and racial equality, human and constitutional rights, civil liberties, voting and elections, and fair and equal representation. If you are unsure whether your paper fits this theme, please submit your paper anyway.

All submissions must be sent to berkeleylegals@gmail.com by 11:59 p.m. PST of January 31, 2021. Please refer to the submission guidelines below:

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions should relate to this year’s journal theme of “Democracy”

  • Submissions should be selected from your upper-division courses and seminars, independent studies, honor thesis, or elsewhere

  • Papers must be a minimum of 5 pages and should follow the MLA style of formatting

  • Send your submissions to berkeleylegals@gmail.com by January 31st

    • In the subject line, write “2021 Journal Submission – First Name Last Name”

    • Please attach your paper as a PDF and as a DOCX

  • In your email please also include

    • Your contact information (email, phone number)

    • An abstract (minimum 100 words)

    • The term when the paper was written

    • Your graduation year

    • Your program of study

  • If you’d like to see previous years’ journals, click here

We look forward to hearing from you and reviewing your submissions. Any questions regarding submissions and/or the California Legal Studies Journal may be sent to berkeleylegals@gmail.com.

Best regards,
Rosie Ward
Chief Editor, California Legal Studies Journal

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18) Su21 LS Courses

Su21 LS Courses

The Summer 2021 Schedule should go live December 10th.
In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak of the courses that we are planning to offer:

Session A: 102, 138, 145, 160, 161, 164
Session D: 100, 110, 132AC, 147, 157, 159, 182

We don’t yet know when Su21 enrollments will begin…usually it’s pretty early in the new year.

Stay tuned.

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Latest News as of 11/5/20

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Dear Legal Studies Majors,
You should be receiving a message from the College of Letters & Science this afternoon regarding P/NP policy for Fa20 and Sp21.

The following contains the Legal Studies P/NP policy for Fa20 and Sp21 with an added bonus of advice.

P/NP Policy – Fa20 and Sp21
The College has decided that courses that fulfill major requirements may be taken for P/NP Fa20 and Sp21.
Courses used to fulfill requirements for the Legal Studies major can be taken for P/NP Fa20 and Sp21, they will count towards the major.

The absolute final deadline with no exceptions to change to P/NP for Fa20 is Friday December 4th. 

Who Should Change to P/NP?
Our best advice is to only change a class to P/NP if you know now that you won’t be able to pass the class with better than a C- minus.
A C-minus or higher is required to earn a Pass.
If you know now that you will not be able to earn any grade points at all, meaning you will be earning an F, you might want to drop the class rather than changing to P/NP.
An NP is calculated as an F in the law school application gpa.
Letter grades are more useful.
You are encouraged to keep your classes for a letter grade if you are doing well in your classes.
If you are experiencing extenuating circumstances, this P/NP safety valve is for you.
More often than not, students who worry about their grade for a class and change to P/NP, end up working just as hard and often find out they would have earned a good grade after all.

Once you change to P/NP, you cannot go back to a letter grade after the deadline, so choose this option very carefully.

Check With Financial Aid

Financial Aid is being more lenient with dropping below 13 units in a semester, but please check with them to be sure you don’t have to pay back any money. 

1/3 Rule
Remember you can have 1/3 of your entire units taken at Cal for P/NP (Sp20 does not count towards this total). 1/3 is a lot and is not necessarily recommended.

If you are going to show your transcripts to anyone later on, letter grades are what you want.

Late Change Policy Fa20

Because you can drop a class Fa20 through December 4th and it won’t count towards your one-time-only Late Change total, you might want to consider dropping rather than earning an NP.

Law School Apps.
Because I know I’ll get questions about how law schools view P/NP, a Berkeley Law admissions staff person says that schools will be more understanding because of the pandemic situation. She advised not to write an addendum to your application for Sp20 because the whole world went to P/NP that semester and it’ll just be redundant info.

You can write an addendum for Fa20 if you choose P/NP due to extenuating circumstances.

Legal Studies Honors Program

If you are planning to apply to the Legal Studies Honors Program, your Legal Studies upper division courses need to be taken for a letter grade, the only exception is Sp20 coursework.

Deadline to Make Late Changes
The deadline to either drop a class or change to P/NP is Friday, December 4th.
It’s the last day of classes, and the last Friday before RRR Week.
You can make these late changes in CalCentral through December 4th.

Burn that into your memory…December 4th…December 4th…

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Latest News as of 10/22/20

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1) UCI Masters Crim, Law & Society
2) Law/Grad School Fair
3) Law School Narrative
4) Peace Corps Info Sess
5) Law School Panel  TONIGHT 10/22
6) Govt, Pub Svc, Law Sess.
7) Legalst Info Sess
8) Trnsfr Student Rsrch Wkshp
9) Court Watch Intrnshp
10) Study Abroad Week
11) I School MIDS Prog
12) Law School Help Videos
13) ASUC Pre-Law Newsletter
14) Cal Stu Cntrl Virtual Frnt Dsk
15) Labor Cntr Info Sess
16) Cal in the Capital
17) Democracy Camp
18) Goldman Schl Course
19) Rsrch Wkshp
20) Law Clerk Job
21) <D/CODE> Innovation Conf
22) Zen Meditation Wkshp
23) Ways to Support Armenian People

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1) UCI Masters Crim, Law & Society

UCI Masters Crim, Law & Society

The School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine offers an online Master of Advanced Study (MAS) degree in Criminology, Law and Society.  Courses are taught by expert faculty members with a curriculum designed to help working professiona

ls advance in their careers and help graduates further their education. The program has raised the standard for online learning with innovative learning platforms that make it easy to interact with instructors.  It is currently ranked No.1 by US News and World Report.

The curriculum emphasizes theoretical and practical applications, central to crime and its control, social policy and the law.   You will be taking courses in Public Policy, Crime and Criminal Justice; White Collar Crime;  Miscarriage of Justice and others.
Learn More

Live Virtual Info Session

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Register

Live Virtual Info Session
Friday, November 20, 2020

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Online via Zoom

Register

Live Virtual Info Session
Friday, November 18, 2020
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Register

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2) Law/Grad School Fair
Law/Grad School Fair
Attend the Graduate & Law School Fair on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 11am-3pm, hosted virtually on Handshake. This event is for students looking to learn more from representatives about Graduate and Law School programs, admissions, and more.
• Gain a real advantage in the application process by getting to know admissions representatives
• Learn about application procedures, prerequisites and what makes an applicant successful
• Find out where graduates from their programs get jobs
Get a head start on your future today!
New this year: Students must register in Handshake to participate in fairs. 
Student Organization Co-Hosts:
Berkeley Chinese Students and Scholar Associations
Cal Actuarial League
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3) Law School Narrative
Law School Narrative

Law School Admissions: How to Craft Your Narrative and Stand Out as a Candidate

Mon, Nov 2 12:00 pm PST – 1:30 pm PST
https://berkeley.joinhandshake.com/events/587890

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4) Peace Corps Info Sess
Peace Corps Info Sess
Peace Corps Information Session and Office Hours

Thu, Oct 22 12:00 pm PDT – 1:30 pm PDT
https://berkeley.joinhandshake.com/events/592953

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5) Law School Panel
Law School Panel

Student Group’s Law School Panel    
Join Phi Alpha Theta for our LAW SCHOOL PANEL
Get your questions answered!
  Why choose law school?
  What is the application process like?
  How do you study for the LSAT?
  What is life in law school like?
When: Thursday October 22, 2020 from 7:00-8:00 PM
       Meeting ID: 935 2071 9560
       Passcode: 161342
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6) Govt, Pub Svc, Law Sess.
Govt, Pub Svc, Law Sess.

Career Connections: Government, Public Service, and Law (Virtual)

Thu, Oct 22 5:00 pm PDT – 7:00 pm PDT

Register
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7) Legalst Info Sess
Legalst Info Sess
If you weren’t able to attend BLSA’s Legal Studies Major Info Session! Don’t worry, we’ve made our recording available to you! Here’s the link to access it:

Topic: BLSA Legal Studies Info Session (date of past event: 9/28/20)

Meeting Recording:

https://berkeley.zoom.us/rec/share/wa9RyD3B7nwvQTYLjt9ppvLX6KwR16cyxrhB-TQ1_2quaIVol-Ka8TX6N6KNeKAb.f4E4rCr4NU-CalaN

Access Passcode: p%ywuz9n

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8) Trnsfr Student Rsrch Wkshp

Trnsfr Student Rsrch Wkshp


Workshop for Transfer Students on Research Opportunities  

I transferred to a research university… now what?
A workshop hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
WHEN: Monday, October 26 at 6:00 PM
Interested in research, but not sure where to begin? Wondering how to get
involved in research from home? This workshop, specifically aimed at supporting
transfer students, will include presentations from social science and STEM
students to give you the information and tools you need to become an
undergraduate researcher!
This workshop is hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships (OURS). It will include a panel consisting of social science and STEM transfer students who have participated in the Haas Scholars Program, SURF, URAP, and independent research projects. We will also have a Q&A session and we plan to follow up this event with additional support and programming for transfer students interested in research, particularly as we enter the big application season remotely.

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9) Court Watch Intrnshp

Court Watch Intrnshp

The Vanguard Court Watch program is seeking interns. The Court Watch has been monitoring and reporting on local court cases for the last decade in Yolo County and has expanded into Sacramento and San Francisco.

Our program is currently looking for interns who can attend virtual court watch sessions two to three times a week to cover criminal trials. Interns would be trained in journalism alongside an experienced Sacramento journalist and develop a journalistic portfolio. 

 Interns must be able to:

– Attend virtual court watch sessions two to three times a week

– Attend a virtual 6:30 pm Monday meeting every week

– Contribute 10 hours a week

– Meet same-day deadlines

To apply, we ask that students send us a copy of their resumes and a cover letter.

Contact Michelle Lagos with questions:  mlagos@davisvanguard.org

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10) Study Abroad Week

Study Abroad Week


Learn about study, intern, and research abroad opportunities through UC Berkeley & the UC system during Study Abroad Week!

Choose from live and pre-recorded sessions from advisers and past study abroad participants.

This virtual Study Abroad Week is UC Berkeley’s largest study abroad event of the year, featuring more than 50 sessions hosted by Berkeley Study Abroad, the UC Education Abroad Program, and other UC campuses.

For more information on session times and descriptions, visit our Sessions page. Each session is a stand-alone event, so you can join us for as many or as few of the sessions as you would like. In addition to our live events, we also have pre-recorded video content that you can view anytime.

New for 2021: Virtual internship and study abroad options.

Learn more at studyabroadweek.berkeley.edu.

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11) I School MIDS Prog

I School MIDS Prog

I School’s 5th Year Master of #Information and Data Science (5th Year MIDS) program, prepares Berkeley undergrads for careers in data science. 5th Year MIDS features a rigorous, multidisciplinary curriculum that draws on insights from social sciences, computer science, statistics, management, and law.

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12) Law School Help Videos

Law School Help Videos


Law School Application Overview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8aY1dvkXUU&t=7s

Law School Admissions Panel: 

Admitted Law Student Panel: 
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13) ASUC Pre-Law Newsletter
ASUC Pre-Law Newsletter
This is a newsletter for pre-law students to complement their educational development of pre-law students at UC Berkeley. As law schools continue to shift their admissions policies and the law field continues to evolve, it is crucial for pre-law students to be up to date with relevant news and have access to all the resources that would be helpful to them.
Sign up for the mailing list here.
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14) Cal Stu Cntrl Virtual Frnt Dsk
Cal Stu Cntrl Virtual Frnt Dsk

CSC is  ready to pilot a virtual front desk. This service will be going live tomorrow (10/07) and will be handled by our student workers with support from Michael and the CSC leadership team.
We will be available Mon- Fri from 9am to 4pm and the CSC Virtual Front Desk link will be posted on the main page of the CSC website as well as the “Contact Us” page.

