Latest News as of 5/18/20

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Congratulations Graduates!!!

Please take a look at the ‘Commencement’ page on our website for remarks from our Associate Dean, Director, and Student Commencement Speaker.
There’s also a printable scroll, the one that’s usually handed out to every graduate as they walk across the stage.

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Latest News as of 5/11/20

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Special Note to those graduating:

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

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

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

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

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

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More very special Graduate Notes:

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

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

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

Raika Kim
Samuel Kung
Natalie Leifer
Mia Villasenor
Coco Xu

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

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

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

Congratulations Anthony!

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

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1) P/NP Legalst Requirements

P/NP Legalst Requirements

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

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2) Updated Honors App Info

Updated Honors App Info

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

Honors/Legal Studies GPA:

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

Overall UCB GPA:

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

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3) Startups Hiring

Startups Hiring

Startups Actively Hiring During COVID-19

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

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4) New Career YT Videos

New Career YT Videos

NEW CAREER CENTER YOUTUBE VIDEOS

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

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

Virtual Networking

Finding Internships during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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5) Virtual Job Sites/Rsrcs

Virtual Job Sites/Rsrcs

Remote Job Search Platforms 

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

Virtual Networking on Linkedin 

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

Informational Interviewing guide. 

Linkedin guide for college students. 

Never Stop Learning New Tech Skills 

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

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6) Remote Job Help

Remote Job Help

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

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

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7) Virtual Career Series

Virtual Career Series

UC Virtual Career Series

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

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

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

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8) LexScholars

LexScholars

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

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

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9) Pre-Law Mentorship Prog

Pre-Law Mentorship Prog

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

Apply here: tinyurl.com/ASUCprelawmentor.

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

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10) Resume Books

Resume Books

Participate in Our Resume Books!

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

Final Deadline: May 31st

Participate in Resume Book: Internships in General Business Roles

Participate in Resume Book: Careers in General Business Roles 

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11) Studnt Emrgncy Fund

Studnt Emrgncy Fund

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

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

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

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12) Virtual Career Fair

Virtual Career Fair

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

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

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

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

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

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13) Career Center Videos

Career Center Videos

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

What Employers Want: Marketing Your Transferable Skills

Professional Etiquette In A New Job

Writing Thank You Emails & Email Etiquette When Networking Virtually

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14) Su20 Rsrch Asst. Pos

Su20 Rsrch Asst. Pos

Summer Research Opportunity Announcement for Students with Strong Computer Science Backgrounds

Project Title: Measuring Slums from Space.

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

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

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

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

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Latest News as of 4/28/20

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1) Dept. of State/Study Abrd Event
2) eForm for Late Drops
3) Fill Out Your Course Evals!
4) Resources for Students
5) Honors Conference
6) Ca Legal Studies Jrnl 2020
7) Cool Fa20 Class
8) Pre-Law Mentorship

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1) Dept. of State/Study Abrd Event

Dept. of State/Study Abrd Event

The Berkeley Study Abroad office is hosting a Department of State information session with our Local Diplomat in Residence this Wednesday, April 29th at 12:00pm PST. This event is open to all majors and backgrounds, but everyone must RSVP to acquire the Zoom link.

https://forms.gle/11CAvdhL3hq3gUveA

Translating Your Study Abroad Experience into opportunities with the U.S. Department of State

Featuring:

Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm, Diplomat in Residence for the Northwest and Legal Studies major Hugo Santiago, Class of 2020

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2) eForm for Late Drops

eForm for Late Drops

L&S students can now drop a Spring ’20 course by completing an eForm.  This can be found on students’ Cal Central page, right column, Submit a Form, Request Spring 2020 Class Drop.

Note:

  • The late action, one-semester rule does not apply during Spring 2020 for late drops.
  • The eForm includes information for students receiving financial aid to contact FA if they have questions how the drop(s) might impact their aid.
  • The form will be routed to the Director of Athletic Eligibility for approval for student athletes because it will affect eligibility.
  • The form will be routed to the Berkeley International Office if an international student’s program falls below 12 units because it will affect Visa status.
  • The form will not be routed to major advisers for declared students.
  • A simultaneous degree student will not be able to use the eForm.  The student will get a message to submit the request to the other College (the other Colleges stated they will review each request, and they are aware that L&S will approve).  The other Colleges are not using the eForm.

Students requesting a late add or variable unit change will still need to use the paper petition since the request requires the instructor’s signature.  Late adds and variable unit change fall under the one-time/semester rule.  If used prior to this semester, the student will not be able to use again.  The petition can be found at https://ls.berkeley.edu/advising/remote-learning-period-advising-services and is submitted to lspetitions@berkeley.edu.

The deadline for the eForm and the paper petition is Wednesday, May 6, 11:59pm.

Late fees were waived for dropping or adding courses after March 28.

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3) Fill Out Your Course Evals!

Fill Out Your Course Evals!

Dear Legal Studies Majors,

Please take a minute to fill out the online evals for your Sp20 classes.

The GSIs, especially, really rely on your responses to improve their teaching. And they use their scores and your comments when applying for professor positions later. Think back to before the crisis…how did the professor do…how did the GSI do? Tell it like it is/was.

When reviewing the GSI, review the GSI, not the professor.

Thank you!!!

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4) Resources for Students

Resources for Students

    • The Cal Student Store is offering a no-cost solution to students who may have lost access to course materials that they previously shared with classmates or instructors, or accessed via the library. Through May 25, 2020, you can access an expansive catalog (tens of thousands of ebooks) of eTexts for free via VitalSource. All you need to do is to log-in to the VitalSource Bookshelf app using your Berkeley email address to view course materials from participating publishers. As with many free offers, this offer does end so please pay close attention to the expiration date to avoid unnecessary charges.
    • UC Library services and resources are still available during the closure, including access to digital versions of millions of physical volumes held by libraries across the 10-campus UC system through the Hathi Trust digital library.
    • Zoom Pro Accounts for Students. All registered undergraduate, graduate and professional school students now have access to Zoom Pro accounts at no additional cost to them. Among other features, this enables students to unlimited meeting minutes and 300-person meeting capacity. More details are available at studenttech.berkeley.edu/zoompro.
    • Technology Discounts and Financial Aid Adjustments. Take advantage of special student discounts on devices from major retailers. If you need additional funds to purchase a computing device, you may request a cost of living adjustment through the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.
    • Laptop and WiFi Hotspot Lending Program. If the technology resources you have available to you do not enable your effective participation in remote instruction or other academic work, visit the Laptop and WiFi Hotspot Lending Program page for information on the university’s lending program and access to discounts.
    • Tech Support. The Student Tech Support Helpdesk continues to be available Monday through Friday by phone at (510) 642-HELP and email at sts-help@berkeley.edu.  Remote support by Zoom is available on a limited basis.
    • The Graduate Division has compiled academic and other resources for graduate students.
    • For undergraduates, the Student Learning Center remains open via Zoom, offering one-to-one support, drop-in tutoring, adjunct courses, study strategies workshops, study groups, language conversations, and community socials, as well as online resources to study more effectively.
    • Through the newly launched Stay Well Together initiative, students can find a comprehensive directory of resources on and off-campus to support their overall wellness.