Topics students can get help with through the CSC’s Virtual Front Desk:

  • Cal Student Central and its services

  • Answering general questions about Financial Aid, Billing, and Office of the Registrar services

  • Help choosing petitions and forms (and guidance in submission)

  • Support navigating which campus office to contact

  • General support as needed

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15) Labor Cntr Info Sess

Labor Cntr Info Sess

My name is Selena, and I work for the UC Berkeley Labor Center. I’m reaching out to let folks know that the Labor Center is running a student-led project to conduct research on the experiences of being a student and a worker. We want to look into a day in the life of student workers on our campus. This will take form in the medium of a short-film and we are looking for footage and/or audio explaining your experiences to present the need for representation of student workers at Cal. We will be hosting a brief info session on Thursday, November 5th at 3PM.

Please reach out to me, Selena Valdez at svaldez@berkeley.edu, if you have any questions.

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16) Cal in the Capital

Cal in the Capital

I am emailing you to ask for your help in getting the word out about Cal in the Capital.

Cal in the Capital (CITC) is a professional development program that prepares a cohort of 70 UC Berkeley students for summer internship opportunities in Washington, D.C. Cal in the Capital interns come from all classes, majors, backgrounds, and areas of interest. To date, more than 3,900 Cal in the Capital interns have served over 1.6 million hours of service in hundreds of professional settings, including Congressional offices, think tanks, non-profit organizations, media centers, private companies, research institutions, and more.

**Due to the uncertainties regarding COVID-19, we are currently recruiting for a remote Spring DeCal and Summer 2021 internship experience. We remain committed to creating a dynamic and engaging CITC experience, filled with internship opportunities, alumni mentorship, industry speakers, and professional development. An official statement regarding the decision of an in-person or virtual summer experience will be made by the UC Washington Center in March 2021 and we will inform all participants as soon as possible.

Learn more about the program and ask previous participants questions at our upcoming information sessions.

Information Sessions

Visit our website: https://publicservice.berkeley.edu/programs/citc

Contact us: calinthecapital@gmail.com

How to apply: https://publicservice.berkeley.edu/cal-capital-application Applications are due November, 7, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST

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17) Democracy Camp

Democracy Camp

Over Cal’s Spring Break, students gain exposure to different facets of a public service career: legislative paths, community organizations, local, state and federal government, and philanthropy. Participants learn from presenters about the opportunities available in these fields and network with presenters and amongst themselves to create a cohort on campus—and beyond—to support their career goals. Click here to learn more.

Feel free to reach out to rcantz@berkeley.edu with any questions!
Deadline to apply: Friday, October 30, 2020 by 4PM

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18) Goldman Schl Course

Goldman Schl Course

My name is Selena, and I work for the UC Berkeley Labor Center. I’m reaching out because this Spring 2021, we are offering Public Policy 190: Field Studies in Community and Labor Organizing and Public Policy 290: Challenges & Innovation in Labor Policy. Both courses are taught by Dr. Anibel Ferus-Comelo through the Goldman School of Public Policy.

PubPol 190: This field study course is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in social and economic justice, and seek to earn academic credit while gaining experience in organizing. Building upon the Labor Center’s popular Labor Summer program, it allows students to apply existing organizing skills or acquire new knowledge in community and labor organizations. Once enrolled, students will be matched with our community partners that promote the interests of working families in the Bay Area. Classroom-based guided reflection, skills development, career information, and engagement with current debates will complement the fieldwork. This experience can open the door to life-long careers as organizers, researchers, policy analysts, political lobbyists, communication specialists and influential leaders in the labor movement.

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19) Rsrch Wkshp

Rsrch Wkshp

This workshop is hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships (OURS). It will include a panel consisting of social science and STEM transfer students who have participated in the Haas Scholars Program, SURF, URAP, and independent research projects. We will also have a Q&A session and we plan to follow up this event with additional support and programming for transfer students interested in research, particularly as we enter the big application season remotely.
WHEN: Monday, October 26th at 6:00 PM
WHERE: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/99455754564
Interested in research, but not sure where to begin? Wondering how to get
involved in research from home? This workshop, specifically aimed at supporting
transfer students, will include presentations from social science and STEM
students to give you the information and tools you need to become an
undergraduate researcher!
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20) Law Clerk Job
Law Clerk Job

Office Manager/Law Clerk Job in West Oakland

The Law Offices of Charles Drexler is a small, but busy estate planning and business law office looking for an office manager/law clerk to help with file management, clerical tasks, and legal services. This is a part time position starting as early as November 2020, with potential to change to full-time starting summer 2021 (great for graduating seniors). No prior law experience is necessary. This is not a remote position, as we are taking safety precautions to work in the office.

Duties include but are not limited to:

– Open, maintain and close files for various matters including estate planning, probate, trust administration, conservatorships, Limited Liability Companies, and CA Corporations

– Assist with monthly billing tasks

– Draft LLC/Corporation and Estate Plan documents

– Prepare documents for court filings

– Answer phones and maintain client relationships

Hours: Flexible hours- 10-15 hours to start, potential for full-time starting summer 2021

Require Skills:

–          Excellent reading, writing, and word processing skills

–          Should be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite

–          Prior experience is a plus, but not required

HOW TO APPLY: If interested in this position, please send your resume to Eva Drexler at eva@drexlerlaw.com.

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21) <D/CODE> Innovation Conf
<D/CODE> Innovation Conf
ON: 24 & 25 October 2020, AT: 5:00PM PST
Don’t miss out this October! Hear top executives from Zoom, Y Combinator, Dropbox, eBay and Khan Academy among others share virtually on future opportunities, innovation, and entrepreneurship at
 
<D/CODE> Innovation Conference on Sat, Oct 24 and Sun, Oct 25 at 5 pm PST.
If you ever wondered what the future of businesses and industries will be like post-COVID, or are worried about future job opportunities, not only will <D/CODE> Innovation Conference answer some of those pressing questions, you will also be able to gain a head start over your peers from the knowledge gained.
Use promo code DECODE to unlock your FREE conference pass and other heavily discounted benefits! Don’t regret missing out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!
Secure your conference pass:
Topics include:
Future of Work & Education in a Digital World
Priscilla Barolo (Head of Communications @ Zoom)
Christyna Serrano (Director of Faculty Engagement & Digital Lead @ Singularity University & UC Berkeley)
Tech & Innovation Landscape
Michael Seibel (CEO @ Y Combinator; Board Member @ Reddit)
Don’t Follow Your Passion
Kanjun Qiu (Co-Founder & CEO @ Sourceress; Ex-Chief of Staff @ Dropbox)
Future of Retail
Ming Lu (CTO @ eBay Classifieds Group Emerging Markets)
Future of Education
Sal Khan (CEO & Founder @ Khan Academy)
…and many others!
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22) Zen Meditation Wkshp
Zen Meditation Wkshp
My name is Ping-Chen and I am the primary contact of Heart Chan Berkeley group, an RSO in UC Berkeley. We used to work with the Graduate Student Wellness Project to offer meditation workshops on campus. On Mondays there is a free online meditation class for the UC Berkeley community, with the hope to help with this difficult situation.
If you could share this information with your students, it would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you!

We eat and sleep to sustain our health, maybe exercise to look and feel better, read or study to stimulate the mind. The activity of our life is much like a piece of music. If it’s all activity, it’s just noise. When we integrate “rests” into the music, it becomes a dynamic beautiful expression. Zen /Chan allows us to find the sync between activity and inactivity, form and formless, to allow our life experience to be a beautiful and fulfilling expression of life.

This is an eight-week series that covers fundamentals of Zen/Chan meditation for the UC Berkeley community, hopefully helping participants to establish and incorporate meditation into their daily routines and benefit from it. Step-by-step instructions will be given in this class. Anyone with or without meditation experience is welcome to join.

  • Time: Mondays 6:00-7:30pm Pacific Time, until November 16, 2020
  • Location: Online at Zoom (meeting ID: 954 7350 9703, passcode: heartchan)
  • This class is free and no registration is required

COVID-19 era: Please find a quiet place you feel safe and can relax for the period of time for each class. Treat each session as if you were in a room with the teacher and other participants. Don’t let the mind create the separation that doesn’t have to be there. We will be connected when we meditate together. For more information, please refer to the Callink page.

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23) Ways to Support Armenian People

Ways to Support Armenian People

The Cal Armenian Student Association has a document created with email templates if students wish to email professors, media, or campus administrators. The link to that is as follows:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/14GEDrMYaHnxsNF5XytMeviGv9vq6ycJUVApTyPdRzAM/edit

The following includes links to donation cites and petitions to sign:

AGBU: will be matching the next 5 million dollars donated through them for the himnadram – https://agbu.org/aid4artsakh/

Himnadram: if you would rather donate directly https://www.himnadram.org/en

ArmeniaFund: working with Code3Angeles to send medical equipment, sleeping bags, tourniquet sets, etc. – https://armeniafund.ejoinme.org/donate

Code3Angels via Cal ASA: we will be matching up to $1000 – Visit FB “CAL Armenian Student Association”

Students can also refer to the CalASA Instagram for more information.

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Latest News as of 9/28/20

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1) BLSA Legalst Event TONIGHT!!
2) Racial Justice Talk
3) Connect-In-Place
 4) Campaign Intrnshp
 5) SLC Writing Help
 6) Law School Admssns Pnl
7) Career Center Peer Advice
 8) Cal-in-Sacramento
9) Democracy Camp
 10) Fllwshp/Grants for Rsrch
11) Analyst Job
12) Data Peer Cnsling
13) Career Help
14) Ntwrk w/Alumni
15) UCI Masters Prog
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1) BLSA Legalst Event TONIGHT!
BLSA Legalst Event TONIGHT!
Interested in majoring in Legal Studies? Want to know more about Legal Studies classes?
BLSA will be hosting the first-ever Legal Studies major info session on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 AT 6 PM! Come through to learn what prerequisites you need to fulfill, what classes the major offers, and more!
GUEST SPEAKERS:
-Lauri: Legal Studies major advisor (main point of contact for questions about the major, applying for the major, notifying students of opportunities, and keeping track of your requirements)
-Professor Jonathan Marshall: Director of the Legal Studies Department and Legal Studies professor
-Professor Jonathan Simon: Legal Studies professor who focuses primarily on criminal justice and mass incarceration
-Angelica Lee: Legal Studies major and BLSA Vice President
Check out the event here at our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/321732469109796 , and follow us on Instagram @berkeleylegalstudies_ for up-to-date information and to meet our exec board!
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2) Racial Justice Talk

Racial Justice Talk

Black and Jewish: Conversations About Race, Identity, Community Relations and Commitments to Social Justice
Join us in a multi-event discussion on the history of Black and Jewish relations. The series will address such topics as the history of Black-Jewish alliances from the civil-rights era to today, the role of the Jewish community in the Black Lives Matter movement, and experiences of Black Jews and intersectionality within the fight for racial justice.
Part 2: Racial Justice, Jews of Color, Jewish Community: A Talk with Ilana Kaufman
9/30 | 4-5 PM | Zoom Webinar | RSVP | Share on Facebook
Join The Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies Wednesday, September 30th to hear Ilana Kaufman, Executive Director of the Jews of Color Initiative, discuss the persisting challenges of Black-Jewish relations in America. Touching upon issues of intergroup relations, partisan isolation, and the Jewish community’s role in the Black Lives Matter Movement, Ilana will speak to the overarching importance of the Black-Jewish alliance, and the steps she believes are needed to strengthen it.
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3) Connect-In-Place
Connect-In-Place

Hello! My name is Sukh, and I am a junior at UC Berkeley. This summer, I worked with a team of my peers to create Connect-In-Place, a free virtual program for middle and high schoolers, with college students teaching classes ranging from coding to Bollywood dance to stress management! You can learn more about us at our website:connectinplace.org <http://connectinplace.org/>.

As distance learning is continuing this fall, we are currently recruiting college student instructors for our 4th session (October 19 to November 13).  More instructors means more free classes for students around the world! So far, we’ve served 2,500+ youth in classes led by 200+ instructors, and we’re looking to scale our impact further.