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5) Honors Conference

Honors Conference

Dear Legal Studies Students,

We invite you to this year’s Legal Studies Honors Research Conference, which will take place via Zoom on Monday May 4, beginning at 10 AM Pacific Time.  The program is below and the Zoom information will be sent out in the next listserve message.

Best, Lauren Edelman

Legal Studies Honors Research Conference

10:00am Welcome and conference opening – Prof. Edelman

10:05am Opening remarks – Dean Chemerinsky

All panels will be followed by brief Q&A sessions

10:20 11:15

  1. John Overing
  2. Blue Fay
  3. Amber Feng

Break: 11:15 – 11:25

11:25 12:20

  1. Mia Villaseñor
  2. Raika Kim
  3. Delaney Arth

Break: 12:20 – 12:30

12:30 1:25

  1. Michael Brust
  2. Coco Xu
  3. Kariamu Cross

Break: 1:25 – 1:35

Panel 1: Law & Everyday Life

“Attitudes & Law Governing Controversial Speakers on College Campuses”

“Export or Adaptation: The Legal and Political Contours of Pride in Shanghai and Beirut”

“The Tangled Web of Campus Policies: Perceived Inequities and Effects on Political and Advocacy RSOs”

Panel 2: Work & Employment

“Symbolic Rights: Experiences of Transgender and Non-Binary Employees at Organizations Rated on the Corporate Equality Index”

The Ability to Work: Perspective of Workers with Disabilities” “Women’s Approaches to Negotiation: The Role of

Negotiation in the Gender Pay Gap”

Panel 3: Making Legal Meaning

“What do they mean by disabled? An analysis of the Americans with Disabilities Act”

“Furious to be Taken at Her Own Word: Understanding Legal Consciousness Through The Handmaid’s Tale

“Responding to Injustice”

1:40 2:35

    1. Julia Fox
    2. Natalie Leifer

 

  • Trevor Lemings

 

Panel 4: Criminal Justice

“Policing in the Age of Camera Consciousness: A look into Officers’ Perceptions of Body Worn Cameras”

“Understanding a Vulnerable Population: San Francisco Police Officers’ Approach to Juvenile Interrogation”

County Response to Realignment” Concluding remarks/wrapping up: to 3pm

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6) Ca Legal Studies Jrnl 2020

Ca Legal Studies Jrnl 2020

Congratulations to the students whose work is showcased as well as to the members of BLSA who put the Journal together! Please check out their hard work here:

https://legalstudies.berkeley.edu/california-legal-studies-journal/

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7) Cool Fa20 Class

Cool Fa20 Class

*****Note****This course will not count towards the Legal Studies major requirements.

WORK, JUSTICE AND THE LABOR MOVEMENT

Public Policy 190 – 006 (3) Special Topics in Public Policy

Course Number: 17530

Schedule: Lecture Monday and Wednesday, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM and Discussion Friday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Off-Campus: IRLE – 2521 Channing Way

This course provides a broad, interdisciplinary overview of the U.S. labor movement in the fight for social and economic justice. It will introduce students to critiques of capitalism and the power dynamics inherent in paid work, while considering why and how workers form unions in response. One of the primary objectives of this course is to develop a theoretical and practical understanding of contemporary workers’ experiences in the U.S. shaped by race, class, gender, sexuality, immigration status, language, religion, and other social constructs. There will be a special comparative focus on the role of structures and the space for agency and mobilization in the Latinx, Black, and Asian American communities. The course will cover current challenges facing the U.S. workforce, such as wage theft, temporary and contingent employment, corporate restructuring, the impact of technology, and globalization. Despite tremendous political and legal obstacles, millennials are organizing to build power that is transforming their communities. In 2017, 76 percent of the increase in union membership was workers under 35. Disruptive innovations in workers’ rights campaigns such as the Fight for $15 and teachers’ walk-outs have led a resurgence of bargaining for the common good. The course will integrate guest speakers, films, current news, blogs, and community engagement to deepen students’ appreciation of the role of unions and workers’ centers in promoting intersectional equity and justice.

For more information visit the Labor Studies webpage at

http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu/labor-studies-cal//

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8) Pre-Law Mentorship

Pre-Law Mentorship

The Pre-Law department in one of the ASUC Senator’s offices has put together a pre-law mentorship pilot program. We want to provide students with someone to discuss and guide their early decisions at Cal. The goal is to reach communities that are most in need of mentorship and we are working on a plan for targeted outreach in the fall. We need student leaders to help make this program successful. A mentorship could make all the difference for students, with your support we believe we can build this program into something that ALL new students can expect to have when they enter Cal.

It is going to be at most a biweekly commitment and we plan on hosting networking events and socials for mentors that join the program. If you would like more information, I have attached a one page description on the mentorship program as well. If you are interested, please fill out this short interest form. Thank you!

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Latest News as of 4/22/20

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1) Peace Corps Event

2) Career Ctr Events

3) Resources for Students

4) Blueprint/BLSA Sem

5) Sample Handshake Jobs

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1) Peace Corps Event

Peace Corps Event

Peace Corps Information Session – Virtual

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

Register via Handshake

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2) Career Ctr Events

Career Ctr Events

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

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

For details look on Handshake

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3) Blueprint/BLSA Sem

Blueprint/BLSA Sem

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

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4) Resources for Students

Resources for Students

Info from a Legal Studies major:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

List of resources:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. CalFresh and the Berkeley Food Pantry

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

  10. Work Study Supplements from Financial Aid Office

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

 

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

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5) Sample Handshake Jobs

Sample Handshake Jobs

Legal Assistant

Law Office of Cynthia Tyler

Part-Time Job, Oakland, CA

Apply by Friday, May 15

Privacy and Compliance Intern

RingCentral

Full-Time Internship, Belmont, CA

Apply by Friday, May 15

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Lauri La Pointe
Student Academic Advisor
Legal Studies Program
2240 Piedmont Avenue
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley CA 94720-2150
I’m working remotely for the time being…please e-mail me 😉
http://legalstudies.berkeley.edu
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Latest News as of 4/15/20

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1) Submit Art to Zine
2) Law Job
3) Skill Building Sites
4) Career Ctr Events

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1) Submit Art to Zine

Submit Art to Zine

The Students of Color Emerging in English are extending the deadline for zine submissions to April 30th!

If you have created any artworks or have written work you would like to share, email your submissions to cal.socee@gmail.com.

Have you been going stir crazy during quarantine?
Have an art piece or literary work you created and want to share it?
What do you think about our current situation or our future?
Submit any of your work to our zine!
We look forward to seeing your work:

For more information check:
Instagram: @cal.socee
Facebook: @studentsofcoloremerginginenglish

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2) Skill Building Sites

Skill Building Sites

Although hiring by employers seems uncertain, this is a great time to develop skills to increase your marketability. After you complete an online course you can then take a skill assessment on Linkedin and if you pass you can highlight that skill on your profile! This helps recruiters see that you are proficient in the skills that you list on your Linkedin profile!

Some of the best places to look for online courses are:

LinkedIn Learning: Free for UC Berkeley Students

Alison.com

CodeAcademy

HubSpot Academy

Living Documents for Hiring/Job Freezes 

Lists are being created online where people are gathering information about exactly which companies are continuing or discontinuing their internship programs. One of these lists is on GitHub titled 2020 Internship Status – COVID-19. Candor has a list as well titled Who’s freezing hiring from coronavirus. Use your due diligence when making decisions based on these lists and reach out directly to companies to get up to date information on the status of their internship programs.