Applications are currently open, and interviews for session 4 are being held.

Best regards,
Sukh Kaur
Co-Head of Internal Recruitment

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4) Campaign Intrnshp
Campaign Intrnshp

Campaign & Project Management (CPM) Internship

Virtual Internship Program Focused on Professional Development & Winning Battleground Campaigns

The Campaign & Project Management Internship is a virtual internship program focused on professional development, project management training, campaign experiences including digital organizing, political advocacy, and virtual networking with a national political campaign. Interns will have an opportunity to work with experienced consultants and campaign professionals, and to learn best practices in political organizing and communications.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Digital Organizing: Learning innovative methods to organize our next generation into political action.
Advocacy & Direct Engagement: Learning advanced skills in voter engagement & direct marketing.
Project Management: Learning skills and tools to develop and manage campaign projects.
Campaign Consulting: Learning best practices in campaign strategy development & implementation.
Virtual Network: Developing a multi-state virtual network of campaign professionals & activist leaders.

 EXPECTATIONS
– Work 10-12 hours per week (flexible self-scheduled hours)
– Participate in weekly professional development workshops and training seminars
– Develop skills in the following: project management, campaign strategy development, advocacy, virtual/digital organizing, communications, content development, and strategic planning

BENEFITS
Successful interns will be eligible for:
 Leadership Positions & Opportunities
– Letter of Recommendation
– Professional Reference
– Internship Credit for Applicable Majors
– Professional Development Workshops & Seminars

INSTRUCTIONS
Please send resume to Michael Miller at michael@flipthewest.com
Please title subject line: Intern Applicant – “Your Name”

Please submit your application ASAP

Final application deadline: Friday, October 2 at 11.55 PM PDT

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5) SLC Writing Help
SLC Writing Help

This week, we especially want to highlight our 30-minute drop-in and 50-minute appointment options. As deadlines approach and assignments accumulate, drop-in sessions are a low-stakes way for students to gain perspective and direction. They are perfect for getting a paper off the ground, clarifying a thesis, or making a plan for further writing progress.

Appointments, meanwhile, can be scheduled on the same day or in advance. For students looking to revise a draft or enrich their argumentation, these sessions provide the necessary depth of engagement to support focused progress.

SLC Writing Program Services

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6) Law School Admssns Pnl

Law School Admssns Pnl

[Virtual] Law School Admissions Panel

Wed, Sep 30 4:00 pm PDT – 5:30 pm PDT
https://berkeley.joinhandshake.com/events/501126

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7) Career Center Peer Advice
Career Center Peer Advice
Did you know that you can meet with a peer advisor during our drop in hours between 12:00-4:00PM, every Monday through Friday? Just check in at our virtual reception desk HERE.
Drop ins are quick, 15 minute sessions and our peer advisors can support you on topics such as:
  • Career Center Services Overview
  • Resume and/or cover letter writing
  • Interviewing skills
  • LinkedIn
  • How to Use and Maximize Handshake
To learn more about our peer advisors and the services they provide, click HERE.
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8) Cal-in-Sacramento

Cal-in-Sacramento

Each year the Matsui Center’s Cal-in-Sacramento program sends approximately 30 Cal students to California’s capital for eight-week public service internships. Cal-in-Sacramento is the University of California’s largest — and one of the nation’s most prestigious — campus-based public service internship programs. Click here to learn more.
Deadline to apply: Friday, October 23, 2020 by 4PM
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9) Democracy Camp
Democracy Camp
 

Over Cal’s Spring Break, students gain exposure to different facets of a public service career: legislative paths, community organizations, local, state and federal government, and philanthropy. Participants learn from presenters about the opportunities available in these fields and network with presenters and amongst themselves to create a cohort on campus—and beyond—to support their career goals. Click here to learn more.
Deadline to apply: Friday, October 30, 2020 by 4PM

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10) Fllwshp/Grants for Rsrch
Fllwshp/Grants for Rsrch
The Matsui Local Government Fellowship offers students the opportunity to get firsthand municipal experience in California’s political and policy making communities. Matsui Center staff help place students in a local government internship of their choice. The internship involves full-time work during the summer and students receive a $1000 stipend to help with living costs and transportation. Click here to learn more.
Deadline to apply: Monday, February 15, 2020 by 4PM

Charles H. Percy Undergraduate Grant for Public Affairs Research:
The Institute of Governmental Studies will award up to four research grants in the amount of $500 each to UC Berkeley undergraduate students who are conducting research on an aspect of American politics, including public opinion, electoral behavior, civic participation, government institutions, social movements, and public policy. Click here to learn more.
Deadline to apply: Monday, November 30, 2020 by 4PM

Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship:
The Institute of Governmental Studies will award three Synar Graduate Research Fellowships of $3,000 each. The Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship is awarded to distinguished UC Berkeley graduate students who are writing their dissertations on an aspect of American politics, including comparative research across nations with the United States as a major case. Click here to learn more.
Deadline to apply: Monday, November 30, 2020 by 4PM

The John Gardner Public Service Fellowship Program selects three Fellows from the graduating class of UC Berkeley and provides each a $35,000 stipend to work in the governmental or nonprofit organization that most closely fits their public sector interests. Fellows are matched with a senior-level mentor during their 10-month fellowship. Past fellows have been placed at the Department of Justice, UN Global Pulse, and California Governor Newsom’s office. The goal of the John Gardner Fellowship is to provide meaningful postgraduate leadership opportunities for UC Berkeley’s best students.  Applications can be found here.
Deadline to apply: Friday, January 29, 2021.

To receive information on Matsui Center fellowships and programs, please sign up here.  Questions? Contact IGS and Matsui Center Program Manager Sonia Moctezuma, soniamoctezuma@berkeley.edu.

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11) Analyst Job
Analyst Job
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is recruiting this fall for the Director’s Financial Analyst position, and we want to encourage graduating seniors to apply. Would you be willing to forward the information below to any students in your department who may be interested? We are hiring for positions that begin in July 2021, and Class of 2021, 2020, and 2019 graduates are eligible to apply.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem-solving skills while helping to make markets for consumer financial products work for Americans. Members of the Director’s Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. As a result, in a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the Bureau does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants.
All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau.
We are recruiting for positions that begin after the 2020-2021 academic year.

Director’s Financial Analysts have used the program to develop their professional skills and grow their public service networks within a collaborative cohort environment. Alumni of the DFA program have moved on to graduate programs (e.g. Stanford Law, Princeton MPP, Dartmouth MBA), public sector opportunities (e.g. DC city government, Federal Reserve Banks), private industry, and other divisions within the CFPB.

HOW TO APPLY

To officially apply, students will need to do so at https://www.consumerfinance.gov/careers during our live application window on USAJobs. The window will be from October 19th – November 13th. Students who send an email demonstrating interest will be notified when the application becomes available.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please encourage interested students to send an email to CFPB_DFA_Program@cfpb.gov. If they have additional questions about the position or the application process, they can also reach out to me at Malik.Diaw@cfpb.gov.

The Bureau will be hosting information sessions about the DFA Program and the application process, including a question-and-answer period, conducted over WebEx. They will take place on the following dates:

Session 1:  Tuesday, October 6, 2020 (6PM Eastern)
https://cfpbgov.webex.com/cfpbgov/k2/j.php?MTID=t3fe05159924d59c0711c72cf1531e5c2
Session 2:  Friday, October 23, 2020 (12PM Eastern)
https://cfpbgov.webex.com/cfpbgov/k2/j.php?MTID=ta9086d587c2feb9976637a65a17dad5f
Session 3:  Monday, November 2, 2020 (2PM Eastern)
https://cfpbgov.webex.com/cfpbgov/k2/j.php?MTID=t0e4e834580badbcccbf448f8a79e4c18
Session 4:  Thursday, November 12, 2020 (5PM Eastern)
https://cfpbgov.webex.com/cfpbgov/k2/j.php?MTID=t1c3cffc2614b0a5a48ed89b3f212e1c2

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12) Data Peer Cnsling
Data Peer Cnsling

Data Peer Consulting Program is in the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society. Our program strives to help make data science accessible across the broader campus community, by aiming to help any UC Berkeley affiliated persons with anything that involves data such as research, projects, or modules. Regardless of your field of study, experience, or background we wish to make data science available to all.

Data Peer Consulting Services

Data Peer Consulting is available this fall (started September 8!) to help you with all of your Jupyter notebook, SQL, data visualization, and other data science needs for free (we’re funded by the Student Tech Fund). Visit our website to learn more about the peer consultants and to find one that can help you! Our services include:

  • Virtual Office Hours

    • Open M-F, 11am – 4pm

  • Appointment Consultations

  • Workshops, Mini Projects, Collaborations

    • Stay tuned on our Facebook Page to learn about upcoming workshops

    • Email us if you’d like to connect!

http://data.berkeley.edu/

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13) Career Help

Career Help

Know Yourself for L&S: Exploring Your Interests & Skills to Identify Careers

Thu, Oct 1 4:00 pm PDT – 5:30 pm PDT
https://berkeley.joinhandshake.com/events/536890

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14) Ntwrk w/Alumni

Ntwrk w/Alumni

Hear the stories of Cal alums, current students, and recent alums from the Class of 2020 in this multi-industry networking event! Homecoming Connect will feature alums sharing their career tips and post-grad life advice.
This virtual panel will be followed up by breakout networking rooms where alums can connect and discuss various topics. This is a great opportunity for students to connect and alums to reconnect with the Cal community.
Sponsored by: Cal Student Philanthropy, Next Generation Philanthropy, The Career Center

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15) UCI Masters Prog

UCI Masters Prog

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2021

The School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine offers an online Master of Advanced Study (MAS) degree in Criminology, Law and Society.  Courses are taught by expert faculty members with a curriculum designed to help working professionals advance in their careers and help graduates further their education. The program has raised the standard for online learning with innovative learning platforms that make it easy to interact with instructors.  It is currently ranked No.1 by US News and World Report.

The curriculum emphasizes theoretical and practical applications, central to crime and its control, social policy and the law.   You will be taking courses in Public Policy, Crime and Criminal Justice; White Collar Crime;  Miscarriage of Justice and others.

Live Virtual Info Session

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Online via Zoom

Live Virtual Info Session
Friday, November 20, 2020
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Online via Zoom

Live Virtual Info Session
Friday, November 18, 2020
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Online via Zoom

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Latest News as of 9/14/20

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1) Copwatch DeCal TONIGHT!!!

2) Berkeley Law Open House Today!!!

3) Careers in Patent Law
 4) Job for Grad
5)Open Seats in Natamst
 6) Daily Cal Hiring
7) LS Major in the News!
 8) 1st Gen Career Series
 9) Career Peer Advsrs
 10) SLC
11) GP&P Minor Info Sess.
12) Nrthwstrn Jrnl
13) Teach for Splash
14) Black & Jewish
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1) Copwatch DeCal

Copwatch DeCal

Starts tonight!!!
The facilitators of the Legal Studies 198 – Copwatch: Community Based Accountability Decal are highly encouraging students to enroll in the class. The class description is as follows:
Through a combination of class presentations by leading activists in the alternative justice movement and direct field monitoring of police on duty, students will experience first hand the complex issues faced by residents caught between high crime in their neighborhoods and the dangers that racial profiling, civil and human rights abuses bring to the community. Students will be trained in basic criminal procedure, power analysis, and techniques for observing police activity. In addition, students will examine the history and origins of police, resistance movements, and community based alternatives to the justice system as we know it.
The class will be on Mondays from 5-6:30pm with a start date of Monday, September 14. The syllabus can be found by clicking HERE. Students will receive 2-units for their participation. You can reach out to Tommy (they/she) at tc2000@berkeley.edu and Noah (he/him) at nbbrown@berkeley.edu if you have questions.
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2) Berkeley Law Open House
Berkeley Law Open House

Berkeley Law Open House, September 14-16

Join us for our 3rd Annual (virtual) Berkeley Law Open House, exclusively for UC Berkeley students. Thinking about going to law school? Want to experience a law school class and hear about the law student experience? We hope you will join us for three evenings of sessions designed to introduce you to Berkeley Law and prepare you to apply. Registration is required and is limited to current UC Berkeley students. To register, click on the session link below. All times are PDT.