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3) Law Job

Law Job

Olivier Schreiber & Chao LLP is a small plaintiffs’-side litigation law firm in San Francisco.  The firm handles civil rights, employment, and consumer cases and is active in the legal, non-profit, public interest, and political community.  To learn more about us, visit www.osclegal.com.

The firm is seeking a legal assistant to join their team.  The job requires flexibility, initiative, common sense, and good humor.  Part-time, but would consider part-time to full-time for the right candidate.  Schedule is open to negotiation.  At this point, the work would be remote, but in-office work eventually contemplated.

The legal assistant’s job duties include:

  • File and serve pleadings in state and federal courts
  • Prepare case-related documents – letters, briefs, proofs of service, discovery documents
  • Maintain case files in our cloud-based system
  • Conduct intakes of potential clients who contact the firm regarding legal representation
  • Working with partners and other staff on specific case-related and administrative projects

Required Qualifications:

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word (including tables of contents and tables of authorities), Outlook, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Strong internet research and proof-reading skills
  • Comfortable working independently

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working in a law firm
  • Experience with electronic court filing, service, and research platforms, including ECF, Pacer, and Westlaw
  • Understanding of legal calendar deadlines, court rules and procedures, filing processes, and legal documents.
  • Spanish speaking

This job comes with:

  • Pay commensurate with experience
  • This is a non-exempt position and eligible for overtime

To apply, send cover letter and resume to jobs@osclegal.com

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4) Career Ctr Events

Career Ctr Events

DSP Career Readiness Network–COVID19 Career Advice Virtual Session

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

The DSP Career Readiness Network is holding a virtual sessions for any career questions you might have!

Career & Coffee Chat (Rescinded Offers)

Thursday, April 16th 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Career Counselors will be discussing paths to move forward in your job/internship search if your offer was rescinded during this virtual event!

Job and Internship Search In Uncertain Times

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the L&S Career Counseling team for a virtual discussion with five local recruiters on job/internship search strategies. Employers represented: SAP, Bain, ServiceNow, Walmart e-Commerce, and Education for Change Public Schools

Peace Corps Virtual Information Session

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 from 12:30 pm-1:30 pm

The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. Learn more about this impactful opportunity.

L&S Career Chat Thursdays 

The L&S team will be offering drop-in, virtual advising sessions every Thursday afternoon starting April 23 through May 7 from 1:00-5:00PM.

Drop by anytime between 1:00-5:00PM on Zoom and stay as long you’d like. We’re here to answer your questions and support you with your job and internship search, provide networking strategies, and more.

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1) LS 107/ LS 107WI
2) Honors Info Session
3) Intl Peer Advsr Job
4) Depositions
5) Law Revw Columbia
6) Honors Updates
7) Transfer Leadership Opp.
8) UCB Re: Grad Apps.
9) Virtual Career tips
10) Virtual Career Events
11) Call for Papers
12) Outstanding GSIs!
13) SLC Svcs
14) UCI Masters of Crim.
15) CER Wkshp
16) Practice Interviewing
17)Fllwshp Politics
18) Kaplan News
19) Sp20 Grading Policy
20) Career Center Rsrcs
21) L&S Remote Advsng
22) UCEAP Ddln

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1) LS 107/107WI

LS 107/107WI

Prof. Kutz is offering LS 107 Fa20. One of the discussion sections is a writing intensive section that has special application instructions below. Everyone taking LS 107/LS 107WI will be in the same Lecture, it’s just the WI folks who will have different work in their section. See below.

107: Theories of Justice, Kutz, 4 units, Core (H) or Area II or III or IV
This is a lecture course in political philosophy, focusing on liberal political theory which emphasizes the protection of individual freedom as against social demands, the maintenance of social and economic equality, and the neutrality of the state in conditions of cultural and religious pluralism. By studying mainly modern authors, we will attempt to understand the importance of these goals and the possibility of their joint fulfillment. Attention will be paid to the work of John Rawls, to the problem of moral and political disagreement, and the relation between “ideal” thinking about justice and thinking about justice in conditions of racial, gender, and class hierarchies.

107WI: Writing Intensive Discussion Section 101 for Theories of Justice
This is one of the discussion sections for LS 107. It is a writing intensive discussion section. F 8-10

Application instructions: Students interested in enrolling in LS107WI should send the instructor, Professor Kutz, ckutz@berkeley.edu, a short paragraph describing their interest in the course and in the writing-intensive section. Please also submit a sample piece of essay/paper writing you have done in college (6 pages maximum length). It does not need to have been graded.

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2) Honors Info Session

Honors Info Session

Professor Edelman will hold a Zoom Honors Info Session at 4 PM on Thursday, April 16th for those interested in applying for the 20-21 Legal Studies Honors Program.
Zoom info will be sent out later this week on this list.

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3) Intl Peer Advsr Job

Intl Peer Advsr Job

The Career Center is looking for a talented student to join the team as the International Student Peer Advisor (part-time, on-campus job) to expand and enhance the office’s career services for international students.

See Handshake for more details and apply! Application deadline: April 15.
Have questions? Email Jing Han (Career Center Career Counselor for International Student) at jinghan1231@berkeley.edu.

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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 2020undergraduates 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 the following six (6) classes on Tuesday afternoon classes from 3:35 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.: September 15; September 22; October 13; October 20; November 10; and November 17, 2020. 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.) 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’s assistant Monique Sanchez at msanchez@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: i. Attend all six class role playing sessions, and prepare for the role plays; ii. 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; iii. Read materials, posted on bCourses, on participant observation methods; and consider how those method(s) apply to your own experience; iv. 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; v. Papers will be graded on a P/NP basis by Professor Perry.

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5) Law Revw Columbia

Law Revw Columbia

The Columbia Undergraduate Law Review, a journal of undergraduate legal scholarship based at Columbia University in the City of New York, is accepting submissions for its Fall 2020 issue.

The deadline for submissions is May 31, by 11:59 PM, but we encourage you to submit before that deadline. In recognition of the various paths undergraduates may take to study law, we welcome submission of research articles, senior theses, and essays embracing a wide range of topics and viewpoints related to the field of law. Undergraduate students in any major, track, or class year should feel free to send us their work. Visit https://www.culawreview.org to view past journals or to read our mission statement.

Submissions should be double-spaced in Microsoft Word .doc or .docx format, follow Chicago style citations, and include endnotes and a Works Cited section. Although we will consider submissions of any length, the majority of published pieces range from 20 to 25 pages (excluding references). Longer papers should be shortened to fit this page length recommendation before submission. Papers with footnotes or parenthetical citations will be considered, but the author must independently convert them to endnotes before the editing process. In the document, please also include the following information:
1. Your name
2. Current email address and phone number
3. College/University and year of graduation
4. Title
5. 250-word abstract
6. Short explanation of when and why paper was initially written

Please submit your article on our website under the “Submit” tab. Feel free to contact us at culreboard@columbia.edu with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,
Matthew Sidler
Executive Editor of Print, Columbia Undergraduate Law Review

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6) Honors Updates

Honors Updates

Find updates to the gpa calculation in regards to applying and the level of honors at graduation:

Legal Studies Honors Program

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7) Transfer Leadership Opp.

Transfer Leadership Opp.

The Transfer Student Center is offering leadership opportunities for transfer students. We have positions in Outreach, Education 198 Course, Events/Programming, and Operations. Students can earn up to 1-2 academic units for this exciting opportunity.

APPLY TODAY: www.transfers.berkeley.edu/internship
Application due on Friday, May 8th at 11:59pm

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8) UCB Re: Grad Apps.

UCB Re: Grad Apps.

Recognizing the challenges to teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Provost and Deans of the University of California, Berkeley adopted the following principle:

UC Berkeley evaluates applicants for admission to its graduate and professional schools holistically, meaning that we consider an applicant’s combination of personal accomplishments, letters of recommendation, personal statements, academic record, and test scores in making our admissions decisions. Such a review will take into account the significant disruptions of COVID-19 when reviewing students’ transcripts and other admissions materials from Spring 2020. We understand that many institutions across the country instituted P/NP grading policies during that semester. Thus, we will not penalize students for the adoption of P/NP and other grading options during this unprecedented period, whether the choices were made by institutions or by individual students. Our admissions evaluation will focus primarily on a student’s academic performance prior to this period, and if applicable, following this period. What is most important is that applicants demonstrate that they pursued a challenging curriculum that was relevant to their plan for graduate or professional school.

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9) Virtual Career tips

Virtual Career tips

Informational Interviews and Linkedin Networking: Job Search Post-COVID-19
The majority of news circulating as of late has been mostly negative surrounding the job search hunt, but this doesn’t mean you have to give up! There are opportunities that are available, and to help you connect to these opportunities, you want to have a solid plan for networking virtually.

Step 1: Polish Up Your Linkedin Profile
Linkedin is crucial to your job search and networking, because over 90% of recruiters look for new hires on this platform. Students shouldn’t simply create a Linkedin profile, you should also make sure to have it personalized and professional as this vastly increases your prospects of catching the eye of a recruiter!
· First, students should make sure that their biography is unique and professional, write like you are writing a much more creative cover letter,
· Next students should make sure that their job experience includes links to the company or pictures of work you have done for them! This makes your profile stand out to recruiters who want to see more creative new hires.
· Finally, you should make sure to request previous employer’s to write a recommendation for your previous work.
Click here for tips on polishing up your Linkedin profile!

Step 2: Connect through Informational Interviews
Informational Interviews are increasingly one of the few ways college students can network like they would at Career Connections event at The Career Center. Informational Interviews can be requested on Linkedin and Berkeley Career Network. Students can request an informational interview for an area of interest in regards to a career they want to pursue, by asking professionals about that particular role.
· Students can connect with Alumni on Linkedin by looking at the company you want to work for and then clicking on UC Berkeley Alumni who work there.
· You can easily request an informational interview by emphasizing what about the role is of interest to you and politely requesting to speak with them for 15 minutes.
· Lastly, students should never state that they only want a job/internship there because this doesn’t explain why you are interested in that Career field.
Click here for Informational Interview templates.
Click here for video tips on informational interviewing

Step 3: Don’t Stop The Job/Internship Search
Remember, just because the current situation for jobs/internships appears dire doesn’t mean there aren’t a variety of companies looking to new hire new graduates! As long as you have a strategic plan and you are consistently staying proactive with your jobs search you are sure to succeed! Next, here a couple of resources to help you find a job/internship this summer!
Here are a couple of resources for your Job/Internship Search
· Indeed.com: Indeed is a wonderful job search platform with a variety of jobs/internship opportunities at small and large companies. They also have a wonderful career guide for students looking for jobs post-COVID-19. Click here for a Career Guide from Indeed.
· Localwise: Localwise specializes in local job opportunities in your area!
· JobSeek: JobSeek provides staffing agencies that are hiring temporary workers, if you need a job ASAP temp agencies are always looking for new workers.
Use the Career Center & Its 24/7 Resources
We offer remote appointments on Handshake; sign up as usual! We also have a plethora of online 24/7 resources that can help you in all aspects of your job search. Access them within the top right-hand menu item on our homepage. Please use us…we want to help!

If you need assistance, you can make a virtual appointment with a Career Counselor.

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10) Virtual Career Events

Virtual Career Events

1. Job and Internship Search In Uncertain Times I Tuesday, April 21
https://berkeley.joinhandshake.com/events/478370

Join the L&S Career Counseling team for a virtual discussion with five local recruiters on job/internship search strategies. Employers represented: SAP, Bain, ServiceNow, Walmart e-Commerce, and Education for Change Public Schools

2. L&S Career Chat Thursdays
https://berkeley.joinhandshake.com/events/478999

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

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11) Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Call for Submissions — Perennial: The Undergraduate Environmental Journal of Berkeley
Write for Perennial: The Undergraduate Environmental Journal of Berkeley, the first undergraduate environmental journal on campus. Perennial is a student-run publication that seeks to provide an accessible and diverse platform for the Berkeley community to share their insights on a wide range of environmental and sustainability issues.
Our Spring 2020 issue will feature articles concerning the theme “Justice.” As the world faces more complex and widespread environmental degradation, it is becoming more apparent that the effects of these issues are not spread evenly. In keeping with our theme, we ask that all submissions somehow incorporate environmental justice.
Please use this link to submit and review the submission guidelines before submitting an article. Our submission deadline is April 26th at 11:59 PST. If you have any questions please contact Perennial at calperennial@gmail.com.

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12) Outstanding GSIs!

Outstanding GSIs!

Colin Christensen, Kavitha Iyengar, and Mark Leinauer. Graduate Division has just named them as recipients of 2020 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards. Given this semester’s moratorium on in-person events, there will not be an Outstanding GSI Award Ceremony.The Outstanding GSI award is granted to only 10% of GSIs serving in a given year and is a true sign of teaching excellence.

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13) SLC SVCS

SLC SVCS

The SLC Writing Program is pleased to share that all of our tutoring services are now available virtually. Students can book a 50-minute appointment or drop-in for a 30-minute session to meet one-to-one with a trained peer tutor to discuss their work at any stage of the writing process. Our new virtual tutoring services offer the same dynamic conversations and focused feedback as our in-person services.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could share this information with your networks. Thank you for your time and support.

Sincerely,
SLC Writing Program

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14) UCI Masters of Crim

UCI Masters of Crim

Application Deadline for Fall 2020 is June 1, 2020
The GRE is not required. Application fee fellowship offered to new students who enroll this Fall.

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 U.S. News & World Report.

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15) CER Wkshp

CER Wkshp

The Center for Ethnographic Research (CER) Workshop provides mentorship, hands-on research experience, and advanced training in designing and executing a project using qualitative methods for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. The CER Workshop will provide students with six weeks of intensive accelerated methodological training in the design and practice of qualitative methods. The topics in the seminars include the following:
· The Logic and Practice of Qualitative Research Design
· Participant Observation
· In-Depth Interviewing
· Qualitative Data Analysis
In addition to weekly seminars led by advanced graduate students, participants receive regular feedback on research project development and design.

During the CER workshop, students develop an empirical research project proposal for an honors thesis, master’s thesis, advanced methods class, scholarly article, or conference presentation. In this process, students develop hands-on research and logistical experience and receive structure and guidance in the development of an independent and original project. Students will walk away with a refined 6-page research proposal for their project. They will also gain first-hand experience in qualitative research data collection and analysis methods through a collective research project conducted during the six weeks of the workshop.