Monday, September 14

5pm Admissions Information Session: Learn about the law school application process, timeline, requirements, and how to prepare to apply.

6pm Financing Your Legal Education:  Learn about the cost of law school, financial resources available, public interest funding, and other ways to help pay for your legal education.

Tuesday, September 15

5pm Mock law class with Professor Catherine FiskEmployment Law: Should Laws Protect Interns, Volunteers, or App-Based and Other Gig Workers?

Wednesday, September 16

5pm Law Student Panel: Hear from current law students who attended UC Berkeley for their undergraduate degree.

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3) Careers in Patent Law
Careers in Patent Law

Wed, Sep 16 5:00 pm PDT – 6:30 pm PDT

https://berkeley.joinhandshake.com/events/553306

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4) Job for Grad
Job for Grad

The Office of Congressman Ted W. Lieu seeks an organized, detail-oriented, and responsible individual with previous scheduling experience to serve as Scheduler in our Washington, DC office.

Responsibilities include managing and maintaining the Congressman’s daily schedule in Washington and Los Angeles, organizing and tracking invitations, planning travel arrangements, keeping the Congressman on schedule throughout the day, and various administrative tasks.  This is not an entry level position; it requires someone who is able to be on call and available to assist the Member after regular business hours. Candidates should have prior experience in a similar role, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a sense of humor.

To apply please send a resume, references, and cover letter to Lieu.Staff@mail.house.gov with “Scheduler” in the subject line. No calls or drop-ins please.  Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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5) Open Seats in Natamst
Open Seats in Natamst
NATAMST 100 “Native American Law”
Monday 3-6pm
Instructor: Joseph Myers, joemyers@berkeley.edu
Course Number: 22791
NATAMST 102 “Critical Native American Legal and Policy Studies”
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-11am
Instructor: Thomas Biolsi, biolsit@berkeley.edu
Course Number: 26229
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6) Daily Cal Hiring
Daily Cal Hiring
The Daily Californian, Berkeley’s student-run newspaper, is recruiting writers, copy editors and business leaders for more than 20 different positions! Recognized as one of the top college newspapers in the country, the Daily Cal trains its 300+ person staff in areas of journalism, media, business and other professional industries.
Learn about the application process and meet editors and managers at our virtual hiring events:

Business/Tech Info Session: Monday, Sept. 14, 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Editorial Info Session: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Application Workshop: Sept. 17, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Applications are found at apply.dailycal.org and are due Friday, Sept. 18 at 11:59 p.m. Contact hiring@dailycal.org with any questions.

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7) LS Major in the News!
LS Major in the News!
Check out this article and be inspired.
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8) 1st Gen Career Series
1st Gen Career Series

[Virtual] First Generation Career Series: Keynote Event

Wed, Sep 16 3:30 pm PDT – 5:00 pm PDT
https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/94701386485

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9) Career Peer Advsrs
Career Peer Advsrs

Career Peer Advisor Drop-Ins Now Available!
Starting on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, you can virtually meet with a peer advisor between 12:00-4:00PM, Monday through Friday via the following Zoom link:
Drop ins are quick, 15 minute sessions and our peer advisors can support you on topics such as:
  • Career Center Services Overview
  • Resume and/or cover letter writing
  • Interviewing skills
  • LinkedIn
  • How to Use and Maximize Handshake
To learn more about our peer advisors and the services they provide, click HERE.
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10) SLC
SLC
The SLC Language Exchange Program is excited to invite language learners to join us for Fall 2020! Our formats are designed to provide students with the utmost flexibility as they further hone their communication skills. What’s more, joining our program is an excellent way to build community with Golden Bears all around the globe. Since transitioning to virtual services last Spring, we have connected more than 250 language enthusiasts to practice their conversation skills, expand their cultural horizons, and forge meaningful connections.
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11) GP&P Minor Info Sess.
GP&P Minor Info Sess.

Cal Students,

We invite you to learn about the Global Poverty & Practice Minor!

The GPP Minor introduces students to the theoretical frameworks, methods, and practical skills necessary to engage with global poverty and inequality in effective ways.

The minor requires five courses and a “Practice Experience.”  This experience is a central component of the minor in which students partner with domestic or international non-governmental or community organizations, government agencies, or other poverty or development programs, on various dimensions of poverty action – from food security and sustainable technologies to economic justice and grass-roots political power.  The combination of the coursework for the minor and this real world experience allows students to connect theories and practices of poverty action. Funding is available to support students’ practice experiences.

The deadline to declare the minor this semester is Wednesday, October 14th.  There are no prerequisites required to declare.

The Declaration Form and additional information about the minor can be found at: http://blumcenter.berkeley.edu/gppminor.

Information Sessions about the minor will be held on Zoom at the following times (Zoom sessions linked):

All Info Session Details can also be found on the GPP Website.

Contact gppminor@berkeley.edu with any questions.

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12) Nrthwstrn Jrnl

Nrthwstrn Jrnl

Journal Submission Guidelines

Submissions for the Spring 2021 Issue are Now Open

The Northwestern Undergraduate Online Journal is Northwestern’s premier undergraduate legal publication. We are entirely managed and staffed by Northwestern University students. It is our mission to highlight the scholarly works of undergraduate students by providing a forum to debate and analyze legal issues. We strive for an interdisciplinary approach to the law, publishing works addressing topics including but not limited to, Supreme Court cases, patent law, legal precedents and history, medical law, and more.

The NULJ does not honor any personal attacks or articles with offensive content or language. We reserve the right to remove any articles that violate our guidelines. Selections for the NULJ are competitive and selective. If you have any questions about why your article was not selected, feel free to email nulj@u.northwestern.edu for feedback.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must be 20 to 100 double-spaced pages, not including citations and Works Cited.

  • We only accept works written from undergraduate students. Authors from the classes of 2018, 2019, and 2020 may submit manuscripts written during their undergraduate years.

  • All submissions must include a Works Cited section. All works will be published in accordance with the Bluebook citation style The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015), copyright by the Columbia Law Review Association, the Harvard Law Review Association, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal. Accepted manuscripts will have both the text and citations edited to conform to the Bluebook citation style.

  • Authors may submit multiple works.

  • Papers need not be on American law; they can be on the laws or legal system of any country.

  • We accept senior theses, past class assignments, and independently researched works.

  • Senior theses should be submitted in their entirety; we prefer completed pieces to excerpts.

How to Submit

All works must be submitted using this form. Submissions for the Journal should be double-spaced in a Microsoft Word document and should include footnotes as well as a Works Cited section. Works submitted as PDFs will not be accepted.

In the document, please also include the following information:

  • Your name

  • Current email address

  • Title

  • 250-word abstract

Deadline: 11:59 PM CST on Monday, January 25, 2021

Journal Submission Guidelines
Submissions for the Spring 2021 Issue are Now Open

The Northwestern Undergraduate Online Journal is Northwestern’s premier undergraduate legal publication. We are entirely managed and staffed by Northwestern University students. It is our mission to highlight the scholarly works of undergraduate students by providing a forum to debate and analyze legal issues. We strive for an interdisciplinary approach to the law, publishing works addressing topics including but not limited to, Supreme Court cases, patent law, legal precedents and history, medical law, and more.

The NULJ does not honor any personal attacks or articles with offensive content or language. We reserve the right to remove any articles that violate our guidelines. Selections for the NULJ are competitive and selective. If you have any questions about why your article was not selected, feel free to email nulj@u.northwestern.edu for feedback.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must be 20 to 100 double-spaced pages, not including citations and Works Cited.

  • We only accept works written from undergraduate students. Authors from the classes of 2018, 2019, and 2020 may submit manuscripts written during their undergraduate years.

  • All submissions must include a Works Cited section. All works will be published in accordance with the Bluebook citation style The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015), copyright by the Columbia Law Review Association, the Harvard Law Review Association, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal. Accepted manuscripts will have both the text and citations edited to conform to the Bluebook citation style.

  • Authors may submit multiple works.

  • Papers need not be on American law; they can be on the laws or legal system of any country.

  • We accept senior theses, past class assignments, and independently researched works.

  • Senior theses should be submitted in their entirety; we prefer completed pieces to excerpts.

How to Submit

All works must be submitted using this form. Submissions for the Journal should be double-spaced in a Microsoft Word document and should include footnotes as well as a Works Cited section. Works submitted as PDFs will not be accepted.

In the document, please also include the following information:

  • Your name

  • Current email address

  • Title

  • 250-word abstract

Deadline: 11:59 PM CST on Monday, January 25, 2021

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13) Teach for Splash
Teach for Splash

Instill your passion about any subject to high schoolers around the Bay Area! Splash is a student organization that brings over 400 high school students to Berkeley’s campus for a day of unlimited learning through classes taught by Berkeley students (YOU)! This year, Splash will be online via Zoom on Saturday, October 31st 2020

Splash is a low-commitment, high impact educational outreach opportunity that also gives you agency on your course. You choose the topic, how many students can enroll in your class, and how many sessions you teach throughout the day. If you would like to teach with others, you can also have co-facilitator(s) in a course.
If you or your friend(s) are interested in teaching a course to high school students, sign up to register as a teacher here.
The tentative deadline to sign up to teach a class is October 1st!
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at splash.berkeley@gmail.com.

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14) Black & Jewish

Black & Jewish

Black and Jewish: Conversations About Race, Identity, Community Relations and Commitments to Social Justice
Join us in a multi-event discussion on the history of Black and Jewish relations. The series will address such topics as the history of Black-Jewish alliances from the civil-rights era to today, the role of the Jewish community in the Black Lives Matter movement, and experiences of Black Jews and intersectionality within the fight for racial justice.
Part 1: Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960’s 
9/10 | already happened…
 
Part 2: Racial Justice, Jews of Color, Jewish Community: A Talk with Ilana Kaufman
9/30 | 4-5 PM | Zoom Webinar | RSVP | Share on Facebook
Ilana Kaufman is the Executive Director of the Jews of Color Initiative. She formerly served as the  Public Affairs and Civic Engagement Director, East Bay, Jewish Community Relations Council.

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Latest News as of 8/31/20

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1) Fri 9/4 Drop W/out Fee
2) Kappa Alpha Pi 8/31
3) Depositions!
4) Calapalooza
5) Perennial Jrnl
6) IIS Fllwshp
7) Berkeley Law Open House
8) On The Same Page
9) Canadian Studies Prog.
10) STEP
11) Intrnshp
12) Blueprint Job
13) CalTeach
14) BIJLIS Events/Progs/Fllwshps
15) Virtual Intrvws
16) CaHPSA
17) IGS Programs
18) UCDC Remote Prog
19) Pre-Law Event Fri 9/4
20) Eleven Journal Positions

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1) Fri 9/4 Drop W/out Fee

Fri 9/4 Drop W/out Fee

Friday 9/4 is the deadline to drop a class without a $10 fee.

Sometimes people think this Friday is the absolute last day to drop a class…it isn’t…you have unitl 9/16 to drop, but after this Friday, you will be assessed a $10 fee. Make sure you drop any unwanted courses by Friday.

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2) Kappa Alpha Pi

Kappa Alpha Pi

Come meet me (virtually) for Kappa Alpha Pi’s Fall 2020 Recruitment!

If you would like to join a tight-knit community of ambitious pre-law students at UC Berkeley, we are just a click away. Kappa Alpha Pi provides members with greater knowledge of the legal field, comprehensive professional development, and brothers and sisters who will guide you through it all. Join us from wherever you may be this semester, Berkeley and beyond.