Schedule
The workshop runs from June 15 – July 24. In-person group seminars will take place twice/week for three hours each, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-1. In addition, participants are expected to meet regularly with the graduate mentors on their individual projects. Participants should expect to spend about 20 hours per week in seminars, meetings, and completing assignments.

Cost and Scholarships
The six-week training course costs $1,200 per student. There are four scholarship spots available for UC Berkeley students majoring in Sociology and two scholarship spots for students from any college or university focusing on contemporary Native American issues. Scholarships will be awarded based on an assessment of the student’s academic record and proposed project. Scholarships cover $1,100 of the program costs (students will pay $100). Scholarships do not provide funds for room and board.

Application
The application and more information are available here.

Applications are currently being reviewed on a rolling basis. We will notify you of our decision within three weeks after receiving your application.

Still have questions? Contact: cer@berkeley.edu (510) 642-0813

Please note, we also offer a one week intensive workshop for advanced graduate students, faculty, and professionals.
The Summer Workshop in Qualitative Methods is sponsored by the Center for Ethnographic Research (CER), based at the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues. CER’s mission is to promote and support interdisciplinary research on social issues using participant-observation and allied techniques. CER is international in its focus and encourages, supports, and facilitates research on a wide variety of topics that include, but are not limited to, inequality, poverty, race and ethnic relations, crime and violence, economic development, housing, health, and politics throughout the world.

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16) Practice Interviewing

Practice Interviewing

How Soon-To-Be College Graduates Can Job Hunt During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Practice Interviewing with Big Interview
If you are wanting to prepare and practice for upcoming interviews. I highly recommend Big Interview as a way to get that practice in! Big Interview offers:
Challenging, virtual mock interviews for all experience levels and dozens of industries
A database of thousands of interview questions with tips on how to answer them
The ability to rate and share your interview answers for feedback
A comprehensive video training curriculum covering all aspects of landing a job
A step-by-step interview Answer Builder for crafting answers to behavioral questions.

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17) Fllwshp Politics

Fllwshp Politics

SAPPHIRE STRATEGIES – ELECTION YEAR FELLOWSHIP
The ideal candidate for Sapphire’s Election Year Fellowship is a graduating college senior with a strong interest in the role digital plays in progressive politics.

The Election Year Fellow will be a vital part of a team in executing digital fundraising and persuasion campaigns. Responsibilities include assisting in email drafting and production, online advertising campaign creation, building donation pages and compiling analytics. There will also be opportunities to assist with graphic designing. The fellowship is designed so that Fellows finish the program with a proficient understanding of digital political campaigns.

Salary is $3,750/month for this full-time position. This is a 6-month position that starts on June 1, 2020 and lasts through November 30,2020; a full commitment to the 6 months is required. For the right candidate, there may be opportunities to come on full-time after the fellowship is completed. Deadline April 1, 2020 — please submit resume and application to info@sapphire-strategies.com. Graduating or recent college graduates are encouraged to apply.

SAPPHIRE STRATEGIES – INTERNSHIP
You’ll be working closely with the whole team at Sapphire Strategies in all aspects of digital outreach and campaigns. This is an extremely multi-faceted experience and look into the digital campaigning world. You’ll learn how to write/build fundraising emails, create online adverting campaigns and help with analyzing analytics. The internship pays a $15/hour and requires a 20 hours minimum per week. Deadline April 17, 2020 — please submit cover letter and resume to intern-apply@sapphire-strategies.com

The ideal candidate will have: a passion for advancing progressive and Democratic values, particularly in the digital space. Attention to detail. Strong writing and editing skills.

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18) Kaplan News

Kaplan News

Greetings,

Who could have imagined even a few short weeks ago we’d be where we are today. While the future feels uncertain right now when it comes to your school or campus, we want to share with you some of the ways that we are here to support our students and our partners during this global health crisis.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to expand, Kaplan has sought and received a lot of feedback from our students, in relation to their needs during this time. In response, we have implemented several significant changes to our program management, in an effort to reduce risk or harm to our students, instructors, and staff while also proactively putting into place certain measures to ensure continuity of service and flexible, empathic care for people studying with us.

Kaplan In Person classes and tutoring temporarily moved to live online
Most importantly, in an effort to adhere to social distancing recommendations from the CDC, WHO, and other public health authorities, we have temporarily transitioned all currently-active In Person classes to our online classroom environment. With over a decade of experience in delivering online classes, our instructors know how to replicate the interactive In Person class experience in an online environment. Similarly, all In Person tutoring is now being provided online via Zoom where students and tutors can connect face-to-face from any location.

Enrollment extensions for currently-enrolled students
As news of schools, universities, and testmakers changing their operations has emerged, it’s become clear that the coronavirus is causing significant disruption to testing timelines. Because of this, we have proactively extended students’ access to their online resources through the summer/into the fall and will continue to work closely with those who need or want to change their class start date or prep options.
Real-time, validated information delivered directly to students
In this extremely unsettling time, we know that students need and are searching for communities through which they can access reliable and trustworthy information, grounding and stability, and just as importantly connection and care. We have been in regular and frequent contact with students currently enrolled in our courses, via email and in-syllabus messaging, in order to provide them with real-time information regarding test date cancellations, testing center closures, and other aspects of their test preparation that may be impacted by the pandemic.

More information in our FAQ
You can find additional information about Kaplan’s response to the pandemic, and how we are supporting students through it, by referencing our FAQ, which is being updated regularly.

We’re in this together
Our primary concern is for the wellness and safety of every student, every instructor, every member of our staff, and for the larger academic communities with whom we work and partner in support of helping people realize their potential and see their goals and aspirations become achievable. In moments like this, we are especially mindful that learning is relational, and at its best is centered on the needs of humans. We will continue to provide timely, verified information to students and stakeholders as it becomes available. Please reach out to us if you have any questions or are in need of additional information.

Be well, and stay safe.
Sincerely,
Krystin Major
Program Lead, Pre-Law, Admissions Institutional Sales

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19) Sp20 Grading Policy

Sp20 Grading Policy

The College of L&S has created a page that gets updated every now and again.
There are some good FAQ’s at the bottom of the page:
https://ls.berkeley.edu/spring-2020-policy-updates-and-faqs

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20) Career Center Rsrcs

Career Center Rsrcs

· Read: The Job & Internship Search in Turbulent Times
· Book a virtual Career Counseling Appointment
· Find & attend virtual events
· Check out these online resources for UC Berkeley students
· Update your profile in Handshake
· Watch our YouTube videos and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

General questions or inquiries? Send it to ontheweb@berkeley.edu.

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21) L&S Remote Advsng

L&S Remote Advsng

https://ls.berkeley.edu/advising/remote-learning-period-advising-services

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22) UCEAP Ddln

UCEAP Ddln

April 27, 2020 is the deadline for select Spring 2021 UCEAP options.

You can find program prerequisites, notes from advisers, and application instructions on our website. (Click on the pink plus symbol next to your program choice.)

If you have any questions about these programs, please email your adviser. Please note that advisers are offering advising services remotely until further notice.

Attend our “How to Apply” webinar on April 22nd, 2-3 p.m. RSVP Here!