Recruitment Timeline:

Meet the Chapter– 8/31

5:00-6:30 PM PST

Business Casual

Social Night– 9/02

5:00-6:30 PM PST

Campus Casual

Legal Night– 9/04

5:00-6:30 PM PST

Business Casual

Application Due- 9/06

11:59 PM PST

Sign up for recruitment updates: https://tinyurl.com/yxffk2p3

Check out our website: kapiucb.com/fall2020 for more details!

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3) Depositions!

Deposititons!

Legal Studies Fall 2020 Announcement: An Opportunity for Undergrads to Participate in a Berkeley Law JD Skills Class with the OPTION of earning 1 unit of LS 199 Individual Research Credit

In Fall 2020, undergraduates will have a unique opportunity to play the role of witnesses in a Berkeley Law JD Professional Skills Class (Depositions: Law 246.3), taught by Professor Henry Hecht.

Professor Hecht seeks six (6) students to serve as role-playing witnesses.  Students selected will be expected to prepare in advance by reading a witness statement and a very limited amount of background material.  Witnesses will then be expected to participate in six (6) classes Tuesday afternoon classes from 3:35 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., on September 15, September 22, October 13, October 20, November 10, and November 17, 2020.  During those sessions, you will play the role of a witness for either the plaintiff or the defendant in a mock case.  Students selected must be able to commit to attending all six (6) Tuesday afternoon classes.

Professor Hecht’s Depositions course is a lawyering skills course, in which Berkeley Law students, working in small groups, simulate the process of preparing witnesses for their depositions and then taking as well as defending their depositions.  Practicing Bay Area lawyers attend these sessions, observe the law students in action, and critique their performances.  (Note: A deposition is a pre-trial legal procedure in which witnesses in a civil lawsuit answer questions by the opposing parties under oath, typically in a law office.)

Playing the role of a witness will allow you to gain insight into the US system of civil litigation and to see it in operation.  In addition, it will provide a chance to meet and talk with Berkeley Law students and Bay Area attorneys.  Finally, witnesses will earn a $50.00 Amazon gift card for their service.

To Apply:

Please apply by e-mail to Professor Hecht at hhecht@law.berkeley.edu, by no later than Thursday, September 3, at 5:00 p.m.  Please include the words “Application to be a Witness” and your last name in the subject line of your e-mail.  In your cover message, please include a brief statement about why you are interested in taking part in this class; and attach your resume.

Students’ applications will be reviewed by Professor Hecht, and he will notify students of his decisions by no later than Friday, September 4, at 5:00 p.m.

OPTION: Earn 1 Unit of LS 199 Course Credit for Supervised Independent Research with Professor Perry

Students who choose this OPTION have the opportunity to earn one unit of LS 199 P/NP course credit for their service as a witness in Professor Hecht’s Depositions class under the supervisor of Professor Perry.  In order to earn this supervised independent research credit, students will be required to do some additional readings on the civil litigation process and on the participant observation method, which are described below.  At the end of the semester, students selecting this option must submit a paper of at least ten pages in length, exclusive of notes and bibliography.  The requirements for the LS 199 course credit, offered by Professor Perry, are described below.

Requirements for LS 199 credit:

  1. Attend all six (6) class role playing sessions, and prepare for the role plays;
  2. Take notes on what you did and what you observed, preferably in a small note pad, organized by the date of the session; and submit the raw, handwritten pages along with your final paper;
  3. Read materials, posted on bCourses, on participant observation methods; and consider how those method(s) apply to your own experience;
  4. Read two chapters, posted on bCourses, from Robert Kagan’s Adversarial Legalism: The American Way of Law, focusing especially on Chapter 6, which mentions depositions;
  5. Papers will be graded on a P/NP basis by Professor Perry.

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4) Calapaloooza

Calapaloooza

Upcoming Events

  • August 31, 4:00-6:00 PM PDT: Calapalooza
  • September 1, 6:35-6:40 PM: SERC Community Open House
  • September 3, 8:00-9:00 PM: Perennial Virtual Infosession
  • September 4, 4:00-6:00 PM: Calapalooza
  • September 4, 6:00-8:00 PM: CNR Virtual Tabling
  • September 6, 5:00-6:00 PM: Perennial Virtual Infosession

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5) Perennial Jrnl

Perennial Jrnl

Perennial: The Berkeley Undergraduate Environmental Journal

Interested in environmental policy and action? Consider joining Perennial, UC Berkeley&#39;s premier undergraduate environmental journal! Our publication combines long-form journalistic articles and academic content at the local, national, and global levels. Through Perennial, students can share their insights and educate their peers on a wide variety of important topics, including climate change, environmental justice, and natural resources management.

What can you gain from joining us?

– The opportunity to write on a wide range of environmental topics

– Contribute to the design and content of our semesterly issue and our website

– Close one-on-one support from Senior Editors

– Workshops that improve your writing, research, and editing skills

– A close community of friends who share the same passion!

We’re recruiting for roles in editorial, design, finance, and tech. Check out our first issue here , and view department descriptions here !

To learn more, come to one of our info sessions on 9/3 from 8-9 pm and 9/6 from 5-6 pm. The Facebook event for our info sessions and tabling events are here .

Apply by Thursday 9/10 11:59PM PDT: tinyurl.com/perennial2020 .

Interviews will be conducted the following weekend. Feel free to contact us at calperennial@gmail.com or check us out on Facebook, Instagram (@calperennial), or LinkedIn.

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6) IIS Fllwshp

IIS Fllwshp

The Undergraduate Fellows Program is a year-long fellowship and joint initiative offered by IIS and CPD. The program presents a unique opportunity for a highly selective group of undergraduate students to work side-by-side with IIS/CPD affiliated faculty and graduate- level research associates on conducting original research

What You Will Get:

Key skills such as statistical programming, map-making, and knowledge necessary to study the analysis of international affairs and/or the politics of developing countries.

Access to various seminars and workshops where scholars from UC Berkeley and other top universities present their projects providing unique insight into the theories and methods used by experts, and exposure to the larger interdisciplinary research community. Workshops and seminar series include MIRTH, Global History, Global Security Policy and Comparative Politics Colloquium.

• A $1000 stipend awarded in two increments at the end of each semester, contingent upon completion of assignments.

Requirements:

Applicants must currently be enrolled at UC Berkeley and have completed at least one semester of study in residence. All majors are eligible and encouraged to apply. For more detail on specific research projects and related required qualifications, please visit cpd.berkeley.edu.

To Apply:

Please send an email to cpd@berkeley.edu or iis@berkeley.edu with “Undergraduate Fellows Program” in the subject line and you will be contacted with instructions on how to apply.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

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7) Berkeley Law Open House

Berkeley Law Open House

Berkeley Law Open House, September 14-16

Join us for our 3rd Annual (virtual) Berkeley Law Open House, exclusively for UC Berkeley students. Thinking about going to law school? Want to experience a law school class and hear about the law student experience? We hope you will join us for three evenings of sessions designed to introduce you to Berkeley Law and prepare you to apply. Registration is required and is limited to current UC Berkeley students. To register, click on the session link below. All times are PDT.

Monday, September 14

5pm Admissions Information Session: Learn about the law school application process, timeline, requirements, and how to prepare to apply.

6pm Financing Your Legal Education:  Learn about the cost of law school, financial resources available, public interest funding, and other ways to help pay for your legal education.

Tuesday, September 15

5pm Mock law class with Professor Catherine FiskEmployment Law: Should Laws Protect Interns, Volunteers, or App-Based and Other Gig Workers?

Wednesday, September 16

5pm Law Student Panel: Hear from current law students who attended UC Berkeley for their undergraduate degree.

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8) On The Same Page

On The Same Page

Dear students,

As you know, On the Same Page is the campus-wide book-in-common program for incoming students. We have a year-long selection process for the coming year’s book, and that process includes input from a team of undergraduate reviewers during the fall term. If you are interested in being one of our reviewers for the 2021 selection, please fill out this simple form. The first 50 students who sign up will be accepted onto the team.

All we ask of our reviewers is to read and give us input (again on a simple online form) on at least one of the 3-4 finalist texts for 2021. If you can read more than one, even better. Anyone who reads and gives us input on at least one book will receive a $25 Amazon gift card, and the thank-you gifts multiply the more books you read. We provide free electronic copies of all the books we are asking you to read.

If you are selected I will send you more details when they are finalized.

Alix Schwartz

Director of Academic Planning

College of Letters & Science

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9) Canadian Studies Prog.

Canadian Studies Prog.

I’m writing to let you know that the Canadian Studies Program is hosting a virtual event next week on the US-Canada Safe Third Country asylum agreement, which the Canadian Federal Court recently suspended due to alleged US human rights abuses. We thought it would be of interest to students in the Legal Studies program. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Law & Society and will feature Berkeley Law professor Leti Volpp as a panelist.

No Safe Country for Refugees? The Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement Before the Canadian Courts

Sep 1, 2020 | 12:30 p.m.

Until recently, certain asylum claimants who entered Canada were routinely returned to the United States under the Safe Third Country Agreement. However, in July Canada’s Federal Court ordered the agreement suspended, asserting that the US is “not safe” for refugees due to the risk of imprisonment and other basic rights violations. Audrey Macklin, an expert in human rights law at the University of Toronto, joins Berkeley Law professor Leti Volpp to unpack the ruling and what it means for migrants and US-Canada relations. The conversation will be moderated by immigration scholar and Canadian Studies director Irene Bloemraad.

RSVP at canada.berkeley.edu for the webcast link.

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10) STEP Technology

STEP Technology

Need a wifi hotspot or a laptop?

Apply for the STEP program.

If you qualify for technology, it will be sent to you on loan, to be returned 2 weeks after graduation in excellent condition.

If you are a student with an older computer, sharing a computer, or using outdated technology, we are here to help. Earlier this summer we launched the Student Technology Equity Program (STEP) for students who may need an up-to-date laptop, a Wi-Fi hotspot for internet connectivity, or other technology such as web cameras, noise-cancelling headphones, drawing tablets, or external microphones. STEP is an important way that UC Berkeley is investing in student success.

STEP is for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and requires just a simple online application to receive this long-term loaner equipment. Request your laptop or other technology today. There will also be opportunities to apply and pick up equipment curbside at the Student Union during the first few weeks of classes. If you are living outside the Berkeley area, STEP will ship the equipment directly to you, free of charge.

https://technology.berkeley.edu/STEP

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11) Intrnshp

Intrnshp

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Campaign & Project Management (CPM) Internship

Virtual Internship Program Focused on Professional Development & Winning Battleground Campaigns

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The Campaign & Project Management Internship is a 10-week virtual internship program focused on professional development, project management training, campaign experiences including digital organizing, political advocacy, and virtual networking with a national political campaign. Interns will have an opportunity to work with experienced consultants and campaign professionals, and to learn best practices in political organizing and communications.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Digital Organizing: Learning innovative methods to organize our next generation into political action.
Advocacy & Direct Engagement: Learning advanced skills in voter engagement & direct marketing.
Project Management: Learning skills and tools to develop and manage campaign projects.
Campaign Consulting: Learning best practices in campaign strategy development & implementation.
Virtual Network: Developing a multi-state virtual network of campaign professionals & activist leaders.

 EXPECTATIONS
– Work 10-12 hours per week (flexible self-scheduled hours)
– Participate in weekly professional development workshops and training seminars
– Develop skills in the following: project management, campaign strategy development, advocacy, virtual/digital organizing, communications, content development, and strategic planning

BENEFITS
Successful interns will be eligible for:
 Leadership Positions & Opportunities
– Letter of Recommendation
– Professional Reference
– Internship Credit for Applicable Majors
– Professional Development Workshops & Seminars

INSTRUCTIONS
Please send resume to Michael Miller at michael@flipthewest.com
Please title subject line: Intern Applicant – “Your Name”

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12) Blueprint Job

Blueprint Job

Blueprint Test Prep has some exciting news! We are currently hiring for a Campus Brand Ambassador to assist in our marketing efforts for the incoming school year. We’re looking for involved, highly motivated, and hardworking students to join our team.