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1) Lauri Offline Wed 3/19
2) Depositions
3) L&S Advsng Svcs
4) Online Career Advice
5) Career Peer Adv Job
6) SLC Online Tutoring
7) SF Job
8) CA Bar Job

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1) Lauri Offline Wed 3/19

Lauri Offline Wed 3/19

PG&E cuts off our power tomorrow to put in two new power poles, so no e-mail tomorrow. I’ll be back Thursday though!

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2) 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 2020undergraduates 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 the following six (6) classes on Tuesday afternoon classes from 3:35 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.: September 15; September 22; October 13; October 20; November 10; and November 17, 2020.  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.)  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’s assistant Monique Sanchez at msanchez@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:i.            Attend all six class role playing sessions, and prepare for the role plays;ii.          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;iii.        Read materials, posted on bCourses, on participant observation methods; and consider how those method(s) apply to your own experience; iv.        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;   v.          Papers will be graded on a P/NP basis by Professor Perry.

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3) L&S Services

L&S Services

Effective last Wednesday L&S is only offering remote advising services via Google Hangout. Students are able to schedule their own online appointments using this link ls-advising-appts.youcanbook.me

 

If students have advising questions they can also email us at our Ask L&S email, asklns@berkeley.edu Please remind them to use their Berkeley.edu email account for any questions that require the checking of student records.

 

Students should also be encouraged to view our Remote Learning Period Advising Services Section on our website https://ls.berkeley.edu/advising/remote-learning-period-advising-services where they can can get guidance on petitions, advising and other campus resources.

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4) Online Career Advice

Online Career Advice

Instructions, Services and Events Went Online – Now What?

The Career Center has several virtual options for ensuring your career pursuit. Below we have links to some of the best resources for you.

Issuu: Resume Samples, Career Readiness Workbook & more

CC YouTube Videos: All You Need to Know About Job Search

Candid Career: Informational Interviews with Industry Professionals 

Berkeley Career Network: Connect with Cal Alum

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5) Career Peer Adv Job

Career Peer Adv Job

Peer Advisors serve in an integral role at the Career Center, as they are the first point of contact for all who enter our department and serve as ambassadors for the Career Center all over campus!

Working directly with and supervised by two staff Career Counselors, Peer Advisors are trained to be extremely knowledgeable about Career Center services, counseling techniques, and will assist students through providing daily customer service in the Career Center, one-to-one service, and conducting workshops.

 Check Handshake for the job posting.
$15 dollars/hour

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6) SLC Online Tutoring

SLC Online Tutoring

The SLC Writing Program is excited to announce our Virtual Writing Tutoring Appointment service is now available via Zoom! This new virtual format offers students the same opportunity to engage one-to-one with a peer tutor for feedback at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to revision. During these interactive appointments, students reflect on their own writing process and engage fundamental strategies for developing as young scholars.

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7) SF Job

SF Job

Our office just announced another position that may be of interest to your students and alumni.  This position is for an Information Technology Specialist (Application Software) in San Francisco.  The deadline to apply is March 25, 2020 at 11:59 EST (8:59 PST).  This posting is on the technology side of legal assistance support.  The link is below.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/562665000

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8) CA Bar Job

CA Bar Job

The following is the description for a full-time job at the State Bar of California.
Legal Studies Lecturer, Dag McCleod (“mah-cloud”) asked that his contact info be distributed with the announcement so that you can contact him directly rather than deal with the contact info below. He is happy to answer questions that you might have.   Dag Macleod <dagmac@berkeley.edu>

Program Analyst

Questions about the employment opportunities posted here may be e-mailed to hrla@calbar.ca.gov, or hrsf@calbar.ca.gov. Employees of the State Bar of California receive a range of competitive benefits.

Annual Salary Range: $79,032 – $105,372

ORIA is seeking a Senior Program Analyst who will conduct advanced statistical and specialized analyses using statistical software (STATA preferred) on a variety of projects. This position will use operational data of the State Bar – such as Odyssey for discipline cases – to query the data, design and produce various reports and metrics . This position will act in a lead capacity with respect to lower level professional and support staff and will work closely with different offices of the Bar to understand their operational procedures and business needs in order to meet their needs for reporting and metrics.
Definition

Under general supervision, the Program Analyst performs a variety of analytical, technical, and administrative duties in assigned State Bar divisions/units.
Distinguishing Characteristics

The Program Analyst classification is a journey-level professional classification distinguished from the lower level Program Coordinator in that the latter is focused on administrative coordination, whereas the Program Analyst is the professional class performing analysis and technical assistance.
Examples of Essential Duties

Responsibilities include:

Define configuration specifications and business analysis requirements.
Perform quality assurance.
Define reporting and alerting requirements.
Own and develop relationship with partners, working with them to optimize and enhance our integration.
Help design, document and maintain system processes.
Report on common sources of technical issues or questions and make recommendations to product team.
Communicate key insights and findings to product team.
Constantly be on the lookout for ways to improve monitoring, discover issues and deliver better value to the customer.
Previous experience in Business / Systems Analysis or Quality Assurance.
A degree in IT / Computer Science preferred.
Proven experience in eliciting requirements and testing.
Experience in analyzing data to draw business-relevant conclusions and in data visualization techniques and tools.
Solid experience in writing SQL queries.
Basic knowledge in generating process documentation.
Strong written and verbal communication skills including technical writing skills.
Practical application ability with Microsoft Office and Visio.
Detailed analytical abilities.
Strong experience in user testing and project management.

Employment Standards
Knowledge of:

Operations, services, and activities of the assigned program, departmental programs, policies, procedures and terminology.
Codes and regulations as related to assigned program responsibility.
Principles of data analysis and research tools.
Problem identification, analysis and evaluation.
Problem solving and conflict resolution methods and techniques.
Computer information systems, including personal computer applications, word processing and spreadsheet programs.
Principles of effective writing and verbal presentation.
Working knowledge of the State Bar Offices and their functions and a general knowledge of other agencies and their interface with the State Bar.
Computerized information and database recordkeeping systems.

Ability to:

Apply the policies and practices of a department.
Review and analyze complex qualitative and quantitative data.
Audit records and accurately gather, record and evaluate data; analyze and interpret information and adopt effective courses of action.
Operate modern office equipment including computer hardware, software, and internet and web-based applications.
Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written documents and viewing information on a computer screen.
Compile data and prepare narrative and statistical reports.
Appropriately respond to requests and inquiries from the public, State Bar members, or other departments.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels as well as with the public.
Maintain the confidentiality of information.

Minimum Qualifications
Education:

Bachelor’s degree in a field that develops skills related to essential duties, or a combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the duties of the position.

Experience:

Two (2) years of experience in data collection and evaluation, research or performance or financial analysis, grant compliance in a public sector, legal or nonprofit environment, or equivalent.

Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be required to successfully complete the State Bar’s selection process for this classification.
License, Certificate, Registration Requirements:

Special Qualifications including specialized knowledge, abilities, education, experience, or license may be established for individual positions.

Physical Requirements:

Sit for extended periods of time.
Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written document and viewing information on a computer screen.
Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
Possess visual capability and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment.
Digital dexterity to assemble, retrieve and replace files.
Frequent and ongoing use of a telephone and computer terminal.