This is a part-time job where students will get paid $20/hr to spread knowledge about Blueprint products to key student groups and relevant organizations on campus. CBAs will deliver presentations, drive bi-annual marketing campaigns, utilize social media, and build relationships on campus with your peers.

This is an excellent opportunity for students looking to bolster their resume and work a remote and flexible schedule, while committing 5 hours a week to core job responsibilities.Students who excel in networking will benefit from the experience, and can achieve bonus opportunities.

If interested please click here to apply.

Please email isabelle.dietrich@blueprintprep.com with any questions about the position.

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13) CalTeach

CalTeach

My name is Geral Lowe and I am the Student Advisor for CalTeach at Berkeley. I am excited to meet you and more importantly work side by side in developing and supporting our students for this coming semester. I wanted to take a moment to share with you all about a new course CalTeach is offering. UGIS 82T is a two-unit course that allows students to learn about their particular learning style, guided twelve hours of virtual tutoring practice with students, and great training and experience in working to support classroom learning through one on one tutoring sessions, group tutoring sessions, and virtual classroom support.

If you would not mind, we as a program would greatly appreciate you sharing this course with your students and if you or your students have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to working alongside you this semester supporting student needs and learning. Best

Geral H Lowe M.Ed

Student Services Coordinator, CalTeach

Berkeley Science and Math Initiative

UC Berkeley

geral@berkeley.edu

w: http://calteach.berkeley.edu

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14) BIJLIS Events/Progs/Fllwshps

BIJLIS Events/Progs/Fllwshps

My name is Randy Cantz, and I’m a student assistant and fellow at the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies.

The Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies creates opportunities and engagements in Jewish and Israel Studies through academic engagements including courses, events and programs, and an undergraduate fellowship. Please see our website to learn more about us and the opportunities available for you and other Legal Studies students. I would also be happy to share more about my experience as a fellow and student engaged with the Institute’s work.

This year, we’re offering a number of fascinating classes such as Minority Rights in Israel and the US and Information, Media, and Public Discourse in Politicized Societies. In addition, we encourage all students to apply for our undergraduate fellowship, which is due September 7.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best,

Randy

Randy D. Cantz

B.A. Candidate, History, Public Policy Minor

University of California, Berkeley | Class of 2021

President, Phi Alpha Theta

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15) Virtual Intrvws

Virtual Intrvws

As companies have switched to virtual interviewing, you need to know what to do as well as what not to do to ace your virtual interviews. Click HERE to learn about the most important do’s and don’ts when it comes to succeeding in a virtual interview!

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16) CaHPSA

CaHPSA

Interested in advocacy? Want to change our healthcare system? Then join CaHPSA! The California Health Professional Student Alliance (CaHPSA) seeks to cultivate leadership and advocacy skills among students to effect change in the healthcare system.

http://cahpsa.org/

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17) IGS Programs

IGS Programs

Institute of Governmental Studies

Student Opportunities

Applications are now being accepted for the following IGS and Matsui Center programs:

Cal-in-Sacramento:

Each year the Matsui Center’s Cal-in-Sacramento program sends approximately 30 Cal students to California’s capital for eight-week public service internships. Cal-in-Sacramento is the University of California’s largest — and one of the nation’s most prestigious — campus-based public service internship programs. Click here to learn more.

Deadline to apply: Friday, October 23, 2020 by 4PM

Democracy Camp:
Over Cal’s Spring Break, students gain exposure to different facets of a public service career: legislative paths, community organizations, local, state and federal government, and philanthropy. Participants learn from presenters about the opportunities available in these fields and network with presenters and amongst themselves to create a cohort on campus—and beyond—to support their career goals. Click here to learn more.
Deadline to apply: Friday, October 30, 2020 by 4PM

Matsui Local Government Fellowship:
The Matsui Local Government Fellowship offers students the opportunity to get firsthand municipal experience in California’s political and policy making communities. Matsui Center staff help place students in a local government internship of their choice. The internship involves full-time work during the summer and students receive a $1000 stipend to help with living costs and transportation. Click here to learn more.
Deadline to apply: Monday, February 15, 2020 by 4PM

Charles H. Percy Undergraduate Grant for Public Affairs Research:
The Institute of Governmental Studies will award up to four research grants in the amount of $500 each to UC Berkeley undergraduate students who are conducting research on an aspect of American politics, including public opinion, electoral behavior, civic participation, government institutions, social movements, and public policy. Click here to learn more.
Deadline to apply: Monday, November 30, 2020 by 4PM

Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship:
The Institute of Governmental Studies will award three Synar Graduate Research Fellowships of $3,000 each. The Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship is awarded to distinguished UC Berkeley graduate students who are writing their dissertations on an aspect of American politics, including comparative research across nations with the United States as a major case. Click here to learn more.
Deadline to apply: Monday, November 30, 2020 by 4PM

To receive information on Matsui Center fellowships and programs, please sign up here.  Questions? Contact IGS and Matsui Center Program Manager Sonia Moctezuma, soniamoctezuma@berkeley.edu.

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18) UCDC Remote Prog

UCDC Remote Prog

Did you know that the UCDC Remote Program for Spring 2021 will offer exciting virtual internship opportunities, challenging online courses taught by DC experts, a mentorship network made up of UC alums working in DC, a speaker series featuring established DC professionals, career development workshops, and a chance to build community with students from across the UC?  Plus, there’s even a Giant Panda cam at the National Zoo so you can keep tabs on the new panda cub!

Applications for the SP21 UCDC Remote Program are due on Thursday, September 17th.  If you have any questions about the program or application process, come to an info session or sign up for a zoom appointment . More information at https://ucdc.berkeley.edu/.

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19) Pre-Law Event Fri 9/4

Pre-Law Event Fri 9/4

A Pre-Law department in the ASUC has put together a pre-law orientation event for new students. We know that many incoming students may be finding it difficult to find all the organizations that they can join and all the resources they have access to. We want to help spread resources and information to all prospective pre-law students starting out their journey at Cal. The event is taking place THIS FRIDAY, September 4th, 2020 from 5-7pm. Please fill out this RSVP form if you would like to attend and we will send you the zoom link the day before the event. You can contact jcastro@asuc.org for more information. The following pre-law student groups will be represented:

APAPLA, BLSA, BPLA, KAPI, LPLS, LSGA, P4, PAD, SAN, ULHS, UPSA

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20) Eleven Journal Positions

Eleven Journal Positions

Interested in journalism and public relations? Looking for an opportunity to observe and learn about social science research?

Eleven: The Undergraduate Journal of Sociology is currently looking for Editorial and Public Relations Team Members. We are accepting applications from enthusiastic students of any discipline willing to contribute to creating one of the nation’s premier undergraduate publications. This is a great opportunity to not only build your professional experience and resume, but also gain a deeper understanding of sociological research and writing skills. Learn more about the journal and find our applications online at https://eleven.berkeley.edu/.

 Applications are due by Wednesday, September 9 at 11:59PM.

Please don’t hesitate to email our team at eleven.ucb@gmail.com with any questions, or if you would like more information!

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The deadline for #2 is tomorrow!

1) Intrnshp
2) NavCal Deadline 8/3
3) New ‘Section’ of LS 160 open
4) Depositions
5) LS 190.4
6) LS 190.3
7) Poli Sci Course Open
8) UC Sac. Ctr. Intrnshps
9) SLC Writing Help
10) L&S is Hiring
11) Big Ideas Courses Fa20
12) Housing Justice
13) Career Growth Mindset
14) Ace Video Intrvw
15) Going Global Webinar
16) Remote Job Sites

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1) Intrnshp

Intrnshp

Campaign & Project Management (CPM) Internship

Virtual Internship Program Focused on Professional Development & Winning Battleground Campaigns

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The Campaign & Project Management Internship is a 10-week virtual internship program focused on professional development, project management training, campaign experiences including digital organizing, political advocacy, and virtual networking with a national political campaign. Interns will have an opportunity to work with experienced consultants and campaign professionals, and to learn best practices in political organizing and communications.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Digital Organizing: Learning innovative methods to organize our next generation into political action.
Advocacy & Direct Engagement: Learning advanced skills in voter engagement & direct marketing.
Project Management: Learning skills and tools to develop and manage campaign projects.
Campaign Consulting: Learning best practices in campaign strategy development & implementation.
Virtual Network: Developing a multi-state virtual network of campaign professionals & activist leaders.

 EXPECTATIONS
– Work 10-12 hours per week (flexible self-scheduled hours)
– Participate in weekly professional development workshops and training seminars
– Develop skills in the following: project management, campaign strategy development, advocacy, virtual/digital organizing, communications, content development, and strategic planning

BENEFITS
Successful interns will be eligible for:
 Leadership Positions & Opportunities
– Letter of Recommendation
– Professional Reference
– Internship Credit for Applicable Majors
– Professional Development Workshops & Seminars

INSTRUCTIONS
Please send resume to Michael Miller at michael@flipthewest.com
Please title subject line: Intern Applicant – “Your Name”
Deadline: August 7th @ 11:59pm

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2) NavCal Deadline 8/3

NavCal Deadline 8/3

Hope you are doing well. The Fall 2020 NavCal application is now open! We’re accepting on a rolling basis with a priority deadline of Monday August 3rd. We’d greatly appreciate it if you shared the following message with your networks::
Apply now! The Fall 2020 NavCal Fellowship (3-units) (via Zoom) application is now openNavCal assists incoming nontraditional students in their navigating of Cal through a hands-on/high-touch approach—where current students coach and mentor incoming students by passing on their own knowledge and experiences of their adjustment to Cal.
The Fall 2020 NavCal application can be found here: https://forms.gle/n219Y6138X8CZM8C6

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3) New ‘Section’ of LS 160 open

New ‘Section’ of LS 160 open

Check classes.berkeley.edu for course times and codes.
The instructor is Kristin Sangren.
We’re not able to add her to the schedule until the first day of school.
It’s a weird hiring thing that happens every term.
You can look under ‘Course Offerings’ for instructors’ names.

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4) Depositions

Depositions

Legal Studies Fall 2020 Announcement: An Opportunity for Undergrads to Participate in a Berkeley Law JD Skills Class with the OPTION of earning 1 unit of LS 199 Individual Research Credit

In Fall 2020, undergraduates will have a unique opportunity to play the role of witnesses in a Berkeley Law JD Professional Skills Class (Depositions: Law 246.3), taught by Professor Henry Hecht.

Professor Hecht seeks six (6) students to serve as role-playing witnesses.  Students selected will be expected to prepare in advance by reading a witness statement and a very limited amount of background material.  Witnesses will then be expected to participate in six (6) classes Tuesday afternoon classes from 3:35 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., on September 15, September 22, October 13, October 20, November 10, and November 17, 2020.  During those sessions, you will play the role of a witness for either the plaintiff or the defendant in a mock case.  Students selected must be able to commit to attending all six (6) Tuesday afternoon classes.

Professor Hecht’s Depositions course is a lawyering skills course, in which Berkeley Law students, working in small groups, simulate the process of preparing witnesses for their depositions and then taking as well as defending their depositions.  Practicing Bay Area lawyers attend these sessions, observe the law students in action, and critique their performances.  (Note: A deposition is a pre-trial legal procedure in which witnesses in a civil lawsuit answer questions by the opposing parties under oath, typically in a law office.)

Playing the role of a witness will allow you to gain insight into the US system of civil litigation and to see it in operation.  In addition, it will provide a chance to meet and talk with Berkeley Law students and Bay Area attorneys.  Finally, witnesses will earn a $50.00 Amazon gift card for their service.

To Apply:

Please apply by e-mail to Professor Hecht at hhecht@law.berkeley.edu, by no later than Thursday, September 3, at 5:00 p.m.  Please include the words “Application to be a Witness” and your last name in the subject line of your e-mail.  In your cover message, please include a brief statement about why you are interested in taking part in this class; and attach your resume.