Here’s where this announcement is listed online:
http://www.calbar.ca.gov/About-Us/Careers/Los-Angeles-Careers/Program-Analyst-ORIA

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Dear Legal Studies Majors,

2240 Piedmont is now closed for the next two weeks.
I will be available via e-mail only as all staff in this building will be working remotely.
If you have a form that needs a signature, complete the form and e-mail it to me.
I will sign it and send it back.

If you need to declare, please complete the Application to the Major, complete your essay and e-mail them to me.
I will declare you remotely.

Look out for each other, take good care of yourself and best of luck with this really strange situation we find ourselves in currently.

~Lauri

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1) Stay Home if Sick

2) Sign up to Walk!
3) Ethics/Data Contest
4) Incoming 1L Prog
5) Pub Hlth Intrnshp
6) Su20 Portugal Prog
7) L&S Peer Adv. App
8) BearX

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1) Stay Home if Sick

Stay Home if Sick

If you are sick please stay home.
If you need advising or a signature, all of that can be done over e-mail, just let me know.
Please stay home until you are better.

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2) Sign up to Walk!

Sign up to Walk!

So far 117 of you have signed up! Thank you so much!
I know there are few more of you who plan to walk, so please do it today!

https://forms.gle/UknEE2aDzKhzBV7V6

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3) Ethics/Data Contest

Ethics/Data Contest

2020 Undergraduate Human Contexts and Ethics of Data Essay Prize
The Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society is holding a competition for UC
Berkeley undergraduates doing independent, original research on social, cultural,
historical, policy, or ethical issues at the intersection of data science, technology and
society. Term papers and stand-alone thesis chapters (please note: not entire theses) are
eligible for consideration. Thematically appropriate projects in non-textual media, such
as films, documentaries, Jupyter Notebooks, and design projects, will also be considered.

Interested students should submit their work via form by April 1, 2020.
Submissions will be evaluated anonymously by the members of the Human Contexts and
Ethics Student Team as well as Faculty and Graduate Student Affiliates of the Division of
Computing, Data Science, and Society.

The winner will receive a cash award ($300); two honorable mentions will also be
selected. We will announce the results at a reception during the Data Science
Education Showcase on May 5 for all who have entered the competition.

If you have any questions, please contact hce@berkeley.edu.

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4) Incoming 1L Prog

Incoming 1L Prog
We are pleased to announce that Facebook and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP have come together to create the Facebook Legal Scholars Program.  The Facebook Legal Scholars program is a two-day intensive workshop intended to provide incoming 1Ls from backgrounds which are historically underrepresented in the legal profession with insight into the legal profession and the tools necessary to succeed in law school.  The program, which is scheduled to take place at Facebook’s offices in Menlo Park, California from July 30 – August 1, 2020.

We are particularly seeking candidates with proven academic abilities and a demonstrated active commitment to the furtherance of diversity and inclusion.  Interested students should submit a copy of their resume, the completed application, and a personal statement or no more than 500 words to fblegalscholars@kilpatricktownsend.com by June 15, 2020.  Applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis until the program is full.

More info:

Facebook Legal Scholars Program

PROGRAM OVERVIEW The Facebook Legal Scholars Program is a collaboration between Facebook’s Legal Department and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP as part of these entities’ efforts to promote diversity and inclusion within the legal profession. The Facebook Legal Scholars Program is a two and a half-day intensive workshop designed to provide participants with insight into the legal profession and the tools necessary to succeed in law school. Among other things, participants will experience simulated law school classes and will receive feedback on graded homework assignments; will receive instruction on legal writing and resume writing; will be guided on case-briefing, outlining and time management; will hear from law school deans and current law students on how to successfully transition from the last year of college to the first year of law school; and will receive practical tips from distinguished members of the judiciary. Scholars will also have the opportunity to network with and develop personally and professionally from in-house counsel in a Fortune 100 corporation and heavy hitters in the Silicon Valley legal community. The 2020 dates for The Facebook Legal Scholars Program are July 30 – August 1. Space is limited. Thus, interested students are encouraged to apply early. Housing is not provided and travel costs are the responsibility of the candidate. However, local ground transportation will be covered. QUALIFICATIONS We are particularly seeking candidates with stellar academic credentials that have demonstrated an active commitment to the furtherance of diversity and inclusion. Preference will be given to individuals entering law school in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021.

APPLICATION PROCESS If interested, please apply by emailing the following to fblegalscholars@kilpatricktownsend.com

•Completed application
•Resume
•Personal Statement of 500 words or less, double-spaced, describing why you want to participate in the program.

Applications will be reviewed as received and applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis until the program is full. Materials received after June 15, 2020 will not be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have any questions, please send an email to fblegalscholars@kilpatricktownsend.com

Application:

2020 FACEBOOK LEGAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM APPLICATION
Instructions. Please answer each question. Please type or print your answers. Where necessary, use additional pages to complete your answers, and note on each page the number of the question to which you are responding. If a question is not applicable, indicate this by writing “NA” in the blank. Failure to answer all questions will result in an incomplete application, which may not be considered.

1. PERSONAL INFORMATION:
Last Name First Middle
Current Address City
State Zip Code
Primary Phone# (Select One: Home Mobile Work) Secondary # (Select One: Home Mobile Work)
Permanent Address City
State Zip Code Phone Number
Notification and correspondence should be sent to (Select One): Current Address Permanent Address
Please provide email address where correspondence should be sent: _____________________________
In case of emergency, contact:
Name Relationship Phone Number

2. EDUCATION:
Undergraduate School(s):
Graduation/Expected Graduation Date:

Please list the law schools to which you have applied:
Indicate Status of Application for each school:
Acceptance
Decision Pending
Wait List

Please indicate the law school you plan to attend. If you have yet to make a decision, please indicate the schools that you are considering.
If you are not planning to enroll in law school next fall, please explain your plans.

3. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please describe any other facts or circumstances relating to this application of which you think we should be aware or that you think might be useful in our evaluation of your application.

4. SIGNATURE: I understand that the Facebook Legal Scholars Program will rely on the information contained in this application. The above statements are true and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief and will be used as participation criteria. If selected for participation in the program, I grant Facebook and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP permission to use my name and any photographs that may be taken of me (either alone or with others) in any medium and for any purpose associated with my participation in the program, including promotional advertising and Web site materials.

Signature of Applicant Date

*You will be notified by email of your acceptance into the program*

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5) Pub Hlth Intrnshp

Pub Hlth Intrnshp

Internship Opportunity in Public Health

The Health Service Internship (HSI) is recruiting all undergraduates with an interest in public health. HSI places students at community health organizations around the Bay, where students engage in nonprofit work and receive 3 units for the internship/discussion class. Past internship placements include ACCESS Women’s Health, the Asian Pacific Environmental Network ,Clinic by the Bay and more.The application for an internship for Fall 2020 is now open! We encourage all majors and grades to apply! You can find our application at  http://bit.ly/Fall2020InternApp or for more information visit http://bit.ly/HSI-Interns.

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6) Su20 Portugal Prog

Su20 Purtugal Prog

Join Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe, Portugal for an intensive, fast-paced learning experience, where you can spend your summer on the beach for a month, while getting 6 upper division Berkeley Engineering units, creating your own company, and receive Berkeley’s Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Technology!