Students’ applications will be reviewed by Professor Hecht, and he will notify students of his decisions by no later than Friday, September 4, at 5:00 p.m.

OPTION: Earn 1 Unit of LS 199 Course Credit for Supervised Independent Research with Professor Perry

Students who choose this OPTION have the opportunity to earn one unit of LS 199 P/NP course credit for their service as a witness in Professor Hecht’s Depositions class under the supervisor of Professor Perry.  In order to earn this supervised independent research credit, students will be required to do some additional readings on the civil litigation process and on the participant observation method, which are described below.  At the end of the semester, students selecting this option must submit a paper of at least ten pages in length, exclusive of notes and bibliography.  The requirements for the LS 199 course credit, offered by Professor Perry, are described below.

Requirements for LS 199 credit:

  1. Attend all six (6) class role playing sessions, and prepare for the role plays;
  2. Take notes on what you did and what you observed, preferably in a small note pad, organized by the date of the session; and submit the raw, handwritten pages along with your final paper;
  3. Read materials, posted on bCourses, on participant observation methods; and consider how those method(s) apply to your own experience;
  4. Read two chapters, posted on bCourses, from Robert Kagan’s Adversarial Legalism: The American Way of Law, focusing especially on Chapter 6, which mentions depositions;
  5. Papers will be graded on a P/NP basis by Professor Perry.

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5) LS 190.4

LS 190.4

This seminar has no discussion section, tons of seats and counts as Area II, III or IV.

LS 190.4: Information, Media and the Public Discourse in Politicized societies:
Israel and the US

Prof. Roy Peled

Fall 2020, We 4-6:59

From the response to Covid19, through the mainstreaming of Black Lives Matter to voting by mail, everything in our public discourse has become highly politicized and partisan. Where does the information that fuels these debates come from and how can tell if its reliable? Where do all the false ideas come from and why is fake news so easily disseminated? Can President Trump really regulate Twitter?

One of the goals of media law should be to provide for a reason based and well informed public discourse. However, the law has done little to adapt to the dramatic changes in the media landscape over the past twenty years. Many democracies are struggling with finding the proper legal and regulatory mechanisms to balance the various rights and interests in this new world. This is especially true in politicized, and growingly polarized, societies where shared understandings of basic values such as freedom of speech and of the press are coming into question.

This course will provoke you to think of current debates on media and free speech through the lens of their impact on political public discourse. It will analyze contemporary dilemmas regarding the regulation of the media, free flow of information and social networks, through 21st century cases in Israel and the US. Topics will include: Access to government information, Transparency in the media and tech companies, regulation of online media, political funding and advertising and libel. The 3-hour sessions will be split into lecture/Q&As, break and then more experiential activities, small group discussion and debates/role plays.

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6) LS 190.3

LS 190.3

This seminar has no discussion section, tons of open seats and counts as Area IV or V.

LS 190.3: Minority Rights in a Nation State: The Israeli Balance

Prof. Roy Peled

Course Description

The murder of George Floyd and the following unrest across the United States have shown how far the nation is from racial equality, even more than 150 years after the abolition of slavery and 50 years after major civil rights’ legislation. Why is racial hostility so deeply rooted and why is overcoming it so difficult? The State of Israel, officially self-declared as a Jewish State, but with a 20% Arab-Palestinian minority is facing some similar questions. This course offers an opportunity to look into the forces behind different kinds of ethnic, racial and national hostilities, to understand their sources and to look at how the law in Israel and the US as well as international law deals with them. We will discuss basic concepts of group rights and minority rights in general and will then present some of the choices made in Israeli policy, politics, and law as to the balance between the various competing right and interests’. The 3hr sessions will be split into a lecture/Q&As, followed by a break and then some experiential learning / small group discussions / debates, role plays, etc…

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7) Poli Sci Course Open

Poli Sci Course Open

PS 116J  “Topics In Political Theory: History of African American Political Thought “
TuTh 8-9:30am (Remote)
Instructor: Desmond Jagmohan
Units: 4
Class Number: 32980
COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course explores central themes and ideas in the history of African American political thought: slavery and freedom, solidarity and sovereignty, exclusion and citizenship, domination and democracy, inequality and equality, rights and respect. Readings will be drawn, primarily, from canonical authors, including, among others: Frederick Douglass, Martin R. Delany, Harriet Jacobs, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells, Marcus Garvey, and Martin Luther King, Jr. This is an introductory course, which emphasizes both thematic and historical approaches to the study of political theory.This course explores central themes and ideas in the history of African American political thought: slavery and freedom, solidarity and sovereignty, exclusion and citizenship, domination and democracy, inequality and equality, rights and respect. Readings will be drawn, primarily, from canonical authors, including, among others: Frederick Douglass, Martin R. Delany, Harriet Jacobs, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells, Marcus Garvey, and Martin Luther King, Jr. This is an introductory course, which emphasizes both thematic and historical approaches to the study of political theory.

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8) UC Sac. Ctr. Intrnshps

UC Sac. Ctr. Intrnshps

Experience What’s Happening at UC Center Sacramento!

Winter 2021 Internship Opportunities In:

Public Policy, Law, Criminal Justice, Education, Health Policy, Business, Communicatin, Environment, Immigration, Political Reform, Local/State, Government, International Affairs, Non-Profits, and State Agencies.

https://uccs.ucdavis.edu/about

Deadline to apply: Thursday, September 3rd
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9) SLC Writing Help

SLC Writing Help

As undergraduates continue to navigate virtual classes at Cal, we want to ensure they are plugged into the free, one-to-one services available to them at the SLC Writing Program. We want to connect students to academic resources that meet their needs.

Please visit our virtual Vèvè Writing Lounge.

Warmly,

SLC Writing Program

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10) L&S is Hiring

L&S is Hiring

We wanted to let you all know that the L&S Communications Team is now hiring for all three of our work-study student specialist positions for the 2020/21 academic year!

We are looking for one Marketing Lead and two Digital Content Strategists to support our work managing mass communications across various channels including newsletters, social media, video, and web. Student employees on the Communications Team are an invaluable resource and we couldn’t accomplish what we do without them!
If you know any students that would be a good fit for these pre-professional roles, please encourage them to apply! The deadline was July 28th, but if there are still open positions, they will consider apps after this date.

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11) Big Ideas Courses Fa20
Big Ideas Courses Fa20

Anthro C12AC/ESPM C12AC
Fire: Past, Present, and Future Interactions with the People and Ecosystems of California. Satisfies HS or SBS breadth AND American Cultures. Online.
Legal Studies C134/Sociology C146MMigration and Membership. Satisfies PV or SBS breadth. Online.
African American Studies C20AC/ Public Policy C20AC: The 2020 Election. Fulfills HS or SBS breadth. Flex. (Possible to take completely online; some students may be able to attend some class meetings in person.)
Letters & Science 25: Thinking Through Art and Design@Berkeley: Visual Cultures. Satisfies AL breadth. Online.
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12) Housing Justice
Housing Justice


Do you want to be a part of the fight for housing justice?

The global health crisis caused by Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) is impacting every aspect of our lives; work, school, social gatherings, etc. People around the country are losing wages due to illness, caring for children at home due to school closures, or as a result of shelter-in-place orders. Now more than ever it is imperative to keep our communities housed. Over the last 3 years 499,010 households have faced evictions in the California courts. During that same time, tenants have gotten organized in over 35 cities to bring tenants protections to the polls and to fight for more livable and affordable housing, and volunteer counselors on our hotline have supported over 3,500 tenants to fight for their rights.It is time for all of us to fight back for those most vulnerable in our communities and take action against housing injustice & displacement in California. Join the fight and become a volunteer! We are seeking volunteer hotline counselors, researchers, graphic designers, fundraisers, organizing volunteers, & anyone who wants to share their skills and time to fight for housing.

Join us VIRTUALLY at our next training & get trained on tenants’ rights!

Tenants’ Rights Counselor Training

Tues. & Thurs.

August 4th, 6th, 11th & 13th

6:00 – 8:00pm

(ALL (4)DAYS REQUIRED)

To register fill out our volunteer form here! http://bit.ly/Volunteer4TT

Tenants Together, California’s Statewide Organization (based in SF), is looking for new volunteers to support tenants across the state in rising up against real estate speculation, displacement and injustice.

Hotline Volunteers are key in the fight against gentrification and displacement. As a Tenant Hotline Counselor you will play a key role in defending housing as a human right by supporting those most impacted by the housing crisis to assert their rights and protect their homes and families. In many counties across California, the Tenants Together Hotline is the only service that offers information and support to renters.

Volunteers are expected to commit to at least 3-4 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months at the Tenants Together office located at 474 Valencia St, San Francisco. However, have transitioned our efforts online in order to participate remotely during the current health crisis. We are passionate about what we do, we enjoy our work, and we support each other.

We are in great need of Spanish speaking volunteers! Please consider volunteering if you speak Spanish fluently so we can make the hotline as accessible to monolingual folks and undocumented communities as possible.

Hotline Hours:
Mon-Fri 9-5pm
Tue 6-8pm
Wed 5-8pm
Thur 5-8pm

Now more than ever, we need volunteers to support the fight against federal and state policies that put our elderly, LGBTQIA, black and brown, undocumented, disabled, and working class communities at risk of displacement. So join us in the fight!

Again, the next scheduled training series (all (4)days required) is

Tues. & Thurs.
6:00 – 8:00pm

August 4th, 6th, 11th & 13th

ALL (4)DAYS are required to complete the counseling training. You will learn invaluable skills to help your community and become part of the fight for housing justice. Including timely information like the impacts of COVID-19 State of Emergency on our tenants and communities and how best to support.

Accessibility: TThis training series will only be offered online via video/teleconference. If you have any accessibility concerns, requests or comments please email victoria@tenantstogether.org.

We aim to help build an anti-racist, feminist, multiracial, anti-oppressive tenant movement. This means we do not tolerate racism, homophobia, ableism, transphobia, islamophobia, classism, cis-sexism, or sexism. We also hope to continue working to make this event, and our office, as accessible as possible to everyone who is interested in being part of the fight for housing justice.

In solidarity,

Victoria Zacarias (She/Her)
Counseling & Volunteer Coordinator
Tenants Together

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13) Career Growth Mindset
Career Growth Mindset
On July 9th, COOP gave a presentation on “How a Growth Mindset Can Launch Your Career.” This presentation provided information on the differences between a growth mindset and fixed mindset, which is helpful during this time when opportunities may have fallen through or on hold and students may feel discouraged.
Despite these challenges, we can take a growth mindset approach in the face of these challenges. We can then work to turn these challenges into opportunities for learning and improvement.
One of the things we can do is to change the way we talk to ourselves., which can negatively impact how we navigate challenging situations and times.
Here a couple examples provided by COOP:
Fixed Mindset:
I was not able to achieve my goal. I am a failure
Growth Mindset:
What can I learn from this experience?
Fixed Mindset:
Why can’t I land a job like that person? We have a similar background.
Growth Mindset:
I need to believe that there is something special about what I can bring to the table. How can I make sure that comes across in my resume, cover letter, and interview?
A growth mindset can spur learning and a new perspective that will help us to consider small, concrete steps we can take to overcome challenges.
Reflect on an example when a fixed mindset contributed to your feeling stuck. How did you or can you reframe that thinking to a growth mindset?
If you want to learn more about growth and fixed mindset, check out the TED Talk with Carol Dweck, who is a professor at Stanford and the author of Mindset, a classic work on motivation and “growth mindset.”
Speaking of taking concrete steps – COOP provides free training in Data Analysis, Digital Marketing, and Tech Sales for recent graduates who are first generation or low-income. They are recruiting their Fall 2020 cohort of recent graduates. Click here to learn more. Current students can take advantage of the free access to many courses through LinkedIn Learning.
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14) Ace Video Intrvw
Ace Video Intrvw
How to Ace the One-Way Video Interview
If you’re currenly recruiting for investment banking internship for next summer, you might have been invited to take a HireVue interview—a self-recorded video interview with prompted questions.
In the land of a typical, two-way job interview, where employer asks questions and the job seeker responds, we have come to “read” the other side and hopefully turn the process into a conversation and connection. Now, one-way video interviews are becoming increasingly common. This new style shakes up almost everything we hold dear about what an interview is supposed to entail. Why are employers doing this?
Video conferencing has become a regular part of our working lives. The purpose of video interview is just the same: confirm that the candidate meets the requirements for the job.
Here are a few tips for you:
– Record yourself when you practice. What type of impression are you giving off? Are you friendly? Would others feel comfortable working with you?
– Wear business dress or business casual. Think of the webcam as your interviewers’ eyes (it is!) and make appropriate eye contact. Smile – but not too much.
– Think through-What, Who, When, Where and Why your audience should care? Create a habit of answering reflective questions in a minute or less.
– Don’t have a perfect answer to the question? Do not panic! Employer wants to know you in a more personal way. Answer it the best way you can and let your personality shine.
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15) Going Global Webinar
Going Global Webinar
Are you searching for a job or internship? Whether you’re looking for employment in the US or abroad, this webinar will offer useful information for your search.
Tuesday, August 04, 20204:00 p.m. PDT Register
Tuesday, August 18, 20201:00 p.m. PDT Register
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16) Remote Job Sites