Applications are OPEN now and CLOSE March 15th

Come join us at our last info session next Friday:
Friday, March 13
Info Session: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Application Pizza Party: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: SCET, 2227 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94720 (Concourse level of California Memorial Stadium)

*Undergraduate, Graduate Students, and graduating seniors from All Majors accepted.

Program Dates: July 5th – August 2nd, 2020

For details visit: https://scet.berkeley.edu/summer-abroad-european-innovation-academy/

Article about EIA Portugal 2018: https://bit.ly/2CrcM3O

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/berkeleyinnovationabroad/

For any questions, please contactannaashai@berkeley.edu or emmadesilva@berkeley.edu

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7) L&S Peer Adv. App

L&S Peer Adv. App

We are hiring L&S Peer advisers for the Fl’20 – Sp’21 academic year.
See below for both the PDF and URL link to the application.
The close date for the application is March 13.

https://ls.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/ls_peer_app_2020_21_2.pdf

https://ls.berkeley.edu/ls-office-undergraduate-advising

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8) BearX

BearX

BearX is a new platform helping students get career advice from staff & alumni as well as find jobs & internships in local startups. There are 800+ mentors available and 180+ jobs posted currently.

https://bearx.co/

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Lauri’s drop-in hours Wed 3/4: 1:30-4, Thurs 3/5 1:30-4 (but I might need to cancel the afternoon on Thurs. because I’m getting a new computer that day and I don’t know how long it will take the IT guys to set it up.)

1) Sign Up to Walk
2) Blueprint LSAT Prep Sunday!
3) Mock Interview
4) Su Study Abroad
5) Sports Industry Careers
6) Su20 Intrnshp Credit
7) LSAT Wkshp
8) Fa20 Sneak Peek

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1) Sign Up to Walk

Sign Up to Walk

So far 109 of you have signed up! Yay!
There are more of you who still need to sign up.
Even if you’re not going to walk, fill the out the form…I’m being asked for graduate info 😉
Thank you!

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

https://forms.gle/UknEE2aDzKhzBV7V6

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2) Blueprint LSAT Prep

Blueprint LSAT Prep
Blueprint LSAT Prep and Sigma Alpha Nu have teamed up to offer a free Law School Admissions workshop on March 1, 2020 (Sunday) on campus at Barrows Rm. 136 starting at 7pm.

Mark your calendars and make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the important steps it takes to become a lawyer! Hope to see you there.

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3) Mock Interview

Mock Interview
Mock Interviews available for Humanities students for only 5 weeks at the Career Center!

Interview coming up? Make an appointment to meet one-on-one with an experienced consultant to conduct a mock interview and get feedback on your interviewing skills.

We suggest that you prepare your answers to the most common questions asked such as: Tell me about yourself/Walk me through your resume, Why do you want this job, and Why should we hire you….

Be sure to review our website before you arrive: https://career.berkeley.edu/Tools/Interviewing

*You may schedule only ONE appointment per semester*

Book a Mock Interview NOW

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4) Su Study Abroad

Su Study Abroad

Applications for Berkeley Summer Abroad programs close on March 15, 2020.

Venice and Trieste, Italy: Italian Language and Culture
February 25, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
B-33B Dwinelle

Paris, France: French Language, Culture, and History
February 25, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
102 Wurster Hall

Guardamar, Spain: Imagining and Re-Envisioning the Urban Setting
February 27, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
442 Stephens Hall

Mo’orea: Polynesian Culture and Contemporary Art
February 27, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
78 Barrows

Puebla & Mexico City, Mexico: Spanish for Heritage Speakers and Nauatl Language
February 27, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Center for Latin American Studies (2334 Bowditch)

Barcelona, Spain: Contemporary Catalan and Spanish Politics
March 4, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
442 Stephens Hall

Bahia, Brazil: Afro-Feminism, Creative Process, and Brazil
March 5, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Barrows 78

Learn how you can take Berkeley courses abroad at one of our info sessions:
Don’t see the program you’re interested in?
Visit a Berkeley Summer Abroad adviser during drop-in advising on Mondays, 1-5 p.m. at 160 Stephens Hall.
Join our AMA on the r/berkeley subreddit on Wednesday, February 26 and ask us anything about Berkeley Summer Abroad programs.
Follow us on Instagram for features about each program and notes from faculty and participating students.

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5) Sports Industry Careers

Sports Industry Careers

Career Connections: Sports Industry

You’re invited to join us at our upcoming event – Career Connections: Sports Industry! The sports industry in North America is expected to reach $75.7 billion by 2020, with media rights and sponsorship deals driving much of this growth. From sports management to coaching, sales to events, opportunities to work in this dynamic industry are vast. Seize the opportunity to get into this game by coming to Career Connections: Sports Industry and learn from professionals about what it’s like to work in the field.

Career Connections : Sports Industry  

Cal Memorial Stadium
Simpson HPC Team Dining Room
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Register today on Handshake – and check back often to see the updated list of who will be attending!

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6) Su20 Intrnshp Credit

Su20 Intrnshp Credit

2020 Summer Internship Credit Option is Live

Now in its 7th year, the Career Center and Summer Sessions are excited to once again offer a summer internship credit option for enrolled undergraduate students. This option may appeal to students who have already secured a summer internship and:

  • need or want to receive academic credit for their internships (especially undeclared students)
  • want to reflect upon their internship experiences in a structured manner through assignments and readings

https://career.berkeley.edu/Internships/AcadCreditSummer

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7) LSAT Wkshp

LSAT Wkshp
Blueprint LSAT Prep and the Black Pre Law Association have teamed up to offer a free Logical Reasoning Workshop on March 5, 2020 (Thursday) on campus at Barrows Hall, Rm. 174, starting at 6pm.

Mark your calendars and make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the important steps it takes to become a lawyer! Hope to see you there. 

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8) Fa20 Sneak Peek

Fa20 Sneak Peek

Here’s a sneak peek of our upper div Legal Studies courses for Fall 2020:
The online schedule should go live March 29th.
The Areas for the new courses will be posted under ‘Course Offerings’ later on.

Cores:

100     Foundations of Legal Studies – Morrill
103     Theories of Law & Society — Lieberman
107     Theories of Justice — Kutz
107WI   Theories of Justice writing intensive discussion sec — Kutz
138        Sup Ct & Pub Pol — Brown
145       Law & Economics I — Salama
160      Punishment and Soc – Perry
184     Sociology of Law – Tania DoCarmo

Distribution Requirements:

C134      Migration and Membership — Song
102      Policing — Perry
110     Indig. Experience — Tejada
140      Property and Liberty – Brown
149     Law, Tech, Entrep. – Salama
152AC    Human Rights & Tech — Michael Chang
153     Law & Society in Asia — Marshall
162AC  Restorative Justice — Julie Shackford-Bradley
164     Juvenile Justice: Color of Law — Trina Thompson
170     Crime and Criminal Justice – Tejada
1xx      Human Rights Investigations – Koenig (not sure on the number yet, it’s still in the approval process)
180     Implicit Bias — Plaut
190.1      Law, Politics, Literature – Shapiro
190.2     Fundamental Rights under Const – Pomerantz
190.3     Minority Rights: Israel Balance – Roy Peled
190.4     Information, Media and the Public Discourse in Politicized societies: Israel and the US — Roy Peled
190.5      Public Interest Impact Litigation — Anne Bloom
190.6     Pub. School Student Advocacy — Steve Rosenbaum

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