Remote Job Sites

Websites for freelance and remote jobs
Welcomed or not, this is the season of adaptability, resilience and creativity when it comes to finding jobs and internships. For social scientists, humanists, artists, and other creatives, freelance opportunities still do exist and freelance gigs may be a good option to check out
Guru   https://www.guru.com/– Covers all fields
Translation and localization
 Musical Chairs https://www.musicalchairs.info/ Performing, teaching and admin
 Publisher’s Lunch Board tps://www.publishersmarketplace.com/jobs/
Fulltime, contract, temporary jobs in the publishing industry
Remote.co https://remote.co/part-time-remote-jobs/ Part time remote jobs
Consulting, education contract jobs
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Latest News as of 6/30/20

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1) Berkeley Law App Events
2) Testmasters LSAT
3) SLC Writing Help
4) Tech Assistance
5) Be a Virtual Tutor
6) SLC Lang. Exchnge Prog
7) Remote Job Advice
8) Pub Intrst Info
9) Career Cntr Tips
10) Career Adventure
11) COOP Careers Wkshp
12) Jobs on Handshake
TO UNSUBSCRIBE: Go to your Google groups and remove LSundergrads.
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1) Berkeley Law App Events
Berkeley Law App Events
We invite you to join us for an online applicant information session hosted by the JD Admissions Office and conducted via Zoom.
These one hour sessions are designed for prospective law students who are thinking about applying to Berkeley Law. The session will cover various aspects of the admissions process, such as timeline, academic record, letters of recommendation, and the personal statement. An overview of our academic and experiential offerings will also be provided. There will be time at the end of the presentation for questions.
Upcoming Sessions:
July 14, 2020 – JD Applicant Information Session
July 29, 2020 – Working Professionals: Applicant Information Session
August 18, 2020 – JD Applicant Information Session
August 27, 2020 – Personal Statement Workshop
Click HERE for more details.
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2) Testmasters LSAT
Testmasters LSAT
TestMasters LSAT Reading Comprehension Workshop
You are invited to a Zoom LSAT Reading Comprehension Workshop hosted by Berkeley PAD and TestMasters.
When: July 2, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The workshop will be conducted by Rachel Sheffield, a veteran TestMasters instructor with 17 years of LSAT teaching experience and an official LSAT score of 177. Attendees will be challenged with a series of difficult LSAT questions and Rachel will demonstrate the most effective methods for tackling them.
Rachel will also discuss the LSAT-Flex and answer any questions you might have about it!
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3) SLC Writing Help
SLC Writing Help
The SLC Writing Program is thrilled to announce our virtual services have returned! As students continue their writing journey this summer, we are here to provide friendly, attentive, and experienced peer tutors to support them through their process.
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4) Tech Assistance

Tech Assistance

Student Technology Equity Program (STEP) has been launched, which will mail graduate, professional, and undergraduate students with financial need freely loaned laptops, wifi hotspots with paid 12-month service plans, and peripherals like headphones, webcams, etc.  STEP is replacing the Technology Access Program that the Student Technology Fund ran last Spring.

The STEP application is open, and I am seeking your support to reach out to students so that they can apply by the priority deadline: July 15, 2020.  Please direct questions from students to ucbstep@berkeley.edu

STEP was made possible with generous support from the Vice Chancellor of Undergraduate Education, the Office of the Chief Information Officer, and the Student Technology Fund.
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5) Be a Virtual Tutor

Be a Virtual Tutor

Consider joining Cub Support! We created this organization to provide free virtual tutoring and support to K-12 students. As schools have closed and shifted to remote learning, we recognized that not everyone has access to the same educational resources. We hope to bridge that gap by providing personalized 1-on-1 support.
However, right now we have MORE KIDS THAN TUTORS signing up, so we need YOUR help! From pre-algebra to creative writing, from music theory to physics, we are eagerly looking for tutors for a wide variety of subjects.
You can spend as little as 2 hours a week tutoring, and you can choose the subject(s) and grade level(s) you want to work with.
Visit https://www.cubsupport.org/volunteer to sign up. Contact ucbears4cubs@gmail.com if you have any questions!”
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6) SLC Lang. Exchnge Prog

SLC Lang. Exchnge Prog

The SLC Language Exchange Program is excited to announce the launch of our virtual services for Summer 2020! We provide a space for students to enhance their language skills and engage with the rich cultural and linguistic diversity of our global campus. Joining our program is a great way for students to further practice the conversation skills they are learning in their language classes while making meaningful connections with our passionate community of language enthusiasts.
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7) Remote Job Advice
Remote Job Advice
Become a Successful Remote Worker
Are you in the middle of your remote job or internship, or still looking for opportunities flexible (such as a one-time nonprofit project or on-campus research) to gather major-related experience, or eager to learn the technical and soft skills for becoming an effective remote worker for the changing job market and workplace?
Take 4 hours out of your summer time to go through this LinkedIn Learning course: Become a Successful Remote Worker. This series include topics on building a flexible career, finding a remote job, remote work foundations, and time management.
Berkeley students have free access to thousands of courses and online videos on LinkedIn Learning covering software, technology, business and creative skills. Access and check out more here!
Find Remote Employment with GoinGlobal
GoinGlobal is a comprehensive international careers guide. Its job search tool currently lists many thousands of remote work openings. Access for free here!
  • Go to the Advanced Job Search, choose your country and try the phrases “work from home” or “remote work” for the Exact Phrase box.
  • Strongly recommend trying search terms in the local language for more results.
  • Explore the list of the most important international resources for more resources to find telecommuting, remote, or freelance opportunities.
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8) Pub Intrst Info

Pub Intrst Info

upcoming public interest technology event for undergrads
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9) Career Cntr Tips
Career Cntr Tips
4 Tips To Rock Your Virtual Internship
It may be one of the first times that you have moved out of the classroom into the workplace this summer. Acing a virtual internship is not so different from acing a traditional internship. But it is even more important to be prepared, professional, and proactive.
Set goals and learn the expectations
Before the internship begins, speak with your supervisor about what you hope to gain from this experience and what their expectations are for you as the intern. Discuss the plan and think about what you need to be successful.
Learn the office culture
Ask questions about how people communicate with one another, how decisions get made and what the office goals are. Stay connected by participating in office activities, including team chats and talking individually with colleagues to get advice.
Meet deadlines and manage your time effectively
When you are working from home, you won’t necessarily have someone checking in with you every day. Keep track of important dates and assignments and be sure to submit work in a timely fashion. Complete assignments on time and let your supervisor know if you have time to take on more projects. Keep a record of your achievements throughout your internship so you can refer back to them.
Don’t be afraid to ask for feedback and help
An internship is an opportunity to learn. Ask for feedback from your supervisor, a mentor or other colleagues on how you can be do better and let them know you’re interested in growing. It is your responsibility to strike the right balance and communicate with your supervisor if you’re feeling overwhelmed.
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10) Career Adventure
Career Adventure
Embark on the virtual Summer 2020 Career Adventure between
July 7th – August 7th.
PRIZE: The first 50 students to complete all 5 steps by August 7th will receive a free Clifton Strengths Assessment to identify top 5 strengths.
Go to https://bit.ly/careeradventure2020 to start your adventure today!
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11) COOP Careers Wkshp
COOP Careers Wkshp
Join us to learn how a growth mindset can help you launch your career. Please register for this workshop on Handshake. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!
Presented by COOP Careers
*COOP Careers is a non-profit organization investing deeply in diverse, low-income, and first generation recent grads and helping them overcome underemployment through digital skills and peer connections. COOP has served over a dozen UC Berkeley graduates between their Bay Area and New York locations and this fall, COOP is launching in Los Angeles!
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12) Jobs on Handshake
Jobs on Handshake

Endangered Species Policy Fall Intern
Defenders of Wildlife
Seasonal Part-Time Internship, Washington, DC
Apply by Sunday, Jul 19

Policy & Legislative Affairs Intern – Orange County Board of Supervisors
County of Orange
Seasonal Part-Time Internship, Santa Ana, CA
Apply by Thursday, Aug 20

(Remote offered) Legislative & Community Advocacy Intern, or Public Affairs Fellow
Office of New York State Assemblymember Brian Barnwell
Part-Time Internship, New York City, NY
Apply by Monday, Aug 31
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Latest News as of 6/10/20

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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
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1) Statement from Director Marshall and Chair Lee

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.

In solidarity,

Jon Marshall
Director, Legal Studies Program

Taeku Lee
Chair, Legal Studies Program

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2) Apply for Honors!
Apply for Honors!
For those who are interested in applying for the Legal Studies Honors Program, the deadline is coming up: June 15th. Check details here:
Submit your most beautiful writing and make sure your personal statement is written beautifully too. 🙂
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3) GRADUATING SENIORS
GRADUATING SENIORS
Many of you have asked why you haven’t seen your degrees posted yet.
The answer is that it takes a while for everything to be approved.
Once everything is approved, your degree will post in CalCentral.
I have no idea when paper diplomas will be mailed out. Most staff on campus are working remotely, so I assume it’ll be quite a while.
For those of you who completed Legal Studies Honors, that notation will show later in August.
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4) Kaplan LSAT Rsrcs
Kaplan LSAT Rsrcs

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
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5) Blood Drive

Blood Drive

The Red Cross is in dire need of blood, but is struggling to find event spaces to hold the drives.  With tireless effort, my neighbor managed to secure this event space in Oakland on June 23.   You can make an appointment at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=OAKLAND.
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 6) Submit Your Work
Submit Your Work
Agora creates a space for writers and artists to share bits of the places they’re from and put forward new, bold ideas. We are tirelessly interested in the present moment, and we aim to create a publication that patches together a global perspective on what makes the young(ish) person tick, what they’re curious about, and what they hold out hope for. Above all, our vision is to bring together creative voices from college campuses around the world, using our team as a base.

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 submissions.agora@gmail.com. We look forward to reading what you have in store.

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7) CLEO Pre-Law Help
CLEO Pre-Law Help
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8) Grad School Help
Grad School Help
The GiGS application for 2020-2021 is now open for undergraduate (mentees) and graduate (mentors) students! Getting into Grad School (GiGS) is a collaborative partnership between the Office for Graduate Diversity (OGD), and the Graduate Assembly (GA), whose ultimate goal is to encourage and prepare undergraduate UC Berkeley students to select, apply, and enroll in graduate school.
Attention JUNIORS & SENIORS interested in graduate school!

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.

Please share with undergraduates who would benefit from participation in GiGS.
For information and application, visit: http://diversity.berkeley.edu/programs-services/graduate/getting-graduate-school or contact gigs@berkeley.edu.
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